Bowls: Durham gear up for crunch Middleton Cup clash with Yorkshire

David Bolt will skip for Durham in tomorrow's Middleton Cup clash with Yorkshire.
David Bolt will skip for Durham in tomorrow's Middleton Cup clash with Yorkshire.
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Durham face a crucial second group game in the Middleton Cup tomorrow, when they take on Yorkshire at Houghton Dairy Lane (2pm).

Durham are looking to build on their cracking 20-2 win over Notts.

Durham team: M Peach (Houghton Dairy Lane), P Sainthouse (Silksworth), L Maughan (Silksworth), W Ferry (Silksworth); J Halcrow (Silksworth), J Ballantyne (Stockton), M Higgins (Barnes Park), P Mosley (Stockton); S Baker (Silksworth), J McKenna (Silksworth), D Fenwick (Elm Tree), C Boston (Elm Tree); M Gleeson (Spennymoor), A Ward (Owton Lodge), I Jackson (Park), J Mansfield (Park); K Burton (Darlington RA), D Todner (Houghton DL), R Mckie (Roker Marine), I Riches (Silksworth); P Dixon (Silksworth), J Harston (Hundens), S McIntosh (Silksworth), D Bolt (Silksworth).

Reserves: M Laydon (Barnes Park), N Ridley (Silksworth), JHartson (Hundens), J McAdoo (Houghton DL), V Rewcastle (Darlington RA)

Durham’s Alsop Trophy team, fresh from an opening 19-3 defeat of Yorkshire, meet Northumberland at St George’s in Morpeth tomorrow, with a couple of enforced changes.

Durham team: A Greathead (Park), G Dougherty (Park), V Tunstall (Hundens), S Clarke (Hundens); B Poulter (Usworth), A Mole (Park), A Taylor (Park), D Oram (Park); J Sutherland (Houghton DL), A Hind (Spennymoor), S Tindale (Houghton DL), AJ Dunn (Houghton DL); J Richardson (Roker Marine), A Middleton (Roker Marine), H Dougherty (Park), A Hill (Barnes Park); J Godfrey (Houghton DL), J Wilson (Houghton DL), S Bennett (Pelton Fell), D Warnaby (Leadgate); P Coulson (Darlington RA), C Howie (Park) A Parnell (Stockton), R Robinson (Houghton DL).

Reserves: S Patterson (Hetton Wkmn), M Davis (Barnes Park), P Hudspeth (Houghton DL), J Taylor (Barnes Park)

Durham County Ladies take on Derbyshire at Copmanthorpe tomorrow, knowing, after a 20-2 loss to Notts, that nothing less than a clean sweep will keep their very slim hopes alive.

Durham team: S Forster (Houghton DL), M Metcalfe (Houghton DL), G Morgan (Houghton DL), J Rodgerson (Houghton DL); J Stephenson (Darlington Woodland), N Hart (Durham), E Atkinson (Bishop Auckland), N Stephenson (Hetton Workmen); J Graham (Sunderland), M McGee (Darlington Woodland), F Slinn (Newton Hall), S Almond (Sunderland); J Brown (Pelton Fell), M Taylor (Owton Lodge), T Pearson (Consett Park), G Jones (Consett Park); J Robinson (Darlington Woodland), A Camp (Darlington Woodland), E Horan (Newton Hall), A Anderson (Darlington Woodland); D Jackson (Owton Lodge), E Stokoe (Consett Park), J Pattison (Darlington North Park), J Woodward (Durham)