Bailey and Erin lead the way as Durham U15s crush Cumbria

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Durham U15 Women enjoyed a nine-wicket success against Cumbria in their County Championship T20 Group One clash.

Durham posted 104-4 batting first, thanks to two outstanding knocks from opener Bailey Wanless, who carried her bat for 40, and Erin Bunford, who made 43 not out after coming in with Durham in big trouble at 16-4.

Cumbria put on 37 for the first wicket in their reply, but Durham’s bowlers got a grip on the game and never let their opponents threaten a victory.

They ended up on 95-9 as Nicole Atkinson, Jessica Woolston and Rosie Grant all struck twice.

Yesterday, Durham U17 Women went down by 39 runs to Yorkshire, who made 157-5 in their 20 overs in the County Championship T20, Izzy Bun hitting 73 and Evie Woodhead 44, while Sophie Jacobson and Amy Hearn both struck twice.

Helen Fenby fired 44 in Durham’s reply of 118-7, backed by Bethany Walker (19) and Alys Beadle (17).

Woodhead plundered 4-12 in her three overs, while Rebecca Newark took 2-16.