Durham Under-12s finish off with a flourish

Durham U12s' Paul Lawson bowls to Cleveland batsman Yash Vagadia. Picture by Sam Blacklock
Durham U12s' Paul Lawson bowls to Cleveland batsman Yash Vagadia. Picture by Sam Blacklock
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Durham Under-12s edged to victory by 32 runs at Eppleton in their final game of the season.

Cleveland won the toss and elected to field, with Durham posting 169-7 from their 40 overs.

Mitchell Killeen bowls for Durham U12s against Cleveland. Picture by Sam Blacklock

Mitchell Killeen bowls for Durham U12s against Cleveland. Picture by Sam Blacklock

Cleveland started brightly, reducing Durham to 13-2, but 41 from Mitchell Killeen and 31 from Ben McKinney steadied the ship for Durham.

Oscar Usher (24) and Jake Pratt (21) combined to lead Durham to 169-7 from 40 overs. Matthew Maloy, Joseph Dixon, Aidan Cross and John Woods all struck for Cleveland.

In reply, Cleveland fell 32 runs short, on 137-4, despite an unbeaten 75 from Yash Vagadia, who carried his bat, backed by Maloy (49). Ed Brown, Killeen, Jake Dickinson and Luke Husband all took wickets.