HETTON School are celebrating after being crowned Durham Cricket Board County Cup winners – at Year 10 level.
Hetton defeated Hartlepool side High Tunstall by 16 runs in a close-fought final at Hetton Lyons.
High Tunstall won the toss and put Hetton into bat, and the visitors made a good start, dismissing both openers, captain Charlie Ord and Joe Blacklock, in a dramatic first over.
When Daniel Moffat fell without scoring in the second over, it looked bleak for Hetton, but No.3 batsman Alex Storey steadied the ship with a measured knock of 28, backed by Lewis Wardle (26) and Bradley James (19) to lead Hetton to a respectable 129-9 in their 20 overs.
Hornby (3-19) and Docherty (2-10) picked up wickets for High Tunstall.
In the reply, Nyle Davis and Ord took charge with the ball. Davis bagged an impressive haul of 4-24, with Ord grabbing 3-19, as High Tunstall reached 113-9. with Oliver Sherwood top-scoring on 55.