Nathan’s on song to spark county victory

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DURHAM U14s beat Cleveland by 56 runs in a friendly.

Nathan Hall’s unbeaten 41, backed by 10 apiece from Marcus Brown and Sam Brigham, as Durham reached 100 all out, with Hamza Hussain bagging brilliant figures of 7-23 in 7.3 overs.

Durham were even better with the ball, skittling Cleveland for 44 in 27.5 overs, with no batsman able to make double figures.

Anthony Hodgson led the way with 4-8 in in eight overs, supported by Jack Rowley (2-6), James Curry (1-13), Toby Lush (1-6) and Luke Elliott (1-11).

H Durham Cricket Board Under-12s defeated Cleveland Schools Cricket Association by 42 runs at Sedgfield.

Durham, who were put into bat, made 142-8 from their 40 overs at Sedgefield, led by Jonny Bushnell’s 51 from 59 balls, backed by Lewis Simpson (21no).

In reply, Cleveland fell 42 runs short and were bowled out for 100 in 35.5 overs. Sam Irvine (31) top-scored for Cleveland, as James Hindmarch (3-15), Oliver Barrett (2-3) and Finn Usher (2-5) led the way for the home side.