Ups and downs for Durham U15s

Adam Khan bats his way to 50 for Durham U15s against Scotland. Picture by Sam Blacklock
Adam Khan bats his way to 50 for Durham U15s against Scotland. Picture by Sam Blacklock
0
Have your say

Durham Under-15s had mixed fortunes as they chase a semi-final place in the ECB County Cup.

In Group 1B, they succumbed by 47 runs to Derbyshire before recovering to beat Scotland by nine wickets.

Jonathan Bushnell  raises his bat after reaching 50 for Durham U15s. Picture by Sam Blacklock

Jonathan Bushnell raises his bat after reaching 50 for Durham U15s. Picture by Sam Blacklock

At Charlesworth, Durham skipper Adam Khan won the toss and elected to bowl on a green wicket, with a wet outfield from heavy rain the previous day.

Durham started well when Nils Priestly, Derbyshire’s star man, was caught behind off the second ball of the game. Wickets continued to fall and, at 90-5, Durham were in control, but 40 in 71 balls from Luke Baddeley lead Derbyshire to 172 from 49.3 overs.

Joshua Clifford bagged 3-25, supported by two Aaron Feroz wickets.

Durham also lost a wicket to the second ball as Khan was bowled for 0, quickly followed by Patrick Cooper being lbw for five.

Jonathan Bushnell and Jonathan Pears kept things looking bright for Durham, however both batsman were dismissed for 28, and the visitors slumped to 128 all out in 37 overs.

Luke Baddesly grabbed 3-8 from five overs.

Against Scotland, Khan and Bushnell led the way.

Scotland won the toss and elected to bat, but Matthew Oswell had them 0-1 off the very first ball. Oswell dismissed the other opener as Scotland slipped to 18-2.

Sam North also struck twice, with skipper Angus Guy (66 from 115 balls) leading the Scots to 150 all out in 41.1 overs.

Khan (56no) and Bushnell (52no) then steered Durham home, backed by 32 from Cooper, victory achieved with five overs to spare.

Eppleton Under-15s enjoyed a 10-wicket victory over Burmoor in the DCB Central Division.

Burnmoor posted 109-2, Sam Rowell top-scoring with an unbeaten 47 from 55 balls, backed by Lewis Hallam (31), with Josh Hutchinson and Jye Richardson each taking a wicket.

Layla Tipton’s 49 from 47 balls and Jake Pratt’s 40 from 58 balls guided Eppleton home in 17.2 overs.