Durham County opened their pre-season campaign with a 14-4 friendly victory over the Durham County Junior Golfing Society at Roseberry Grange.
Boldon’s Andrew McCarrick posted a 7&5 foursomes win alongside Shaun Embleton (Ryton), while Jack Richardson of Durham City partnered Jordan Bettis (Ravensworth) to a 5&3 success.
Durham won five of the foursomes points and nine of 12 in the singles, including Richardson (5&3) and McCarrick (2&1).
Castle Eden’s Jack Trewhitt scored a fine two-hole singles win over Bettis for the juniors.
Houghton’s Ryan Rio Jones went down by one hole in the foursomes, alongside Stephen Turnbull (Consett) and by the same margin to Ravensworth’s Louis Fraser in the singles.
Durham are back in action next Sunday when they meet the Teesside Union at Rockliffe Hall. The first Northern Counties League match is away to Lancashire on May 7.