Courtney provides the spark in Durham U17s’ County Championship victory

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COURTNEY Coulson inspired Durham U17s to an 82-run win over Worcestershire in their Women’s County Championship Group One clash at Crook.

Coulson hit 87, backed by Lucy Charlton (46) and Bethany Walker (23), as Durham reached 220-9 in their 45 overs.

The visitors were then bowled out for 138 as Emily Sampson-Barnes grabbed 4-39, with Helen Fenby and Caitlin Byrne each striking twice.

Durham U15s defeated Lincolnshire in the County Cup. Alex Simpson (62), Josh Coughlin (40), Luke Henderson (39) and Ross Greenwell (36) led Durham to 225-9. Lincolnshire fell short on 204-9 as Luke Henderson took 3-20, with two wickets apiece for Sam Henderson and Cameron Grimwood.