Junior cricket: Callum the inspiration as Durham Under-12s prove too strong for Cumbria at Ryhope

Durham Under-12s line up ahead of yesterday's impressive win over Cumbria at Ryhope.
Durham Under-12s line up ahead of yesterday's impressive win over Cumbria at Ryhope.
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Durham Under-12s enjoyed the sunshine at Ryhope yesterday as they ran out 149-run friendly winners against visitors Cumbria.

Opener Callum Brown hit 14 fours and two sixes in a 54-ball 82 to lead Durham to a daunting 255-6 in 40 overs.

Ross Whitfield weighed in with 47, with good support from Rhys Brown (26), Hamish Barry (15no) and Daniel Pollard (36, with five fours and a six). Finlay Hansford took 2-24.

Cumbria struggled throughout their reply, though opener Reece Irving was outstanding with eight fours in 61. They were all out for 106 in 34.4 overs.

Matthew Sheppard (2-27) and Jack Hedley (2-7) led Durham’s bowlers, with wickets, too, for Sam Surtees, Pollard, Jack Scott and George Knaggs.

* Murton Under-15s enjoyed a second win in their W.A. Bennett Cup Group Two campaign, beating neighbours Seaham Harbour by eight wickets.

Ben McKinney (16) and Max Swainston (13) top-scored in Harbour’s 63-4, as Anthony Blackmore took 2-2, with Nathan Peel and Bradley Young also striking.

Josh Greenfield’s unbeaten 28 hurried Murton home in the 12th over, backed by Liam Potts (17) and Young (11).

Ryan O’Connor and Swainston both took wickets.

In Group Three. Ryhope roared to a 142-run victory over Easington.

Joseph Defty (53, with four fours and two sixes), Ricki Mendonca (30, with four fours), Michael Carr (51, with four fours and three sixes), David Kirtley (37no, with four fours) and Harry Barnes (16no) all contributed in Ryhope’s 205-1. Rhys Brown took the wicket to fall.

Easington struggled 83-9 in their reply, led by Ethan Cook (13) and Luke Marr (19). Callum Lewis weighed in with 4-7.

Hetton Lyons sealed top spot in Group Three of the Ken Ferguson Memorial Trophy after an 85-run win at Burnmoor.

Tom Lawson (52), Sam Riddle (50) and Luke Husband (16) helped Lyons to 138-2, with Layton Meek and Arkle striking.

Kristian Jefferson top-scored with 34 as Burnmoor fell short on 53-9. Jack Hedley, Josh Bell, Husband and Riddle all took two wickets. Joe Weightman also struck.

Chester-le-Street defeated Hetton Lyons B by seven wickets in Group One.

Josh Summerball (18), Jack Hutchinson (28) and Oliver Watt (13) led Lyons to 76-7 as Thomas Graham bagged 2-1.

James Hindmarsh’s unbeaten 26, with four fours, led Chester home in the 14th over, helped by Matthew Ward (15no), Barrett (10) and Harry Days (11). Alex Dreze, James Hutchinson and Watt all took wickets.

Sacriston top Group Two after a 101-run success against Washington

Jonny Bushnell (53) and Ben Jackson (50) both retired as the visitors totalled 150-2, with Jack Adams adding 30. Sammy Singh Rai and Daniel Bone both took wickets.

Washington replied with 49-2 as Tom Langer made 18 not out and Tyler Dutton 11. Nathan Parry and Bushnell both struck.