Junior cricket: Layla leads Eppleton to Bowl success, then seals County triumph

Eppleton's successful Under-13 team
Eppleton's successful Under-13 team
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Eppleton Under-13s outgunned Horden by nine wickets in the Durham Cricket Board Bowl Final.

Eppleton won the toss and elected to field on home turf at Church Road, with Horden getting off to a very good start with 25 off just two overs, but once opener Tom Best was out for 18, Horden slumped to 63-6 from 20 overs.

Kristian Jefferson bagged 2-3 from his spell, while Richardson, Anderson and Wilkinson also struck.

Eppleton then eased home in just 9.3 overs, with an unbeaten 30 from captain Layla Tipton in 26 balls supported by 19 not out from Jake Pratt.

Durham Under-13s girls enjoyed a six-wicket victory over Yorkshire to finish level on points with Cumbria at the top of the ECB County U13s League.

Yorkshire batted first and scored 136-4 from their 35 overs, with Lilly Bell top-scoring with 53 not out, backed by 20 from Lucy Grice. Madeline Atkinson bagged 2-20, while Layla Tipton and Lucy Dracup both struck.

Tipton then led the way for Durham, scoring an unbeaten 79 in just 66 balls, hitting nine fours and two sixes, including putting a car window out, supported by 30 from fellow opener Katy Barrett to lead Durham home in just 18.3 overs, with Atkinson adding nine down the order.

Poppy Moss was the pick of the bowlers for Cumbria, with 3-8 from only 1.3 overs.