Juniors no match for Durham County

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DURHAM County concluded their pre-season programme with a 13½-4½ victory against the Durham County Junior Golfing Society at Billingham yesterday.

The seniors managed four wins in the morning foursomes, with Martin McCririck (South Shields) and John Kennedy (Consett) outgunning Joe Cowper and Durham City’s Jack Richardson 5&4.

Houghton’s Jonathan Cossar and Adam Mottershead (Beamish Park) scored a fine win for the juniors, defeating Tyneside pair Sam Robinson and Kris Rae 4&3.

In the singles, the seniors picked up eight wins and two halves to complete a resounding win.

Castle Eden’s Stuart Brown won 5&4, while McCririck triumphed 3&2 against Richardson. Boldon’s Rhys Thompson was an impressive one-hole victor for the juniors against Kennedy and Chris Handy (South Moor) overcame Heworth’s Bryan Ross 5&3 in superb style.

Cossar was beaten 4&3 by Tyneside’s Dan Beeson, while the juniors picked up halves thanks to Aaron Scott (Heworth) and Mottershead.