High Tunstall U15s Crowned County Champions!

After a phrenetic day of cricket on Friday, that included back to back QF and SF wins against Durham Johnston and St Michael’s, High Tunstall faced a strong Castleview side in the final at a Sunny Boldon CA CC.

Electing to bat first, High Tunstall started steadily with openers Sayers and Wiles getting HTCC off to a watchful start on a tricky batting deck.

Middle order contributions from Fletcher and Crawford kept the scoreboard moving nicely before an excellent cameo from Durham County’s Barlow led High Tunstall to 113/7 from their 20 overs.

In reply, Castleview started well with their opening pair taking the score to 40/0 from the opening 8 overs and it took an excellent run out from Durham County’s Martin to break a solid opening partnership.

A combination of tight bowling and solid fielding kept Castleview behind the rate and a steady stream of wickets meant that High Tunstall always looked in control during the second half of the Castleview chase as they were eventually dismissed for 79.

A brilliant day of cricket and thanks to Anth Marshall and Durham CB for organising this year’s school competitions.