Under-13s overcome opposition to win trophy

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TYNEMOUTH CC’s Under-13 team wrote themselves in to the record books as the club’s first under-13 team to win the North East Premier League Trophy.

The boys had to overcome some strong opposition in the group stages of the competition.

Tynemouth (106-7) defeated Chester-le-Street (104-5) and then beat Blaydon by eight wickets to reach the final.

The three teams contesting the final were South Northumberland, Sunderland and Tynemouth.

Tynemouth batted first against South Northumberland and made an excellent start before being bowled out for 108.

Accurate bowling and some outstanding fielding performances restricted the visitors to 99-8.

The standard of bowling and fielding was then maintained by Ben McGee’s side in the final game against Sunderland as they restricted them to 56.

McGee led by example, scoring an impressive 29 not out, and then Sean Longstaff and Owen Bailey closed out the innings on 58-1.

The North East Premier League chairman, Keith Robson, presented the trophy to the Tynemouth captain and the man of the match award’ deservedly went to Longstaff.

Under-13’s coach Andrew Davison said he was delighted with the performance of his players and he is looking forward to the boys progressing in to senior cricket.