Sunday 26 August 2007 

Durham Youngsters Qualify For Final

Durham County Cricket Club’s under 17’s have reached the final of the ECB U17’s County Championship to be played in Hove on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29. Their opposition is Hampshire, allowing for a replay of the Friends Provident Trophy Final.

The under 17’s won division 1 north thanks to some wonderful contributions from Sunderland born captain Scott Borthwick and all rounder Ben Stokes. This is the first time that Durham has reached the final in the competition’s current format.

Coach John Windows said, “The team has played particularly well with a very young side where everyone has played their part in our success. There is a great team ethic, set by the first team, which runs throughout the Club, and this side really buy into that concept.”

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