TEENAGE cricketers from Hexham’s Queen Elizabeth High School have capped off a superb year of indoor and outdoor cricket.

The U15 girls’ team were crowned North region champions after winning a tournament at Doncaster Town Cricket Club.

Six teams, representing Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire, competed in a league format.

The QEHS team defeated all five teams - Ashington, Consett, St. Wilfrid’s, South Hunsley, and Driffield, to lift the trophy.

The 10 girls all played their part throughout the day with the bat, ball, and in the field, with the rules of the tournament encouraging maximum participation.

Two of the girls initially thought they would have to miss the tournament, because it clashed with a Durham Jets fixture.

But when the fixture was cancelled, they travelled to Doncaster by car to take part.

l The Northumberland Cricket Board is hoping England’s recent World Cup victory will inspire a whole new generation of cricketers.

On the back of the famous win over New Zealand in the now-famous final, on Sunday, July 14, introductory sessions are being introduced across the county. A Have a Go session for West Northumberland will take place tomorrow at Corbridge Cricket Club.

For more information visit https://ecb.clubspark.uk/haveago

The sessions are linked to the popular All Stars programme, designed to give children a great first experience with cricket.