THE under-13 and under-15 teams at Tynedale Cricket Club have lifted the Northumberland Junior League Cups in style to march on into the regional rounds.

Following wins in earlier rounds against Benwell Hill and Alnmouth & Lesbury, Tynedale U13s took on South Northumberland in the county final.

Having won the toss, Tynedale batted first and set South Northumberland a challenging target, finishing on 155 for 3 from their 20 overs, with Nicko Sykes top scoring with 33 not out.

Other contributors with the bat were Jake Robson (32), Archie Fletcher (27) and Will Marrow (15 not out), aided by quickfire cameos from Ben Carter (13) and George McArthur (11).

Tynedale bowled a good line and length from the off, restricting South Northumberland’s scoring. Seth Robbie took the first wicket.

South Northumberland never really got back on terms with the required run-rate following the accurate bowling of Robbie and Robson, followed by Fletcher.

By the time Sykes got the second wicket with a direct hit run out in the 17th over, the target was beyond reach and Tynedale ran out winners by 26 runs. Seth Robbie (1 for 22), Fletcher (0 for 10) and Robson (0 for 14), each bowling four overs, were the pick of the bowlers.

The u13s now progress to the regional stages of the ECB Vitality National Under 13 Club T20. They have a bye in the first round, and will play the winners of the Durham v Yorkshire game at home on Sunday, July 15.

The under 15s made it a cup double, defeating Alnwick by 68 runs.

Following wins in earlier rounds against Newcastle, Alnmouth & Lesbury and Benwell Hill, the lads made the long trip north.

Batting first, they scored an impressive 149-2 from 20 overs. Captain Oliver Fletcher (51 not out) and late hitting from Matthew Scott (38 not out) propelled the score to above seven an over.

In reply, Alnwick had no response to the pace of Scott and Percival, and the swing of Dover and Newton.

Tyne used 10 bowlers to show their strength in depth, with Alnwick finishing on 81-8 from their 20 overs. Adam Newton 2-4, Matthew Scott 2-5 and Jake Reed 2-20 were the pick of the bowlers.

The U15s now progress to the regional stages of the ECB Vitality National Under 15 Club T20. They take on the Cumbria winners in the first round on Sunday.