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6th July 2023 Representative

George Darwood century and five-for from Charlie Burdon guides Durham into third round of County Cup

George Darwood century and five-for from Charlie Burdon guides Durham into third round of County Cup

Durham boys’ under 18’s won their 2nd round County Cup match against Cumbria by 108 runs after a century from George Darwood and a 5 wicket haul from Charlie Burdon.

After winning the toss and choosing to bat, Callum Brown and Charlie Coulthard walked out to the middle and quickly asserted themselves on the game with a 114-run opening partnership. Brown was the first to fall, bowled by Declan Tyson but not before he made 65 from 64 balls.

Coulthard passed 50 himself as he was joined by Kenzie Peakman, before Tyson also bowled him for 51. Kenzie Peakman and Darwood came together to continue the momentum, but Xander Vasey pinned Peakman LBW for 25.

Darwood was comfortable from the start of his innings, racing through the gears and finding the boundaries frequently. Thomas Stones and Ethan Connolly were dismissed for 15 and 1 respectively by Sam Holt before Liam Colledge came to the crease and the pair pushed Durham towards a good total.

Darwood reached his century off 87 balls with 12 fours before falling for 101, and Rohan Vagadia stayed with Colledge until the end as Durham posted 330/6.

The bowlers then got into their work early, Brett Hutchinson removing Ben Allison for three. Ishaq Khan had Xander Vasey caught by Peakman for 18 and removed Sam Bates for 9 to leave the visitors 82-3.

Ollie Greenwood passed 50 before Burdon picked up his first wicket, caught and bowled to get Reagan Scott for 41. Burdon then pinned Greenwood LBW to leave Cumbria in trouble at 189-5. 

Burdon continued his charge through the order, Josh Brown caught by Peakman for 15 and Declan Tyson stumped by Louis Anderson for 10. Sam Holt was runout for 9, Khan pinned Josh Foster LBW and Burdon completed his 5 fer by bowling Finlay Halsford as Durham progressed through to the next round.

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