Tiger cubs earn their stripes

Phil Cain with his six-year-old son Will (6) and their tiger-painted faces
Phil Cain with his six-year-old son Will (6) and their tiger-painted faces

YOUNG footballing stars of the future taught their dads a lesson by winning a bank holiday head-to-head over the weekend.

The Seaton Carew Tiger Cubs, which runs teams for under-sixes and under-sevens, meet twice a week for training and practice sessions.

On Saturday, around 40 of the club’s young members took their dads along, and a specially-arranged “Dads v Lads” game went ahead at their Seaton Carew Cricket Club training base.

And the young cubs left the older generation trailing in their wake after recording a resounding 6-2 victory.

A club spokeswoman said: “It was a great morning and it was lovely to see the kids getting a win against their dads!

“There are a lot of youngsters getting involved with the club and the coaches do a great job with them.”

The Tiger Cubs meet on Saturday mornings at Seaton Carew Cricket Club, in Elizabeth Way, from 10.30am-12pm, and on Thursdays during the summer between 5.30pm-6.30pm.