HIGH Tunstall cricket team are to represent the north of England in a nationals finals at a prestigious county cricket ground.
Tunstall were selected by the Durham Cricket Board to represent the county at the recent Chance2Shine regional finals competition at York Cricket Club.
Teams representing Cumbria, Yorkshire and Northumberland were in attendance and Tunstall played all in a round robin Super 8 format.
In the first match, Tunstall scored 63 in their seven overs with Ollie Sherwood, Jamie Rathbone and Will Griffiths all making notable contributions.
In reply, Appleby from Cumbria were dismissed for 36 with Josh Noble and Josh Vaughan bowling great overs.
Next up were St Thomas More from North Shields and Tunstall knocked off 42 without loss comfortably following another Ollie Sherwood masterclass.
As results transpired, it meant a deciding fixture between Woldage representing Yorkshire and Tunstall.
Electing to bat, Tunstall made 72 from their seven overs with Ollie Sherwood and Matty Guffick batting well.
In reply, Woldage started slowly following tight bowling from Josh Vaughan and Will Griffiths.
But the game went to the wire requiring 12 to win from Jamie Rathbone’s over.
The Hartlepool CC seamer kept his cool, restricting the Yorkshiremen to 11, taking the game to a tie.
Thankfully, Tunstall scored more runs during the earlier matches and won the tournament thanks to net runs.
They will now travel to Wantage Road, the home of Northants CCC, next month to represent the north of England in the national finals.