LANCASHIRE JUNIORS recently had great success at the Northern Counties Under 25s Championships in Durham.
The team consisted of Nicola Howlett (16, Bolton BC), Lewis Rimmer (13, Southport BC), Jack Lochart (14, Heaton Hall BC), John Yates (16, Heaton Hall BC).
They beat Durham and a strong Yorkshire team in games one and two. The third game saw them losing to the very experienced Cumbrian Four, which set up a nervous last game against Northumberland who had also only lost one game.
With two ends to play the Lancashire team were trailing by two shots. A great bowl from Lewis gave Lancashire one shot. Then holding four shots, a good lead bowl from Nicola, two from Lewis and Jack added another - John only needing to bowl two positional shots, put Northumberland under pressure with the last bowl of the match. Clipping the jack but thankfully leaving Lancashire with the two shots needed to become Northern Counties U25 Champions.
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