In its last outing before the season-ending Inter-County Tournament, the Under 17 team scored a fine 14-6 win over Cumbria. Both teams were without top-ranked players, Northumberland resting Sarah Wilson and Cumbria missing James Robertson. Our team was Emily Harrison, Anna Railton, Rachel Bogan and Rebecca Oakley (both making their first appearances at this age level), Ashraf Alam, Gyan Chadda, Jamie Tinnion and George Moran.Northumberland got off to a fine start in the mixed with fairly straightforward wins from the Emily/Gyan, Ash/Rachel and Anna/George pairings. Rebecca & Jamie had a much closer game but lost in three ends. The boys’singles brought four good wins, all in two ends, with Emily and Anna adding two more points. Anna was particularly severe on her opposite number two, recording a 7 and 3 win. The debutants Rachel and Rebecca both performed well but lost to bigger and stronger opponents. And so after three rounds of games, it was 9-3 to Northumberland.
In the boys’ doubles, Ashraf & Gyan scored a strong 13 and 13 win over the Cumbrian’s top pair and this was followed up by a fighting three-end win by Jamie and George in the second-string game. The remaining doubles games were shared but with Emily and Anna taking two good strong wins.