Alnwick U9s triumphant

Sunshine and blue skies greeted this year’s young cricketers at the annual Alnmouth and Lesbury U9s festival on Sunday.

Teams from Alnmouth and Lesbury, Tillside, Alnwick and Morpeth competed for the trophy and all played some excellent cricket in some exciting games with close finishes.

After a full afternoon of games, it was the Alnwick youngsters, with a strong all-round batting and bowling attack who emerged as the deserved trophy winners; they were unbeaten during the competition and secured close-run victories against Tillside by three runs and Alnmouth by 15 runs.

The tournament runners-up were Alnmouth and Lesbury who had won the trophy for the last three years.