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7th January 2008

Under 17’s Runners Up in Nissan Gulf Cup

All matches were played at the Abu Dhabi cricket stadium in Dubai and their route to the final included victories against the UAE NCC, Westminister Young Talents, Al Ain Cricket Council and Zayed Cricket Academy. 

Academy Manager John Windows and Durham CCC Head Coach Geoff Cook accompanied the team and were delighted by their performance and atitude throughout the competition.

John Windows said, “The entire squad worked incredibly hard during the competition and the results definitely reflect this.  It was a great achievement for us to get into the Final and I’m very proud of the way the team played and how they conducted themselves while we were away.  The trip gave our players invaluable experiece of different conditions and provided them with some really difficult opposition.”

Full match scorecards can be viewed by clicking here

Match 1
Durham U17’s (125) beat UAE NCC (83)

Match 2
Durham U17’s (162) beat Westminister Young Talents (162)

Match 3
DPS Young Talents (104) beat Durham U17’s (103)

Match 4
Durham U17’s (208) beat Al Ain Cricket Council (163) Scott Borthwick named Man of the Match

Match 5
Durham U17’s beat Zayed Academy (Awaiting scorecard)

FINAL
DPS Young Talent (137/4) beat Durham Under 17’s (136)