Cricket: Doncaster Town under 15s crowned county champions

Doncaster Town U15s
Doncaster Town U15s

Doncaster Town’s under 15s (pictured) have been crowned ECB county champions.

The Town Field youngsters defeated York side Heworth in Sunday’s final to cap a memorable day at Hunslet Nelson cricket ground near Leeds.

Wins against West Bretton, Methley and Barnsley saw Doncaster reach finals day, where they beat Whitley Hall in the last four.

A resilient 34 by opener Jack Harris saw Doncaster post a well below par 71 in the final but an exceptional bowling display, spearheaded by George Cowan (3-8) and James Morris (2-7), saw Heworth collapse to 60 all out.

Doncaster are now four more wins away from reaching the last four in the country.

Coach Stuart Guy said: “The batters won the semi-final and the bowlers won the final.

“This is a brilliant achievement by all the boys who are a solid unit.

“Cricket is a team game and this team deserved it by playing good, hard cricket. It’s fantastic for the club.”

Doncaster last won the county title in this age group back in 2007.