The Northern Cup was held over the weekend 2nd and 3rd of May at variuos clubs near Manchester. Northumbria sent 4 teams from U13-U19 to compete against all other Northern counties.
The U19 team – Richard Shellam, Dave Elsender, Dan Ward, Alex Storey and Christian Beck. They qualified for the semi-finals on the Saturday where they narrowly lost out to Lancashire, this left them to play for 3rd place against local rivals Durham & Cleveland. It all came down to the 4th string match where Alex Storey won a nail biting match 13-11 in the 5th to clinch 3rd place.
The U17 team – Harry Carr, Sean Millington, Cole Windscheffel, Andrew Howes, Barney Wareing and Luke Adair. After losing out to a strong Durham side on the Saturday the highest position they could finish was 5th, and we duely did beating Cheshire 2 and Lancashire on the Sunday
The U15 team – Elliott Park, Simon Graham, Stephen Twaddle, Richard Ridgway, Martin Hope and Tommy Williams.On the first day they lost to Merseyside and beat Cheshire leaving them to fight for 4th-6th place on the Sunday. They beat Cumbria ad lost to Nottinghamshire to end up 5th out of 9 teams.
The U13 team – Harry Steward, Adam Bainbridge, Alex Robertson, Chris Wiggins, Stephen Hierons and Joseph Scott. They finished a very good 3rd overall losing out only 3-2 to both teams above them.