Under 15s are county kings

Charlie Dewhurst receives the cup from Bobby Denning, Managing Director of the LCB (s)
Charlie Dewhurst receives the cup from Bobby Denning, Managing Director of the LCB (s)

Clitheroe Under 15s have won through to the NatWest National Club Championship after winning the Lancashire County stage at Astley & Tyldesley CC.

Clitheroe were drawn to play Westhoughton in the county semi-final.

Westhoughton won the toss and elected to bowl, as Clitheroe ended on 132-5 with Charlie Dewhurst making 49 and Harry Lang 44. 

The reply saw Westhoughton finish on 77-9, as Clitheroe won by 55 runs. 

Birtwell-Jones took 3-9 as Clitheroe marched on to play Leigh in the final.

Leigh won the toss and elected to bowl, and Lang retired on 50, with Dewhurst retiring on 52 as the locals closed on 129-2.

In the return innings, Leigh were restricted to 90-8, as Clitheroe won by 39 runs, to advance to the national competition.