The under 25's played in a Northern Counties 'Round Robin' league - beating a Northumberland team skipped by under 25 international Josh Minto 23 - 15. Northumberland then beat Durham 20 - 10 leaving Yorkshire to play Durham knowing that a defeat by 6 shots or less would be enough to win the Tom Butler trophy. After 8 ends of the 15 end game Yorkshire lead 7 - 5 but a disastrous 5 ends saw Yorkshire needing 4 shots from the last 2 ends to lift the trophy. They picked up a 1 on the 14th end to set up a final end that eventually yielded 7 shots - Durham beating Yorkshire 17 -15.
The table read all three counties on 2 pts with Yorkshire + 6 shots, Northumberland + 2 shots and Durham - 8 shots.
Well done lads!
Congratulations to the 2019 winners and finalists.
Under 25 singles.
E. Fordy (Northallerton) 21 - 6 J. Dadd (Middlesbrough)
Under 18 singles
Miss A. Fordy (Northallerton) 21 - 5 G. Pinion (Hemingbrough)
Under 25 pairs
N. MacDonald & E. Fordy 17 - 16 J. Dadd & J. Bateson
(Nafferton & Northallerton) (Middlesbrough & Northallerton