PROMISING young Netherfield aces Sam Medhurst and Adam Wilson were in action for Cumbria under 17s when they played out a thriller against Scotland on his home ground last week.

And Wilson in particular made the most of his appearance on is home club ground by putting in a tremendous bowling performance to finish with superb figures of 5/19.

But on a baking hot day at Parkside Road, his efforts proved to be not quite enough as the county side lost out by six runs to the visitors from North of the Border in the Under 17 County Cup.

Cumbria, who won the toss and elected to bowl, made inroads into Scotland’s attack after Bradley Stephens picked up the wickets of Sam Elstone and Adam Malik who were both caught by Wilson.

Stuart Lister and Zac Rahman then frustrated Cumbria with an imposing third wicket partnership of 105 which pushed Scotland onto 121.

Cumbria pulled the game back when Aiden Little trapped Stuart Lister lbw for 45 before Wilson who joined the attack and picked up two quick wickets.

Little dismissed Max Layton however once Wilson caught and bowled danger man Rahman for 89, Cumbria were deep into their lower order.

Wilson claimed two more wickets to finish with figures of 5-19 before Little bowled Faizan Rauf to end the innings with Scotland all out for 188 off 41.2 overs.

In reply, Scotland seized the initiative with two early wickets before Leo Sanczuk and Will Atkinson pushed Cumbria’s score onto 88.

But Sanczuk’s dismissal and the introduction of Aayush Dasmahapatra changed the game as the spinner claimed the wickets of Atkinson, Bradley Stephens, George Spark and Taryn Reay to leave Cumbria toiling on 128-7.

Lyle Robertson bowled Mathew Reed before Dasmahapatra picked up his fifth wicket after he saw off Medhurst, and late resistance from Lewis Bayman and Aiden Little was not enough as the home side were all out for 159.

A second innings top-order batting collapse led to defeat for the senior Cumberland CCC side against Norfolk in a game played at Furness CC this week.

Cumberland reach a respectable 303 for 9 off their 90 overs, with the star performer Blackpool and former Barrow player Sam Dutton, who made 82.

Norfolk were reduced to 54-3 but recovered to 250 all out in their last over.

With a 53 run first innings lead, Cumberland were well placed, but in their second innings, they collapsed to 86 for 8 and though they recovered to 135 all out, Norfolk knocked off the runs with few alarms.