Durham City men’s team claim Dixon Cup and extend winning run

Durham City, champions of the North Durham League, completed an emphatic victory in the Dixon Cup at Longhirst Hall.

City topped the leaderboard by eight shots in the event, which brings together the winners of the North East’s five men’s leagues. James Glenn led the way with the best individual score on the day – a six under-par 67 – as Alex Robinson and Andy Bell added rounds of 72, Craig Bell shot 73, and Graham Marchbank and Richard Lee posted rounds of 76.

In the individual scoring, Eaglescliffe’s Ryan Riley finished one shot behind James as Alex and Andy finished in a tie for third place with their one under-par rounds.

The Durham City team posted a total of 436 (six scores from seven counting) to beat Teesside champions Eaglescliffe by eight shots as Newcaslte & District League winners Newcastle United (471) finished well back in third place, and North Northumberland champions Bamburgh (473) were fourth.

As well as winning the Dixon Cup and North Durham League, Durham City’s men’s team have also won the North Durham Union knockout trophy this season. Having tied 2.5-2.5 after five 18-hole singles matches in the final, the title was decided on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff as Dave Bell defeated David Conway.