Match Report | 19th August 2008
Notts Slip To Late Defeat
Injury to Mark Wagh sparked a late collapse as Notts Outlaws slipped to a disappointing defeat against Durham.
Bilal Shafayat reached 27 before being run out in the final over. With Charlie Shreck for company, Darren Pattinson swung and missed as Notts fell 7 runs short.
Notts needed 24 from the final three overs to win the game and with Harmison called in to bowl the final two of his allocation, there was immediate concern when Wagh, the pick of the Notts batsmen, left the field after reaching 50.
Wagh called for the physio twice after suffering shoulder pain playing attacking strokes.
Chris Read went for nought and Ealham added one before Andre Adams and Rob Ferley went for ducks.
Rob Ferley had instigated a middle order stutter as Durham won the toss and batted first.
Shouldering a lot of responsibility in the absence of Graeme Swann and Samit Patel, Ferley took a return catch off Gordon Muchall, had Dale Benkenstein caught by Prince at mid-off and ran out Gareth Breese.
Shivranine Chanderpaul scored 78 before he was caught on the boundary by Bilal Shafayat. His knock included 8 fours and 2 sixes but he watched on as Rob Ferley ripped through the middle order to help reduce the visitors from 105-1 to 120-6.
Chanderpaul and Liam Plunkett added 34 for the seventh wicket but Charlie Shreck (2-39) and Mark Ealham (2-33) made inroads before a third rain break with Durham at 178-9 dictated a revised Outlaws target of 153 from 25 overs.
Matt Wood was caught behind leg-side for 19 before his opening partner Will Jefferson got Notts back on track with a useful 41.
Debutant Ashwell Prince managed just one run before he was caught by Gareth Breese and it was left to Steve Harmison to clinch victory for Durham by bowling Darren Pattinson.