Young Second XI
Triumph At Durham
Match Report | 5th August 2011
Second Eleven Friendly
Day 3 of 3
Durham (210 & 259-7 dec) lost to Notts (200 & 272-9) by one wicket
In a close match that concluded with just four overs left, there was much to be pleased about as a young group saw Notts home by the narrowest of margins.
Set to score 270 to win from a minimum of 55 overs they started badly losing Edwards, Rowe & Patel with just 16 on the board.
However the start of the recovery was led by a senior player, Ali Brown, whose short cameo of an innings must have inspired his team mates.
His first three scoring strokes were sixes, two of them flat batted over cover point and in 25 balls he scored 45 with a further six and 4 fours before being leg before to Rushworth who went on to claim three wickets to add to his 5-50 in the first innings.
Scott Elstone also caught the boundary bug his first 40 runs all coming in fours. At tea Notts were 131-4 from just 18 overs.
However Elstone was out shortly after the interval for 49, followed by Sam Wood who also maintained the aggression with three sixes in his 43. Adeel Shafique was then run out for the second time in the match to leave the visitors tottering on 183-7.
Michael Robson and George Bacon then turned the game round with a stand of 63 before the former was out for 41.
Bacon then went on to reach his 50 from 53 balls but with just eight needed was unlucky to be caught on the boundary hooking Brathwaite.
Tension mounted as Jake Ball and Simon Webster edged nearer to the target. Webster steered the ball through the slips to the vacant third man boundary to give Notts a well deserved win.
Earlier David Miller, Durham's overseas player scored 91 and Mark Stoneman 61with Scott Elstone taking 3-29 as Durham scored 259-7 before declaring.