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Match Report | 31st May 2011
Second Eleven Twenty20 Friendlies
Game 1 Durham 137-6 (20overs beat Notts 100 all out (17.5 overs) by 37 runs
Game 2 Notts 112-8 (20overs) lost to Durham 116-3 (15.2overs) by 7wkts
Where as at Headingley the two sides had been evenly matched, Notts faced a far more experienced side in Durham at the Brandon Cricket Club just outside Durham.
In the first game of this double-header, Notts kept the home side to a reasonable score on a pitch which was on the slow side.
Michael Richardson, Durham’s reigning second eleven player of the year, top-scored with 45.
Andy Carter, making his comeback from injury, bowled well again for the second day running with 0-18 from his four overs whilst Scott Elstone was on a hat trick at one stage taking 2-22 from his allocated four overs.
Elstone was to the fore in Notts run chase scoring 51 from from 39 balls but was the only player to reach double figures as Coyne (3-23) and Coetzer (3-13) bowled the home side to victory.
Notts batted first in game two at Durham’s invitation and again found runs hard to come by.
Sam wood scored 39 and Ollie Swann 25 but again no one else could reach double figures.
This time, Paul Muchall (3-11) and Ben Raine (3-23) were the wicket takers.
Mark Stoneman (35) and Liam Plunkett (33 not out) ensured that Durham completed the double with over four overs to spare.
- The Second Eleven have games this week against Leicestershire. A 40-over game at the Nottingham High School ground begins at 12 noon today and Wednesday’s Championship match begins at 11am at Lady Bay.