Durham Jets v Notts Outlaws
Featured News | 11th August 2014
After the weekend’s two home matches fell victim to the weather, Notts Outlaws still have work to do to ensure their safe passage into the quarter-finals of the Royal London One-Day Cup.
With the top four in each group making progress the Outlaws find themselves in third spot in Group B, on 7 points, ahead of their final 3 matches.
The first of those will be played at the Emirates Durham ICG on Tuesday (10.30am start) when Notts visit the Durham Jets.
The Outlaws then go to Lord’s, where they will play Middlesex on Thursday, ahead of a home match against Warwickshire on 20th August.
After Sunday’s match with Middlesex was washed out Durham now lie in fifth spot in the table, with 2 wins and 3 defeats on their record but they only have two matches left.
Head To Head
Notts and Durham have met on 34 occasions in one day cricket, with each county having won on 16 occasions, with one no result and one match being abandoned.
In the North East there have been 17 meetings, with 13 of them being played at the present county headquarters in Chester-le-Street.
Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees have each staged a match and two were played at Ropery Lane in Chester-le-Street, including a 1967 Gillette Cup match, many years before Durham became a first class county.
Notts have won 9 of the away matches, losing the other 8.
On 3rd June 2012 the sides met at Chester-le-Street in the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition. Durham batted first and got away to a flyer, with Phil Mustard and Mark Stoneman putting on 183 for the first wicket.
Stoneman fell for 72 but his partner went on to make exactly 100 (67 balls 12x4 2x6).
Solid contributions from the rest of the top order, including an undefeated 39 in 18 balls from Dale Benkenstein, lifted Durham to an imposing total of 310-4.
The reply couldn’t have begun in worse fashion as Chris Rushworth (8-1-31-5) ran through the top order and even 43-5 represented something of a recovery. 74 from Adam Voges and 57 from Paul Franks added a touch of respectability to the eventual outcome but Notts were still bowled out in just 37.5 overs for only 219, losing by a hefty 91 runs.
Notts have played 6 one day matches at the Sports Ground in Cleethorpes, with the most recent being a clash against Durham in 2004.
The highest individual innings seen in those matches came from Durham’s Marcus North, who hit 121 not out in his side’s 6-wicket victory.
Temporary floodlights had been in use at many grounds since the advent of day/night cricket a decade earlier. Trent Bridge’s first permanent lights were built by Abacus Lighting of Sutton-in-Ashfield. The lights, on top of six 40-metre high masts, were first used for a Pro40 defeat against Durham in August 2008.
Played For Them Both
Six cricketers have played in first class matches for both Nottinghamshire and Durham. The first to do so was wicketkeeper Chris Scott, who played 63 times for Notts between 1981 and 1991, then moved north to join Durham for their debut season in the county championship.
Others to have represented the two counties include: Mark Saxelby, Nathan Astle, John Morris, Will Smith and Mark Davies.
Did You Know?
A world record was set when the sides met at Trent Bridge in the Cheltenham and Gloucester Trophy of 2006 – and it still stands today!
Despite their mighty efforts failing to prevent a 28-run defeat, Nottinghamshire’s Chris Read and AJ Harris broke the world List A 9th-wicket record.
The duo came together at 95-8, chasing 281 to win. Both batsmen achieved career-high scores, with Read making 135 and his partner scoring 35. Both were then dismissed in quick succession, having added 155 together.
Stats (for all one-day matches between Notts and Durham)
Highest Team Total
Notts: 294-8 (TB2012)
Durham: 310-4 (Riverside 2012)
Highest Individual Score:
Notts: 135 CMW Read (TB 2006)
Durham: 128 W Larkins (Ropery Lane, Chester-le-Street 1993)
Notts: 6-27 PJ Franks (Riverside 2000)
Durham: 5-22 N Killeen (TB 2003)
Riki Wessels needs 56 more runs to reach 3,000 in all List A cricket.
For all ticket and other matchday information for this fixture please see the official Durham County Cricket Club website, www.durhamccc.co.uk