Second Eleven Trophy
Notts 230-9 (40 overs) beat Durham 223 all out (38.5 overs ) by 7 runs

Ben Phillips produced a decisive over to indicate his return to fitness and secure a closely contested victory for Nottinghamshire in their Second Eleven Trophy match against Durham.

Requiring just 8 runs for victory with three wickets remaining and 12 balls to face, Durham lost the game in a dramatic 39th over in which Phillips clean bowled Harrison before having Buckley leg before.

Graham Clark seemed to be steering the visitors to their target but he was unable to beat Ollie Swann’s throw to wicket keeper Rikki Wessels in trying to steal a second run.

Graeme White bowled economically picking up 4-32 from his eight overs and pegging back Durham when they seemed to be gaining the initiative. Kyle Coetzer top scored for the visitors with 55 from 61 balls with 40 in boundary fours.

Notts won the toss and batted and were indebted to another fine innings from Wessels. He followed up his successive centuries in the warm up matches with 76. 

Phillips scored a valuable 34 not out having entered the fray with Notts at 167-6.

Notts ensured several close finishes in last season’s Trophy campaign and this proved to be another close affair.