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15th September 2020 T20 Blast

Squad named to face Yorkshire as Durham look to make it three in three

Durham will be looking to make it three wins in three when they face Yorkshire Vikings on Wednesday evening at Emerald Headingley.

An unchanged squad of 15 has been named by Lead High Performance Coach, James Franklin for tomorrow’s clash, which takes place at 6:30pm.

Durham go into the fixture with high hopes having won their two previous Blast matches against Derbyshire Falcons and Leicestershire Foxes and although the Ds currently sit in fifth place in the North group, a win against the Vikings would put Durham right back in contention.

Yorkshire come in the game on the back of a loss against Lancashire Lightning in the Roses Clash on Monday evening, suffering a heavy defeat by six wickets at Emerald Headingley. The home side slipped from 62-1 after six overs and later 78-1 to 145-9, with Lancashire chasing down the runs in comfortable fashion. Lancashire had a brief wobble at 77-4 before Dane Vilas and Rob Jones helped guide them home.

Yorkshire currently sit one place above Durham in the league table with 6 points, compared to Durham’s 5 points.

Durham’s Matthew Potts took career best figures in T20 cricket against Leicestershire at the weekend and is looking forward to tomorrow’s game, he said: “It was a beautiful performance, against Leicestershire.

“If we mapped out a plan of how we wanted to play our T20 cricket bowling first that would be it. We restricted them well and took wickets at consistent times.

“We finished it off at the death and didn’t let them get away. We knew that they were quite strong at the top of the order, but if we could get early wickets and bowl at the death against the lower order, we were winning nine times out of 10.  We knew that we could frustrate Lilley and once he did, we got him in the end.

“The mood in the dressing room is good looking ahead to the Yorkshire game. We are quite confident, and now need to take the positives from the Leicestershire win.  Yorkshire is a completely new game, so we need to reassess and hit them hard.

“We now have three away games to come up this week, being on the road is going to be tough for the lads but I think we have the team that can do it well.”

Squad vs Yorkshire Vikings (16 September, 18:30pm)

Nathan Rimmington (c), Alex Lees, Graham Clark, David Bedingham, Farhaan Behardien, Brydon Carse, Ben Raine, Gareth Harte, Paul Coughlin, Stuart Poynter, Oliver Gibson, Jack Campbell, Matthew Potts, Liam Trevaskis, Scott Steel

Match Coverage

The Club’s match centre will be in operation for the Yorkshire Vikings fixture with live scorecards, statistics & video highlights as they happen.  There will also be regular updates on Twitter, with a match report and post-match reaction on the website following the conclusion.

*A reminder this game is played behind closed doors.

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