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3rd May 2024 Representative

Callum Gaffney impresses with bat and ball, as Durham Academy draw with Yorkshire

Durhan 222/10 & 133/7; Yorkshire 193/10 & 194/10

 Callum Gaffney impressed with bat and ball as Durham Academy drew with Yorkshire Academy at Seat Unique Riverside.

Yorkshire won the toss and elected to bat on day one, but Kenzie Peakman and Brett Hutchinson struck early to reduce the visitors to 28/2 as Durham got off to a strong start.

Hector Hamil (39) and Peter Greenfield (44) steadied the ship for the Tykes backed by 40 from Aarush Shinde before he was pinned lbw to Gaffney for 40.

Yorkshire lost their final 5 wickets for 50 runs as Gaffney (3/17) and Teddy Minto (3/51) were the pick of the Durham bowlers, with Yorkshire bowled out for 193 inside 61 overs.

Durham lost opener Faizan Ghumman for 1 lbw to Bradley Slyvester, however a 64-run partnership for the second wicket between Owen Harwood and Callum Gaffney had Durham on track late on day 2.

Gaffney led the way with a 79 ball 66 with 11 fours and 2 sixes but was bowled by Joshua Hen-Boisen, with the slow left-arm orthodox bowler picking up 6/67.

The Durham middle order batters all chipped in as, Robbie Bowman (32), Haydon Mustard (32) and Mitchell Killeen (24) contributed as Durham were bowled out early on day 2 with a lead of 29.

Leg-before wicket was the key dismissal for the Yorkshire batters as Durham tried to force victory, with 5 of the fist 6 wickets being lbw. Gaffney continued to shine with the ball, along with top order wickets from Ishaq Khan, Faizan Ghumman and Teddy Minto, as Durham reduced the visitors to to 124/6.

Ghumman claimed three late wickets followed by a third for Callum Gaffney as Yorkshire were dismissed for 194, setting Durham 166 to win.

Ghumman picked up 4/41 while Gaffney struck with 3/37.

Durham got off to the worst possible start in reply, losing Ghumman first ball of the chase to a ball which kept low, as he was bowled by Sylvester.

Hen-Boisen then picked up his seventh in the match when he had Gaffney pinned lbw for 12 and Durham stuttering at 17/2.

Durham were well ahead of the rate in the opening 10 overs, going at over 6 but despite 54 from Owen Harwood and 24 from Mitchell Killeen, Durham lost wickets frequently and fell 33 runs short of the required total, as the match ended a draw at 6pm.






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