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3rd May 2009

Cook: We need to build on what we’ve done today

“I think there is an awful lot of conjecture in these powerplay’s and we got to  a stage where they took the powerplay at exactly the same time when we did, after 42 overs, and we took a really positive attitude in the powerplay we attacked them, kept a slip in the main and didn’t go too defensive in our bowling. I think that rattled them a little bit.  From looking to get somewhere in the region of forty runs in the powerplay, I don’t think they got many more than 30 and that gave us half a chance of getting a victory. 

“It’s a trick to be able to play them, if you get badly beaten by them you’ve got to come back and take them on the chin.  If you do well in a powerplay as we did today it gives you a big lift and very often will give you a chance of victory.
Durham posted a total of 266-7 on the board with Phil Mustard (61) and Dale Benkenstein (77*) putting the runs on the board. “Dale was determined to score a few runs this year having stepped down from the captaincy , he played a brilliant innings in the four day game down at Somerset and played a real match winning innings today for us”, said Cook. 

The Dynamos first win of the season was a close but exciting one and Geoff Cook is keen to claim another one tomorrow when the team face Sussex Sharks at Riverside.

“We’ve got an opportunity to try and build on what we’ve come out of today with when we get out on the field tomorrow. 

“The lads have got to be grateful that they’ve come out of today with a win, luckily we came out of it successfully, we’ve got to make sure we build on that success.  It’s a topsy turvy start to the season we play another one day game tomorrow then we have a four day match and a whole bulk of these fifty over games so a win and another one tomorrow would be excellent and give everyone something really positive to play for” added Cook.