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2nd September 2021 Representative

Crawshaw (88) and Gaffney (71) star as Academy beat Scotland Under 19s in high scoring clash

Durham Cricket boys’ Academy won a high scoring thriller against Scotland under-19s at Hartlepool, in the first of two one day fixtures this week.

Cricket Scotland won the toss and elected to bat, losing their first wicket for 34 when Majeed was caught by Jake Pratt off the bowling of Stanley McAlindon for 11.

Tom Mackintosh and Callman Finlay added 51 for the second wicket, with Callman Finlay falling for 32. Rashid came to the crease and went onto add 75 with Mackintosh for the third wicket, before he was pinned lbw for 20 by Robbie Dawson.

Robertson was next to the middle and he fell four balls later, as Scotland lost two wickets for one run, when he was caught by Jack Scott off the bowling of Charlie Scorer for 1.

Jarvis and Mackintosh led Scotland to 243-5, before Jack Scott claimed his first wicket to dismiss Jarvis for 43.

Tom Mackintosh top scored for Scotland with a super 124 from 108 balls which included 18 fours but he was caught by McAlindon to give Jack Scott his second wicket. Scotland lost their final three wickets for 19 runs as they were bowled out for 291 with 5 balls remaining of their 50 overs.

Robbie Dawson picked up figures of 3/36, while Max Jackson struck with 2/36 from 8 overs.

In reply Durham lost two quick wickets and facing an uphill task from the off as Jake Pratt and Abinav Ramisetty both fell early reducing Durham to 9/2.

Ben McKinney and Ross Whitfield steadied the ship putting on 60 for the third wicket but McKinney was caught and bowled 8 runs shy of his half century for 42, with Whitfield also falling two overs later for 22.

Callum Gaffney and Harry Crawshaw took Durham to 199/5, with an 114 run partnership, Gaffney scoring 71 in an innings which included 12 fours.

Harry Crawshaw went onto score a well made 88 from 66 balls with 8 fours and one six but when he fell Durham required 33 with 8 overs remaining.

It was an unbeaten 33 from Robbie Dawson and 18 not out from Mitchell Killeen which saw Durham home in 46.5 overs to win by 3 wickets chasing down 29. Fischer-Keogh claimed 3/34 for Scotland.

Durham Academy take on Scotland Under 19s again on Thursday 2 September in their final academy game of the summer.

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