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11th July 2023 Match Reports

Durham 2nd XI require eight wickets for victory in Scarborough following Harry Crawshaw and Liam Trevaskis centuries

Day 3: Durham 2nd XI 204 & 403 vs Yorkshire 2nd XI 156 & 200/2

Durham 2nd XI require 8 wickets on day four in Scarborough to secure victory over Yorkshire after centuries from Harry Crawshaw and Liam Trevaskis left Durham in a commanding position.

Durham began the day 106 for one and introduced Ross Whitfield to join Harry Crawshaw following Ben McKinney’s late day two dismissal. Whitfield made 15 before succumbing to a Ben Mike short ball, Harry Duke catching behind the stumps.

Durham continued to dominate in the third innings as Crawshaw made it to his fifty from 122 balls before his partner Liam Trevaskis repeated the feat from 51 deliveries. Crawshaw brought up three figures from 196 balls, just 74 deliveries since reaching fifty.

Durham continued to pressurise Yorkshire, making it to 300 just two wickets down and Trevaskis continued to score at approximately a run-a-ball. Crawshaw went on to be Durham’s highest scorer, making 129 runs comprised of 16 fours and a maximum before Jack Shutt’s bowling had him stumped.

Things started to happen quickely as in the following over Trevaskis too went on to score a century, reaching the milestone after facing precisely 100 balls, scoring 10 fours and five sixes. He then fell in the next over, caught by Will Fraine off Jack Shutt’s bowling.

Having been 323 for two, Durham found themselves 331 for five when Jonathan Bushnell became Shutt’s fourth scalp, falling leg before wicket. Paul Coughlin fell for 10, finding the hands of Isaac Light in the off side from the bowling of Dominic Leech to leave Durham six down.

Leech soon had Yorkshire’s seventh victim, the first of three in as many overs when George Drissell edged behind to Duke. Haydon Mustard made 40 with 3 fours and sixes apiece before Benjamin Cliff had him dismissed with Noah Kelly catching him in the slips in the 91st.

Daniel Hogg was Durham’s ninth man to fall, pulling a Leech delivery to Ben Mike in the field. George Darwood made 18 not out before Jack Shutt claimed his fifth wicket of the innings, bowling Oliver Gibson.

Durham finished 403 all out and with a further lead of 48, set the hosts a target of 452 to win with a minimum of 135 overs remaining.

Yorkshire raced away to an opening stand of over 100 within 18 overs before Bushnell prevented Noah Kelly batting on in the next over; having him caught behind by Mustard for  74 from just 71 deliveries.

It took almost a further 10 overs for Durham’s second breakthrough, Duke left a Gibson delivery that arrowed into his off stump to leave the home side 164 for two. Will Fraine (61*) and Yash Vagadia (19*) led Yorkshire to 200 for two upon the close of day three.


Day 2: Durham 2nd XI 204 & 106/1 vs Yorkshire 2nd XI 156

Ben McKinney scores 66, sharing a stand of 105 with Harry Crawshaw to take Durham 2nd XI 153 runs clear of Yorkshire heading into day three.

Durham could have wished for a better start to the second day in Scarborough as top scorer Harry Crawshaw became Ben Mike’s fourth victim, failing to add to his overnight 83.

Mike claimed a fifth scalp of the innings, having George Darwood caught by Will Fraine at slip, leaving Durham 174 for seven. The 24-year-old then took his third wicket of the morning when he bowled George Drissell for 22.

Dominic Leech took the ninth Durham wicket with Mike catching Brandon Glover for three. Daniel Hogg was the last man to fall, he scored 21, to take Durham up to 204 before his innings was ended by Benjamin Cliff.

Durham picked up their opening wicket in the sixth over when Hogg forced a leading edge from Fraine, finding Jonathan Bushnell in the field; putting Yorkshire 31 for one. Yorkshire added two runs to their score before rain returned to disrupt play for 45 minutes.

Hogg soon had a second, Harry Duke edged behind to Haydon Mustard for one, reducing the hosts to 38 for two. Darwood halted the third wicket partnership at 48 as he had Yash Vagadia caught by Bushnell for 26.

Just three overs later, Brandon Glover struck twice in five balls as he dismissed both Ben Mike and Isaac Light to leave the White Rose 93 for five. Hogg took his third on the stroke of tea, having Noah Kelly out lbw for 27; with Yorkshire on 112.

Bushnell took wickets in back-to-back deliveries after tea as he removed Alex Cree for 12 and Jafer Chohan for nought, with both batters out lbw to leave Yorkshire 112 for eight. Bushnell had Yorkshire nine down when Jack Shutt miscued to Glover on 15.

Oliver Gibson had Benjamin cliff caught by Liam Trevaskis at mid-on to have Yorkshire all out for 156, handing Durham a 48-run lead at the halfway stage.

McKinney brought up his 50 from 70 deliveries, featuring seven fours and a maximum before attempting to guide Durham to the close wicketless alongside Crawshaw, withstanding 31 Yorkshire overs for 105 runs.

McKinney fell to the final delivery of the day lofting a Shutt delivery down the ground into the hands of Ben Parker; Crawshaw finished unbeaten on 33.


Day 1 164/5 

Harry Crawshaw hit 83, but Durham Seconds struggled with the bat before rain brought a premature end to Day 1 of their fixture against Yorkshire at Scarborough in the ECB 2XI Championship. 

After losing the toss and being put in, Durham suffered an early blow when skipper Ben McKinney edged to first slip off Benjamin Cliff for 4 to leave them 5-1.

Ross Whitfield joined Crawshaw at the crease and the pair quickly found a rhythm together, bringing up their 50 partnership in 69 balls and showcasing their shots along the way.

Whitfield then fell after trying to smash Ben Mike through the covers for 35, bringing Liam Trevaskis to the crease as he and Crawshaw saw Durham to lunch without any further loss.

The pair resumed after the break and Crawshaw reached his half century off 105 deliveries with seven fours, before Yorkshire struck twice in two balls, Ben Mike removing Trevaskis and Jonathan Bushnell LBW first ball to leave Durham in a spot of bother at 105/4.

Hayden Mustard fell for 3 to further deepen Durham’s woes at 122/5, bringing George Drissell to the crease. He and Crawshaw stemmed the tide of wickets, adding 42 together before rain brought the players off with Durham 164/5.

The rain persisted at Scarborough and play was abandoned for the day at 4:30pm.

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