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24th July 2019 Match Reports

Doneathy takes nine but seconds slip to Pears defeat

Worcestershire (203 & 169/6; Hammond 103, Banton 45, Dell 38; Doneathy 5/28) beat Durham (217 & 151; Steel 83, Robson 55, Harte 55, Pringle 37) by 4 wickets.

Durham seconds couldn’t take the final four wickets needed for victory against Worcestershire at Maiden Castle.

Alan Walker’s side enjoyed an excellent morning session, as Luke Doneathy was on top with the ball, dismissing both opening batsmen to claim nine wickets for the match.

Oliver Gibson struck leaving Worcestershire 14/3 chasing 166 to win followed by Gareth Harte pinning Alexander Milton LBW for nine.

Doneathy struck with his fourth to send Jacques Banton back to the pavilion for 45, but 30 from Nicholas Hammond and 27 from Edward Bragg saw the Pears home in 48.1 overs.

The seconds are back in action tomorrow in two T20 games against Worcestershire at Burnopfield Cricket Club with the first game starting at 11:30am.

Close, Day 2; Durham (217 & 151; Harte 55, Pringle 37; Wilkinson 3/16, Rhodes 3/57) lead Worcestershire (203; Hammond 103; Doneathy 5/28) by 165 runs.

Nicholas Hammond put Worcestershire into a commanding position going into the final day of the second championship at Maiden Castle.

Luke Doneathy had taken a hat-trick on Day 1 to leave the Pears 65/5 at the close of play and struck early on day 2 to pick up a five-wicket hall with figures of 5/28 from 13 overs.

However, Hammond dug in for the Pears, scoring 103 from 233 balls scoring ten fours as Worcestershire were bowled out for 203 in 78.3 overs.

Ryan Pringle claimed 2/37 from 18 overs before Angus Robson forced a run out to secure the final wicket for Durham.

A fine opening spell from Alex Ross, saw the left-arm bowler dismiss the top three Durham batsman reducing Durham to 3/8.

Gareth Harte (55), Ryan Pringle (37) and Sol Bell (28) enabled Durham to reach 151 all out in 47.3 overs to set the visitors 166. to win going into final day.

Close, Day One; Durham (217; C.Steel 83, Robson 55, Doneathy 30; Rhodes 7/84) lead Worcestershire (Doneathy 4/13) by 147 runs.

Luke Doneathy claimed a hat-trick late in the day as Durham seconds closed day one of their Championship game against Worcestershire on top at Maiden Castle.

The visitors won the toss and asked Durham to bat at the university ground, as an opening stand of 95 had Durham set well. Angus Robson scored a 100 ball 55, before he departed off the bowling of Tom Fell.

George Rhodes was in top form with the ball, as the right-arm off break bowler claimed seven wickets for 87 from 23.3 overs.

Rhodes claimed the wicket of Cameron Steel who scored a well-made 83 from 216 balls including 12 fours and one six while Luke Doneathy supported with 30 from 51 balls as Durham were bowled out for 217 in 78.3 overs.

Luke Doneathy struck in the second over to leave the Pears 1/5 to dismiss Rhodes before Gavin Main then struck to dismiss Joshua Dell for 13.

Doneathy then picked up three in three balls to finish with four for 13 to leave Worcestershire 70/5 at the close.


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