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27th March 2009

Durham claim second victory in SA

Durham won their second tour match by 2 wickets with one ball to spare on their pre season tour to South Africa. More detailed match information is to follow

Monday 30 March       Durham CCC v North West Invita

266 (50 overs)
Ian Blackwell collected three more wickets to add to his three in the opening tour match.
Ben Harmison collected two wickets bowling 10 economical overs for only 35 runs. 

267-8 (49.5 overs)
New captain Will Smith and all rounder Liam Plunkett both contributed scores in the 70’s as Durham got home by two wickets with one ball to spare. 

Friday 27 March      Durham CCC  v Worcestershire CCC

Early reports from South Africa confirm that Durham won the opening match of their tour today (Friday) when they beat Worceshire CCC, who are also touring in the same area.

Durham CCC posted a total of 239 all out in 49.2 overs.  The Durham bowling attack restricted Worcestershire’s reply to just 85 with new signing Ian Blackwell and Mitchell Claydon both taking 3-10.

More details to follow…..