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15th April 2008

Durham v Durham UCCE

University Match – Riverside

Wednesday 16 – Friday 18 April 2008

The match between Durham UCCE and Durham County Cricket Club finally began at 1.10pm as Durham took to the field for a bowl. 43.4 overs later Durham UCCE were all out for 76 as Durham’s pacemen got some wickets. Neil Killeen was the main contributor with 5 wickets from his 12 overs conceding only 15 runs. Mark Davies and Graham Onions shared two wickets each and spinner Paul Wiseman collected one.

Durham moved along to 232all out from 56.4 overs as Paul Wiseman top scored with 65 including 8 fours and 2 sixes. Michael Di Venuto returned a run a ball 57 at the top of the order, with Dale Benkenstein and Graham Onions contributing 34 and 36 respectively.

Stephen Harmison picked up Prowting lbw in reply as Durham UCCE progressed to 16 -1 at the close.

Day 3 has now been abandoned due to consistent heavy rain.

Durham Dynamos defend the Friends Provident Trophy for the first time on Sunday 20 April when they face Yorkshire Carnegie at the Riverside.  Tickets for this match are priced at only £10 for adults when purchased in advance of the game (£15 on the day).  Junior tickets are priced at £5 (£6 on the day).

Membership of Durham County Cricket Club entitles supporters to complimentary admission to all home group stage Friends Provident Trophy, LV County Championship and NatWest Pro40 matches.  Members are also eligible for reduced rate Twenty20 Cup tickets, when purchased in advance of the game.  Membership is priced at just £140 for adults, £30 for juniors and £90 for seniors.  For further details visit or contact the Box Office, during office hours, on 0844 499 4466.


Michael Di Venuto (23)
Mark Stoneman (26)
Kyle Coetzer (30)
Dale Benkenstein (44) Captain
Gordon Muchall (24)
Phil Mustard (19) Wicket Keeper
Paul Wiseman (8)
Graham Onions (9)
Mark Davies (4)
Stephen Harmison (10)
Neil Killeen (77)