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11th September 2023 Match Reports

Callum Gaffney fires Durham Second XI to eight-wicket victory over Derbyshire

Day 4 Durham 2XI 325 & 114/2 beat Derbyshire 2XI 243 & 194

Callum Gaffney smashes a quick-fire 41* alongside Harry Crawshaw (45*) to take Durham Second XI to an eight-wicket victory over Derbyshire on day four in the ECB Second XI Championship.

Durham began the day 24 for one, requiring a further 89 to win. Harry Crawshaw scored seven boundaries on day four, five in his partnership with Ross Whitfield as they put on another 38 runs together before the latter was bowled through the gate in the sixteenth.

The incoming Callum Gaffney was unwilling to allow Matthew Siddall to settle into the attack, slog sweeping him for six before lofting over long-off for another maximum in his first over.

Gaffney swept again for four in Siddall’s following over before Harry Crawshaw score nine from an Amit Basra over as Durham reached 96 for two.

The destructive Gaffney then ended the game with a flurry of boundaries, slog sweeping Siddal for six twice as well as guiding one down the fine leg for four as he scored 18 from four consecutive balls.

The pair scored 28 runs from the final 11 balls of the match and shared a partnership of 52 in just 47 balls. Gaffney’s scintillating knock came from just 28 balls featuring two fours and four sixes with Siddall taking punishment, conceding 38 runs in under three overs.

 

 

Day 3 Durham 2XI 325 & 24/1 vs Derbyshire 243 & 194

Luke Robinson stars on day three taking 5-34 to help Durham Second XI close in on victory over Derbyshire.

Jonathan Bushnell and Liam Trevaskis managed to add 31 runs to Durham’s overnight 186 before falling in consecutive overs; Trevaskis fell first for 43 before Bushnell followed for 44.

Haydon Mustard and George Drissell shared a 43-run partnership in less than eight overs before both departed in the 72nd over of the innings, leaving Durham 20 runs ahead with two wickets remaining.

Stanley McAlindon, George Darwood and Luke Robinson were able to add a further 62 runs between them to lift Durham’s first innings lead to 82. Matthew Siddall ended with figures of 5-93 for Derbyshire Seconds.

Durham made a rapid start as Luke Robinson took three wickets in the opening five overs. The 18-year-old removed Mitchell Wagstaff in the opening over as the batter left an in-swinger which crashed into his pads.

Robinson then removed the off stumps of both Savin Perera and Archie Harrison in the fifth, Derbyshire had just four runs on the board. Cian Dickinson and Muhammed Naeem shared 72 runs for the fourth wicket before both were undone by Durham spinners.

Drissell dislodged Dickinson’s off peg as he attempted to sweep before Trevaskis took Naeem’s middle stump out of the ground to leave Derbyshire 82 for five. Drissell had a second, removing William Tarrant by taking a low return catch after a 67-run stand.

Robinson had Amit Basra lbw the following over for his fourth wicket as the batter looked to play across the line; he then extracted the off stump of Billy Mead for his five-fer having conceded just 26 runs.

Derbyshire added a further 40 runs to bring their total to 194 as Bushnell took the final two wickets. Durham scored 24 runs before the close of play losing the wicket of J Kelly; Harry Crawshaw and Ross Whitfield are set to resume on day four, requiring a further 89 runs.

 

Day 2 Durham 186/4 vs Derbyshire 243

Liam Trevaskis takes two wickets before striking an unbeaten 32 as Durham Second XI close in on Derbyshire’s 243.

Derbyshire began day two of the ECB Second XI Championship fixture on 54 for two as less than 11 overs were managed on day one. The visitors were only able to add 24 runs to their overnight score when Paul Coughlin angled one into Archie Harrison’s pad having him lbw.

Coughlin had his second of the morning when Muhammed Naeem failed to connect with a drive, with the ball moving in to strike his pad in front of the stumps. Just overs later, Derbyshire were five down as Luke Robinson had Amrit Basra trapped in front.

Savin Perera and William Tarrant shared a 47-run stand leading Derbyshire to 150 before the latter chipped a George Darwood delivery into the hands of Harry Crawshaw.

Liam Trevaskis grabbed the key wicket of Perera when one gripped off the surface, with the batter chipping into the gloves of Haydon Mustard. Trevaskis picked up the next wicket of Billy Mead as the batter attempted to sweep but ended up guiding the ball onto the stumps.

Stanley McAlindon claimed his first wicket the following over having Nick Potts caught behind off a short-pitched delivery. Derbyshire shared a 38 run final wicket partnership to reach 243 before Robinson removed the off stump of Ellis for 34.

Durham’s openers shared a 69-run partnership before Crawshaw was caught in the deep for 37. Durham reached three figures on the penultimate ball of the 31st over; Nick Potts found his way through the defence of J Kelly (40) next ball to leave Durham 100 for two.

Durham managed to score 11 more before Callum Gaffney toed on to mid-off. Coughlin also scored 37, striking six fours and a six from 44 balls before Siddall bowled him for his second scalp. Jonathan Bushnell and Trevaskis managed to guide Durham to the close, sharing 52.

Trevaskis took the attack to Derbyshire, striking three maximums as he scored 32 not out from 33 balls. Bushnell scored a patient unbeaten 23 at the other end as Durham finished day two 186 for four.

 

George Darwood takes two wickets for Durham Second XI against Derbyshire as rain heavily impacts day one at South Northumberland Cricket Club.

Following heavy rain on Sunday, the beginning of play was delayed until 12:40 with the players taking an early lunch. Durham began brightly as George Darwood took a wicket in each of his opening overs, leaving Derbyshire 23 for two.

Mitchell Wagstaff was the first to fall, playing late into the hands of Liam Trevaskis at second slip; Darwood’s second came when he struck Cian Dickinson’s front pad.

Savin Perera and Archie Harrison guided the visiting side to 54 for two before rain returned to end play on day one in just the 11th over.

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