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8th May 2024 Match Reports

Drissell claims 4 and Gaffney scores 60 but Durham fall to 2 wicket defeat to Derbyshire

Day 3 Derbyshire 226/5 declared & 296/8 beat Durham 300 & 218

Durham Seconds suffered a narrow two wicket defeat to Derbyshire in the Second XI Championship at Repton School despite four wickets for George Drissell and early morning runs from Callum Gaffney,

Durham began the final day 98 for six, Drissell and Gaffney extended their partnership a further 56 runs before the former was caught slogging on 35.

Gaffney top scored for Durham as he made a fast-paced 60, from just 63 deliveries featuring seven fours and a maximum, helping Durham to set the hosts a target of 293 runs in 71 overs.

Durham started well with the ball, as Hogg and Mitchel Killeen both struck to have their counterparts 20 for two.

Drissell seized the next two breakthroughs, as he trapped Yousaf Bin Naeem (16) and Mitch Wagstaff (63) when he missed a reverse sweep, with the hosts on 96.

Ross Whiteley (36) and Thomson (44) took Derbyshire to 156/4 at tea. In just the third over after tea, Hogg ended the 80-run stand as he struck twice to have both batters caught in the slips.

Drissell broke two 50+ run partnerships to take his wicket tally to four but the Durham attack were unable to stop Harry Moore (64*) guiding the hosts to victory.

Day 2 Derbyshire 226/5 declared trail Durham 98/6 by 172 runs.

Durham and Derbyshire could see an entertaining final day of their Second XI Championship fixture at Repton School, as Durham lead by 172 with 4 wickets in hand. 

Derbyshire started well in their reply, with an opening stand of 71 between Harry Came and Mitchell Wagstaff before Wagstaff was pinned lbw for 32 to Luke Robinson.

Robinson soon struck for his second when William Tarrant was caught in the slips by George Drissell for 4, as Derbyshire went into lunch on 122/2 and trailing Durham by 178.

Robinson was the pick of the Durham bowlers with 3/42 while Dan Hogg bowled economically with 1/24 from 12 overs.

Harry Came top scored for the home side with 67 from 162 balls, while Wagstaff (32), Yousaf Bin Naeem (32) and Ross Whiteley (33*) all contributed.

Derbyshire then declared on 226, trailing Durham by 86.

In reply, Durham lost two quick wickets with just 38 on the board as Michael Jones (10) and Jonathan Bushnell (8) were in the pavilion early on.

Ben McKinney 38 was the only highlight of Durham’s second innings batting on day 2, coming off 67 balls, as the rest of the Durham batters struggled to pass double figures.

Gidman’s side closed day 2 on 98/6 and leading Derbyshire by 172 going into the final day at Repton School.

Day 1 Durham 300/10 lead Derbyshire 13/0 by 287.

99 from Haydon Mustard and 86 from Jonathan Bushnell saw Durham Second XI have a mixed day with the bat against Derbyshire at Repton School.

Derbyshire won the toss and elected to bowl as the home side struck early when skipper Ben McKinney was caught for 8 by England quick Pat Brown.

Michael Jones added 38 but it was Haydon Mustard who led the way with 99, his second 99 for the Seconds having also been dismissed one short of his century against Warwickshire last season.

Jonathan Bushnell continued his strong start to the season with 86 from 188 balls including 7 fours and 3 sixes backed by an unbeaten 44 from Ross Whitfield.

Despite runs from the Durham top order, the visitors lost their final 5 wickets for just 26 runs as Ross Whiteley claimed 4/16 from 8 overs as Durham were bowled out for 300 in 81.3 overs.

Derbyshire went unscathed closing on 13/0 from 7 overs, as bad light brought day 1 to an end, trailing Durham by 287.


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