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25th July 2019 Match Reports

Seconds share spoils in Worcestershire T20s

Durham’s second XI picked up one victory and one defeat in their T20 matches against Worcestershire 2nd XI at Burnopfield on Thursday

In the first game Durham gave run outs to a number of first team regulars including Ben Raine, Alex Lees, Jack Burnham, Garth Harte and Chris Rushworth but it was the visitors who shone.

Durham set their opponents 179 off their 20 overs, Harry Adair top scoring with 42 at the top of the order – Ryan Pringle (31), Lees (33) and Harte (36) all producing valuable contributions.

Jaques Banton was the pick of the bowlers taking 3/25 in his three overs. A knock of 107 from Worcestershire opener Tom Fell helped the visitors to a comfortable eight wicket victory – winning with 25 balls to spare.

In the second fixture Durham once again batted first setting a target of 163 – having made a number of changes from the first game. Harte top scored with another 36 while Adair again contributed at the top of the order with 37 from 18 balls.

Ben Whitehead shone with the ball, opening the bowling and taking 4/25 in his four overs – Oliver Gibson and Luke Doneathy taking two wickets each on the way to a 35 run victory.

 

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