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11th August 2021 Match Previews

Squad of 14 named for Hampshire game, as Durham look to reach semi-final

Durham take on Hampshire tomorrow in their final Royal London Cup fixture at Emirates Riverside, having already confirmed their place in the knockout stages of this years 50 over competition.

Alan Walker has named the same 14 man squad for tomorrow’s game knowing that a win against Hampshire would guarantee Durham a home semi final on Tuesday at Emirates Riverside. A loss against Hampshire tomorrow would see Durham have a home quarter final which would take place on Saturday, also at Emirates Riverside.

Tuesday’s game over Worcestershire saw Durham cement a place in the knockout stages with a 46 run win at New Road. Alex Lees led the way with 93 backed by 66 from David Bedingham as Durham scored 289/9 from their 50 overs. Liam Trevaskis claimed list A career best figures of 3/38 and Paul van Meekeren claimed 3/45 as Durham bowled Worcestershire out for 243.

Lees’ 93 saw him overtake Graham Clark as the countries leading run scorer with 468 runs. Paul van Meekeren is now the club’s leading wicket taker with 11 wickets so far.

Hampshire currently sit in fourth place in group A and are still in contention to progress into the knockout stages, with 7 points from their 7 games so far. The South East county have had a mixed campaign with three wins, three losses and one no result so far. They have five players missing to the Hundred with Mason Crane, Chris Wood, Liam Dawson, James Vince and Brad Wheal all featuring in the ECBs new tournament.

Nick Gubbins, the former Middlesex man is their leading run scorer with 294 runs with a top score of 131*, Ian Holland is their leading wicket taker with 8 scalps while they have South African Kyle Abbott who has claimed 7 wickets so far.

Squad vs Hampshire (12 August) 

Alex Lees, Graham Clark,Scott Borthwick*, Cameron Bancroft, David Bedingham, Sean Dickson, Ned Eckersley, Chris Rushworth, Matt Salisbury, Liam Trevaskis, Luke Doneathy, Paul van Meekeren, Jack Campbell, Harry Crawshaw

Words from David Bedingham

Leesy (Alex Lees) and Clarky (Graham Clark) set us up nicely for a good score on quite a tough wicket.They bowled well upfront but the pair of them were quite cool under pressure. We then bowled and fielded very well and it was a great win. After we had them 44-2 at the end of the powerplay, I always thought it was going to be quite tough for them to come back. We closed out the game very well. This competition, we have batted well in every game and Leesy and Clarky have consistently built a good platform. It would be nice to win the next game on Thursday (against Hampshire) and miss the quarter-final and go straight into the semi-finals on Tuesday.”

Match Centre

The Club’s match centre will be in operation for the fixtures with live scorecards, statistics & video highlights as they happen. You can watch the game live via the Durham Cricket YouTube channel.


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