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9th September 2021 Match Reports

Stuart Poynter scores unbeaten 206, before Salisbury picks up five wicket haul, as Seconds beat Sussex by 119 runs.

Day 4 

Durham made it back to back wins in the 2XI Championship with a 119 run victory over Sussex at Blackstone Academy, to move third in the table with 1 game to play.

It took Stuart Poynter just five balls of day 4 to bring up his double century as he reached 200 with a single pulling a short ball from Karvelas for one run. An innings which included 23 fours and 2 sixes from 227 balls.

Poynter’s 200 also brought up the fifty partnership from 56 balls with George Drissell, who moved onto 31 in no one time in the opening stages of the morning session, launching Shaw for six runs from a no ball.

The visitors went onto bat for three overs of day 4 as Poynter finished unbeaten on 206 with 24 fours and 2 sixes with George Drissell adding a quick 31 from 38 balls. Durham declaring on 526/6 and setting Sussex 380 to win from 91 overs.

Jack Campbell struck early for Durham four overs into the Sussex innings when Bertie Foreman chipped the ball to Stuart Poynter at mid on for 6.

Euan Woods and Harrison Woads shared a 50 partnership before rain took the players off the field at 66/1, Durham leading by 314 runs and an early lunch called. The pair continued to build on the partnership after lunch before George Drissell took Euan Woods leg stump out for 33.

Harrison Ward hit 12 fours and one six but nicked behind to Tom Mackintosh to give Salisbury his first wicket. One wicket brought a further three, as Pocklington held out to Crawley on the boundary as Drissell picked up number two.

Matt Salisbury struck four balls later bowling Tear going onto claim a double wicket maiden as Bushnell caught Burrows at silly point for 0 as Sussex found themselves going from 122/3 to 123/6.

Centurion in the first innings Freddie Smith departed second over after tea as Drissell bowled him for 32, breaking a 63 run partnership for the seventh wicket and Durham needing 3 more wickets for victory.

Karvelas scored his second fifty of the match in a 54 run partnership with Jordan Shaw, but Salisbury had Karvelas caught behind straight after bringing up his half century. New batsman Nick Cooper lasted just two balls as Salisbury pinned him LBW as Salisbury claimed a five wicket haul with figures of 5/63.

Jordan Shaw was the final wicket to fall to give Doneathy his first of the innings, as Durham bowled out Sussex for 260 winning by 199 runs.

George Drissell rounded off with 3/96 from 26 overs, while Campbell and Doneathy both struck once.

Day 3 

A sixth wicket stand of 295 from Stuart Poynter (192*) and Luke Doneathy (129) helped put Durham in a strong position going into the final day of their Second XI Championship match against Sussex. 

Resuming on 55/1, Durham added 62 to their overnight score when Tom Mackintosh was caught in the slips by Euan Woods for 29.

Harry Crawshaw brought up his half century with a single coming up in 83 balls with 9 fours but was bowled for 64 by Joseph Pocklington to give him his second wicket of the innings.

Durham lost two quick wickets following Crawshaw’s departure as Graham Clark went for 25 and Jonathan Bushnell nought.

At 158/5 Durham found themselves in a slight touch of trouble but it was Stuart Poynter and Luke Doneathy who came together to help put the visitors in a commanding position by the end of the day.

Poynter brought up three figures skipping up the wicket and hitting Foreman for four. His 100 coming in 129 balls with four fours. Doneathy  bringing up his half-century in the process as he launched Foreman for a maximum.

Durham went into tea on 323/5 leading by 176, with Poynter on 112 and Doneathy 66, bringing up a 200 run lead shortly after the break with Doneathy cutting Shaw for four .

The pair continued where they left off in the final session of day as they brought up the 250 run partnership from 330 balls in 195 minutes. Doneathy brought up his century with a four through the covers in an innings which included 13 fours and two sixes as Durham brought up 400.

Doneathy eventually fell for a superb 129 from 187 balls to give Pocklington his fourth wicket of the innings, as the partnership of 295 was eventually broken.

Poynter saw out the remainder of the day to finish unbeaten on 192, as Durham closed on 484/6 leading by 337 with four wickets remaining.

Day 2

Durham Seconds will go into day 3 of their 2XI Championship match on 55/1 trailing by 93 runs in reply to Sussex 399 all out. 

Resuming on 52/0 it took Durham three overs into the morning session of day 2 to strike as Jack Campbell had Bertie Foreman caught behind by Stuart Poynter for 39.

Campbell then struck two balls later when he pinned Euan Woods lbw with a ball which hit the toe as he claimed his second wicket of the innings.

Harrison Ward and Freddie Smith posted 67 for the third wicket but Ward fell for 39 as he was stumped by Stuart Poynter to give George Drissell his first wicket.

Matt Salisbury was the next to strike when Charles Tear was caught by Jonathan Bushnell for 21 as Durham had Sussex 158/4 at lunch.

However opening batsman Freddie Smith was still in the middle going along nicely with a half century. He was supported by half centuries from Pocklington and Karvelas who both departed thanks to wickets from Doneathy and Drissell shortly after reaching their fifties.

Drissell soon claimed his third trapping George Burrows LBW for 1, however Sussex continued to be in a strong position at 349/7 and leading by 97.

Jack Campbell picked up the final two Sussex wickets as the home side were bowled out for 399 in 94.1 overs leading by 147.

Grissell claimed figures of 4/88 with Campbell picking up 4/58.

Durham put on 41 for the first wicket but Jamie Crawley mistimed a pull shot for 13 from 22 balls, to give George Burrows his fourth of the match, with Durham closing on 55/1 from 13 overs. Harry Crawshaw unbeaten on 31.

Day 1

Tom Mackintosh led the way with 120 supported by 58 from George Drissell as Durham Seconds posted 252 on day 1 of their Second Championship match against Sussex at Blackstone Academy. 

Having lost the toss, Durham were asked to bat and lost Harry Crawshaw third over of the morning when George Burrows claimed his first wicket reducing Durham to 2/1. George Burrows was straight back in the action when he had Jamie Crawley caught behind for 6 as Durham found themselves 7/2 in the 6th over.

A fifth wicket stand of 52 from Tom Mackintosh and Graham Clark steadied the ship for Durham who moved onto 54/3 but Clark departed for 18 off the bowling of Nick Cooper.

Durham went into lunch lunch on 76/4 from 31 overs with Mackintosh 43 not out and Stuart Poynter 7*.

Mackintosh brought his half century up shortly after lunch with a drive for four, his 50 coming in 94 balls which included 10 fours. Although, Durham soon found themselves five down when Poynter was bowled by Euan Woods for 8.

Mackintosh and Luke Doneathy added 41 for the sixth wicket but Doneathy was caught pulling the ball to Foreman for 22, as Durham were reduced to 127/6.

George Drissell was the new man to the middle and he offered some key support for Tom Mackintosh sharing an 103 run partnership for the seventh wicket leading Durham up to 230, Drissell with 58 from 73 balls with nine fours.

The right-hand batsman fell on 58 as Euan Woods  picked up his second wicket for Sussex.

Mackintosh continued his fine form this summer bringing up his second Championship hundred of the summer with a reverse sweep for four. He fell shortly after sweeping the ball to Shaw as Bertie Foreman pocked up his first, top scoring with 120 from 208 balls which included 19 fours.

Gibson and Salisbury both fell for nought, with Durham being bowled out for 252 in 81.5 overs. George Burrows the pick of the bowlers with 3/61 while Euan Woods and Jordan Shaw both struck twice.

Sussex closed day 1 on 46/0 With Freddie Smith 8 and Bertie Foreman 32 unbeaten.


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