Durham 2nd XI rout Worcestershire 2nd XI: Second Eleven Trophy

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Durham 2nd XI rout Worcestershire 2nd XI: Second Eleven Trophy
Durham 2nd XI overcame Worcestershire 2nd XI comfortably by six wickets and 32 balls remaining in a match of the Second Eleven Trophy, at the County Ground, New Road, Worcester in on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.
The hosts batted first and were all-out for 200 in 39.4 overs. was the only batsman, who looked impressive in the innings. He top scored with 50 runs, but the effort went in vain in the end.
The 2nd XI didn’t find any problems while chasing down 201, as they achieved the target in 34.4 overs, losing just four batsmen. The highest scorer of the innings and the game was Ben Raine, who collected 60 runs for the visitors at the
top of the order.
Toss was won by the visitors’ captain,, who opted to field first. The pitch appeared to be a little bit damp, which suggested some assistance for the bowlers in the first hour of play.
Jack Manuel and David Wheeldon opened the innings for the home team, but both batsmen failed to make an impression. They were dismissed cheaply after collecting 17 and three runs in their respective outings.
The team’s skipper Neil Pinner was also unable to guide his team out of trouble, as he failed to make most of the start he got to his innings. He was dismissed after scoring 19 runs for his side. was unable to get going and was sent back to the pavilion after adding just eight runs to the total. He was followed by Brett D’Oliveira, who managed just three runs in his short stay at the crease.
The pair put together 62 runs for the sixth wicket partnership, guiding the hosts into a much better position. They got out after collecting 50 and 39 in their respective outings. batted well alongside the lower-order and scored 34 runs. He was unfortunate to be run-out towards the end of the innings, as the hosts were bundled-up for 200 with two balls remaining in the innings. bowled really well with the new ball for the Durham 2nd XI, picking up two wickets.
The visitors didn’t find many problems once they came out to bat. The moisture had dried out from the pitch and batting became much easier. Openers and Raine scored half-centuries, providing a fabulous start to their side. They collected 53
and 60 respectively.
Ryan Pringle also batted well, scoring an unbeaten 30 for his team, guiding them to an easy win in the end in just 34.4 overs.
D’Oliveira did a decent job with the ball for the hosts, picking up a couple of wickets, but his effort went in vain.



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