Friday 1 August 2014 

Durham v Warwickshire, Royal London One-Day Cup


After being put into bat Warwickshire made a steady start before losing William Porterfield off the final delivery of the eighth over to Onions for 10.

Varun Chopra was trapped lbw by John Hastings for26, bringing together Jonathan Trott and Tim Ambrose who then batted for the next 23 overs, posting a record partnership of 141 at a run-a-ball. Trott completed the 20th List A century of his career, which included 14 boundaries. He was eventually bowled by Hastings, playing on for 106 from 108 balls, when Warwickshire were well placed on 213-3 in the 41st over.

This triggered a collapse as Evans 4 was taken by Mustard off Rushworth and then Ambrose 70 fell to Ben Stokes.

Jeetan Patel, sent in early to take advantage of the strong start, could make on made 3 before Hastings picked up a third wicket and then struck again when Clarke 16 was caught at third man by Rushworth.

Trying to optimise the start, Poysden was bowled by Hastings, his fifth wicket, while Javid and Rankin fell off consecutive deliveries from Rushworth in the final over of the innings.

264 all out, the Bears were left to reflect on what might have been after losing eight wickets for 51 runs in 57deliveries.

When Durham began their reply, Mustard and Stoneman posted an opening partnership of 88 before Josh Poysden picked up the wicket of Philip Mustard 42, with his first delivery thanks to a good catch from Laurie Evans as the wicketkeeper tried to reverse sweep him.

Former Warwickshire player, Callum MacLeod and Stoneman, having just completed his half- century, took the total on to 119 in the 22nd over, before Stoneman chopped Rankin back into his stumps.

Jeetan Patel then picked up Ben Stokes top edging a sweep to short third man for six, caught by Varun Chopra and after a fourth wicket partnership of 48 MacLeod pulled Patel to Rankin on the square-leg boundary for 46.

Paul Collingwood completed his half-century and with five an over required from the last nine overs, Durham helped themselves to singles, before Collingwood having made 77 with eight fours and three sixes, drilled Hannon-Dalby to Chopra.

But the damage was done for Warwickshire, as Durham gained their first victory in the competition and in doing inflicted the Bears’ first loss, by 5 wickets with 3.5 overs to spare.

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