2nd XI v NYSD XI - Report

2nd XI v NYSD XI - Report

2nd XI v NYSD XI - Report

Calum MacLeod smashed an unbeaten century at Richmond (photo: Ian Horrocks)

First match: North Yorkshire South Durham League XI 119-7 (Nick Hendrie 51) v Durham 2nd XI 120-3 (Ryan Pringle 68*). Durham 2nd XI won by seven wickets at Richmond Cricket Club.

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Ryan Pringle scored a dashing unbeaten half-century to ease the 2nd XI to a comfortable victory in the first T20 game against a NYSD XI.

Having impressed in a cameo innings for the first team in last week's narrow defeat to Lancashire Lightning, the 22 year old hit 12 boundaries in his 30 ball stay at the crease.

Pringle saw his side home with 55 balls to spare after Durham had lost three early wickets.

Calum MacLeod, Rammy Singh and Graham Clark could only manage 21 runs between them, but Pringle joined forces with Stuart Poynter (19*) to seal a resounding victory after the home team had set a modest target.

Scottish International Gavin Main (3-28) was the pick of the Durham bowlers as the hosts slumped from 80-2 to 119-7.

Although Main picked up three wickets, Andy Ireland (2-22) Calum MacLeod and Ryan Buckley also bowled well, with Buckley's four overs going for just 15 runs.

Second match: Durham 2nd XI 168-8 (Calum MacLeod 109*) v North Yorkshire South Durham League XI 160-8. Durham 2nd XI won by eight runs at Richmond Cricket Club.

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Second string skipper Calum MacLeod showed his limited overs prowess with another eye-catching innings for Durham.

The Scottish International all-rounder blasted an unbeaten 109 from 66 balls to almost single-handedly enable the 2nd XI to post 168-8. The other batsmen struggled to match their captain's fluency, with only Graham Clark (18) reaching double figures.

Macleod, who tops the run scorer list for Durham Jets in the three Natwest T20 Blast games so far, hit 13 fours and cleared the boundary on two occasions against the NYSD cricketers.

In reply, the hosts slipped to 60-6, and looked set to fall to a heavy defeat.

Some late order resistance from wicket-keeper Mike Layfield (48) caused a few jitters, but when Layfield was dismissed by Andy Ireland in the penultimate over, the home side's slim hopes evaporated.

Wickets were shared amongst all of the six Durham bowlers, with Paul Coughlin (2-19) and the economical Ryan Buckley (1-16) particularly impressive.

The 2nd XI are next in action on Tuesday the 3rd of June when they take on Leeds/Bradford University at Weetwood (12pm start)