Adam Hickey has enjoyed a superb start to the season (photo: Madeleine Prangley)
By Rob Scanlon - Durham CCC Head of Media
Durham’s second eleven comprehensively beat Leicestershire in two T20 games on Monday.
Teenage starlet Adam Hickey was in scintillating form with bat and ball, scoring nearly 100 runs and taking six wickets.
In game one, which was delayed for an hour due to early morning rain in Brandon, Gordon Muchall won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Hickey’s 4-12 from just 2.4 overs helped to dismiss the visitors for 124, with Barry McCarthy also chipping in with three wickets.
Durham raced to victory for the loss of four wickets, with Hickey (34 from 20 balls) and Ryan Pringle (30 not out) easing the hosts to their target inside 15 overs.
Game two followed a similar pattern, with Leicestershire again asked to bat first and posting a modest total. Matt Pardoe struck a belligerent 70 but a score of 140-6 failed to pose many problems for Durham and the rampant Hickey.
The 18-year-old from Darlington clubbed 64 from 28 balls, including 6x4s and 4x6s, before being caught on the boundary.
Fellow opener Graham Clark made an unbeaten 57 to ensure Durham recorded a nine wicket win with 42 balls to spare.
The two sides play each other again in a second eleven championship match at the same venue starting on Tuesday (11am).
Gordon Muchall (capt)
Stuart Poynter (wkt)