Buckley Blast In Vain As Notts Nail Win

Buckley Blast In Vain As Notts Nail Win

Ryan Buckley has now scored two half-centuries in his last three championship games

STUMPS, DAY THREE. Nottinghamshire 2nd XI 385 9 dec v Durham 2nd XI 208 & 150 (Buckley 58). Nottinghamshire 2nd XI won by an innings and 27 runs.

Points - Nottinghamshire 24, Durham 6.

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Durham suffered a heavy defeat to Nottinghamshire in their penultimate second eleven championship match of the year.

Starting the final day on 165-6 in their first innings, Durham's second string were bowled out in the morning session for 208 and asked to follow on by visiting captain Paul Franks.

Alastair Maiden's side reached lunch with just one wicket down but quickly slumped to 47-6 after the break.

Despite resistance from Ryan Pringle (41) and Ryan Buckley (58), the hosts slid to defeat by an innings and 27 runs on a disappointing day at South North CC.

The first wicket to fall occurred in strange circumstances and perhaps gave an indication that this wasn't going to be Durham's day.

Reece Carr, who showed his versatility in this match by keeping wicket in Nottinghamshire's innings, hit his own wicket following a delivery from left arm quick Stuart Shaw.

Jamie Harrison also fell victim to Shaw as Durham failed to reach the follow-on target and conceded a first innings deficit of 177.

Disaster struck at the start of the second innings as Adam Hickey was caught first ball although Graham Clark (18) and Pringle steadied the ship.

Clark has been in fine touch recently and when he was dismissed, the middle order faltered.

Mark Wood, who was playing in the match as a batsman due to an ankle injury, was run out first ball and Ben Kitt also sent Barry McCarthy and Harrison back to the pavilion without scoring.

After his first innings half-century, hopes of a match-saving knock rested on Pringle's shoulders but he was caught behind off the bowling of Gary Keedy to leave the score on 84-7.

Just as he did in the recent defeat to Yorkshire, Buckley showed his potential as an all-rounder with a half-century but his knock was in vain and he became the last wicket to fall as Nottinghamshire sealed a comprehensive win.

Durham are next in action on Monday August 11th when they host Lancashire 2nd XI in a trophy fixture at Stockton CC.


STUMPS, DAY TWO. Nottinghamshire 2nd XI 385-9 dec v Durham 2nd XI 165-6 (Pringle 74). Durham 2nd XI trail Nottinghamshire 2nd XI by 220 runs with four first innings wickets remaining.

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Ryan Pringle scored a half-century but the rest of the top order mis-fired on a rain affected second day at South North CC.

Only 44 overs were possible due to heavy showers in Gosforth during the morning and early afternoon.

When play did finally get underway under bright blue skies, Durham's second string lost Adam Hickey with the second ball of the day and fellow opener Graham Clark perished just 14 deliveries later. 

A stand of 94 between Pringle (74) and Mark Wood (31) kept the visitors' bowlers at bay until Wood was trapped lbw by veteran spinner Gary Keedy, whose eight overs cost just 14 runs.

Keedy, who works as Nottinghamshire's assistant physiotherapist, struck again in his next over when he induced Stuart Poynter to edge behind to leave the hosts on 113-4.

Pringle struck 12 boundaries before he became the penultimate wicket to fall and then Barry McCarthy was bowled by Adam Tillcock late on, as the men from Trent Bridge finished strongly.

Durham are still 220 runs behind, but with just a day to go and four first innings wickets in hand, a draw looks the most likely result.

STUMPS, DAY ONE. Nottinghamshire 2nd XI 385-9 dec (Franks 105, Hutton 73) v Durham 2nd XI 6-0. Durham 2nd XI trail Nottinghamshire 2nd XI by 379 runs with 10 second innings wickets remaining.

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Durham 2nd XI were put to the sword by Paul Franks after enjoying an excellent morning session at South North.

Nottinghamshire's vastly experienced skipper arrived at the crease with the score on 112-5 at lunch but proceeded to hit a fine century as he and Brett Hutton (73) put on an important 159-run stand for the sixth wicket.

16-year-old wicketkeeper Tom Keast (46*) then joined Franks, who is nearly 20 years his senior, to push the visitors beyond 300 before they eventually declared on 385-9.

Durham's openers only had to face two overs before the close, with Adam Hickey and Graham Clark reaching stumps unscathed.

Although the home bowlers will be frustrated at letting a good position slip, Scottish International Alasdair Evans (4-62) and Irish seamer Peter Chase (3-66) impressed whilst Jamie Harrison got through seven overs on his return from injury.

Day two gets underway at 11am and entry to the ground at South North CC is free.

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