MacLeod And Milnes Defeat Derbyshire

MacLeod And Milnes Defeat Derbyshire

Calum MacLeod continued his good run of recent form with 90 at Ticknall

Derbyshire 2nd XI 243 all out (Milnes 5-39) v Durham 2nd XI 244-8 (MacLeod 90). Durham 2nd XI won by two wickets.

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2nd XI skipper Calum MacLeod celebrated his new Durham contract with a match winning 90 against Derbyshire at Ticknall.

Matt Milnes had earlier starred with the ball, as the 19 year old claimed an outstanding 5-39 from nine overs to help bowl the hosts out for 243.

Whilst MacLeod's innings was key, an unbeaten 39 from Ryan Buckley secured victory with nine balls to spare.

As the opening Second XI Trophy game against Warwickshire last week was abandoned due to the weather, Durham have now picked up three points from two away fixtures.

Derbyshire won the toss and elected to bat first, which looked to be the correct decision when the opening pair of Ben Slater and Wes Durston put on 82 for the first wicket. Spin from Max Morley accounted for the watchful Slater though, who was bowled for 37.

Former Somerset all rounder Durston continued to score quickly, and he was looking very dangerous on 59 before Durham University seamer Milnes claimed the first of his five wickets by trapping him LBW.

First team regular Chesney Hughes plundered 46 from just 38 balls before Milnes got rid of the powerful West Indian, and at 163-5, Derbyshire had suddenly lost their key batsmen.

An important 41 from Thomas Wood lifted the home side beyond 200, but Gareth Breese (3-46) bowled Mark Turner to prevent Derbyshire from batting out their overs.

In reply, Graham Clark and MacLeod shook hands on a half-century stand before Clark was caught for 17 and Breese was then unfortunately run out for the same score.

The visitors lost Rammy Singh and Stuart Poynter cheaply, and when Ryan Pringle was caught and bowled for a duck by the left arm spinner Tom Knight, Durham's innings was wobbling at 123-5.

MacLeod's mature knock steadied the ship, although the Scottish International was left disappointed as he fell just ten runs short of a century. It meant that Buckley had to try and see the side home.

Buckley, Milnes and Andy Ireland all cleared the rope in the final overs before victory was sealed thanks to a no-ball that evaded the wicketkeeper and ran away for four byes.

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