First Defeat For Second Eleven

First Defeat For Second Eleven

First Defeat For Second Eleven

Durham began day three on 32-1 at Emirates ICG (photo: Rob Smith)

By Rob Scanlon - Durham CCC Head of Media

CLOSE. Warwickshire 2nd XI (425-8 dec; Javid 94 & 124-5) beat Durham 2nd XI (350 all out; Muchall 141, Poynter 119 & 198 all out; Poynter 70) by five wickets.

Points - Warwickshire 24, Durham 7.

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Durham’s second eleven suffered their first defeat of the season against Warwickshire at the Emirates Durham ICG.

After seven matches unbeaten, Alastair Maiden’s side slipped to a five wicket loss despite a half-century from Stuart Poynter.

The result meant Durham’s first and second teams suffered a championship defeat to Warwickshire within the same week. 

Poynter’s score of 70 added to his century earlier in the match and lifted the hosts to 155-6, but they fell just short of the 200 mark because the last few wickets fell quickly, just as they had in the first innings.

A stand of 36 between Usman Arshad (20 not out) and Josh Bousfield (20) took the score to 191 before leg-spinner Josh Poysden took four wickets, all lbw, to finish with figures of 4-16 from 12 overs.

Set 124 to win, the visitors hit trouble when Brydon Carse (2-35) and Barry McCarthy (2-35) reduced them to 49 for four, but Jonathon Webb (44 not out) and Tom Milnes (44) counter-attacked to guide Warwickshire to the brink of victory.

Usman Arshad (1-22) accounted for Milnes shortly before Webb hit the winning runs.

The 2nd XI are next in action on Tuesday 26th May when they face Yorkshire in two T20 games at York Cricket Club.


STUMPS, DAY TWO. Durham 2nd XI (350 all out & 32-1) trail Warwickshire 2nd XI (425-8 dec; Javid 94, McKay 68*) by 43 runs with nine second innings wickets remaining.

Points - Warwickshire 8, Durham 7.

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For the second day in a row, bat dominated ball as Warwickshire's 2nd XI piled up over 400 runs at the Emirates Durham ICG.

Replying to Durham’s 350 all out, the Midlands outfit declared with a lead of 75 and took a key wicket before the close.

The hosts will now have to bat well on the final day of this second eleven championship match to avoid defeat and maintain their unbeaten start to the summer.

Warwickshire began the morning on 10 without loss and added 70 more runs before Brydon Carse had Scottish opener Andrew Umeed caught behind for 39.

Former England Under-19 international Ateeq Javid proved harder to dislodge, and he shared partnerships of 71 and 77 with Freddie Coleman and Tom Lewis respectively.

When Javid was trapped lbw by Ben Whitehead six runs short of his century, Durham’s lead had already been reduced to double figures.

Some late order hitting from wicket-keeper Peter McKay, who struck an unbeaten 68 from just 73 balls including three sixes, and Recordo Gordon (35 not out from 23 balls), pushed Warwickshire into a healthy lead and allowed the visitors to declare.

Graham Clark was hit on the pad with the fourth ball of Durham’s second innings and departed without scoring, but Jack Burnham and captain Gordon Muchall saw their side through to stumps.


STUMPS, DAY ONE. Warwickshire 2nd XI (10-0) trail Durham 2nd XI (350 all out; Muchall 141, Poynter 119) by 340 runs with 10 second innings wickets remaining.

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Gordon Muchall and Stuart Poynter both reached three figures on another impressive day for Durham’s second eleven.


A mammoth third wicket stand of 192 between the pair helped the hosts, who are unbeaten so far this season, reach 350 all out after losing the toss on a cloudy morning in the North East.

After his century in the pre-season game with Gloucestershire, captain Muchall top-scored with 141 from 153 balls, an innings that included 25 boundaries.

Poynter also registered his second century for Durham this summer, adding to the one he scored against Northumberland with a 148-ball score of 119.

The 24-year-old’s dismissal prompted a flurry of activity, as Durham lost their last five wickets in the space of 15 balls without adding a run.

Warwickshire spinners Sukhjit Singh (3-16) and Josh Poysden (3-45) wrapped up the innings to give the visitors a chance to bat before stumps were drawn.

Openers Ateeq Javid and Andrew Umeed got through the three overs that were possible and will begin day two 340 runs behind.

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