Phil Mustard was in scintillating form with the bat on Monday (getty images)
By Rob Scanlon - Durham CCC Head of Media
Match one - Abandoned without a ball bowled.
Match two - Durham 2nd XI 183-8 (15 overs): Mustard 95. Match abandoned. Scorecard
Rain prevented Durham 2nd XI from forcing a positive result at Leek although Phil Mustard still scored a blistering 95.
The first match against Derbyshire was washed out and after the players took lunch at 1pm, they still had to wait four hours for the second game, which had been reduced to 15 overs per side, to get underway.
Once the ground had dried up, Calum MacLeod won the toss and he combined with Mustard to put on an astonishing second wicket partnership of 115 in just 45 balls.
Mustard was at his destructive best as he struck 16 boundaries, including four sixes, in his 43-ball score of 95. Both he and MacLeod (32 from 16) were dismissed by Greg Cork, son of former England all-rounder Dominic Cork.
Adam Hickey (13 from six balls) and Usman Arshad (18 from seven) tried to keep the momentum going, and although Durham lost a flurry of late wickets, a score of 183-8 was impressive.
Unfortunately, the rain returned and washed out any chance of a result on a frustrating day for both sides.
Durham begin a second eleven championship game against Derbyshire at Belper on Tuesday and we will bring supporters regular updates on our Twitter service along with reports from each day’s play on www.durhamccc.co.uk.
Graham Clark (capt)
Stuart Poynter (wkt)