Outlaws Match Abandoned

Outlaws Match Abandoned

Play was officially abandoned at 7.25 after steady rain in Chester-le-Street

No play was possible in tonight’s NatWest T20 Blast match between Durham Jets and Nottinghamshire Outlaws at Emirates Durham ICG.
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The abandonment, confirmed at 7.25, kept Durham just outside the four quarter-final qualification places whilst the Outlaws remain third in the north group

Umpires Nigel Cowley and David Millns faced a dilemma on their final inspection at 7.20 as the rain had all but stopped, but as it would have taken at least 30 minutes to remove the sheeting there was insufficient time for a five-over thrash.

After a week free of championship action Durham have emerged from a run of four Twenty20 matches with two wins and two no-results.

After beating Yorkshire at Headingley on Wednesday they are back there for four days of LV = County Championship action, starting on Monday, before the return Twenty20 fixture next Friday.

Durham’s top T20 run scorer, Calum MacLeod, will be back next week after spending the last few days with Scotland. He scored 145 in the second of their three 50-over games against the Netherlands at Glasgow, but the final one was washed out today.

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