Wilkinson powers Durham win

MORPETH (UK) — The Durham County Club under-17 team cruised to a 72-run victory over the Young Talents Cricket Academy in their opening 30-over match for the Home Centre International Cup at the Longhirst cricket ground on Monday.

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Published: Thu 29 Jul 2010, 12:16 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 2:34 AM

The tournament, for the Under-11, U-15 and U-17 categories, are being jointly organized by YTCA and the Durham County Cricket Club.

In a match that swung both ways, D Wilkinson played an entertaining 85 to tilt the balance decisively in his side’s favour. His powerful contribution lifted Durham from a nervous stage to a dominating one as his clinical hitting towards the end ensured a good total for the team.Earlier, G Dunn and R Carr rescued Durham after opener J Coyne lost his wicket early in the innings, due to a brilliant run-out effected byShiv Mehra.

Dunn scored 31, while Carr contributed 30. Easton also played a useful hand, scoring 29.

Shiv, who later chipped in with an useful contribution with the bat, took two wickets, whileVishakh ChandrasekharandSairaj Venkatpicked up one wicket each. Though M Whaley went for a duck, brilliantly caught by Adil off the bowling of Shiv, the next batsman C Fellows gave good company to the rampaging Wilkinson. While chasing,Adnaan Kamil Khanand Shiv gave a promising opening partnership to the Dubai team, but the rest of the batsmen caved in quite cheaply. Adnaan made an entertaining 37 off 22 balls, while Shiv made a well-composed 47.

Later, only Sairaj made a useful contribution of 15, while the other batsmen succumbed to Durham’s brilliant bowling.

Fellows posed the main threat, as he took four wickets for just 25 runs in devastating spell of six overs. “Today, bowlers accuracy was missing. The Durham side fielded well. Our running between the wickets was also not well,” said YTCA coach Prosanta Chanda.

Meanwhile, in another 30-over match played at the same ground on Sunday, Madanlal Cricket Academy registered a thumping 87-run victory over Zayed Cricket Academy.

Batting first, the New Delhi-based team scored 234 runs in their 30 overs. Swastik Sikka was the top scorer with 74, while his opening partner made 38. Mahir Bhalla scored 43 while Karan Vir chipped in with an useful 24.

Sachin was the most successful bowler, bagging three for 27 from his four overs. All other bowlers went for plenty, though Moshin took two wickets.

While chasing 235 for victory, the Abu Dhabi team started in a disastrous fashion, losing three quick wickets. Opener Omer Rizwan made 35. After the fall of three wickets Shoaib Nasir tried to rebuild the innings with a composed 46, but didn’t get much of assistance form other batsmen. Mohsin Imran chipped in with 17 to give some sort of respectability to the total. Eventually, the team were bowled out for 147, giving the Madanlal Academy a perfect start to their UK campaign.


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