By John Virr – 2nd XI Scorer
Requiring a further 252 to win Will Fraine and Yash Vagadia extended their overnight partnership to 77 before the latter was caught at 2nd slip for 34 made from 63 balls. Ben Mike was caught behind without scoring and Yorkshire had slipped to 243-4.
Isaac Light joined Fraine but he was lbw without scoring and 9 balls later Fraine was caught at the wicket for 90 from 158 balls with 13 fours. Alex Cree made 16 before he too was lbw and at lunch we were 287-7.
Dominic Leech was well taken at 3rd slip for 21, Jafer Chohan caught behind for 7 and Ben Cliff was last man out for 4 also lbw leaving a Durham victory by 131 runs, Yorkshire having lost their last 8 wickets for 79.
All scheduled 4 day 2nd X1 Championship home games have now been completed leaving away games at Rockhampton next week and then in September Lancashire at Southport, Surrey at Guildford and Durham at the Riverside.
Many thanks to the loyal spectators who have attended all games this season.
Durham resumed their second innings leading by 153 with 9 wickets in hand. Ben Mike had Whitfield caught by Harry Duke for 15, 126-2. However there ensued a partnership of 197 in in 238 balls between Crawshaw and Liam Tevaskis.
Crawshaw reached his second half century of the game from 122 balls and posted a century from 199 with 13 fours. Trevaskis, however, reached his half century from only 51 deliveries and his hundred from a hundred balls (10×4;5×6). The partnership was broken when Crawshaw was stumped off Jack Shutt for 129. Trevaskis followed shortly afterwards caught at 1st slip by Will Fraine again off Shutt.
Durham were 323-2 but lost their last 8 wickets for the addition of 80 runs being 403 all out, Shutt finishing with 5-64 from 17 overs. This left Yorkshire needing 452 with 39 overs left on the 3rd day and, weather permitting 96 on the last day.
Noah Kelly and Will Fraine opened with the former producing a string of excellent shots and he reached his maiden 2nd Eleven half century from 61 balls including 11 fours. He was the first wicket to fall having made 74 from only 71 deliveries with 16 fours.
Fraine had made 28 and was joined by Duke – they added 53 in 61 balls before Duke was bowled for 20. Fraine reached his half century from 64 balls with 8 fours and he and Yash Vagadia remained unbeaten at the close – Fraine 61, Vagadia 19; Yorkshire 200-2 needing a further 252 to win.
Day 2 commenced on time and Yorkshire wasted little time in taking the 5 remaining Durham wickets – three were taken by Ben Mike who finished with figures of 13-2-43-6. Dominic Leech and Ben Cliff each took a wicket and there were 2 further catches at first slip for Will Fraine.
Fraine and Noah Kelly opened Yorkshires reply and had made 14 without loss when rain brought a halt to proceedings at 12.19 pm. An early lunch was taken and the afternoon session restart was slightly delayed. On resumption Yorkshire reached 31 before Fraine was caught in the gully for 17. Harry Duke joined Kelly but at 1.46 pm rain, again, halted play.
Play commenced again at 2.30 pm closely followed by Duke being caught behind for 1. Yash Vagadia and Kelly took the score to 86 before the former was caught low at cover for 26 from 32 balls with 5 fours. This signalled a mini collapse as we went to 93-5 and when rain came again and tea was taken we had advanced to 112-6.
Ben Mike was caught at mid on for 4, Isaac Light taken at slip without scoring and Noah Kelly adjudged lbw for 27.
The evening session began with Bushnell bowling his first over and his first 2 deliveries produced positive lbw decisions for him, 112-8. Dominic Leech and Jack Shutt added 18 for the 9th wicket and Leech and Cliff 26 for the last as Yorkshire were dismissed for 156 – a deficit of 48.
Thirty one overs remained in the day which led to a finish at 7.35 pm however during those overs Durham extended their lead to 153 losing their only wicket to the last ball of the day when McKinney was caught at mid off by Ben Parker to give Jack Shutt his first wicket of the game.
Yorkshire won the toss and asked the visitors to have first use. Ben Cliff struck first having McKinney caught at first slip by Will Fraine for 4. There followed a partnership of 59 between Crawshaw and Whitfield before the latter was caught behind for 35 giving Ben Mike his first victim. At lunch Durham were 90-2.
They had taken their score to 105 when Mike struck again removing Trevaskis caught at mid on by Ben Parker for 9 and the next ball Bushnell lbw. Crawshaw reached his half century from 105 balls with 7 fours and when rain arrived at 3.24pm he was unbeaten on 83 from 167 balls (10×4) and Durham were 164-5 – Parker having Mustard caught behind for 3. Drissell was also unbeaten on 17.
Tea was taken but due to further heavy bursts of rain play was abandoned shortly before 4.30pm.