Durham won the toss and elected to bowl first and struck in the second over when Tom Kohler-Cadmore was caught at point but he had made a lightning start to the innings making 23 from 13 balls with 2 fours and a six.
Matthew Waite was caught at long off for 33 from 18 balls (3×4;2×6) – 87-2 in the 9th over. Skipper, Jonny Tattersall joined Will Luxton and they added 76 in 56 deliveries before Tattersall was bowled for 46 from 33 balls. Luxton fell in the same over but not before registering his maiden T20 half century – he was caught at long on for 58 from 49 balls.
Yorkshire closed on 180-4.
Durham’s reply had reached 33 from the first three overs before Jack Shutt entered the attack and he struck twice in his first over removing Clarke and Crawshaw both stumped. His second over saw another stumping and Durham were 55-3. Forty was added for the fourth wicket before fellow spinner, Harry Sullivan bowled Crawley for 23.
Ben Cliff bowled Jones who had made 44 from 33 balls (2×4;3×6) and Shutt struck again to reduce our visitors to 116-6. Luke Doneathey struck 22 from only 9 balls and Shutt recorded career best T20 figures by claiming his fifth victim to finish with 5-25 as Yorkshire secured victory by 5 runs.
After seven legal deliveries Durham were 4-2 but Bushnell and Jones added 37 in 25 deliveries and 41-3 soon became 59-5.
Killeen and McKinney took their score to 111 before the sixth wicket fell. Clarke Doughney, playing his first 2nd X1 T20 then took four wickets in the space of 10 deliveries to wrap up the innings for 137 – he finished with 4-16.
Yorkshires reply took a similar route to that of Durham as we fell to 1-2 and 22-4. Loten 23 and Wharton 36 at a run a ball were the only batters to make an impact as the innings finished at 116-7 – Furrer finished with 4-17.
The Counties meet again at the same venue on Wednesday 11.5.22 in two further T20s.
John Virr – 2nd XI Scorer