Durham sent Yorkshire crashing out of the Twenty20 Cup with a seven-wicket defeat at the Riverside.
Yorkshire were left to concentrate on Saturday's C&G Trophy semi-final at Bristol after crashing out of the Twenty20 Cup last night with a seven-wicket defeat by Durham at Chester-le-Street.
Yorkshire had needed to improve their run rate as well as win to qualify for the quarter-finals - and they seemed to misjudge the slow Riverside pitch after choosing to bat first.
They went for their shots as they would on the faster surface at Headingley and slumped to 55 for six before settling down to reach 126 for seven.
But 42 off 34 balls by reserve wicketkeeper Phil Mustard put Durham on the way to victory and an unbroken stand of 43 in six overs between Gary Pratt and Gareth Breese saw them home with 10 balls to spare.
Breese hit two sixes off Andy Gray in reaching 24 off 16 balls and Pratt made 35 at a run-a-ball.
Durham took advantage of England making Steve Harmison available to hand the paceman his Twenty20 debut, while Marcus North returned after injury.
There was a warm reception for Harmison from the 5,700 crowd in the first of what is likely to be only two appearances for Durham this season.
The pitch was too slow to suit him, but he bowled dangerman Ian Harvey with a slow yorker after the previous night's Roses match century-maker had hit three fours in making 14 off eight balls.
Yorkshire brought in Vic Craven for skipper Craig White, who will receive the results of a scan on his injured knee today. Craven top-scored with 44 not out off 47 balls, which included the only six of the innings, and put on 56 in nine overs for the seventh wicket with Richard Blakey.
Three of Yorkshire's top five self-destructed as Matthew Wood drove Neil Killeen tamely to mid-on, then left-handers Michael Lumb and Phil Jaques surrendered to left-arm spinner Graeme Bridge. Lumb was stumped and Jaques drove to long-on, where Gordon Muchall took an excellent catch.
North contributed 21 to an opening stand of 44 with Mustard for Durham before falling lbw to Richard Dawson's first ball, and when Andrew Pratt was run out in the same over the door was ajar.
But Mustard launched Dawson over long-on for six as 11 came off the ninth over to put Durham ahead of the clock and from that point they coasted home.
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