Durham v Yorkshire

Yorkshire kept alive their slim hopes of reaching the Twenty20 Cup quarter-finals, while ending Durham's chances, with a 40-run win at Chester-le-Street.

Durham's acting captain Dale Benkenstein, man of the match in his side's win at Headingley last Thursday, took the award again after taking three for 17 and thrashing 53 off 34 balls.

But the last six wickets went down for 27 runs in six overs as Durham were all out for 131 with 17 balls unused.

Yorkshire slipped from 126 for one in the 15th over to finish on 171 for seven, with off-spinner Gary Scott and Benkenstein picking up three wickets each.

Craig White, who made 55 off 45 balls, left the other batsmen under pressure by surrendering to a poor stroke after sharing stands of 76 with Ian Harvey and 50 with Phil Jaques.

Harvey hit two of the three sixes in the innings before being run out for 44, while Jaques made a more cultured 42.

Durham slumped to 23 for three in three overs, two of the wickets falling to Australian seamer Adam Warren, before they were revived by Benkenstein.

He dominated a fourth-wicket stand of 79 in nine overs with Gordon Muchall hitting four sixes and four fours in his 34-ball knock before skying the impressive Richard Dawson to long-on in the 12th over.

Durham needed 68 off eight overs, which meant there was no need to panic. But in the next over Muchall was run out for 24 and Gary Pratt clipped a catch straight to mid-wicket.

Then Dawson turned one sharply to bowl Scott and four wickets had gone down for four runs.

Controversy followed when Joe Sayers caught Gareth Breese on the square-leg boundary and appeared to step back on to the rope. The crowd nearby were in no doubt as cries of "cheat" rang out when he claimed the catch.

It left Durham with no chance at 111 for eight and Anthony McGrath took three for 27 before Harvey finished it off by yorking Liam Plunkett to finish with two for eight.


Twenty20 Cup, 2005, North Division
Durham v Yorkshire
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
4 July 2005 (20-over match)

Result: Yorkshire won by 40 runs
Points: Yorkshire 2, Durham 0

Toss: Durham
Umpires: NA Mallender and RT Robinson
Yorkshire innings                                               R   M   B  4 6
IJ Harvey             run out                                  44  31  24  6 2
*C White                                 b Scott               55  49  45  9 0
PA Jaques             st Mustard         b Scott               42  30  31  7 0
TT Bresnan            c Killeen          b Scott                1   3   4  0 0
A McGrath                                b Benkenstein          9   4   6  1 0
MJ Lumb               c Scott            b Benkenstein          8   6   4  0 1
RM Pyrah              not out                                   4   4   4  0 0
+I Dawood             c Killeen          b Benkenstein          4   1   2  1 0
Extras                (lb 2, w 2)                               4
Total                 (7 wickets, 20 overs)                   171

DNB: RKJ Dawson, AC Warren, JJ Sayers.

FoW: 1-76 (Harvey), 2-126 (White), 3-136 (Bresnan),
     4-148 (McGrath), 5-156 (Jaques), 6-166 (Lumb),
     7-171 (Dawood).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Killeen                      3      0     27      0 (1w)
Plunkett                     2      0     14      0
Thorp                        2      0     26      0 (1w)
Astle                        4      0     30      0
Breese                       4      0     28      0
Scott                        3      0     27      3
Benkenstein                  2      0     17      3

Durham innings (target: 172 runs)                               R   M   B  4 6
N Peng                                   b Harvey               4   2   5  1 0
NJ Astle              c Dawood           b Warren               2   7   3  0 0
+P Mustard            c McGrath          b Warren              15   8   9  3 0
GJ Muchall            run out                                  24  36  22  1 1
*DM Benkenstein       c Pyrah            b Dawson              53  28  34  4 4
GJ Pratt              c White            b McGrath              0   4   3  0 0
GR Breese             c Sayers           b McGrath              2   7   3  0 0
GM Scott                                 b Dawson               1   1   4  0 0
LE Plunkett                              b Harvey               8  12  11  0 0
CD Thorp              st Dawood          b McGrath             12   6   8  1 0
N Killeen             not out                                   0   1   2  0 0
Extras                (lb 3, w 5, nb 2)                        10
Total                 (all out, 17.1 overs)                   131

FoW: 1-4 (Peng), 2-15 (Astle), 3-23 (Mustard),
     4-102 (Benkenstein), 5-104 (Muchall), 6-105 (Pratt),
     7-106 (Scott), 8-111 (Breese), 9-131 (Thorp),
     10-131 (Plunkett).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Harvey                       2.1    0      8      2
Bresnan                      2      0     16      0
Warren                       3      0     32      2 (1w)
Pyrah                        2      0     25      0 (1nb)
Dawson                       4      0     20      2 (1w)
McGrath                      4      0     27      3 (2w)
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