Durham v Nottinghamshire

Durham triumphed in a classically tense finale as the Twenty20 Cup match at the Riverside went to the wire.

Nottinghamshire, electing to bat first, put up a good score of 179-9 with veteran Mark Ealham smashing six sixes in hitting 45 off 17 balls.

Gareth Breese did well with the ball, taking 4-21 in just two overs.

Durham's reply began well with Nathan Astle's 64, but 20 runs were needed off the final over, and Gordon Muchall and Dale Benkenstein did enough.

Muchall finished unbeaten on 64, while Benkenstein hit a six and a four in 13 from four balls.

The winning hit came with three balls remaining, for Durham's first win this season in the Twenty20.


Twenty20 Cup, 2005, North Division
Durham v Nottinghamshire
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
28 June 2005 (20-over match)

Result: Durham won by 6 wickets
Points: Durham 2, Nottinghamshire 0

Toss: Nottinghamshire
Umpires: B Leadbeater and NA Mallender
Nottinghamshire innings                                         R   M   B  4 6
GP Swann              st Mustard         b Scott               44  46  37  2 2
*SP Fleming           c Peng             b Onions               1   5   3  0 0
SR Patel              c Benkenstein      b Plunkett            23  24  25  1 1
DJ Hussey             c Scott            b Benkenstein          7  10   8  1 0
+CMW Read                                b Breese              32  20  17  2 2
MA Ealham             c Pratt            b Breese              45  15  17  1 6
PJ Franks             c Muchall          b Killeen              0   4   2  0 0
GD Clough             c Muchall          b Breese               4   8   5  0 0
WR Smith              c Plunkett         b Breese              13   3   6  2 0
GJ Smith              not out                                   4   0   1  1 0
AJ Harris             not out                                   0   0   0  0 0
Extras                (lb 1, w 3, nb 2)                         6
Total                 (9 wickets, 20 overs)                   179

FoW: 1-4 (Fleming), 2-48 (Patel), 3-76 (Hussey), 4-81 (Swann),
     5-154 (Ealham), 6-156 (Read), 7-161 (Franks),
     8-175 (WR Smith), 9-175 (Clough).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Killeen                      4      0     47      1
Onions                       4      0     20      1 (1nb)
Plunkett                     4      0     38      1
Benkenstein                  4      0     31      1
Scott                        2      0     21      1 (1w)
Breese                       2      0     21      4 (1w)

Durham innings (target: 180 runs)                               R   M   B  4 6
N Peng                lbw                b Patel               14  25  14  2 0
NJ Astle              c Clough           b Patel               64  43  43  8 2
GJ Muchall            not out                                  64  47  42  6 1
+P Mustard                               b Swann               11  11   8  2 0
GJ Pratt              c WR Smith         b GJ Smith             5  11   7  0 0
*DM Benkenstein       not out                                  13   4   4  1 1
Extras                (lb 1, w 6, nb 2)                         9
Total                 (4 wickets, 19.3 overs)                 180

To Bat: GR Breese, GM Scott, LE Plunkett, G Onions, N Killeen.

FoW: 1-60 (Peng), 2-111 (Astle), 3-141 (Mustard), 4-166 (Pratt).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
GJ Smith                     4      0     27      1 (1nb)
Harris                       2.3    0     38      0 (1w)
Ealham                       4      0     51      0 (1w)
Patel                        4      0     31      2
Swann                        4      0     26      1
Clough                       1      0      6      0
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