Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Dynamos Power on with Challenge

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Dynamos Power on with Challenge

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Durham Dynamos kept up their challenge for promotion in the totesport League with a 16-run win over Somerset Sabres under the Duckworth-Lewis system at Taunton.

Facing a rain-reduced target of 236 to win from 35 overs, the home side were 210 for nine off 33.2 when another downpour ended the game at a point when they needed to be on 226 to tie. Neil Killeen finished with 3-19.

Durham had posted 278 for four after winning the toss, Gary Pratt top-scoring with 67 not out and Nicky Peng, who later sustained a dislocated shoulder while fielding, contributing 62.

Yorkshire Phoenix remain top of division two after another comfortable win over Sussex Sharks at Arundel.

Opener Andrew Gale struck 46, the highest score of the match, to help keep the Tykes on course for promotion with a crushing eight-wicket win.

Somerset v Durham

TAUNTON: Durham Dynamos won toss

DURHAM DYNAMOS

N Peng c Burns b S R G Francis62

M J North c Burns b McLean22

J J B Lewis c M Parsons b Dutch41

G J Pratt not out 67

Shoaib Akhtar c Dutch b Laraman32

G J Muchall not out 28

Extras b1 lb5 w18 nb226

Total 4 wkts (45 overs)278

Fall: 1-44 2-126 3-162 4-216

Bowling: Caddick 8 0 70 0; M Parsons 7 0 30 0; McLean 4 0 24 1; S R G Francis 8 2 49 1; Dutch 9 0 37 1; Laraman 9 0 62 1.

SOMERSET SABRES

M Burns c Breese b Davies23

M J Wood c A Pratt b Killeen1

J Cox c Peng b Shoaib Akhtar2

J C Hildreth c A Pratt b Breese47

J D Francis run out 75

A W Laraman c Killeen b Onions8

K P Dutch b Shoaib Akhtar16

A R Caddick c Davies b Killeen0

N A M McLean b Killeen3

S R G Francis not out 12

M Parsons not out 1

Extras b1 lb9 w8 nb422

Total 9 wkts (33.2 overs)210

Fall: 1-7 2-12 3-34 4-110 5-123 6-179 7-186 8-194 9-209

Bowling: Shoaib Akhtar 7 0 46 2; Killeen 6. …

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