Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Coetzer Century as Durham Win Again; Scotsman Helps the Dynamos Beat His Home Nation

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Coetzer Century as Durham Win Again; Scotsman Helps the Dynamos Beat His Home Nation

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A CENTURY from Kyle Coetzer helped Durham to a second Clydesdale Bank 40 win in as many days as they beat Scotland by 80 runs to move up to second in Group B. The win at The Citylets Grange was Durham's fourth victory in five matches in the competition as they recovered from the early loss of Phil Mustard to post a competitive total of 278 for four after being put in, with Coetzer hitting an unbeaten 110.

Opener Fraser Watts impressed in the Scotland reply with 62 but he did not enjoy much in the way of support as they fell way short of their target.

Durham's innings got off to a difficult start as former England wicketkeeper Mustard fell in the fourth over, caught by Calum MacLeod off the bowling of Gordon Drummond for five.

Coetzer - born in Scotland - was joined at the crease by Ben Stokes and the two scored quickly as the former brought up a run-a-ball half century.

However, that was before Stokes lost his wicket to Josh Davey, caught by Neil McCallum for 35.

Gordon Muchall then came to the crease and he and Coetzer improved the run-rate further, adding 112 for the third wicket before Muchall (65) was caught behind off Gordon Goudie.

Will Smith quickly followed Muchall back to the pavilion when he was trapped lbw by Drummond seven balls later.

But that was the final wicket to fall as Gareth Breese thrashed 47 off 18 balls to add to Coetzer's impressive innings and set Scotland a difficult target.

The hosts set off at a frenetic pace in their reply but lost wickets at regularly as they came up short in their chase.

MacLeod was bowled by Chris Rushworth in the fourth over before Davey, Richie Berrington and McCallum all fell for a combined total of 16 runs, leaving the score on 61 for four.

Preston Mommsen (38) then offered some resistance before becoming Stokes' first victim of the innings, and when impressive opener Watts (62) fell to Scott Borthwick three overs later, the writing was on the wall for Scotland. …

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