Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Cook Frustrated as the Rain Falls

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Cook Frustrated as the Rain Falls

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Byline: MARK DOUGLAS

GEOFF Cook cut a frustrated figure as Durham Dynamos' spluttering Twenty20 campaign was hit by the wet weather.

The Dynamos were aiming to bounce back from Friday's defeat against Derbyshire Falcons with a home win against the same opponents.

However, after the visitors made 169-5 in their first innings, heavy and persistent rain intervened and prevented Durham from replying.

It was the fifth washout for the Dynamos in their mixed Twenty20 history and few will have been more frustrating that this one, which came against one of the more beatable sides in the Northern section.

Durham now face two games against bighitting Nottinghamshire Outlaws - the first at home tomorrow night - before visiting the Leicestershire Foxes on Friday.

They could have done with points from the two Derbyshire clashes.

Cook said: "The Twenty20 competition is very much hit and miss at the best of times.

"It is quite disappointing two potential wins - with respect to Worcestershire and Derbyshire in this game - have been lost.

"They were chances to win games and we have not been able to take them.

"It just seems to follow us around, the weather. "It is difficult to legislate for that sort of thing and it is particularly frustrating because the players are intent on performing well this year. We generally feel we are getting a successful pattern which could stand us in good stead, but the weather is out of our control."

After putting the Falcons into bat, Durham started disastrously as Chris Rushworth was smashed for 17 in the first over - Martin Guptill scoring four successive fours during an incredible opening.

However, the Dynamos got back on top thanks to the bowling of Lian Plunkett and the run rate slowed to a trickle.

When Wayne Madsen came into bat after Guptill had been caught and bowled by Plunkett in the 10th over, though, the Falcons innings caught fire again.

Along with Chesney Hughes, the canny Madsen shared a partnership of 60 which helped Derbyshire to post a very competitive total. …

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