Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vikings. Pillage Durham in Front of Record Crowd

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vikings. Pillage Durham in Front of Record Crowd

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EVEN in front of a record-breaking Riverside crowd, Durham failed to rise to the occasion and slipped to a costly 14-run defeat against rivals Yorkshire Vikings.

For the second time in two matches, once the openers were dismissed, Durham failed to keep the scoreboard moving amid brilliant bowling from Jack Shutt, who took career-best figures of 5-11.

Victory for the Vikings boosted their hopes of reaching the Vitality Blast quarter-finals.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore top scored for the visitors with an innings of 52, guiding them to a competitive total of 146-6 from their 20 overs, while Nathan Rimmington claimed figures of 3-16 to keep the Vikings in check.

After Yorkshire were inserted, Adam Lyth took the attack Brydon Carse, sending a huge six into the leg-side before notching a boundary striking over the top.

Scott Steel made the breakthrough as Lyth sliced his drive straight to Carse at point. Matty Potts then removed David Willey for two with a sharp low catch off his own bowling.

Kohler-Cadmore tried to get the Vikings moving, blasting a huge six into the crowd off Liam Trevaskis. However, Yorkshire lost their third wicket of the powerplay when Jonny Tattersall failed to connect with his drive off Rimmington as Graham Clark claimed the catch.

Jack Leaning joined Kohler-Cadmore at the crease and the two players built an impressive stand for the fourth wicket, although boundaries were at a premium.

Kohler-Cadmore worked the ball into space to reach his half-century from 40 deliveries, including two boundaries and a six.

Rimmington's return to the attack was crucial, forcing the mistake from Kohler-Cadmore, who skied his pull shot, allowing to Clark take his second catch. The Vikings were struggling to up the ante in the closing stages and Rimmington notched his third wicket when Leaning picked out Harry Adair at backward point.

In the final over, Will Fraine attempted to clear the boundary off Potts, only to pick out D'Arcy Short on the rope. …

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