Monday, June 6th, 2016

Seconds Taste Double Reversal To Durham In T20

Seconds Taste Double Reversal To Durham In T20

Worcestershire Seconds were beaten in both of the T20 clashes with Durham Seconds at Stourbridge today.

In Game One Durham won by five wickets and in Game Two they came out on top by 55 runs.


The Seconds were put into bat and Tom Fell top-scored with 37 from just 20 balls with one six and six fours.

Opener and skipper George Rhodes made a quickfire 20 off 11 balls with four boundaries and fellow opener Zen Malik made 26.

But the County were undone by former Yorkshire slow left armer Gurman Randhawa who removed three of the top four batsmen and finished with 4-20 from his four overs.

When Durham launched their reply, a second wicket stand of 65 between Gordon Muchall (28) and Stuart Poynter (65) put them on the path to victory.

Poynter eventually fell to spinner Ben Twohig after striking one six and seven fours in his 39 ball knock.

Twohig finished with 2-15 from his three overs but Durham reached their target with eight balls to spare.


Rhodes c Burnham b Whiteoak 20

Malik st Poynter b Randhawa 26

Coleman st Poynter b Randhawa 5

Fell c Sandhu b Randhawa 37

Hepburn c Poynter b Hickey 9

Milton b Harding 9

Westbury c Braithwaite b Randhawa 8

Twohig b Randhawa 0

Varley run out 5

Morris run out 10

Wilkinson not out 2

Extras 9

Total (all out) 140 in 19.2 overs

FOW: 29, 41, 79, 97, 109, 120, 121, 126, 137, 140


Harding 4-0-38-1

Sandhu 4-0-26-0

Whiteoak 2-0-11-1

Braithwaite 2-0-16-1

Coughlin 2-0-21-0

Randhawa 4-0-20-4

Hickey 1.2-0-6-1



Harding c Rhodes b Hepburn 12

Muchall b Rhodes 28

Poynter b Twohig 65

Burnham c Coleman b Morris 24

Weighell b Twohig 1

Braithwaite not out 7

Randhawa not out 1

Extras 4

Total (for 5 wickets) 141 in 18.4 overs

FOW: 29, 94, 123, 134, 138


Wilkinson 3-0-28-0

Morris 3.4-0-27-1

Hepburn 4-0-32-1

Varley 2-0-17-0

Rhodes 3-0-22-1

Twohig 3-0-15-2



Worcestershire made two changes from Game One with George Rhodes and Alex Hepburn linking up with the first team squad for the Royal London One-Day Cup match with Yorkshire Vikings at Headingley tomorrow.

Tom Fell took over the captaincy of the side with Chris Russell and Dominic Badger coming into the side.

Durham opted to bat and Gordon Muchall struck 77 off 47 balls with three sixes and seven fours.

He shared in an opening stand of 81 in nine overs with Adam Hickey (42) and 71 for the second wicket with Stuart Poynter (27) as Durham totalled 198-4.

Spinner Ben Twohig picked up two wickets and ended with the excellent figures of 2-21 from four overs.

In reply, Worcestershire lost three quick wickets for 25 before Warwickshire batsman Freddie Coleman and Alex Milton added 54 for the fourth wicket in seven overs.

Coleman was fourth out for 46 off 34 balls with seven fours.

Milton eventually was dismissed for 42 off 31 balls with two sixes and two fours and the last six wickets went down for 11 runs.

Gurman Randhawa collected another four wickets and finished with 4-25 from four overs.


Hickey c Twohig b Wilkinson 42

Muchall c Badger b Russell 77

Poynter c Russell b Twohig 27

Burnham c Morris b Twohig 13

Weighell not out 18

Braithwaite not out 9

Extras 12

Total (for 4 wickets) 198

FOW: 81, 152, 170, 170


Morris 4-0-52-0

Russell 4-0-39-1

Wilkinson 4-0-32-1

Varley 2-0-29-0

Badger 2-0-20-0

Twohig 4-0-21-2



Westbury c Burnham b Whiteoak 14

Malik c Muchall b Sandhu 2

Coleman b Randhawa 46

Fell c and b Sandhu 1

Milton c Whiteoak b Randhawa 42

Twohig b Harding 23

Varley c Randhawa b Harding 1

Russell not out 2

Morris lbw Randhawa 0

Wilkinson st Poynter b Randhawa 0

Badger run out 0

Extras 12

Total (all out) 143 in 18.3 overs

FOW: 9, 23, 25, 79, 132, 134, 141, 142, 142, 143


Whiteoak 3-0-30-1

Sandhu 3-0-21-2

Randhawa 4-0-25-4

Hickey 4-0-31-0

Harding 3.3-0-18-2

Braithwaite 1-0-8-0