Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Cameron White maintains Northants' renaissance in demolition of Durham

Few counties have a worse record in the T20 competition than Northamptonshire,Wholesale Outerwear&Sweater cheap Outerwear&Sweater but this may be the Steelbacks' year.Wholesale Outerwears cheap OuterwearsWholesale Polos cheap Polos Coming into the season with a record of having won only three of their previous 26 matches in the format, they had already confounded expectations by topping their group, and the manner in which they swept aside Durham in Tuesday's quarter-final entitles them genuinely to fancy their chances of bringing the trophy back to Wantage Road for the first time.From the moment the captain, Alex Wakely, won the toss and chose to bat, there was a sense of purpose to everything Northants did. While the visitors may have been pleased to restrict the openers Kyle Coetzer, playing against his former county,Buy Cheap Ankh Royalty Tracksuit-AR0007 and David Willey to 40 runs in the six-over power play, it was the sort of wicket on which batsmen needed to establish themselves before scoring quickly.Well, most batsmen. Having got in, Willey and Coetzer ensured they did not waste any opportunities afforded by width, and it was the 12th over before they were separated, the off-spinner Gareth Breese holding a delivery back and bowling Willey. 

Coetzer quickly followed, run out by their new recruit Cameron White, but the Australian, who has played 38 T20 internationals, more than made up for his over-ambitious call. The 16th over saw him smash Breese for three leg-side sixes, and it was hard to understand Paul Collingwood's thinking when the Durham captain decided to replace the off-spinner with Scott Borthwick. The young leg-spinner was also hit out of the ground as White went to his 50 off 27 balls.Durham were reduced to 73 for three when Phil Mustard swept James Middlebrook into the hands of long-leg on the edge of the circle in the 12th over, so far behind the run rate that the game already seemed far beyond them.Where there is Ben Stokes, however, there is usually hope, and the powerful young all-roundBuy Cheap Abercrombie Women's Fleeceer briefly raised the visitors' hopes by hitting three sixes and four fours in a 25-ball half-century. Wickets were falling at the other end, though, and outstanding bowling by Lee Daggett, who conceded only 13 runs from his four overs, meant the task was always well beyond even Stokes's capabilities."It's a big thing for a club like us to get to finals day but we've got a much better feel in the camp this year, we're playing some good cricket and everybody's contributing," said Daggett.

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