Hampshire v Durham LVCC Day 2 16th June
Jun 16 2007
Durham lead by 32 runs with 2 wickets remaining on Day 2 of the LVCC at The Rose Bowl.
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ECB Match Report
Durham failed to take advantage of Michael Di Venuto’s century and surrendered a powerful position at the Rose Bowl.
Tasmanian opening batsman Di Venuto scored 124 to help Durham reach an impressive score of 210 for two, only 22 behind Hampshire's first-innings total.
But then Hampshire's captain Shane Warne and rejuvenated pace bowler Chris Tremlett clawed their side back into the match.
Durham lost seven wickets in adding 40 and by the close were grateful to be 32 ahead at 264 for eight.
Hampshire began the second day at 160 for five from 57 overs in their first innings and went on to add another 72 before being bowled out.
Hampshire soon lost nightwatchman Tremlett to Graham Onions but then Dimitri Mascarenhas and Nic Pothas put on 21 for the seventh wicket.
Mascarenhas made 34 and Pothas scored 29 as Hampshire carried on until the 83rd over when they were all out for 232.
Onions finished with 3-61 from his 21 overs while Liam Plunkett showed glimpses of form by dismissing Mascarenhas and Stuart Clark in quick succession to end with 2-57.
Durham made a serene response with Di Venuto and opening partner Will Smith putting on 116 for the first wicket in 33 overs.
Warne had Smith leg before wicket in his fifth over although there was no stopping Di Venuto.
At tea he was 96 not out and soon afterwards reached his century in three hours as Durham began to build a commanding response to Hampshire's disappointing first-innings total.
Gordon Muchall helped Di Venuto add 94 for the second wicket but as soon as Di Venuto was out after hitting 17 fours and a six from 137 balls, Durham quickly fell away.
Belligerent Muchall hit 10 fours in a sparkling 59 before Warne was again successful with a strong appeal for lbw and the rest was a procession.
Warne had Scott Styris caught behind, Tremlett trapped Phil Mustard lbw and then removed Durham captain Dale Benkenstein the same way.
Warne had Plunkett lbw and shortly afterwards Paul Wiseman was adjudged lbw to Tremlett with the score on 250.
Ottis Gibson and Mark Davies saw Durham through to stumps with the teams now evenly poised.
Warne finished with 4-76 from 23 overs and Tremlett took 3-51 as Hampshire recovered from their earlier pasting at the hands of Di Venuto, whose century was the 42nd of his career.
Durham 264/8 (71.0 ov)
Full match report to follow.
Batsmen Runs B 4s 6s SR
OD Gibson (rhb) 19 36 2 0 52.77 not out
M Davies (rhb) 1 12 0 0 8.33 not out
Bowlers O M R W Econ
*CT Tremlett (rmf) 18.0 4 51 3 2.83 (1nb, 1w)
SK Warne (lbg) 23.0 3 76 4 3.30 (0nb, 0w)
Current partnership 14 runs
Last bat PJ Wiseman lbw b Tremlett 2 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00
Fow: 250/8; Partnership: 3 runs
Mascarenhas not afraid of Onions (Photo Robin Jones - Digital South)
Pothas faces Plunkett's attack (Photo Robin Jones - Digital South)