Warwickshire v Durham, Royal London Cup, North Group, Edgbaston May 1, 2017

Jennings 139, Weighell five-for set up Durham

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Durham 313 for 3 (Jennings 139, Cook 60, Thomason 4-64) beat Warwickshire 241 (Trott 92, Weighell 5-57) 72 runs

File photo - Keaton Jennings made a career-best List A score © Getty Images

Durham got their Royal London Cup campaign up and running in emphatic style with a 72-run victory over Warwickshire in a rain-reduced match at Edgbaston. Durham were lifted to a hefty 313 for 5 from 39 overs by Keaton Jennings' career-best 139, scored off just 101 balls, supported by Stephen Cook, who made 60 off 57, and Michael Richardson's 49 off 44.

Chris Rushworth and Mark Wood then shared three wickets in eight overs to inflict crucial early damage upon Warwickshire's reply. From 43 for 3, there was no way back for the Bears who mustered only 241 all out despite Jonathan Trott's 92 - his sixth 50-plus score in eight RL Cup innings.

James Weighell, a 23-year-old seamer playing only his second one-day game for Durham, ended with 5 for 57 as batsmen holed out under pressure from the escalating required run-rate.

Put in, Durham prospered on a good batting wicket as openers Jennings and Cook added 129 in 19.1 overs before the latter skied young seamer Aaron Thomason to wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose.

Jennings and Richardson kept the scoring rate high with a stand of 123 in 13.4 overs. After Thomason knocked out Richardson's leg-stump, Jennings advanced to his second one-day century before lifting a catch to long-leg off Thomason.

On a chastening afternoon for Warwickshire's bowlers, only 19-year-old Thomason took more than one wicket. In only his third one-day game, he ended with 4 for 64 after Ryan Pringle lofted to mid-on. The only other wicket-taker was Grant Thornton, whose first wicket in county cricket arrived when he trapped Graham Clark lbw.

Durham inflicted rapid blows on Warwickshire's reply as Rushworth's fourth ball forced a skied pull from William Porterfield and his 22nd trapped Sam Hain lbw. An impressive spell from Mark Wood then gained reward when Ian Bell edged to wicketkeeper Stuart Poynter.

Trott and Tim Ambrose added 79 in 12.4 overs but Weighell struck with his fifth ball which Ambrose edged to the keeper. Weighall also dismissed Rikki Clarke, caught at point, and although Trott and Thomason added 52 brisk runs, with 124 required from ten overs, something spectacular rather than brisk was required.

When Trott lifted Weighell to long-off, Warwickshire's last hope went with him. All that remained was for Weighell to complete his maiden List A five-for as Thornton and Jeetan Patel sent up catches.

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  • InsideHedge on May 2, 2017, 22:22 GMT

    @cricfan0115690251 : Please don't remind me of the early 80s.....it's too late, I'm now suffering from PTSD.

    Alas, you're right, this is a dreadful looking team. Truth be told, the writing was clearly on the wall last season. I'm not sure what the club was doing over the winter regards recruitment.

  • cricfan44810102 on May 2, 2017, 19:55 GMT

    The performances this year are absolutely rubbish and alot of fan's have had enough. It seems a heartless club rapidly going in the wrong direction a club who once welcomed it's supporters played cricket festivals around the county to fan's who might not be able to get to Edgbaston. With Edgbaston having a great atmosphere for the big game's fan's mingling happily. Local players coming through the ranks. Who had pride for the bear and ragged staff and dam good cricket. How time's have changed

  • cricfan0115690251 on May 2, 2017, 12:31 GMT

    Absolute rubbish from Warwickshire! I've been following them for well over 30 years too and this performance reminded of some of the appalling cricket they used to play in the early 1980's!

  • cricfan44810102 on May 2, 2017, 10:33 GMT

    I take no pleasure in this as a Warwickshire fan for over 30 years. But this is the worst team I've ever seen represent Warwickshire. The irony is when the new t20 starts they will be forced to play matches on outgrounds. Maybe then they can find some local talent boy they need it the coaching is shocking. Darren Franklin and team need to do better.

  • bearnecessity on May 1, 2017, 23:32 GMT

    Boromat. Let it go mate.

  • BOROMAT on May 1, 2017, 21:25 GMT

    The ECB are not happy and have decided to award our points to Hampshire.

  • Richard T. Jones on May 1, 2017, 19:29 GMT

    What posssesses Jonathon Trott to take Warwickshire's reply at 6-an-over, when wanting 8, from the start ? They were never going to win. Good as he is, a game like this needed more than 'milking the bowling'.

  • jackiethepen on May 1, 2017, 18:49 GMT

    Durham were unlucky in their first match when the rain came after posting a good first innings but the rain was on their side when it reduced this game to 39 overs at Edgbaston and stopped to let the sun come out for their innings. It meant that Jennings and Cook set off at a cracking pace. Cook has had a poor start for Durham so far and he was dropped in the first over by Clarke at slip. He treated that as the green light. Jennings was the star but he had good partnerships with 2 and 3. Durham's total looked too formidable and Rushworth and Wood made short work of Warks top order. Trott mindful of net run rate pressed on. I wonder if Bell had considered that? Net run rate can be crucial, even if a game is already lost. Warwickshire should have endeavoured to take the game as close as possible. It's not a question of glory or nothing. Warwickshire bowlers were as dreadful as they were wonderful in the first game. Durham may have deficit points but their bowling attack is in good order

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