DURHAM secured their first Royal London One-Day Cup success – outgunning Warwickshire at South Northumberland CC today.
A superb century by Jonathan Trott was not enough to guide Warwickshire to a third successive win in the new 50-over competition.
The match was staged in the Newcastle suburb of Gosforth as part of the North East Premier League club’s 150th anniversary celebrations and, unsure how the pitch would play, Durham’s one-day captain Mark Stoneman put the visitors in.
Trott’s 103-ball century took them to 213 for two with 10 overs left, but he departed to the first ball of the 41st and the innings fell apart as they were all out for 264 with two balls unused. John Hastings used his slower ball to good effect in taking five for 46.
Half-centuries from Stoneman and Paul Collingwood, backed up by good contributions from Phil Mustard and Calum MacLeod, saw Durham to victory with almost four overs to spare.