Durham target win at Surrey

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DURHAM will look to inject some momentum into their Yorkshire Bank 40 campaign tomorrow when they visit Surrey at the Kia Oval.

The Dynamos got their first win in this season’s competition on Monday when they defeated Lancashire by five wickets.

Surrey also have one win under their belt, but they are better placed in the table as Durham were docked 0.25 points before a ball was bowled after reporting themselves for breaching the wage cap set by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

Surrey are third in Group B behind Essex and leaders Hampshire.

Chris Rushworth was the pick of the Durham bowlers in the win against Lancashire, taking 3-44 from his eight overs.

And the Sunderland-born seamer could well lead the visitors’ attack tomorrow with Graham Onions set to play for England Lions against New Zealand at Grace Road.

Durham will certainly have their work cut out against a Surrey side who opened their YB40 campaign with a superb nine-wicket victory over Hampshire.

South African skipper Graeme Smith smashed a 55-ball 74 before being caught by James Vince off the bowling of Liam Dawson.

But it was wicketkeeper/batsman Steven Davies, who was the star of the show, hitting an unbeaten 127 from 104 balls in a knock that included 14 fours and three sixes.

With the ball, Zafar Ansari took 4-46 as Hampshire were all out for 228.

Such was the ferocity of Surrey’s batting, that they reached their target with 52 balls to spare.