Mixed fortunes for Durham in Women's County Championship double header

Durham had mixed fortunes in their bank holiday double header in the Women's County Championship Third Division.

Wednesday, 1st June 2016, 1:30 pm

First up, they went down by eight wickets to Gloucestershire after making 147-9 in 50 overs.

Laura Hockaday (37), Becky Glen (32) and Laura Ellison (31) top-scored, with Sidra Khan taking 4-29.

Aaliyah Alleyne struck twice to leave Gloucestershire 34-2, but unbeaten half-centuries from Abigail Evans and Bhavi Devchand steered the visitors home in comfort.

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The next day, Durham squeezed home by one wicket against Scotland.

Sophie Jacobson plundered 4-12 in seven overs to help bowl out the Scots for 91 in 36.1 overs, backed by two wickets apiece from Helen Fenby and Amy Hearn.

Durham found it just as much a struggle batting as Scotland, but West Indian Alleyne’s outstanding, unbeaten 42, including a six, steered her team home with six balls to spare.