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Durham won by 1 wickets.

Durham vs Notts

Durham edge thriller

Patel's all-round excellence goes unrewarded in low-scoring encounter

Patel: followed century with bowling figures of 3-27 but still ended on the losing side

Friends Provident Trophy - Quarter Final
Nottinghamshire 188 (S R Patel 114) v Durham 189-9 (M J Di Venuto 70)
Durham beat Nottinghamshire by 1 wkt

Durham survived a spectacular collapse to claim a one-wicket victory over Nottinghamshire in their FP Trophy quarter-final.

Despite a century from Nottinghamshire's Samit Patel, the holders were chasing just 189 at the Riverside, a task they looked well on course to achieve as Michael di Venuto (70) and Will Smith (41) shared a second-wicket alliance of 107.

But a clatter of wickets, including three for Patel (3-27), saw them slump from 127-1 to 177-9 and on the brink of an embarrassing defeat.

However, for the second successive year against Nottinghamshire in this competition it was Gareth Breese who secured the win.

Last year the Jamaican all-rounder hit 68 not out and this time he was unbeaten on 34 after driving the last ball of the 49th over for the winning six off Darren Pattinson (2-46).

With 12 needed off the final two overs, only two runs had come off the first four balls, but Breese relieved the pressure by driving a full toss wide of mid-off for four to set-up his winning hit.

Lone hand

Earlier, Nottinghamshire had to struggled to 188 all out after opting to bat, despite Patel's maiden one-day hundred.

The burly right-hander accounted for 61 percent of his side's runs with a superb 114 from 113 balls, but it was very much a lone hand.

Opening batsman Graeme Swann's 18 was the next highest score as Durham's impressive seam attack shared the wickets around, Callum Thorp (2-20) and the Harmison brothers - Ben (2-33) and Stephen (2-40) - each taking two.

At one stage Nottinghamshire were 102-8 but Patel, whose knock featured 17 fours and two sixes, added 48 with Pattinson (7) for the ninth wicket and 38 with last man Charlie Shreck (2no) to give the visitors renewed hope.

Match Details

4th Jun 2008
The Riverside, Chester-le-Street
G Sharp and J F Steele


Batsman R
Di Venuto c Shafayat b Pattison 70
Mustard c Swann b Shreck 14
Smith c Patel 41
N.D. McKenzie c Wagh b Pattison 3
Benkenstein c Patel 3
Harmison c Swann b Voges 19
Park lbw b Patel 0
Breese not out 34
Thorp b Ealham 1
Harmison c Franks b Ealham 0
Davies not out 1
Extras 1w, 2lb 3
Total 49.0 Overs 189 - 9
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Shreck 8 2 22 1
Pattison 9 0 46 2
Ealham 8 0 29 2
Swann 10 0 37 0
Franks 2 0 12 0
Patel 10 0 27 3
Voges 2 0 14 1
Full Bowling Card