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Durham won by 69 runs.

Leics vs Durham

Blackwell flays Foxes

Durham pile up the runs on way to Grace Road success

No nonsense: Blackwell hit five sixes

Ian Blackwell smoked 98 off 64 balls as Durham claimed a 69-run win over Leicestershire in a high-scoring Clydesdale Bank 40 encounter at Grace Road.

Blackwell, the former Somerset and England all-rounder, dispatched seven fours and five sixes before being caught-and-bowled by seamer Alex Wyatt (2-36) two short of a century.

Ben Stokes also hit 50 off 41 deliveries and Gareth Breese chipped in with 44 in a final Durham total of 285-9 to make a mockery of Leicestershire skipper Matthew Hoggard's decision to bowl first.

The Foxes were bowled out for 216 in reply despite the best efforts of opening batsman Josh Cobb.

Cobb plundered a career-best one-day innings of 87 off 78 balls but the home side lost regular wickets, including three each for Blackwell (3-49) and Stokes (3-6), to be all out in 37.2 overs.

Match Details

2nd May 2011
Grace Road, Leicester
M R Benson and J F Steele


Batsman R
J.J. Cobb b Blackwell 87
du Toit c Onions 4
Taylor c Muchall b Blackwell 29
Nixon lbw b Blackwell 0
Boyce c Breese b Claydon 35
White c Rushworth 21
Dixey lbw b Claydon 6
Henderson c Benkenstein b Stokes 11
Malik c Stokes 0
Hoggard b Stokes 8
Wyatt not out 1
Extras 2nb, 8w, 4lb 14
Total All out, 37.2 Overs 216
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Onions 6 0 32 1
Rushworth 8 0 55 1
Claydon 6 0 31 2
Blackwell 8 1 49 3
Benkenstein 7 0 39 0
Stokes 2.2 0 6 3
Full Bowling Card