Durham County Cricket Club’s Ben Stokes stars in university game

Ben Stokes Durham MCC University v Durham CC at the Racecourse Ground, Durham City.
Ben Stokes Durham MCC University v Durham CC at the Racecourse Ground, Durham City.

BEN Stokes was the pick of the bowlers as Geoff Cook’s side proved far too strong for Durham University.

Stokes, who has been on international duty with England Lions during the winter, claimed 4-33 from his 10.5 overs to secure a victory by an innings and 44 runs for his Durham side.

The Dynamoes declared on 471-8, and were never in danger of seeing their total chased down by the students.

Centurions Ian Blackwell and Liam Plunkett, who had shared a partnership of 232 the previous day, were also among the wickets as was young spinner Scott Borthwick as the Students were dismissed for 192.

Meanwhile England’s one-day international against India, which takes place at Emirates Durham ICG on Saturday, September 3, has sold out.

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