Durham Dynamos needed more power against Warwickshire Bears

Dale Benkenstein in action fro Durham.
Dale Benkenstein in action fro Durham.

SOMEONE needs to make it big – that’s the verdict of one-day skipper Dale Benkenstein after Durham lost their opening T20 encounter against Warwickshire Bears at the Emirates ICG last night.

The visitors made light work of Durham’s 151 to cruise to a five-wicket victory.

Batting first the hosts made an assured start with Phil Mustard and Gordon Muchall putting together a stand of 55 after just six overs.

But no one was able to accelerate the scoring for the Dynamos, and Benkenstein admitted his side needed to find more firepower.

“We talk about partnerships or big individual scores taking you through to win a match,” he said.

“Unfortunately, we couldn’t find that in this game, but that is what you need particularly in this format.

“We have got a good team, but it’s a case of needing individuals winning matches for us in T20.

“Making big scores is what really wins you games. If you look at most T20 matches there’s usually one guy getting a big score or being part of big partnership to take their side to victory.

“We didn’t do that last night.”

Full story in Friday’s Mail