One-Day Cup: Durham beat Derbyshire but face anxious wait

Paul Collingwood
Paul Collingwood plans to play on in 2016 when he will reach his 40th birthday
Royal London One-Day Cup, Emirates ICG
Durham 247-8 (50 overs): Richardson 56, Muchall 43 not out; Durston 1-19
Derbyshire 192 (46.5 overs): Madsen 77; Hastings 4-24
Durham won by 55 runs
Match scorecard

Holders Durham face an anxious wait to see if they qualify for the One-Day Cup quarter-finals despite beating Derbyshire in their last group game.

Mark Richardson's 56, unusual in that it only contained one boundary, laid the foundation for their 247-8.

But an unbroken ninth-wicket stand of 65 between Gordon Muchall (43) and Chris Rushworth (38) proved crucial.

Wayne Madsen made 77 for Derbyshire, but they were all out for 192 to lose by 55 runs as John Hastings took 4-24.

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The victory kept Durham in fourth place in Group A, but Northants can leapfrog them if they beat Yorkshire at Headingley on Tuesday.

Paul Collingwood's side were rarely fluent with the bat, as typified by Richardson's innings, in which he did not reach the rope until after he had completed his half-century.

However, Muchall and Rushworth's partnership was a new List A record for the county, beating the stand of 62 between Graeme Bridge and Mark Davies against Leicestershire in 2002 - although Rushworth was dropped three times.

Collingwood himself made 33, which he followed with figures of 2-37 in support of Australian paceman Hastings, and his 200th limited-overs catch to send opener Wes Durston on his way for 38.

Derbyshire slumped to 71-4 and although they still had a chance while Madsen was at the crease, he was caught behind off Hastings as the last five wickets went down for 29 runs in seven overs.

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