Durham first team scrape through against Auckland

Dave, Nigel Roger and Tony played for the first team on Saturday 3 August in our Division 1 match against Auckland at their ground in Chilton, and a close run thing it was.

For the first six games, results alternated, until we got two games ahead after eight had been played. The Auckland fought back to go ahead themselves by 2 after 13 games.

Back we came again, however, and with one game to play it was all square. By then, however, Dave had got his eye in on an unfamiliar lawn and won the final game to give us a win by the narrowest of margins: 9½-8½