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T20 Blast: ‘Schedule not sustainable’ – Birmingham Bears skipper Alex Davies

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The other key factor in Durham’s win at Edgbaston was the tremendous 29 minutes spent at the crease by South African David Bedingham.

He smashed just 63 in 27 balls, including a six and three fours in taking 20 runs off Jamal’s one eight-ball fifth over, having hit 18 off four balls off George Garton two overs earlier.

“In both games this weekend we had a couple of overs which have been really costly,” admitted Davies.

“That gets you behind the game early and we had a few decisions go against us which were questionable. David Bedingham played really well but he survived a run-out and I’m really not sure how.”

Victory was Durham’s second on the spin after beginning their Blast campaign with two defeats.

“There is a reason why the Bears have been as successful as they have over a number of years so any win at Edgbaston is great,” said Durham all-rounder Ben Raine, who took five wickets.

“But David Bedingham’s innings was ridiculous. Nobody else was really timing the ball until he came out but he hit the ball beautifully. We felt we were quite over-par with our score.”

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