Cricket: Gough gives tourists initiative

England U-19 285 & 47-1 New Zealand U-19 202
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THE DOUBLE Durham spin attack of Graeme Bridge and Michael Gough turned the first Under-19 Test England's way on the second day here yesterday, as the pair took four New Zealand wickets between them for only two runs after tea.

The Kiwis, replying to England's first-innings total of 285, collapsed from 200 for 6 to 202 all out in the space of three overs. At stumps the tourists were 47 for 1 in reply, having lost the opener Ian Flanagan, but were leading by 130.

With injuries to pacemen Richard Logan and Joe Tucker, it was the front- line spinners - Bridge and Richard Dawson - who dominated the attack.

After tea, the England captain, Gough, decided it was time for his own off-spin to be given a twirl and he induced a mistimed pull shot from Peter McGlashan, who was caught at midwicket by Ian Bell for 39.

In the next over, Bridge had Michael Hendry caught by Dawson. Bruce Martin was caught by Bell off Gough soon after, and the following ball, Gillespie skied Bridge to extra cover where Bell took his fourth catch of the innings.

Only Michael Papps, who fell to Matt Bulbeck for 64, and Brad Patton, who made a stylish 36, showed any attacking flair for the hosts.

Second day; England won toss

ENGLAND U-19 - First Innings: 285 (R K J Dawson 67, R J Logan 61, I N Flanagan 53; H Shaw 5-49).

NEW ZEALAND U-19 - First Innings

T McIntosh c Tucker b Logan 1

M Papps c Wallace b Bulbeck 64

J Englefield lbw b Bulbeck 0

B Jansen c Wallace b Logan 13

B Patton c Bell b Bridge 36

J Franklin c Maunders b Dawson 25

P McGlashan c Bell b Gough 39

M Hendry c Dawson b Bridge 3

B Martin c Bell b Gough 0

M Gillespie c Bell b Bridge 1

H Shaw not out 0

Extras (5b 13lb 2nb) 20

Total (103.1 overs) 202

Fall: 1-1, 2-4, 3-33, 4-86, 5-127, 6-178, 7-200, 8-200, 9-202.

Bowling: Bulbeck 15-6-23-2; Logan 8-1-15-2; Tucker 6-1-22-0; Bridge 37.1- 15-54-3; Dawson 24-10-55-1; Gough 13-7-15-2

ENGLAND U-19 - Second Innings

M A Gough not out 18

I N Flanagan b Gillespie 12

I R Bell not out 11

Extras (5lb 1w) 6

Total (for 1, 13 overs) 47

Fall: 1-28.

To Bat: M A Carberry, R K J Dawson, J K Maunders, J R Tucker, M P Bulbeck, R J Logan, M A Wallace, G R Bridge.

Bowling: Shaw 3 0 18 0; Franklin 3 1 6 0; Gillespie 3 1 7 1; Martin 3 1 6 0; Jansen 1 0 5 0.