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Porterfield upbeat for Bears' Durham test

Warwickshire batsman Will Porterfield. Picture courtesy of Warwickshire CCC.
Warwickshire batsman Will Porterfield. Picture courtesy of Warwickshire CCC.


BATSMAN Will Porterfield says Warwickshire can only take one game at a time as they look to progress in the Royal London Cup.

Having beaten Northamptonshire by an impressive eight wickets yesterday (Tuesday), with Porterfield hitting 92, the Bears today (Wednesday) face Durham at Gosforth.

Warwickshire are co-leaders in the North Group, with seven points alongside Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire.

There was little to savour the win against Northants at Edgbaston as they were quickly on the road to the north-east.

"We knew it was always going to be a tight group so it was a good win but we are not looking past Durham and if we can win there we'll see where that's puts us.

You can only deal with what's in front of you and we've got to get on the road now, get up there, freshen up and go again.

"It is a little bit of a journey but every county faces that in a county season. We're all in the same boat and there will be no excuses. We are professional cricketers and know what we need to do and have just got to get on with it."

Northants had reached 254-9 in their innings, with their momentum at 101-1 being stalled by the Bears taking three wickets then fell in 29 balls.

Then openers Porterfield, scoring 92 off 112 balls, and Sam Hain (88 off 108 balls) provided the perfect platform for the Bears.

"I felt pretty good against Northants,” said Porterfield. “I have felt good in the last few knocks and it's nice to continue that but the important thing is we got over the line and won the game.

"The guys bowled really well to keep taking wickets, especially that really big over from Jeets (Jeetan Patel) when he picked up two wickets. That slowed them right up and then every time they started a partnership we broke it.

“We pretty much bowled them out and if you do that in limited overs cricket you're well on the way to winning the game.

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