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England Deaf handed Academy lesson

England Deaf, 2011 Ashes

England Deaf endured a difficult tour of Milton Keynes with consecutive losses to MCC and Northamtonshire Academy

England Deaf team collapsed in spectacular fashion as they slipped to a 76-run defeat to Northamptonshire Academy - their second defeat in as many days.

After a 109-run loss to the MCC just 24 hours earlier, England Deaf were bowled out for just 94 with only one batsman making double figures.

Indeed, had Andy Wood not made a fine 55 England would have staring at a wider margin of defeat in their efforts to chase down a modest 171 for victory.

Hopes would have been high when England reached 79 for four but they proceeded to lose their remaining six wickets for just 15 runs. Extras, with 12, was the second highest contribution.

Earlier in the day James Dixon reduced Northamptonshire to 10 for three during an impressive spell with the new ball.

When Mike O'Mahony then struck twice in quick succession the hosts had lost half of their team with just 37 runs on the board.

But Charlie MacDonnell proved harder to remove and his unbeaten 66, which took 136 balls to compile, ensured his side had something to bowl at.