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Essex and Worcestershire get home 2nd XI Trophy ties

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The ECB has confirmed the draw for the 2nd XI Trophy semi-finals to be played on Monday August 9:

  • Worcestershire v Northamptonshire at New Road
  • Essex v Durham at Billericay

Reacting to the draw, Durham's director of cricket Geoff Cook said: "It is fantastic to have reached this stage in the competition, the match will be really exciting.

"The team should be proud of getting this far although the final is our target and with this season's team it is undoubtedly achievable.

"The success of this team indicates that there will be several youngsters knocking on the door of the first XI within the next couple of years."

Northamptonshire and Worcestershire won Groups B & C respectively to join Durham in the semi-final draw.

The remaining place went to Essex after they pipped Sussex on net run rate in Group D by beating Surrey at Coggleshall in the last match of the group stages by a comprehensive margin.

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