The final day of this weekend’s County Championship action saw Chris Rushworth break a record for Durham as rain affected two games across the country.
Group 1: Durham vs Worcestershire
With the visitors needing a 423 goal to win they started the game of the day on 60/0 with Daryl Mitchell (62 of 72) being the first man with the score of 79 as he was caught by Jack Burnham at Mark’s bowling alley. Wood forward Tom Fell would be LBW to Brydon Carse for 1. Jack Haynes would be next to go for 24 as he was caught by Bedingham at Chris Rushworth’s bowling alley, this wicket seeing him take the Durham record for first class wickets with Haynes being his 528th in red ball cricket.
The middle order would collapse from 133/3 to 136/7 as Brett D’Oliviera (7), Riki Wessels (0) and Jake Libby (36) all fell back-to-back to Wood and Rushworth before Ed Barnard be caught behind. Carse bowling soon after. Joe Leach and Ben Cox would both be LBW at Rushworth before Scott Borthwick finished the game as he had Charlie Morris caught behind as the hosts won by 258 points.
Durham moves up to third with the result, ahead of the Pears, while both teams are back in action on Thursday as Durham travels to Derbyshire and Worcestershire heads to Trent Bridge to face Nottinghamshire.
Points: DUR 20, WOR 4
Group 1: Essex vs Derbyshire
Picking up the 97/1 in their follow-up, Billy Godleman would be LBW trapped at Jamie Porter for 45 with the score on 111 before Brooke Guest (65) was fired by Sam Cook in the same way after 7 points were added. Wayne Madsen (36) and Leus du Plooy (39) fell in consecutive overs to Simon Harmer and Shane Snater respectively before Harmer also fired Harvey Hosein and Fynn Hudson-Prentice (both caught by Ryan ten Doeschate). Matt Critchley (25) was reportedly caught by Sir Alistair Cook at Porter’s bowling alley before Sam Cook won the final two wickets, first Alex Hughes and then Billy Stanlake, as the hosts won by one end and 15 points.
This result sees the teams finish the table, Essex leading with Derbyshire at the bottom with the upcoming games with host Essex Warwickshire on Thursday with Derbyshire host Durham on the same day.
Points: ESS 24, LE 1
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Group 2: Somerset vs Surrey
The rain, once again, got the better of this clash at Taunton as there was no play at all for the second day of the game (yesterday with just 9 overs).
This result places Somerset in 2nd place while Surrey is in 4th place. Somerset travel to Gloucestershire on Thursday while Surrey host Middlesex on the same day in this week’s game as this one live on Sky.
Points: SOM 9, OUT of 9
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Group 3: Glamorgan vs Yorkshire
Resumed on 108/3 at 3:40 p.m. after more rain, David Lloyd (40) and Kiran Carlson would add 9 to the score overnight before Lloyd was sacked without disturbing the scorers today, dropping LBW to Ben Coad, ahead of Carlson who finished 88 steps out and captain Chris Cooke (8 steps out) would see the hosts until the start of the final hour when the teams shook hands to finish the game.
Glamorgan moved up to 3rd place with Yorkshire leading the group. Glamorgan will travel to Kent on Thursday while Yorkshire has this week off.
Points: GLA 11, YOR 12
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Group 3: Sussex vs Kent
Resumed on 138/2, Zak Crawley and Jack Leaning would put 51 this morning before the England international was caught by Aaron Thomasson at Jack Carson’s bowling for 85. Penchant (127 not released) and Ollie Robinson would put 172 for the fourth wicket before the latter was LBW at Tom Clark, again for 85, with Zimbabwean-born batsman Tawanda Muyeye scoring 12 steps out as the statement came from the visitors with both teams shaking hands at this point.
This result sees both camps remain at the bottom of the group, Sussex in 5th and Kent below them. Sussex has that week off while Kent will host Glamorgan on Thursday.
Points: SUS 13, KEN 11