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23rd July 2010

Durham and Lancashire draw at Emirates Durham

Paul Collingwood spoke to Durham TV at the close of play about his return to Emirates Durham and the forthcoming ODI at his home ground in September. Watch the interview at

Resuming  on 95-5, Durham captain Phil Mustard and all rounder Ben Stokes made their way to the middle knowing a big partnership was vital to avoid the follow on.

Both players looked at ease as the partnership passed 50 until James Anderson, who bowled the first 26 over’s of Durham’s innings unchanged from the Lumley End, had Ben Stokes caught at point by Croft.

Glen Chapple replaced Anderson after that mammoth spell and struck in his first over having Liam Plunkett caught by wicketkeeper Sutton. Phil Mustard had a lucky escape on 40 when Paul Horton just failed to cling onto a sharp chance at first slip. With 11 runs still required to avoid the follow on Glenn Chapple struck again having Callum Thorp bowled for only eight.

Mitchell Claydon then joined his captain and safely guided Durham to 205-8 at lunch and avoiding the follow on. Pushing for a quick single led to the demise of Claydon after lunch as he was run out for only 5 and with a big out swinger Chapple bowled Harmison to end Durham’s innings. A captain’s innings from Mustard of 71(103 balls) helped reduce the deficit to 128 runs.

Stephen Harmison and Mitchell Claydon started with tight spells as first Horton was run out by Mark Stoneman then Moore was caught brilliantly by Michael Di Venuto to give Claydon his first wicket of the innings.

With a draw looking like the only outcome Lancashire progressed at just over 2 runs an over. Ian Blackwell then removed Chilton for 25 as his first six over’s yielded four maidens, four runs and one wicket. Stephen Croft added one before being bowled by Liam Plunkett as Durham picked up regular wickets. Tom Smith and Shiv Chanderpaul then set about topping up their averages for 2010 as they finished on 2* and 23* respectively.

Durham captain Phil Mustard and Lancashire captain Glenn Chapple shook hands at 5.00pm as the match was confirmed as a draw.