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18th May 2011

Durham v Leicester SEC update

Durham (SEC): Coetzer, Stoneman, Jennings, Harmison B, Richardson (c/wk), Roebuck, Shahzad, Wood, Rushworth, Claydon, Harrison.

Durham were asked to field first after losing the toss and Chris Rushworth went on to have a cracking first session, picking up four wickets and then going on to claim his fiver-fer just after the lunch break.

Mark Wood got in on the act after a brilliant dive and one handed catch from Michael Richardson behind the stumps reducing the visitors to 117-6.

Leicester were 124-8  after Mitchell Claydon claimed the seventh and eighth wickets and Leicestershire adding 30 to their score before Shahzad got a scalp to take the hosts nine down.

Rushworth claimed the final wicket, his sixth of the innings, dismissing Leicester for 220.

In response, Durham were 130-4 at the close, with Mark Stoneman dismissed on 56 late in the day and Roebuck and Richardson set to return to the crease in the morning.

Roebuck scored 30 before he was dismissed with the Durham total at 155-5. Michael Richardson was the pick of the batsmen on day two, scoring 64 before he was caught out, with Shahzad and Rushworth falling before him, the hosts total stood at 211-8, nine behind Leicestershire’s first innings total of 220.

Durham were all out for 215.

It took a while to make the breakthrough but Jamie Harrison broke the opening partnership at 59.

Keaton Jennings, off his second delivery, and Kyle Coetzer, also off his second delivery,   each picked up a wicket with Leics 164-3.

Harrison claimed the fourth wicket of the Leicestershire innings but by the close of play the visitors were 268-4, leaving Durham a tough task ahead.

Leicestershire declared after Paul Nixon scored his hundred and set Durham a target of 319 off a minimum of 76 overs.

Coetzer was lost early on with Durham 14-1. Mark Stoneman led a brief recovery scoring 46 before he was stumped. Ben Harmison was dismissed for 11 with Durham 96-3.

Keaton Jennings added 31 boosting the total to 105-4 but once he fell Richardson and Roebuck temporarily steadied the ship but four wickets fell in quick succession, with Durham slumping to 146-8.

At tea the hosts were 156-8, but the ninth wicket, that of Mitchell Claydon, was claimed by the third delivery after tea which gave the Leicestershire spinner, Sykes, his eighth wicket.

The final pair held on for an hour before the visitors claimed the win having dismissed Durham for 193.