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Day 4 of 4
Hampshire won by 4 runs.

Durham vs Hants

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Durham v Hants - Teams

Hosts keep faith with Hove heroes

Pothas: fit to return after month out with calf injury

Durham have named an unchanged squad for their County Championship fixture against Hampshire at the Riverside.

The hosts beat Sussex away last time out, the first team to achieve that feat in four-day cricket for four years.

Steve Harmison, who took 7-110 in the match at Hove, can expect to once again lead the bowling attack, while Mark Davies and Callum Thorp should continue in the absence of injured duo Graham Onions (heel) and Liam Plunkett (side).

Pothas, Ervine return

Hampshire welcome back Sean Ervine and Nic Pothas for the trip north.

All-rounder Ervine, who has been plagued by hamstring trouble this season, replaces Jimmy Adams in the top order, while wicketkeeper Pothas regains the gloves from Tom Burrows having recovered from the calf injury that kept him out for a month.

Captain Dimitri Mascarenhas and fast bowler Chris Tremlett make their last appearances before joining up with England's one-day squad.

Recent signing Nantie Hayward is not yet match fit and batsman David Balcombe remains sidelined by a side strain.

Match Details

Date
6th Jun 2008
Toss
Venue
The Riverside, Chester-le-Street
Umpires
J H Evans and G Sharp

durham BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Stoneman c Lamb b Bond 21
Di Venuto c Pothas b Tremlett 9
Smith b Lamb 33
N.D. McKenzie c Pothas b Mascarenhas 48
Benkenstein c Pothas b Bond 50
Mustard c Brown b Bond 6
Harmison c Lamb b Ervine 11
Wiseman c Crawley b Tomlinson 28
Thorp b Tremlett 0
Harmison not out 36
Davies c Pothas b Bond 19
Extras 4nb, 3w, 9b, 12lb 28
Total 109.0 Overs 289
Full Batting Card

hants BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Tremlett 33 10 74 2
Bond 25 5 72 4
Tomlinson 18 3 50 1
Mascarenhas 18 6 32 1
Ervine 9 3 14 1
Lamb 6 0 26 1
Full Bowling Card