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Day 3 of 4
Durham win by 11 runs

Durham vs Warwicks

LV= County Championship: Durham grab thrilling win over Warwickshire

Graham Onions: Finished with figures of 5-83

Jeetan Patel: almost guided Warwickshire home

Durham moved up to second place in the LV= County Championship after clinching a thrilling 11-run win against Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street.

Needing 257, the visitors were 146-7 when Jeetan Patel went in and got the target down to 25 in a stand of 86 with Ateeq Javid, but the last three wickets fell for just 13 runs as Durham prevailed.

Ben Stokes took the final wicket when he had Boyd Rankin lbw, but the previous two went to Graham Onions, who finished with 5-83.

He broke the partnership when he had Javid well caught at second slip by Scott Borthwick for 44, then Patel went for a fatal big hit and lofted a catch to long-on.

Several Warwickshire batsmen were out to poor strokes, although both Tim Ambrose and Rikki Clarke were bowled by Stokes during a sustained 14-over spell before tea.

Varun Chopra fell lbw to Onions for 18, playing across the line, and two overs later Will Porterfield was bowled through an airy drive.

Jim Troughton slapped an Onions long hop straight to Stokes at point and Ian Westwood chased a wide one from Mark Wood, edging to Phil Mustard.

Superb yorker

Javid dug in to support Ambrose, who looked capable of winning the game as he made 46 until he was bowled by a superb yorker from Stokes.

Durham gave Will Smith's off spin an airing and Keith Barker took a step down the track and hit a catch straight to mid-wicket.

Smith was left on after tea, when 81 were needed, and Patel lashed three successive balls to the off-side boundary.

He looked certain to win the game, but lost his cool once Javid had gone and gave a simple catch to Keaton Jennings.

With 22 needed, Chris Wright hit the next two balls for four, but Stokes summoned the strength to complete Durham's fourth win of the season.

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Match Details

12th - 15th Jun 2013
Durham won the toss and elected to bat.
Emirates Durham ICG
N G C Nigel, M J Martin


Batsman R
V. Chopra lbw Onions 18
I.J. Westwood c Mustard b Wood 21
W.T.S. Porterfield b Onions 0
J.O. Troughton c Stokes b Onions 13
T.R. Ambrose b Stokes 46
A. Javid c Borthwick b Onions 44
R. Clarke b Stokes 4
K.H.D. Barker c Stoneman b Smith 13
J.S. Patel c Jennings b Onions 50
C.J.C. Wright Not out 10
W.B. Rankin lbw Stokes 1
Extras 14nb, 5w, 6lb 25
Total All Out, 63.2 Overs 245
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
G. Onions 20 2 83 5
C. Rushworth 9 3 20 0
M.A. Wood 8 0 39 1
B.A. Stokes 16.2 4 42 3
W.R. Smith 8 0 43 1
S.G. Borthwick 2 0 12 0
Full Bowling Card