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Day 4 of 4
Durham win by 6 wickets

Notts vs Durham

County cricket: Durham move top of table after thrilling win over Nottinghamshire

Mark Stoneman: Rapid half-century helped set up improbable Durham win

Michael Lumb: Century proved in vain as Nottinghamshire suffered defeat

Durham secured their second championship win of the season after pulling off a thrilling run chase against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge despite kept up for more than half the night.

A fire in their hotel roused Durham's players from their beds at around 1.30am and they had to wait in the cold for around four hours before alternative accommodation could be found.

But, having been set a seemingly improbable 183 from a maximum of 23 overs after Nottinghamshire had been bowled out in their second innings, they showed no signs of weariness as they romped home with six wickets and 16 deliveries to spare.

Mark Stoneman made 69 - his half century which came off 24 balls going down as the quickest in Durham's history - as he and Phil Mustard raced to an opening stand of 125 in just 11.5 overs.

England off-spinner Graeme Swann eventually dismissed both, Stoneman for 69 and his partner for 72, and also claimed the wickets of Ben Stokes and Dale Benkenstein, but the damage had already been done and a jubilant Gareth Breese saw his side over the finishing line.

Nottinghamshire had earlier shown plenty of determination to bat through two complete sessions in order to try and secure the draw and looked to have done enough thanks largely to a century from Michael Lumb (123).

The left-hander notched his 16th career ton in the competition, and a fourth against Durham, to give his side hope, while Swann also chipped in with a belligerent innings of 57 despite needing to receive treatment on three separate occasions after blows to the instep, arm and forehead - the latter from a steepling bouncer by Graham Onions.

The England spinner shared in a last-wicket stand of 75 with Ajmal Shahzad to help his side to 333, but it was not to prove sufficient as Durham blasted their way to victory.

Match Details

29th Apr - 2nd May 2013
Nottinghamshire won the toss and elected to bat.
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
S A Steven, P Peter


Batsman R
M.D. Stoneman c Broad b Swann 69
P. Mustard c Hales b Swann 72
B.A. Stokes s Read b Swann 12
D.M. Benkenstein c Read b Swann 9
G.R. Breese Not out 18
P.D. Collingwood Not out 0
Extras 3b, 1lb 4
Total 20.2 Overs 184 - 4
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
S.C.J. Broad 4 0 34 0
L.J. Fletcher 2 0 25 0
A. Shahzad 1 0 19 0
S.R. Patel 6.2 0 46 0
G.P. Swann 7 0 56 4
Full Bowling Card