Durham v Derbyshire, Chester-le-Street, 4th day

Rushworth's ten sets up crushing win

July 11, 2013

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Durham 253 (Jennings 93, Footitt 6-53) and 331 (Jennings 123, Borthwick 117) beat Derbyshire 113 (Rushworth 6-64) and 192 (Chanderpaul 76, Rushworth 4-39) by 279 runs
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Chris Rushworth ran through Derbyshire with six wickets, Durham v Derbyshire, County Championship, Division One, Chester-le-Street, 2nd day, July 9, 2013
Chris Rushworth's 10 for 103 were his first-class best match figures © Getty Images
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Chris Rushworth completed a 10-wicket match haul on his birthday as as Durham took only 16 balls to wrap up their fifth County Championship Division One win of the season on the final day against Derbyshire at Chester-le-Street.

Rushworth, the right-arm seamer, turned 27 today and removed Tim Gronewald, the penultimate wicket to fall, to pick up his tenth wicket in the match. His second-innings 4 for 39 followed 6 for 64 in the first innings.

Rushworth's wicket was the second of three to fall on the final day as Derbyshire's last three batsmen offered no resistance, leaving Tom Poynton stranded on 58 not out as they were all out for 192 to lose by a crushing 279 runs.

Jon Clare went to the second ball of the day, dabbing at a short, wide one from Ben Stokes to be caught behind. Groenewald was also in no mood to hang around, swinging a good-length ball from Rushworth high over square-leg before attempting to hook a short ball and giving Phil Mustard another catch.

The batsman seemed nonplussed by the decision, indicating the ball had brushed his upper arm, but it left Rushworth with match figures of 10 for 103 - the best match figures of his career.

Last man Mark Footitt also came out swinging and was backing away towards square leg when Stokes splattered his stumps to finish with 4 for 62.

The crushing defeat deepens Derbyshire's trouble at the foot of Division One. They remain winless and trail Somerset - seventh in the table - by 30 points with seven matches to play. Durham now have the most wins of anyone in the division and are well-placed for a tilt at a third Championship title, currently 10.5 points behind leaders Sussex.

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