Durham v Warwickshire, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Patel's burst wrecks hapless Durham

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July 14, 2014

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Warwickshire 472 (Hain 109*, Clarke 54, Hastings 5-94) beat Durham 171 (Borthwick 46, Hastings 51, Barker 6-46) and 113 (Patel 5-49, Rankin 3-16) by an innings and 188 runs
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Jeetan Patel finished with 4 for 60 in Notts' first innings, Warwickshire v Nottinghamshire, County Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, July, 17, 2013
Jeetan Patel's five-wicket burst brought untold gloom for Durham © Getty Images
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Warwickshire are on the march up the Division One table. After beating title rivals Nottinghamshire in their previous match they routed the team who succeeded them as champions last year, winning by an innings and 188 runs inside three days.

Durham are left in a scrap with Lancashire and Sussex to avoid relegation, with Northants' demise already looking certain.

Durham coach Jon Lewis said: "Warwickshire's bowlers were really disciplined. If you keep batsmen under pressure you get wickets, but we didn't do that on the first day.

"We came into the game hoping a win would take us up towards the top, now we are looking at the other end of the table and our next game at Old Trafford will be a crucial one.''

Keith Barker followed up his 6 for 46 in dismissing Durham for 171 by reducing them to 4 for 2 when they followed on 301 behind. But the real capitulation began after Keaton Jennings and Michael Richardson had stayed together for 35 overs to add 71.

With the fourth ball of his 12th over Jeetan Patel had Richardson caught at short leg and went on to take 5 for 9 in 22 balls, finishing with 5 for 49.

Boyd Rankin took 3 for 16 as Durham subsided from 75 for 2 to 113 all out to slide deeper into relegation trouble.

They began the day on 62 for 3 in their first innings and Barker took two wickets in the seventh over. With Chris Wright off the field with a stiff back, Warwickshire had Rikki Clarke operating from the other end and Durham made comfortable progress in the first 20 minutes.

Gordon Muchall then fell lbw and two balls later Paul Collingwood pushed forward to a ball slanted across him and edged Barker to Clarke at second slip. Three wickets had gone down for five runs when Phil Mustard drove at Clarke and edged to Will Porterfield at third slip.

At 83 for 6, John Hastings joined Scott Borthwick and they enjoyed some respite when Barker was rested with figures of 18-7-33-4.

Borthwick went for 46 when played back to a ball from Rankin which kept low and had him lbw. Hastings hit Patel for six on his way to 51 off 66 balls before Barker returned after lunch to have him caught at first slip.

When Durham followed on, Mark Stoneman fell second ball on the day he received a penalty under the ECB's discipline code for showing dissent when given out lbw to Yorkshire's Adam Lyth at Headingley last week.

He followed an away swinger he could have left and edged to third slip, where Will Porterfield clung on again to remove Borthwick in Barker's next over.

Patel, turning the ball out of Barker's footmarks, had been threatening for some time when he finally Richardson caught by Sam Hain at short leg for 30.

Two balls later Muchall was lbw for the fourth successive innings, then Jennings played on for 37 against Rankin and three wickets had fallen for no runs. Collingwood swept Patel for four and was then pinned lbw by Rankin, then Mustard drove at Patel at edged to Clarke at slip.

Hastings drove to long on and 75 for two had become 91 for nine before Mark Wood swung lustily to make 18 before he was bowled by Rankin.

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Posted by Stevros3 on (July 16, 2014, 9:44 GMT)

@CodandChips Barker is indeed pushing on the England door, I personally think he needs a few lions tours first. When Woakes plays he still looks the more threatening of the Warwickshire bowlers ahead of Barker, Wright & Rankin. He just wasn't picked this week as England asked (on the off chance he plays tomorrow) to rest him up. Meaning if he does get a call up later in the series he may just be out of form due to rustieness.

Posted by CodandChips on (July 16, 2014, 6:59 GMT)

Keith Barker and Boyd Rankin have excellent bowling figures in this match. Both as bowlers provide something different

Barker is left-handed and that can be tricky for some batsmen. I haven't seen a lot of him but others have talked him up of an England place. If he keeps bowling well he might be worth a call up, especially considering the test series will require seamer rotation.

Rankin provides that unsettling pace and bounce. I wonder where he is at with his international career. If he takes wickets he can't be too far from a limited-overs recall surely? Personally though I'd let him go back to Ireland.

Posted by CricketingStargazer on (July 15, 2014, 20:35 GMT)

Northants are effectively dead in the water. They almost certainly need to win their last 5 games to survive and, if Lancashire manage to beat Nottinghamshire and open up the table even more, even that may not be enough.

For Somerset, this win and the knowledge that the return fixture is to come should convince them that a top-3 finish is the minimum that they should aspire to. Given the number of people who tipped them for relegation and their injury crisis, that would be near miraculous.

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