Caddick five ends Durham's chase
Somerset 289 for 6 (Trescothick 84, McKenzie 69, Kieswetter 61) beat Durham 258 (Mustard 84, Chanderpaul 68, Caddick 5-49) by 31 runs
Durham came crashing back to earth after their Friends Provident success with a 31-run defeat against Somerset in the Pro40. Marcus Trescothick, Craig Kieswetter and Neil McKenzie all scored at better than a run-a-ball as Somerset piled up 289. Durham's challenge faded once Phil Mustard's blistering 84 had been ended by Andy Caddick, who claimed five-wickets in a match dominated by the bat.
As usual, runs flowed from the start at Taunton as Trescothick and Kieswetter added 153 for the first wicket. All the Durham bowlers came in for heavy punishment before Gareth Breese broke through. Liam Plunkett took two quick wickets, but the runs kept flowing as McKenzie cracked four fours and three sixes in his 53-ball 69.
But Durham didn't go down without a fight as the impressive Mustard led the reply. Kyle Coetzer made 42 off 33 balls before being bowled by Ian Blackwell and the main stand came between Mustard and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (68) added 95. However, Caddick had Mustard caught by Justin Langer then removed the middle order and Blackwell claimed two more to end the match to keep Somerset's promotion hopes alive.