Chester-le-Street, Apr 15 - 18 2010, County Championship Division One
(105 ov)(f/o) 198 & 352/7
Match drawn
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Rain helps Durham deny Essex

Dual champions Durham needed plenty of backs-to-the-wall defiance, and some help from above, to eke out a draw against promoted Essex at the Riverside

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Scorecard summary
Essex484/10(162.3 overs)1st INNINGS
James Foster169 (354)
Callum Thorp4/79(36)
Liam Plunkett4/112(31.3)
Durham198/10(79.2 overs)1st INNINGS
Kyle Coetzer55 (120)
Will Smith44 (134)
Durham352/7(105 overs)2nd INNINGS
Match details
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
TossDurham, elected to field first
SeriesCounty Championship Division One
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days15,16,17,18 April 2010 - day(4-day match)
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Martin Bodenham
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Richard Kettleborough
PointsEssex 9, Durham 4