Mushtaq Ahmed bowled Sussex to an expected success at Horsham on Sunday, to wrap up the game within three days. They needed just three wickets - with Steve Harmison unable to bat because of his hernia problem - as Durham began the day 200 runs in arrears. They managed to add 98 today, before losing by an innings and 102 runs. Mushtaq ended with 4 for 77 and Robin Martin-Jenkins mopped up with 2 for 35. Fifties from Ottis Gibson and Dale Benkenstein could not help Durham.
At Taunton, play was delayed until 4pm and then just two runs (in extras) were added by Northamptonshire before bad light stopped play. It would have been a frustrating day for Somerset who have their visitors three down in the second innings and trailing by 161 runs.
Rain, meanwhile, obliterated the third day at Trent Bridge, with Nottinghamshire frozen at 271 for 4 and heading for a draw with Gloucestershire after a first-day washout.