Nottinghamshire 662/5dec & 121/2dec v 207/9 & 114/9 Durham (County Championship Duvision Two)
*day four (of four) Nottinghamshire win by 426 runs
After securing promotion yesterday, Nottinghamshire needed only a couple of hours to finish the job and beat Durham to win the County Championship Second Division title today in front of a home crowd at Trent Bridge all given free entrance to witness the final days play of the season.
With Durham 14 for 2 overnight and without the injured David Bedingham who earlier in the game sadly dislocated his collarbone, the side saw an early fourth day wicket fall for Scott Borthwick as they never looked like even halving near the mammoth total set by Notts thanks largely to a 662 first innings tally which saw four centurions hugely impress.
Trevaskis went next with Durham suddenly 40/4 as Maddinson followed in the next over, destiny firmly within the grasp of Notts, Broad took Benjamin and Raine went shortly after, two wickets needed with Durham not yet reaching 100, not yet reaching lunch.
In the end Potts fell to Paterson and Bushnell dogged on 29, eventually caught behind by Moores off Liam Patterson-White for the last wicket of the match. The Notts spinner taking 3 for 41 to add to his 3 for 73 first inning tally and a total of 41 scalps for the season, the best in the division for his genre.
Fast bowler Dane Paterson took five wickets in the match, ending on 56 for the season, whilst the hundred by Haseeb Hameed in the first innings helping him towards a best ever County Championship tally of 1,235 for the campaign. At an average of 58.80 including four hundreds and seven half centuries.
Nottinghamshire XI: Slater, Hameed, Montgomery, Clarke, James, Mullaney (c), Moores, Patterson-White, Broad, Fletcher, Paterson.
Durham XI: Trevaskis, Dickson, Borthwick (c), Maddinson, Bedingham, Benjamin, Bushnell, Raine, Drissell, Potts, Gibson.
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
*Article provided by Daniel Peacock (Editor).
*Main image @TrentBridge the 2022 champions celebrate with the tophy.