Durham secure County Championship title

September 29, 2008 at 9:09 am Leave a comment

Durham secured their maiden county championship title in an exciting final day of the season. Coming in to the final round of games Nott’s looked favourites but were denied by a excellent recovery by Hampshire who ended up finishing 3rd. Hampshire frustrated Nottinghamshire and set them 441 at a rate of 6 an over to take the title. In reply Notts could only muster 238 from 53 overs leaving them to lose by a massive 203 runs. While at Chester-le street Durham defeated Kent by an innings and 71 runs to condemn Kent to division two cricket and to take the title themselves. Durham only needed 16 overs on the final day to wrap up the title, with Thorp taking a career best 7-88. The trophy ceremony will be held at Chester Le street at 5pm on Monday.


Elsewhere. Somerset ended the season in a disappointing note, losing to Lancashire by 8 wickets to destroy their title hopes. Yorkshire and Sussex played out a draw to ensure that both survived at the expense of Kent, who joined Surrey in relegation to division two. The Division two title was taken by Warwickshire who defeated Glamorgan on the final day after they claimed the points required to overtake Worcestershire.


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