Durham v Worcestershire
LV County Championship 2009 (Division 1)
VenueRiverside Ground, Chester-le-Street on 30th June, 1st, 2nd, 3rd July 2009 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossDurham won the toss and decided to field
ResultDurham won by 5 wickets
PointsDurham 17 (Bowling 3); Worcestershire 3 (Bowling 3)
UmpiresRJ Bailey, NGB Cook
ScorersB Hunt (Durham), ND Smith (Worcestershire)
Close of play day 1Durham (1) 40/3 (Coetzer 20*, Benkenstein 17*; 14 overs)
Close of play day 2Worcestershire (2) 0/0 (Mitchell 0*, Kervezee 0*; 0.1 overs)
Close of play day 3Durham (2) 64/1 (Di Venuto 43*, Smith 3*; 21 overs)
ArticlesTrego blitz sets up Somerset win

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DKH Mitchellc Mustard b Plunkett1359762- 
AN Kervezeec Di Venuto b Davies64855-- 
MM Alic Plunkett b Benkenstein940571- 
BF Smithb Claydon3355676- 
DA Wheeldonc Di Venuto b Thorp72233-- 
AA Noffkec Mustard b Plunkett501251457- 
*GJ Battyb Plunkett1946682- 
K Alic Thorp b Plunkett2864755- 
+JPT Knappettnot out47151- 
CD Whelanb Plunkett034-- 
MS Masonc Thorp b Plunkett294-- 
Extras(9 b, 5 lb, 6 nb, 2 w)22
Total(all out, 310 minutes, 79.1 overs)193
Fall of wickets:
1-18 (Kervezee, 14.3 ov), 2-26 (Mitchell, 19.5 ov), 3-56 (MM Ali, 28.4 ov), 4-80 (Smith, 36.5 ov), 5-80 (Wheeldon, 37.2 ov), 6-137 (Batty, 54.5 ov), 7-187 (Noffke, 75.3 ov), 8-187 (K Ali, 76 ov), 9-191 (Whelan, 77.3 ov), 10-193 (Mason, 79.1 ov)
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thorp16   8341--
Claydon17   432121
Davies13   5291--
Benkenstein2   1111-1
Blackwell8   5100--

Durham first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Di Venutob K Ali099-- 
KJ Coetzerb K Ali3055983- 
*WR Smithb K Ali011-- 
GJ Muchallc Knappett b Mason064-- 
DM Benkensteinc Knappett b K Ali2555674- 
ID Blackwellb Mason154-- 
+P Mustardnot out6310215510- 
LE Plunkettc Batty b Mason2958623- 
CD Thorplbw b K Ali1716301- 
ME Claydonc Knappett b K Ali613201- 
M Daviesb Whelan618281- 
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 6 nb, 2 w)17
Total(all out, 250 minutes, 55.5 overs)194
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Di Venuto, 2.3 ov), 2-0 (Smith, 2.4 ov), 3-1 (Muchall, 3.5 ov), 4-56 (Benkenstein, 20.2 ov), 5-59 (Blackwell, 21.3 ov), 6-59 (Coetzer, 22.1 ov), 7-105 (Plunkett, 37.2 ov), 8-140 (Thorp, 44.2 ov), 9-171 (Claydon, 49 ov), 10-194 (Davies, 55.5 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
K Ali18   4686-1
Mason21   85532-
Noffke10   4280-2

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DKH Mitchellc Di Venuto b Davies1548503- 
AN Kervezeec Mustard b Plunkett661411976- 
MM Alic Coetzer b Plunkett103044-- 
BF Smithc Coetzer b Thorp31516-- 
DA Wheeldonc Di Venuto b Claydon01313-- 
AA Noffkelbw b Blackwell1125441- 
*GJ Battyb Plunkett42329-- 
K Alinot out30711084- 
+JPT Knappettc Mustard b Blackwell11215-- 
CD Whelanb Plunkett2151523- 
MS Masonc Thorp b Plunkett51922-- 
Extras(5 lb, 8 nb)13
Total(all out, 294 minutes, 74 overs)179
Fall of wickets:
1-36 (Mitchell, 13 ov), 2-57 (MM Ali, 23.2 ov), 3-66 (Smith, 28.2 ov), 4-71 (Wheeldon, 32 ov), 5-108 (Noffke, 42.4 ov), 6-116 (Kervezee, 47.2 ov), 7-117 (Batty, 51.3 ov), 8-124 (Knappett, 56.1 ov), 9-169 (Whelan, 69.2 ov), 10-179 (Mason, 74 ov)
Durham bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Claydon11   0501-1
Thorp13   6271--
Davies10   2191--
Plunkett24   6565-3
Blackwell16   7222--

Durham second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Di Venutonot out100123150141 
KJ Coetzerc Knappett b Noffke1537501- 
*WR Smithc Smith b Whelan1645452- 
GJ Muchallc Mitchell b Mason1414183- 
DM Benkensteinc Knappett b Mason1711821 
ID Blackwellc Wheeldon b Mason3811-- 
+P Mustardnot out21011-- 
LE Plunkettdid not bat      
CD Thorpdid not bat      
ME Claydondid not bat      
M Daviesdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 6 lb, 4 nb)12
Total(5 wickets, 150 minutes, 41 overs)179
Fall of wickets:
1-47 (Coetzer, 12.5 ov), 2-90 (Smith, 26 ov), 3-115 (Muchall, 30.4 ov), 4-137 (Benkenstein, 32.5 ov), 5-155 (Blackwell, 36.3 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
K Ali6   0230-1
Mason11   2353--
Noffke7   2111--
Batty10   1480--
Whelan5   0371-1
MM Ali2   0170--

--> JPT Knappett made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> JPT Knappett made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> MJ Di Venuto (2) 100 in 122 balls, 150 minutes with 14 fours and 1 six
--> MJ Di Venuto (2) passed 11000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 7
--> LE Plunkett achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Worcestershire first innings (previous best was 6-74)
--> LE Plunkett achieved his best innings bowling analysis in County Championship matches in the Worcestershire first innings (previous best was 6-74)
--> MS Mason reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed GJ Muchall, his 1st wicket in the Durham second innings

Source: Durham CCC scorebook with thanks to Brian Hunt
On the second day bad light, lightning and rain stopped play from 2.57pm to close of play
The match finished at 12.14pm on the fourth day





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