Durham beat Leicestershire after following - on

James Weighell (Durham) 7-32 against Leicestershire in their second innings
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In another amazing turnaround in the Specsavers County Championship this week, Durham beat Leicestershire after following- on for the first time in their Championship history!

Leicestershire 440 (Michael Carberry 73, Paul Horton 75, Mark Cosgrove 75, Neil Dexter 70*) and 101 ( James Weighell 7-32)

Durham 184 & 403 (Aiden Markram 94, Cameron Steel 86, Will Smith 74; Gavin Griffiths 6-49)

Result and Points - Durham (18 pts) beat Leicestershire (6 pts) by 46 runs

 

Jon Lewis, Durham CCC Head Coach, commented on BBC Radio Newcastle:

"At 50-6 when the opposition has score 440, you've got no right to be in the game at that point. Tremendous credit must go to the batters initially to getting us back into contention.

"We always knew that, with a side that hasn't won for some time chasing 150, it wouldn't be too difficult to put a few doubts in their mind and that seemed to show."

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