Worcestershire won the toss and decided to field at the Durham out ground, at South Northumberland Cricket Club, Roseworth Terrace, Gosforth. A decision they would probably regret later on.
Durham managed to get to 209 all out, Michael Richardson (64) and Gareth Harte (48) were the top batsmen for Durham, with Charlie Morris taking 4-33 for Worcestershire, the pick of their bowlers.
Durham 209 (Michael Richardson 64)
Worcestershire 82 - 4
Result Durham won by 9 runs (D/L)
With Duckworth Lewis always a possibility with the rain about, Worcestershire set about the run chase, but were left just 9 runs short (D/L).
Michael Richardson (Durham CCC) commented on BBC Radio Newcastle after the match: "We were aware of the Duckworth/Lewis score, as well as the rain coming. Even though this is a club ground their scoreboards are amazing. So Duckworth/Lewis was on from the word go.”
Joe Leach, the Worcestershire captain commented on BBC Hereford & Worcester: "We're bitterly disappointed. We should have won that game easily. With the weather, we've let ourselves down. Our game management wasn't good enough."
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