Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

No End to Durham's Miserable Run; County Cricket

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

No End to Durham's Miserable Run; County Cricket

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DURHAM are in the doldrums after their sorry start to the season continued with defeat at Somerset.

The Taunton torment left Durham sharing bottom spot in the LV County Championship with last season's champions Lancashire.

George Dockrell claimed his second six-wicket haul this season to bowl Somerset to a three-day success over Durham, whose shoddy batting left them without a win in six Championship games this season.

The 19-year-old Irish left-arm spinner took six for 29 as the visitors were shot out for 167 - Ian Blackwell top scored with 38 - in their second innings, having conceded a first-innings deficit of 16.

Set 152 to win, Somerset were 17 for two at one point. But Arul Suppiah (73) and James Hildreth (31) eased any nerves with a third-wicket stand of 83 as the hosts romped home by five wickets.

The day began with Somerset 357 for eight in their first innings.

Peter Trego extended his overnight score of 67 to 89 with some meaty blows before losing his middle stump to Jamie Harrison, who claimed four for 112 on his Championship debut, which was a rare bright sport for Durham. …

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