Rain at Chester-le-Street

Nearly three inches of rain fell overnight in parts of the north east
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Riverside (day four):
Durham 253: Raine 82, Carse 77*; Sanderson 4-55
Northamptonshire 254-6: Vasconcelos 105*, Bavuma 43; Rushworth 3-45, Carse 3-62
Durham (9 pts) drew with Northamptonshire (10 pts)

Durham versus Northamptonshire finished as a draw after the second day in a row was abandoned without any play.

The decision came early on Thursday after heavy overnight rain in the north east and more forecast for rest of the day around Chester-le-Street.

Durham take nine points and Northamptonshire 10 from the two days’ play that were possible.

Northants had edged themselves into a one-run lead courtesy of Ricardo Vasconcelos scoring an unbeaten 105.

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