Cricket: Durham denied win

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The Independent Online
FRUSTRATION PILED upon frustration for Durham at Chester-le-Street, when they were denied victory in their snow-delayed County Championship match against Worcestershire yesterday by a dogged maiden half-century from Matthew Wilson. Worcestershire, needing 151 to make Durham bat again, slipped to 68 for 6 but Wilson steered his side to 137 for 7 at the close.

Durham had earlier declared at 303 for 6 having pushed on from 153 for 4 overnight, their captain, David Boon, with 54, and Paul Collingwood, with 56, leading the way.

Mark Chilton, standing in for injured opener Mike Atherton, top-scored with 87 as Lancashire enjoyed batting practice in their weather-ruined draw with Sussex at Old Trafford. Sussex took their first innings to 351 for 8 before declaring. Lancashire then replied by reaching 301 for 8 before the close, Mark Robinson picking up 4 for 62.