County Championship: Chris Rushworth breaks file as Durham beat Worcestershire by 258 runs

Chris Rushworth

Chris Rushworth took his first-class wicket tally to 531 in his 136th match for Durham
LV= County Championship Group One, Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street (day four):
Durham 246 & 389-5 dec: Young 103, Burnham 102*, Eckersley 86; Tongue 2-59
Worcestershire 213 & 164: Mitchell 62; Rushworth 4-52, Wood 3-47
Durham (20 pts) beat Worcestershire (4 pts) by 258 runs

Chris Rushworth became Durham’s all-time leading first-class wicket-taker as Worcestershire were beaten by 258 runs at Chester-le-Street.

Set a nominal 423, the visitors resumed on 60-0, but top-scorer Daryl Mitchell (62) soon fell to Mark Wood (3-47).

Rushworth (4-52) then had Jack Haynes caught at first slip for a record-breaking 528th wicket for his club.

The visitors then lost their last seven wickets for just 45 runs to be bowled out for 164 after tea.

Rushworth completed match figures of 9-108 to help Durham complete back-to-back wins which lifted them into second place in Group A, three points behind leaders Essex…