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Durham versus Yorkshire, 2000-2010


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By Gary Watton
June 5 2013

Here are the scorecards from the first eleven years of the 21st century involving County Championship fixtures betweens Durham and Yorkshire. Belatedly, Durham were acquiring the ascendancy not just in some of these contests but in English county cricket itself. As for the white rose, the Tykes continued to be as erratic as they had been since their golden era of the 1960s. During this era: Yorkshire 5 wins, Durham 6 wins, 7 draws.

Durham versus YORKSHIRE; at Chester-le-Street; 7-9 June 2000; YORKSHIRE won the toss.

Durham first innings: 189 (Lewis 52; Hoggard 5-67) 

YORKSHIRE first innings: 294 (Vaughan 94, Lehmann 79; Hunter 4-73)

Durham second innings: 201 (Gough 6-63)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 97 for 4

Michael Vaughan was trying to earn himself a home test match debut, and this 94 knock would have helped his cause.  

YORKSHIRE won by six wickets; Durham 3 points, YORKSHIRE 17 points

 

YORKSHIRE versus Durham; at Headingley; 7-10 July 2000; YORKSHIRE won the toss.

Durham first innings: 314 (Lewis 66, Speak 61*, Katich 55; Sidebottom 5-66, Silverwood 3-97) 

YORKSHIRE first innings: 129 (Brown 4-33)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 386 for 4 declared (Lehmann 136, Vaughan 118)

This was the first occasion that Durham finished a match against Yorkshire having achieved more points in the contest.

Match drawn; YORKSHIRE 7 points, Durham 10 points

 

YORKSHIRE versus Durham; at Headingley; 30-31 May and 1 June 2003; Durham won the toss.

Durham first innings: 280 (Lewis 124, Pattison 62; Silverwood 3-80)

YORKSHIRE first innings: 220 (Lumb 105, Yuvraj Singh 56; Plunkett 5-53, Pretorius 3-54)

Durham second innings: 200 (Lewis 66; Silverwood 4-40)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 93 (Pretorius 4-15, Muchall 3-26)

Only Dawson and Richardson reached double figures in Yorkshire's second innings. Durham had finally defeated Yorkshire!

Durham won by 167 runs; YORKSHIRE 4 points, Durham 19 points

 

Durham versus YORKSHIRE; at Chester-le-Street; 15-18 July 2003; YORKSHIRE won the toss.

YORKSHIRE first innings: 448 (White 135*, McGrath 86, Gray 60; Shoaib Akhtar 3-87)

Durham first innings: 327 (Gough 54, Pratt 51, Bridge 50; Kirby 4-93)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 129 (Shoaib Akhtar 4-38, Wells 3-20, Harmison 3-45)

Durham second innings: 251 for 7

Durham completed a double whammy in 2003 against the white rose county by recording a hard-fought home victory. 

Durham won by three wickets; Durham 20 points, YORKSHIRE 8 points

 

Durham versus YORKSHIRE; at Chester-le-Street; 8-10 June 2004; YORKSHIRE won the toss.

YORKSHIRE first innings: 331 (McGrath 126, Wood 55; Shoaib Akhtar 4-64)

Durham first innings: 150 (Dawson 5-40)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 353 for 9 declared (Lehmann 120, Wood 71, Jaques 53; Davies 3-51)

Durham second innings: 214 (Collingwood 65, North 59)

The Australians, Jaques, Lehmann, and North were all amongst the runs as the visitors won by a cricketing landslide.

YORKSHIRE won by 320 runs; Durham 3 points, YORKSHIRE 20 points

 

YORKSHIRE versus Durham; at Scarborough; 1-3 September 2004; Durham won the toss.

Durham first innings: 325 (Muchall 142*; Lawson 5-62, Bresnan 3-32)  

YORKSHIRE first innings: 200 (Jaques 66, Sayers 54; Breese 5-41)

Durham second innings: 375 for 9 declared (Breese 68, North 62, Hamilton 58; Kirby 3-64, Dawson 3-115)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 290 (Dawood 75, Jaques 53; Breese 5-110, Bridge 4-64)

This fine win was a personal triumph for Gareth Breese who took ten wickets and made a fifty in a Botham-esque effort.

Durham won by 210 runs; YORKSHIRE 4 points, Durham 20 points 

 

Durham versus YORKSHIRE; at Chester-le-Street; 20-23 May 2005; YORKSHIRE won the toss.

YORKSHIRE first innings: 254 (Dawson 86; Lewis 4-77)

Durham first innings: 316 (Mustard 78, Breese 64; Bresnan 4-69)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 306 (McGrath 133*, Silverwood 80; M.Lewis 5-80, Plunkett 3-93)

Durham second innings: 226 for 8 (Hussey 61; Kruis 4-96)

Chris Silverwood rescued Yorkshire as he bludgeoned 80 off 66 balls. Both teams came close to victory and to defeat!

Match drawn; Durham 10 points, YORKSHIRE 9 points

 

YORKSHIRE versus Durham; at Scarborough; 24-27 August 2005; Durham won the toss.

Durham first innings: 414 (Benkenstein 126, Hussey 92, Muchall 64; Kruis 5-106, Bresnan 4-101)

YORKSHIRE first innings: 475 for 6 declared (Jaques 172, Dawson 63*, Bresnan 58*; Collingwood 3-56)

Only a total of seventy-three overs were possible on the first two days of this weather-interrupted stalemate.

Match drawn; YORKSHIRE 12 points; Durham 11 points

 

Durham versus YORKSHIRE; at Chester-le-Street; 14-16 July 2006; YORKSHIRE won the toss.

YORKSHIRE first innings: 339 (McGrath 140*, Lehmann 58; Gibson 3-85)

Durham first innings: 258 (Benkenstein 93, Gibson 53; Bresnan 5-58)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 312 (White 66, McGrath 61, Sayers 56; Gibson 4-62, Thorp 3-53, M.Lewis 3-81)

Durham second innings: 248 (Benkenstein 96, Breese 63; Gillespie 6-37, Kruis 3-95)

Durham's two innings' scores were almost identical as were the slightly unlucky batting efforts of Dale Benkenstein.

YORKSHIRE won by 145 runs; Durham 5 points, YORKSHIRE 20 points

 

YORKSHIRE versus Durham; at Headingley; 20-23 September 2006; YORKSHIRE won the toss.

YORKSHIRE first innings: 677 for 7 declared (Lehmann 339, Lumb 98, McGrath 62, Guy 52*)

Durham first innings: 518 (Gibson 155, Benkenstein 151, Park 77, Scott 77; Rashid 4-144, Kruis 3-92)

Durham second innings: 181 for 3 declared (Park 100*)

Darren Lehmann climbed into the Yorkshire history books as each team narrowly avoided relegation in this season finale.  

Match drawn; YORKSHIRE 11 points, Durham 10 points

 

YORKSHIRE versus Durham; at Headingley; 25-27 April 2007; Durham won the toss.

Durham first innings: 274 (Benkenstein 83; Rashid 5-88)

YORKSHIRE first innings: 414 (Sayers 149*, Brophy 80, Gough 50; Harmison 6-87)

Durham second innings: 169 (Hoggard 5-32)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 30 for 1

England bowlers Steve Harmison and Matthew Hoggard collected many wickets while Yorkshire still won with ease.

YORKSHIRE won by nine wickets; YORKSHIRE 21 points, Durham 4 points

 

Durham versus YORKSHIRE; at Chester-le-Street; 23-26 May 2007; YORKSHIRE won the toss.

YORKSHIRE first innings: 393 (Rudolph 111, White 64; Gibson 7-81)

Durham first innings: 481 (Coetzer 91, Gibson 71, Benkenstein 68, Mustard 59; Gillespie 3-73, Gough 3-76)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 218 (Rudolph 79, McGrath 62; Onions 5-53, Gibson 3-63)

Durham second innings: 131 for 4 (Di Venuto 53)

Jacques Rudolph amassed 190 runs, but this occasion was dominated by a great performance from Otis Gibson.

Durham won by six wickets; Durham 22 points, YORKSHIRE 7 points

 

Durham versus YORKSHIRE; at Chester-le-Street; 14-16 May 2008; Durham won the toss.

Durham first innings: 406 (Di Venuto 184, Wiseman 60; Bresnan 4-73)

YORKSHIRE first innings: 194 (Rashid 70; Onions 5-75, Harmison 3-40)

Durham second innings: 205 for 6 declared (Benkenstein 86*)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 122 (Onions 3-23, Harmison 3-39)

Harmison and Onions plundered lots of wickets and Michael Di Venuto hit a big century in this one-sided encounter.

Durham won by 295 runs; Durham 22 points, YORKSHIRE 3 points

 

YORKSHIRE versus Durham; at Headingley; 29 June-1 July 2008; Durham won the toss.

YORKSHIRE first innings: 184 (Collingwood 3-17, Plunkett 3-70)

Durham first innings: 347 (Mustard 92, Plunkett 68*; Bresnan 5-94)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 273 (Lyth 80, Vaughan 72; Thorp 5-71, Plunkett 3-49)

Durham second innings: 113 for 2 (Di Venuto 65*)

England test bowler Liam Plunkett produced a fine all-round display as Yorkshire were outclassed by the champions-elect.

Durham won by eight wickets; YORKSHIRE 3 points; Durham 20 points

 

Durham versus YORKSHIRE; at Chester-le-Street; 22-25 April 2009; Durham won the toss.

Durham first innings: 362 (Blackwell 95, Mustard 94*; Hoggard 4-82, Bresnan 3-63)

YORKSHIRE first innings: 272 (Brophy 75, Rudolph 51; Harmison 4-76, Onions 3-49)

Durham second innings: 303 for 5 declared (Di Venuto 143, Smith 67, Muchall 51*; Rashid 3-88)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 193 for 7 (Onions 5-56)

Di Venuto and Onions both tormented the Tykes yet again, but champions Durham may regret not declaring a bit earlier.

Match drawn; Durham 11 points, YORKSHIRE 9 points

 

YORKSHIRE versus Durham; at Headingley; 10-13 July 2009; Durham won the toss.

Durham first innings: 178 (Benkenstein 62; Rashid 3-32, Shahzad 3-39)

YORKSHIRE first innings: 313 (Gale 84; Harmison 5-60, Blackwell 3-66)

Durham second innings: 421 for 9 declared (Mustard 85, Di Venuto 84, Plunkett 65; Hoggard 3-67)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 98 for 4

Durham had been outplayed in the first half of this contest, but Di Venuto and Mustard both revived the visitors.

Match drawn; YORKSHIRE 10 points, Durham 7 points

 

YORKSHIRE versus Durham; at Headingley; 27-30 April 2010; YORKSHIRE won the toss.

YORKSHIRE first innings: 610 for 6 declared (Rudolph 228*, McGrath 105, Lyth 85, Sayers 63)

Durham first innings: 330 (Di Venuto 108, Benkenstein 64, Plunkett 51; Best 4-86)

Durham second innings: 46 for 0

Only 45 overs were possible on the third day - not that Durham were complaining, as they were second best this time.

Match drawn; YORKSHIRE 9 points, Durham 6 points

 

Durham versus YORKSHIRE; at Chester-le-Street; 16-19 August 2010; YORKSHIRE won the toss.

Durham first innings: 213 (Di Venuto 117*, Mustard 53; Shahzad 5-51)

YORKSHIRE first innings: 255 (McGrath 124*; Plunkett 3-56, Harmison 3-81) 

Durham second innings: 340 (Stoneman 78, Benkenstein 74; Hannon-Dalby 4-73, Patterson 4-87)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 299 for 6 (Rudolph 100, Gale 70*; Claydon 3-74)

Michael Di Venuto carried his bat in Durham's first innings, but Yorkshire defied the odds to reach the tough target of 299.

YORKSHIRE won by four wickets; Durham 4 points, YORKSHIRE 21 points

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