Sunderland Echo – Chris Rushworth was desperate to get back out in the middle against Leicestershire after a frustrating start to Durham’s Specsavers County Championship Division Two campaign.

Summary

  • Chris Rushworth was desperate to get back out in the middle against Leicestershire after a frustrating start to Durham’s Specsavers County Championship Division Two campaign.
  • They were hammered in their opening match of the season, losing by nine wickets to Kent inside two days at the Emirates Riverside.
  • Rushworth and his team-mates were also hampered by the weather in the build-up to the campaign, which has been exacerbated by their lack of game time to start the new term.
  • Today’s opponents Leicestershire – it is the first day of the Championship clash in Chester-le-Street – are also winless, having drawn against Sussex and Derbyshire in their two contests.
  • “Guys are desperate to try and spend time in the middle and score runs, equally with the ball we’re aiming to try and take wickets as quickly as possible.


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