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The rain held up the party, but nothing could stop Durham from becoming cricket's county champions today. They beat Nottinghamshire at Chester-le-Street to wrap up their 3rd title in six years.
Simon O'Rourke reports.
Durham clinched the LV= County Championship title by wrapping up a routine eight-wicket win over Nottinghamshire on a rain-delayed third day at Chester-le-Street.
Durham have won the County Championship. They beat Nottinghamshire by eight wickets just a few moment ago.
A pitch inspection will take place at 12.50pm at the cricket grounds in Chester-le-Street.
Cricket fans are anxiously waiting for today's match to begin. Rain is holding up the game between Durham and Nottinghamshire. Durham only need 62 runs to win with all ten second innings' wickets still standing.
Nottinghamshire are on 41-1 at lunch: 137 runs behind.
As Durham's innings edged past the 250 mark this morning, they earned a vital extra batting point. Securing that point means that by defeating Nottinghamshire in this match Durham will have the County Championship title.
Durham's total was 256. They have a first innings lead of 178. The title is getting closer ...
Durham are on the verge of winning their first LV= County Championship since 2009.
The club are leading by 129 runs with 2 wickets remaining at the end of Day One in their match with Nottinghamshire at Chester-le-Street.
The visitors won the toss and elected to bat, but were bowled out for 78 before lunch. Durham's afternoon session ended well, with the hosts finishing the day 207 for 8.
Watch Nottinghamshire claim the wickets of Durham batsmen Keaton Jennings and Mark Stoneman.
Durham are currently 111 for 6 on Day One of their match with Notts at Chester-le-Street.