Durham win County Championship title

Durham have won the County Championship title. They beat Nottinghamshire at Chester-le-Street to wrap up their 3rd title in six years.

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In pictures: Durham win County Championship title

Durham captain Paul Collingwood lifts the trophy after winning the LV= County Championship Division One in Chester-Le-Street. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Durham captain Paul Collingwood (bottom right) with the trophy after winning the LV= County Championship Division One. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Durham captain Paul Collingwood kisses the trophy after winning the LV= County Championship Division One. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Durham captain Paul Collingwood (right) holds the trophy as Graham Onions kisses it after winning the LV= County Championship Division One. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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Durham edge closer to Championship title

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.

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