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Worcestershire v Durham: Hosts promoted to Division One

Worcestershire v Durham: Hosts promoted to Division One

Worcestershire's Ravichandran Ashwin and Ed Barnard
Worcestershire have returned to Division One of the County Championship for the first time since 2015
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, New Road (day two):
Worcestershire 335: Ashwin 82, Barnard 75, Clarke 65; Onions 4-68
Durham 142-5: Clark 60; Leach 2-16, Tongue 2-25
Durham trail Worcestershire by 193 runs
Worcestershire 4 pts, Durham 2 pts
Scorecard

Worcestershire have been promoted to Division One of the County Championship for the sixth time in 15 seasons.

With Northants dropping bonus points in being bowled out for 202 in their game with Leicestershire, it means they cannot now catch Worcestershire.

The Pears were last in Division One in 2015 but were relegated after finishing bottom with only three victories.

Worcestershire will win the Division Two title if they equal or better Notts’ result against Sussex.