Yorkshire finished off their opponents before lunch by an innings and 62 runs to scoop the maximum 24 points and move up several places in the table, depending on which table you look at. The main architect of this rout was Josh Shaw, who, having taken five wickets in an innings for the first time in the first innings of this game, repeated the feat with 5/28 to record superb match figures of 10/71.
Dylan Budge and Ryan Buckley resumed their overnight partnership and had, in fact, added 44 before Shaw extracted an edge from Budge`s bat and that was that. From 96/5, Durham slipped to 130 all out in just 13.3 overs. Shaw, 1/7 overnight, then produced a spell of 4/21 in 7.1 overs to ensure an early lunch.
Will Rhodes, bowling off-spin, took the other wicket to fall to finish with 1/14 from seven overs, a creditable effort as he attempts to convert himself to a cunning slow merchant.
The catching was not perfect but good enough as Mosun Hussain, who had had a quiet game, safely pouched an attempted hook from Durham`s captain Graham Clark. Dan Hodgson was again reliable behind the stumps.
So the team now moves to Malton & Old Malton CC on Monday for a T20 match, in aid of the Club`s benefit (4.30 pm start) and then onto Sleaford CC in Lincolnshire for a 2-day game against the England U19s.
Our next 4-day jaunt begins on 4 August when Leicestershire are the visitors at Barnsley CC in the Trophy, before we all move north to York for the Championship, beginning on 5 August.
However, for those games, the team may well have an unusual look as the England U19s take five of the best players for their series against South Africa. Our strength in depth will be tested.