County Championship: Durham & Middlesex settle for rain-affected draw

Chester-le-Street rain
Only 14 balls were possible on day four at Chester-le-Street
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Emirates Riverside
Durham v Middlesex, day four
Middlesex 389: Malan 74, Gubbins 60; Stokes 4-80
Durham 305-4: Stoneman 141*, Burnham 61; Finn 3-64
Match drawn
Durham 11 pts, Middlesex 10 pts
Match scorecard

Durham and Middlesex had to settle for a draw at Chester-le-Street as only 14 balls were bowled before play was abandoned on the final day.

Rain in the morning meant there was no play until 13:40 BST and, after Durham had collected their third batting point, the covers were brought back on.

Umpires Ian Gould and Graham Lloyd called off play just after 15:00 BST.

Both sides have drawn their opening two Championship matches of 2016 and will go in search of a first win on Sunday.

Middlesex are away at Hampshire, while Durham are at The Oval to face Surrey.

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