Durham Over-50s outgunned by Lancashire in season’s opener

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DURHAM began their Over-50s County Championship programme with a disappointing five-wicket defeat to Lancashire.

Tony Birbeck’s 49 led Durham to 121 all out, with Andy Fothergill (13) and David Anderson (13no) the next best scorers.

Lancashire had to scrap for their win, finishing on 122-5 in 42.4 overs as McCabe bagged 3-24.

Durham next visit Yorkshire on Wednesday.