Chris Rushworth becomes Durham’s all-time leading wicket-taker with 528th first-class scalp

Chris Rushworth has become Durham’s all-time leading wicket-taker in first-class cricket after taking his 528th scalp in the format.

The seam bowler had Worcestershire’s Jack Haynes caught low at slip by David Bedingham on Sunday to overtake Graham Onions’ previous record of 527 red-ball wickets for the county.

The 34-year-old was visibly emotional after taking his milestone wicket – but quickly followed his dismissal of Haynes with that of Riki Wessels (0) as Durham pushed for victory at Chester-le-Street.

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Rushworth has claimed 28 five-wicket hauls for Durham, with his most recent coming in this game against Worcestershire as he snared 5-56 in the Pears’ first innings.

528. #ForTheNorth pic.twitter.com/OslXrQrptU

Legend.

Plain and simple. #ForTheNorth pic.twitter.com/NcfsDpYbfo

The Sunderland-born bowler, who made his Durham debut against Yorkshire at Headingley in April 2010, picked up 54 wickets for his side when they claimed the most recent of their three County Championship titles in 2013.

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