Pratt aids Cumberland draw
Cumberland held on for a thrilling draw against Northumberland after former Durham batsman Gary Pratt’s second-innings century helped them avoid defeat after being forced to follow on at Jesmond.
Needing 185 for victory, Northumberland closed on 173 for seven as Paul Hindmarch’s 4-84 meant Mark Wood’s 55 was in vain.
Pratt, who famously ran out Ricky Ponting as a substitute fielder at Trent Bridge during the 2005 Ashes, struck 149 out of Cumberland’s 401 - 300 more than they managed first time.
Gary Scott’s unbeaten 176 had set up Northumberland’s first innings 318 before team-mate Marc Symington’s 5-28 ensured a 217-run first-innings lead.