Wednesday the 10th of April marks the start of the 2013 LV=County Championship season and fresh of the back of their 21st Birthday Celebrations, Durham CCC face Somerset here at the Emirates Durham ICG.
Keaton Jennings and Will Smith were the stars for Durham as the traditional season opener against Durham MCCU ended in a draw with both batsmen scoring their first hundreds of 2013.
On a day when the sun broke through the cloud it started to resemble summer on day two of Durham's season opener against Durham MCCU.
Durham CCC closed the day on 426 for 9 after an entertaining open day at the Emirates Durham ICG.
Durham CCC celebrate their 21st Birthday as a First Class County this weekend, and with this the side will be taking on Durham MCCU in the traditional County Cricket season opener.
Durham Dynamos had a convincing 91 run over Notts Outlaws thanks to a superb 183 run opening stand and a five wicket haul from Chris Rushworth.
A tense fourth day saw Durham lose out on the win by two wickets with just four balls remaining after a spirited performance in the field, and another superb performance from Graham Onions.
With a total of just 9.3 overs possible on day two, Durham begin day three 68 runs behind Lancashire as their second innings begins
Durham were bowled out for 102 day one of their LV= County Championship clash against Lancashire and at the close the hosts were 39 runs ahead with two wickets remaining in response.
After posting a first innings total of 384, Durham restricted Somerset to within 27 runs of their total with two wickets remaining by the close of play on day two