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The visitors, who resumed on 115-3, saw Matt Machan dismissed for 80 before losing their last four wickets for 10 runs and were 265 all out. Chris Rushworth (5-81) took his second five-wicket haul of the season. Needing 262 to win a second successive Championship game of the season, Durham closed on 115-2 with Matt Stoneman making 41 and Keaton Jennings 38. Rushworth amongst the wickets Durham's Chris Rushworth has taken 19 first-class wickets this season, the second-highest behind Ajmal Shahzad (Sussex) who has taken 22 so far. Ajmal Shahzad (2-40) took both wickets, trapping Stoneman leg before and having Jennings caught behind by Ben Brown. Earlier, Machan was fifth wicket to fall when he was out lbw to Usman Arshad (2-43) and Sussex's innings quickly fell away. Looking well set on 217-4, they were quickly dismissed for 265, with first-innings hero Ollie Robinson ending on four not out. John Hastings (2-57) took the wickets of Steve Magoffin and Matthew Hobden in successive balls to wrap the innings up. Durham seam bowler Chris Rushworth: "We knew we needed quick wickets after lunch and to wrap them up like that was a big plus. "There's a bit of variable bounce but it's a good pitch and the scores are about par.

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Discussions are taking place over a 14-team Premiership, with a temporary freeze put on promotion and relegation. Baxter says he supports expansion as long as second-tier clubs are able to aspire to top-flight status. "The only opinion I have is to ensure we are morally correct in everything we do," Baxter told BBC Radio 5 live. "I would be very uncomfortable if we established a set of rules whereby a team that was successful on and off the pitch could never have the ambition of being in the Premiership." Premiership Rugby say as part of the new proposal clubs would be eligible for promotion if they prove their worth on and off the field over a period of time. However, with a handful of the elite clubs losing money year on year, Baxter has urged against hypocrisy. "As long as we don't enforce rules on teams trying to get into the Premiership that we're not prepared to enforce on teams who are already in the Premiership - and there are quite a few cases of that - then we have quite a strong moral argument that it is good for the game," he said. And Baxter is adamant that well-run Championship clubs should still be able to achieve promotion in the same way the Chiefs did in 2010. "As long as we sort those things out first and we create a structure that does allow for the development of teams outside the Premiership and success outside the Premiership - and there is a way for them to get into this 14-team Premiership - then I am pretty comfortable with that," Baxter continued.

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