The Durham captain, Paul Collingwood, has described the ECB's decision to relegate his county, and mete out further punishment through the docking of points in all three competitions next season, as 'a massive kick in the nuts'
Paul Collingwood hit his 20th first-class century for Durham to help them take control on the second day of the County Championship match with Somerset at Taunton
There is the faintest risk of relegation in the air for Durham and Warwickshire, with the whiff about to become stronger for whichever county finishes on the wrong end of the result here
Durham's relegation and heavy points deduction penalises players and supporters - but not the people that let them get into financial difficulty
Durham could face the prospect of a points deduction, and possible relegation, as a consequence of receiving financial support from the ECB