ESSEX secured a dominant victory over Durham in their County Championship clash, claiming a 195-run win at Emirates Riverside on day three.

The two teams combined for an English record for lbw decisions in a first-class match when Jack Burnham became the 19th player to fall in the manner of dismissal in the evening session.

Earlier in the day Essex were bowled out for 301 in their second innings as Ben Raine wrapped up the Essex tail to notch figures of five for 64, leaving Durham with a chase of 385 to win the contest.

Alex Lees offered initial resistance for the hosts, but the quality of the Jamie Porter, Peter Siddle and Sam Cook trifecta wore down the Durham order and allowed their side to notch their third win of the campaign.

Resuming on 263 for eight, Raine claimed the final two Essex wickets, earning his 300th first-class scalp in the process. However, Simon Harmer ended unbeaten on 47 after guiding his team to 301, presenting Durham with a daunting chase.

Porter made inroads bowling Cameron Bancroft for only four with a delivery that kept low. Scott Borthwick and Lees held firm until lunch, taking Durham to the interval at 47 for one.

However, Cook struck in his first over after the restart, pinning Borthwick lbw for 29 with another ball that struck a Durham batsman at shin height.

Lees resisted the visitors and looked in great touch, especially against Harmer's off-spin.

The opener dispatched Harmer a massive six over long-on to try to turn momentum away from the visitors.

Lees and Michael Jones recorded a stand of fifty for the third wicket, but it was soon broken as the Yorkshireman fended a short ball from Ryan ten Doeschate straight into the air allowing Nick Browne to take a routine catch at mid-off.

Jones dug in alongside David Bedingham to thwart the Essex attack in the afternoon session.

It took Cook's return from the Lumley End to break the stand to remove Jones for 35 with the 18th lbw dismissal of the match albeit a tight call on leg stump.

The English record 19th lbw decision in the match came when Siddle trapped Burnham for five after replacing Cook. Essex closed in on the victory as Ned Eckersley, Brydon Carse, Bedingham and Raine fell in quick succession as Porter and Siddle tormented the lower order.

Matty Potts offered late resistance, striking Porter over the rope for a six, but he was bowled the following delivery, condemning Durham to a heavy defeat on home soil.