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Derbyshire v Durham: Day Two
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Durham closed on 82-2 after Stoneman was caught behind for 30 and Keaton Jennings played on for 16. Scott Borthwick is on 21 and Will Smith three.
Mark Stoneman is continuing his fine form. He has just cracked left-armer Mark Footitt for three fours in an over to reach 25 and Durham are 44-0 after nine.
Derbyshire are all out for 298 after losing their last seven wickets for 56 runs to the new ball. Chris Rushworth finished with five for 47 and Graham Onions four for 62.
Onions and Rushworth took a further wicket each and four had gone down for six runs in 24 balls. But David Wainwright and Tony Pallodino stopped the rot and Derbyshire are now 272-7. Durham still have 18 overs to take two wickets for the third bowling point.
The new ball has done some damage, with two catches for Scott Borthwick at second slip. In its second over barnacle Borrington edged Onions to depart for 75, made off 226 balls, then in the next over Johnson edged a drive at Rushworth and fell for 29. Derbyshire are 248-5.
Durham finally shifted Shiv for 53, but it merely accelerated the scoring rate as Richard Johnson went for his shots while Paul Borrington continued to grind along. Chanderpaul edged Arshad to Collingwood at slip, Borrington is on 74 and Johnson 20. Derbyshire are 236-3 after 80 overs - the new ball is being taken.
Chanderpaul has also passed 50, just as he usually did for Durham in end-of-season games. Derbyshire are 206-2 - Durham will do well to win it from here.
The tilt for the title is on a wobble, but with the weather likely to continue to take a hand Durham will be grateful for their lead. Derbyshire are 173-2 at lunch with Paul Borrington on 60 and Shiv Chanderpaul on 31. Yorkshire are going well on 71-1 at Hove, but Durham's only other rivals, Middlesex, are struggling at Trent Bridge.
Derbyshire have passed 150 still with only two wickets down. Chanderpaul survived a difficult chance to Borthwick at slip off Collingwood on 22. Usman Arshad posed some problems in his first over but Jamie Harrison has again been expensive. Paul Borrington reached a painstaking 50 off 152 balls.
Durham struck in the first over today but have been unable to follow it up. Graham Onions' opening over on another cloudy morning was full of promise. After having a big lbw appeal turned down from the first ball he struck Wayne Madsen bang in front with the fourth and the Derbyshire captain was gone for 32. But there have been few scares since for Paul Borrington and Shiv Chanderpaul and Derbyshire are 127-2. At Hove, Yorkshire are 32-1 in reply to Sussex's 292.
Sports reporter Tim Wellock reports live from Durham's County Championship match away against Derbyshire.
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