FOUR wickets each for Graham Onions
and Chris Rushworth saw Somerset dismissed for 185 and Durham stretched their lead of 123 by reaching 48 for two at tea. Last year’s 1,000-run men, Mark Stoneman and Scott Borthwick, both failed again but Keaton Jennings is still there on 17.
There were 11 lbw verdicts in the first innings and there might have been another from the fourth ball of Durham’s second innings, but Lewis Gregory added to the game’s other remarkable statistic by over-stepping.
That took the no-ball total to 22 but four overs later Gregory was successful when he struck the same batsman, Stoneman, who was out for six to continue his disappointing start.
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Borthwick made eight before punching a back-foot shot low to short mid-wicket’s right hand. It was a brilliant catch by Chris Jones but Borthwick was culpable because the fielder had been deliberately positioned there.
Durham bowled six no-balls – four by Jamie Harrison and two by Rushworth. But they were far more disciplined than the Somerset seamers, Onions finishing with four for 65 and Rushworth four for 62.