DERBYSHIRE'S Wayne Madsen survived two early scares to frustrate Durham on the first day of the championship match at Chesterfield.

The South Africa-born batsman needed lengthy treatment after being struck on his left elbow by a ball from Paul Coughlin which bounced steeply.

He was then dropped at third slip by Michael Richardson off Chris Rushworth with his score on one and went on to reach 51 out of 130 for three shortly after lunch.

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Durham lost the toss on a pleasant morning at the Queen's Park ground but Rushworth struck in the third over, when a ball which kept low had left-hander Luis Reece lbw.

The variable bounce seemed to cause problems for wicketkeeper Stuart Poynter and in one Coughlin over there were six byes and four leg byes.

Durham preferred Matthew Potts to Usman Arshad and he ended a second-wicket stand of 54 when Ben Slater sliced a drive to Graham Clark at gully.

Barry McCarthy's first over cost 13 as Madsen cut two long hops for four and drove another boundary. But in the Irishman's second over Alex Hughes shouldered arms and was bowled.

With skipper Billy Godleman feeling under the weather, Matt Critchley went in at No 5 and began to make batting look easy with a series of boundaries after lunch.