DURHAM coach Jon Lewis shrugged off the controversy of Derbyshire's Billy Godleman standing his ground by saying: “The umpire makes the call and you move on.

“Our players thought it was a fair catch, but it's not that big a deal. Ten years ago such things were left in the hands of the players. If a fielder said it was a clean catch the batsman accepted it. Now the umpire is called on to make a decision and the modern player accepts it.”

Durham were clearly frustrated by their failure to take the last wicket with the new ball and Lewis said: “We bowled better with the old one and the second new ball didn't do as much as the first.

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“We came out after tea and produced some decent stuff to take those wickets. It was the first time we had created pressure from both ends. We also missed a couple of chances. Wayne Madsen is a good player, so dropping him cost us the chance to get into the middle order more quickly.”

Having fought their way back by taking five wickets quickly after tea, Durham's strong position declined markedly as No 11 Gurjit Sandhu made 36 not out.

He played several second team games on trial for Durham last season and appeared in the first-class game against Sri Lanka A.

Lewis said: “I knew he could bat a bit but didn't expect him to do as well as that.”

Paul Coughlin will captain Durham in this year’s NatWest T20 Blast. The 24-year-old seamer's first match in charge will come on Friday at Emirates Riverside against Lancashire.

He captained Durham against Sri Lanka A last year and was appointed vice-captain to Keaton Jennings for this season’s Royal London One-Day Cup.

“It’s an honour to captain the club in any format. From growing up, it’s what I’ve always wanted to do,” said Coughlin.

“It’s great to have Paul Collingwood around and he can push me in the right direction with any help or advice I need.”