PAUL Collingwood passed 50 for the eighth time in the Specsavers County Championship this season as Durham reached 212 for five at tea at home to Derbyshire.

The 41-year-old skipper was on 58 at the break, having lost only Cameron Steel and Michael Richardson during a frustrating session for Derbyshire.

Harry Podmore, making his debut on loan from Middlesex, bowled a good spell without reward and it was left-armer Luis Reece who broke a fourth-wicket stand of 53.

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Steel had struggled since lunch and departed for 72 when he drove at a ball slanted across him and edged low to Wayne Madsen at slip.

Richardson made a slightly streaky start, edging Reece for four before shouldering arms to an Imran Tahir googly, which just missed his off stump.

He departed for 20 when he groped forward and edged behind to become Hardus Viljoen's third victim.

Collingwood went to his 77-ball 50 by casually paddling Alex Hughes's second ball to fine leg for his fifth four.