DERBYSHIRE got through the afternoon session at Chester-le-Street for the loss of one wicket to reach 217 for three, still trailing by 99.

Left-handed opener Luis Reece progressed steadily to 84, despite hitting a lot of pleasant strokes straight to fielders, while Wayne Madsen fell just before the break for 48.

The stand of 106 ended when he tried to sweep leg-spinner Cameron Steel's third ball and was caught behind by Michael Richardson.

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Durham resorted to getting 18-year-old Matthew Potts to bowl short and he gave Reece a rare moment of discomfort when he struck him on the helmet.

The former Lancashire player took 104 balls to reach 50 and continued to accumulate patiently.