IT was an indication of how keen England are to keep Keaton Jennings in the frame that national selector James Whitaker was at Emirates Riverside to witness the last rites of a nine-wicket win against Derbyshire.

There was little prospect of him seeing a lengthy innings and Jennings fell for 16 trying to hurry Durham to the 39 runs they needed for the maximum points win.

The one consolation of his dismissal to the first ball of the match was that things couldn't get any worse. He had edged a short, wide one and was immediately fed something similar by Hardus Viljoen yesterday but studiously left it alone.

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He got off the mark by coming down hard enough on a yorker to squeeze it through mid-off for three but continued to leave anything he didn't need to play at until he cut Viljoen for two fours in the ninth over.

Then, with only eight needed, he tried to pull another short one and lobbed it to square leg, departing with an angry swish of the bat.

Skipper Paul Collingwood said: “Keaton was annoyed to get out, but there were a few clouds around and with a threat of showers we didn't want to go into lunch with a few runs needed.

“The game has a knack of kicking you when you are down, but Keaton is mentally tough and he will come through it.”

Tom Latham stroked two fours through the off side in the next over to complete the job.

The victory was set up by Collingwood's 177 and he added: “It's very satisfying to get a score like that on what was quite a difficult pitch and we had good contributions from Cameron Steel and Matthew Potts.

“What really pleased me was our energy throughout. When you play with that kind of intensity you put the opposition under pressure.”

Despite the fact that he has been nursing an Achilles problem for most of the season, Collingwood is looking forward to a hectic September.

As soon as next week's home game against Kent finishes he will fly to Dubai to meet up with the rest of the 14-man squad for the three-match Twenty20 series between Pakistan and a World X1 in Lahore.

“With our week off here, it's a perfect schedule for me,” he said. “We get to Lahore on the 11th, play the three games, and I'm back on the 17th.

“I'm very excited about playing for a World X1 in front of a huge, passionate crowd.”

Durham needed just under an hour to wrap up the Derbyshire innings when they resumed on 305 for six.

Graham Onions struck with the day's fourth ball when he had Tony Palladino caught behind.

Harry Podmore collected the runs which put Derbyshire ahead then edged Chris Rushworth between slips and gully for four to reach ten.

But without addition a similar edge in Rushworth's next over flew at head height for Ryan Pringle to hold the catch at third slip.

Two balls later Onions swung one in to have Harvey Hosein lbw before Imran Tahir nonchalantly slapped him square for four then sliced another boundary wide of gully.

He saw little of the strike in the next few overs as Viljoen showed some pedigree, hooking Rushworth for four before Durham turned to the leg-spin of Steel.

In his second over Tahir tried to turn him to leg and looked shocked to be adjudged lbw, ending a stand of 29 with Viljoen on 19.