MARK Wood and James Weighell rode to Durham's rescue in a stand of 106 after they had slumped to 77 for seven on the second morning of their Specsavers County Championship match at home to Kent.

Weighell departed for 55 when a fierce pull off Mitch Claydon flew straight to mid-wicket, and Wood was unbeaten on 72 when they were all out for 217.

Ruled out by a bruised heel since the second Test against South Africa in mid-July, Wood shrugged off the disappointment of being left out of England's one-day squad to reach 50 off 64 balls.

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It was his third half-century, but he was beaten to the mark by left-hander Weighell, who got there in 69 balls with a blend of bold and classy strokes which brought him nine fours.

He has also come back into the team for this match after having some injury trouble since making 58, his maiden half-century, at Hove in May.

When Durham resumed on 61 for four Adam Milne initially looked unplayable. He beat Michael Richardson with the day's first two balls and had him caught low down at first slip by Darren Stevens with the fourth.

Ryan Pringle made eight before deflecting a ball from Milne into his off bail when trying to leave it.

After 20 minutes Graham Clark had not added to his overnight six when his otherwise immaculate forward defensive was breached by a ball from Darren Stevens which trimmed his off bail.

Wood was missed on eight by Sean Dickson at second slip off Milne and celebrated by hitting successive balls from Stevens for four, four, three with a cut, cover drive and clip to mid-wicket.

Claydon finished with five for 54 when Chris Rushworth had a heave and was bowled then Graham Onions was caught behind.