DURHAM are up against it as they head into day two of their Specsavers County Championship match against Gloucestershire, just 38 runs ahead after 15 wickets fell on day one at Chester-Le-Street.

David Payne was the pick of the bowlers taking 4/40 as Durham were dismissed for just 158 in two sessions - Matt Taylor, Ryan Higgins and Josh Shaw taking two wickets apiece. Jack Burnham (43) and Ben Raine (42) making noteworthy impacts with the bat.

In reply, Durham restricted Gloucestershire to 120/5 at the close of play, Matt Salisbury taking 3-18.

In an opening spell of 8-3-11-3, Payne dismissed Durham captain Cameron Bancroft (0), opener Alex Lees (4) and Gareth Harte (0) in quick succession, after Ryan Higgins had trapped Ryan Pringle – making his first Championship appearance since 2017 - LBW for 9 as Durham collapsed to 17/4.

Liam Trevaskis and Jack Burnham began the process of re-building the Durham innings before the former lofted a simple catch to Higgins at cover off the bowling of Matt Taylor at 31/5. Jack Burnham and Ned Eckersely rebuilt the innings ahead of the lunch interval.

Burnham and Eckersley resumed on 54/5 after lunch, but the latter fell soon after the interval as he misjudged a delivery by Ryan Higgins – LBW for 12.

Burnham and Ben Raine picked up the scoring rate as the hosts surpassed 100. A partnership of 46 came to an end when Burnham edged Matt Taylor behind for 43. Carse came and went for a golden duck, tickling a Josh Shaw ball to James Bracey with the score at 109/8.

Raine picked up the scoring rate in tandem with Matt Salisbury, finally falling to Shaw for 42 – caught behind by Bracey. Salisbury advanced the score to 158 before he was bowled by the Payne who improved his figures to 4/40.

Chris Dent and Miles Hammond opened for Gloucestershire with a watchful stand of 27, Hammond dropped by Pringle off the bowling of Ben Raine for 9.

He added just four more before Carse produced an in-swinging yorker to the left-handed Hammond – catching the back pad in front of leg stump.

The introduction of Matt Salisbury from the Finchale End proved fruitful as he produced a wonderful eight-over spell which saw the dismissals of Dent (23), Hankins (0) and Roderick (1) seaming and swinging the ball in both directions as Durham clawed back.

But a partnership of 35 between James Bracey and Benny Howell wrestled the initiative back for the visitors before Chris Rushworth dismissed the former caught behind by Eckersley for 35 – the score 102/5.