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Durham make solid start against Yorkshire

A week off didn’t seem to have any ill effect on Durham as they managed to bowl Yorkshire out for 254 on Day 1.

There were debuts for Ajaz Patel and Bas de Leede and after being asked to bowl after losing the toss, Durham soon got into their work.

Matthew Potts dismissed Adam Lyth in his first over of the day before Saud Shakeel was forced to retire hurt after taking a hit on the wrist. Shan Masood and David Milan then put together a 50 partnership to stem the flow.

Durham bounced back well though, refusing to let Yorkshire dictate the game and Brydon Cares removed Malan after a good catch in the slips by Michael Jones. De Leede then picked up his maiden first class wicket as Jonny Bairstow chopped on as Yorkshire showed signs of wilting.

Wickets fell regularly throughout the rest of the innings, Yorkshire batters making starts but not kicking on and making big scores. George Hill and Matthew Revis showed signs of putting up a worthwhile resistance, but Ben Raine put an end to it and himself, Potts and Carse ran through the tail to give Durham maximum bowling bonus points.

Durham then ended the day on 42-2, Jones and Alex Lees the batters to fall as skipper Scott Borthwick and Potts acting as night watchman ended the day at the crease.