Report: Durham 2nd XI v Warwickshire 2nd XI, SE Championship 2017

Warwickshire 2nd XI 447-9dec. 96.4 overs)

Durham 2nd XI 271 (66.4 overs) and 63.4 (17.2 overs)

Match abandoned

Durham 12 points Warwickshire 13 points

Day 1

After winning the toss and batting Warwickshire made hay in the sunshine, with Matthew Lamb top scoring with 164 from 191 deliveries, while Alex Mellor 64 and Thomson 95 sharing in partnerships of 155 for the fourth wicket and 95 for the sixth, with Lamb.

Chris Woakes playing as a batsmen only, made a welcome return to action, batting at four, before being bowled by Brewster for 19.

Graham Onions finished with 4-65 for Durham, before Warwickshire skipper, Josh Poysden declared on 447-9 leaving time for eight overs at Durham, who survived without incident to reach 24 without loss at stumps.

Day 2

The second day was dominated by Warwickshire’s bowlers with Berkswell seamer Ryan Sidebottom taking 5-54 as he led the attack against Durham’s batsmen, for whom Hickey and Coughlin both made sixty four. Spinners Singh and Poysden picked up a couple of wickets apiece to help dismiss the home side for 271 in less than 67 overs.

176 behind, Durham were invited to bat again after Warwickshire enforced the follow-on but found it no easier in their second innings, as Thomason ripped into the top order, taking 3-31 from his seven overs, before Durham closed the day on 63-4 after the weather had reduced the hours available.

Day 3

Rain prevented any play on the final day with the match abandoned as a draw.