Charlie Shreck will miss the rest of Nottinghamshire’s season after suffering a knee ligament injury in the LV County Championship game against Durham.

The revelation compounded a difficult day for Notts at The Riverside as Durham recorded the highest first innings total in their history and removed Scott Newman and Mark Wagh to leave the visitors at 65-2.

Durham declared on 648-5, an improvement on their overnight total of 377-1, with Shivnarine Chanderpaul (109 not out) and Dale Benkenstein (105) the main architects of their acceleration beyond 600 runs.

Luke Fletcher induced double centurion Michael Di Venuto to edge to stand-in wicket keeper Bilal Shafayat to end his stand on 219 and Will Smith suffered a similar fate for 27.

Durham’s dominance continued in the field with Mark Davies finishing the day with 2-20 from 10 overs. Alex Hales (21) and Samit Patel (13) will resume for Notts who must focus on extracting enough points to maintain their challenge for a second-placed finish.

“We’re waiting for more scans on Charlie’s knee but everything points to a ligament injury which will keep him out for the rest of the season and may require an operation,” said Notts Director of Cricket Mick Newell.

“Mark Ealham is managing his injury and will be able to bat but we’re still not sure how Chris Read is going to cope.

“Durham have ground us down and kept their hold on the game and it may feel that it’s difficult for the players to draw any positives but we have to look beyond this game and make sure that we get enough points to keep us in the hunt for second position.”