Nottinghamshire’s Second XI side battled through day two of their fixture against Durham at Notts Sports Club.
The match endured a delayed start through rain, and after a short break r home side resumed on 40-0. Tom Rowe, who resumed on 32 only managed to add eight to his total before being caught from the bowling of Braithwaite with the score at 58-1. Fellow opener Sam Kelsall made his half-century in the 40th over, by which time Notts had passed the hundred mark.
The promising start was interrupted when Andrew Parkin-Coates was forced to retire with injury on 23, allowing Sam Wood to join his namesake Kelsall at the crease. The pair saw the session out steadily, Notts on 147-1 at the break; Kelsall 65* and Wood 5*.
Wood's innings ended shortly after resuming for the afternoon session, and while Kelsall continued his form, the opener fell on 82, caught behind from Bousfield. While Tillcock played encouragingly, reaching 35 not out, no other batsman could reach twenty, the innings eventually closing on 244.
Visiting Durham started their seconds innings after tea already leading by 134, managing to add 69 more before bad light ended the day's play.