Nottinghamshire Second XI were made to follow on by visitors Durham on day two of their County Championship match after collapsing from 202-3 to 264 all out – but then steadied the ship in their second innings.

The hosts resumed on 82-2 and initially made good headway into their deficit as Jake Libby made 57 and Will Fraine hit 86 in sharing a third wicket stand of 138.

But Libby’s end after a 151-ball stay that yielded six fours, sparked a flurry of wickets. He was dismissed going forward to a ball from Ben Whitehead (4-53) and being stumped by keeper Ryan Davies.

Lyndon James (19) at first proved to be a sound partner for Fraine but, after lunch, and with the 200 up, he fell to a good one-handed diving catch by Barry McCarthy at backward point off the bowling of Scott Steel (3-27).

Almost immediately, Fraine’s 140-ball vigil came to an end when he was bowled by Liam Trevaskis, having struck 11 boundaries.

As the wickets continued to tumble, Solomon Budinger (4) was adjudged lbw to Steel, before Whitehead’s leg before appeal against Matt Milnes (5) was also upheld.

The end of the innings came quickly as Kamau Leverock (36) skied a ball from Whitehead and was caught at mid-off by Michael Jones, while Mark Footitt was bowled by Steel and Tim Wyatt (5) was lbw to Whitehead, leaving Liam Patterson-White unbeaten on 10.

With Notts asked to bat again, Chris Gibson (4) was caught by keeper Ryan Davies from a Gavin Main delivery in the fourth over, with the total on 11.

Patterson-White joined Libby to carry the score to 38-1 at tea, and the pair were still going strong when bad light brought an early end to the day’s play.

By that point, Libby was 55 not out from 102 balls, with seven fours, and Patterson-White 41 not out from 90 balls, with six fours, taking the Notts score to 107-1 to trail by 51 runs.


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