Mark Footitt took 3-59 and Matt Milnes 3-61 for Nottinghamshire Second XI as Durham reached 422 before being bowled out on day one of the County Championship match at Lady Bay.

The visitors won the toss and batted first and were indebted to a sixth wicket stand of 153 put on by Scott Steel (109) and Liam Trevaskis (93) after they had seemingly been in trouble at 109-4.

Notts then moved to 82-2 at the close, after recovering from 35-2, with Jake Libby unbeaten on 27 and Will Fraine on 25.

Durham’s opening pair of Ross Greenwell and Michael Jones (18) made a good start, putting on 54 before the latter was lbw to Milnes.

Greenwell, meanwhile, edged a low catch to keeper Tom Keast off left-armer Footitt and Ryan Davies went to the same bowler soon after, taken at first slip by Ben Kitt.

When Chris McBride (18) was bowled by spinner Liam Patterson-White, Durham looked to be in difficulty, but captain Brydon Carse (57) and Trevaskis steadied things in sharing an 80-run stand.

Carse hit nine fours and faced 77 balls before Kitt took a catch at first slip from Mark Footitt’s bowling, which was to be Notts’ last success for some time.

Trevaskis reached his fifty from 72 balls with two sixes and seven fours, while Steel followed from 53 balls with 10 fours, and both looked set for three figure scores.

However, Trevaikis fell seven short as he offered a catch to Kitt at mid-wicket off the bowling of Chris Gibson.

Steel completed his century from 87 balls, with one six and 15 fours and was still unbeaten at tea but went soon after when he was caught on the legside boundary by Footitt from a Patterson-White delivery, not long after Josh Coughlin (28) was a second victim for Gibson, caught at short fine leg by Patterson-White.

Durham posted 400 in the 79th over before Milnes took advantage of the new ball to wrap up the innings, dismissing first Barry McCarthy (9), who edged a catch to stand-in keeper Solomon Budinger and then Ben Whitehead (7), who was bowled.

There were 16 overs left in the day for Notts to face and openers Gibson and captain Libby took the score to 34 before the former was bowled by Josh Coughlin.

Savin Perera fell almost immediately for a duck as he edged to keeper Ryan Davies off Gavin Main’s bowling, but there were no further setbacks as the hosts closed trailing by 340 runs.


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