Liam Patterson-White hit his highest Second XI Championship score as Nottinghamshire came within two wickets of victory against Durham.

Resuming on 88, Patterson-White proceeded smoothly to his century in the company of Lyndon James, before the latter was removed by Matthew Potts for 78.

Potts would go on to claim the scalps of Sol Budinger (23) and Sam Hall (1) as Patterson-White moved to within touching distance of a 150.

The left-hander’s knock included 22 fours and two sixes, propelling Nottinghamshire past 400.

Skipper James opted to declare soon after with the score on 428-7 – a lead of 343.

Durham would need to score at almost six an over to secure victory, but the early removal of Cameron Steel (6) by Kamau Leverock was an immediate setback.

Michael Jones (71), Graham Clark (40) and Solomon Bell (65) accumulated steadily, but Patterson-White completed a fine all-round performance by taking the last four wickets to fall.

The 20-year-old’s final dismissal was the crucial one of wicketkeeper Stuart Poynter, whose brisk 62 from 33 balls had begun to threaten an unlikely victory charge from the hosts.

Potts and Josh Coughlin were then left to resist the Notts attack, which they succeeded in doing for the final eight overs before the two sides shook hands with Durham 287-8.


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