Lancashire v Durham: Graham Onions on form as hosts struggle

County Championship Division One, Liverpool

Close, day three: Lancashire 262, Durham 187-4

Lancs 3pts, Durham 5pts

Match scorecard

England's Graham Onions bowled Durham into a strong position as relegation-threatened Lancashire struggled.

The hosts, who began the day on 221-6, were dismissed for 262, as Kyle Hogg ended on 60 not out and Tom Smith (91) added five to his score from day one.

Onions, who took nine wickets in an innings against Notts earlier in the month and three more last week against Worcestershire, finished with 6-41.

Durham closed 75 runs behind on 187-4, with opener Keaton Jennings making 70.

VIEW FROM THE COMMENTARY BOX

BBC Radio Lancashire's Scott Read:

"It's hard not to harp on about the weather, but frankly its dominated yet another game of cricket.

"It's hard to see any other outcome than a draw and this does nothing to help Lancashire's cause.

"I can't imagine Durham being keen to try and set something up and when you look at the league table, why should they.

"Highlights from today certainly include fine knocks by Tom Smith and Kyle Hogg, who once again proved he's a more than handy lower-order batsman."