Durham v Middlesex: Chris Rogers shines as wickets tumble

Chris Rogers
County Championship Division One, Chester-le-Street
Close, day one: Durham 102, Middlesex 144-7
Match scorecard
Durham 2pts, Middlesex 3pts

Middlesex batsman Chris Rogers scored a half-century against Durham but 17 wickets fell on day one.

Durham were skittled out for 102 with four players getting ducks and Michael Richardson top scoring with 22.

England's Steven Finn (2-17) got rid of Paul Collingwood (16), Gareth Berg and Tim Murtagh both took three wickets.

Rogers (59) was the only player to pass 50 as Middlesex closed on 144-7 with a lead of 42, Ben Stokes (3-29) the pick of Durham's bowlers.