Yorkshire v Durham: Rain scuppers hosts' progress

Mark Wood
Wood secured his fifth five-wicket haul of his Durham career
LV= County Championship Division One, Headingley
Close, day two: Yorkshire 426 v Durham 50-1
Yorks 5pts, Durham 3pts
Match scorecard

Rain disrupted the majority of play on day two with Yorkshire firmly in charge against Durham at Headingly.

Resuming on 367-7, Tim Bresnan fell to John Hastings before Mark Wood (5-87) had Steven Patterson caught behind.

A quick-fire 25 from Ryan Sidebottom ensured the Division One leaders claimed maximum batting points as Yorkshire were bowled out for 426.

Mark Stoneman edged Bresnan to Jonny Bairstow as Durham closed on 50-1, as only five balls were faced after lunch.

Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie:

"It is disappointing that the weather is playing a role but that it something we cannot control. It is frustrating, however, and it would be great if Headingley had a roof on it.

"With over 400 on the board, I think we are still in a very good position in the game and have bowled quite well so far, but we know that to have any chance of winning we will have to spend a long time in the field.

"It was not ideal to lose a flurry of wickets yesterday afternoon but we have learned some good lessons on bowling on these particular surfaces. You have got to pitch it up - as Mark Wood did in his good spell for Durham."

BBC Newcastle's Martin Emmerson:

"It is too early to judge where this game is because we have only had the one innings. Durham were only into the first 21 overs of their first innings when the rain came.

"But, having posted a very decent score of 426 and full batting points with a ball to spare, Yorkshire will feel they have been robbed of the chance of progress today.

"Earlier there was enough time for Mark Wood to take the fifth five-for of his senior career as he finished with 5-87. It should make day three very interesting though."

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