County Championship: Alex Lees hits 181 to put Durham in control against Leicestershire

Alex Lees
Alex Lees completed his third Championship ton of the season
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street (day one)
Durham 368-5: Lees 181, Burnham 86; Davis 2-82
Leicestershire: Yet to bat
Durham (4 pts) have scored 368-5 against Leicestershire (1 pt)

Durham opener Alex Lees hit 181 as the hosts dominated against bottom side Leicestershire at Chester-le-Street.

After an uncontested toss, Lees brought up his 50 off 62 balls as Durham eased to 90-1 at lunch.

Lees brought up his ton off 137 balls with a pull off Chris Wright, the first of three consecutive fours.

The opener's 265-ball knock was finally ended by Mohammad Abbas, but Jack Burnham (86) carried on the good work, as the hosts closed on 368-5.

The former Yorkshire opener brought up his 150 off 201 balls on his way to a season-high score, adding 147 for the fourth wicket with Burnham who completed his fourth half-century of the season off 89 balls.

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