Nathan Buck's six-wicket haul decimate Durham

Nathan Buck picked six wickets for Northamptonshire
Nathan Buck picked six wickets for Northamptonshire

Durham 166 (Buck 6-34) v
Northamptonshire 59-3 (McCarthy 2-20)
County Championship Division Two, Chester-le-Street, day one

Nathan Buck registered his career best figures of 34 for six as Northamptonshire dismissed Durham for 166 and knocked out 59 runs off the deficit losing three wickets on day one of the County Championship Division Two clash in Chester-le-Street.

Northamptonshire decided to field first in an uncontested toss. Rory Kleinveldt (2-47) started the proceedings by dismissing his former South African team-mate Stephen Cook (16) early.

Buck (6-34) soon rose to occasion by accounting for the wickets of Keaton Jennings (20), Graham Clark (20), an in-form Paul Collingwood (3) and Mark Richardson (27).

Durham were eventually bowled out for 166 runs with Buck coming back to complete a six-wicket haul while Kleinveldt picked two wickets as well in the innings.

Despite, their poor performance with the bat, Durham ensured there was no easy going for the Northamptonshire as Barry McCarthy (2-20) and Paul Coughlin (1-12) accounted for Rob Newton (2), skipper Alex Wakely (0) and Rob Keogh (2) to leave them reeling at 28 for three.

But, Max Holden (19 not out) and Chesney Hughes (16 not out) prevented further slide as Northamptonshire reached 59 for three at stumps, still trailing Durham by 107 runs with seven wickets in hand.

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