Northeast scores unbeaten 97 but Kent sinks to 211 for eight against Durham

Barry McCarthy scored 24 runs and picked four wickets for Durham
Barry McCarthy scored 24 runs and picked four wickets for Durham

Durham 448 (Collingwood 120) v
Kent 211-8 (Northeast 97no)
County Championship Division Two, Canterbury, day two

Skipper Sam Northeast waged a lone fight with an unbeaten 97 as Durham restricted Kent to 211 for eight at stumps on day two of the County Championship Division Two game in Canterbury.

Durham resumed their first innings at 318 for five. Paul Collingwood (120) went on to complete another fine century and added valuable partnerships with Barry McCarthy (24) and number Chris Rushworth (57), to add another 130 runs to the overnight score. The visitors were dismissed for 448 runs in 136.1 overs.

McCarthy (4-52) carry forwarded the momentum from the first innings as he dismissed Daniel Bell-Drummond (22), Sean Dickson (0) and Joe Denly (4) as the hosts were reeling at 29 for three.

Any chance of a Kent recovery were dented by a triple strike from Rushworth (3-61), who accounted for Joe Weatherley (6), Will Gidman (4) and Adam Rouse (8).

As the wickets were tumbling at the other end, Northeast (97 not out) kept calm and took the innings forward singlehandedly and added an unbeaten 88 run stand for the ninth wicket to take the score to 211 for eight at stumps. Kent still trail Durham by another 237 runs with just two wickets in hand.

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