|LV= County Championship Division Two, Riverside, Chester-le-Street (day one)|
|Durham 356-6: Bedingham 184*, Dickson 120; Barnes 3-85|
|Leicestershire: Yet to bat|
|Durham 4 pts, Leicestershire 2 pts|
Centuries from David Bedingham and Sean Dickson gave Durham a solid start to their County Championship Division Two home opener against Leicestershire at the Riverside.
Durham won the toss on a bright morning at Chester-le-Street and opted to bat first, even without the services of Alex Lees due to a back injury.
Scott Borthwick’s men had been reduced to 34-3 after the visitors had got off to a flier, but Bedingham and Dickson staged a fightback with a brilliant partnership worth 231 for the fourth wicket.
Bedingham continued his imperious form from the 2021 campaign with a flawless hundred and was ably supported by Dickson, who replaced the injured Lees at the top of the order and scored his first Durham century in…