County Championship: Matthew Potts strikes twice after Durham declare towards Worcestershire

Matthew Potts' two wickets doubled his tally for the season


Matthew Potts’ two wickets doubled his tally for the season
LV= County Championship Division Two, Seat Unique Riverside, Chester-le-Street (day two):
Durham 425-9 dec (112.3 overs): Bedingham 118, Raine 71, Lees 70; Gibbon 4-92
Worcestershire 96-2 (25.5 overs): Pollock 41; Potts 2-41
Durham 4 pts, Worcestershire 2 pts

Two wickets from England paceman Matthew Potts allowed Durham to make inroads into the Worcestershire batting line-up before rain ended play prematurely on day two in Chester-le-Street.

The home side declared on 425-9 after Ben Raine’s impressive 71 to build on David Bedingham’s century and Alex Lees’ first-day 70, to add on two more batting bonus points.

Ed Pollock then got the Worcestershire reply off to a typically blistering start, scoring 41 from just 26 balls before he was bowled by Potts.

Potts then produced a timely peach to remove Azhar Ali just before the close, signalling that he is well prepared to fill the void of Chris Rushworth’s departure.

The visitors…