Chanderpaul, Poynton find some fight
Chester-le-Street, England - Derbyshire finally mustered some resistance to take their match against Durham at Chester-le-Street to a fourth day.
After subsiding for 113 in their first innings they were 49 for 5 in the second after being set a target of 472, but closed on 181 for 7.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul made 76 and put on 98 for the sixth wicket with wicketkeeper Tom Poynton, who remained unbeaten on 56 on his return to the side after being axed because of his lack of runs in the first four games.
Chris Rushworth, the man nominated to stand down if Graham Onions became available, followed his 6 for 64 in the first innings by taking three more wickets. The rules state that Onions would have had to be on the ground for the start of the third day, but although not in the team, England retained him at Trent Bridge.
In the morning Durham opener Keaton Jennings followed his 93 in the first innings by completing his maiden championship century. Resuming on 65, he made his way carefully towards the milestone with a series of singles and reached his hundred off 247 balls. He was on 122 at lunch, when Durham led by 446 on 306 for 7, but added only one before being run out.
Mark Wood fell lbw on the back foot to give occasional offspinner Dan Redfern career-best figures of 3 for 33 and Durham declared on 331 for 9.
Derbyshire reached 19 before three wickets went down for one run, Ben Stokes taking two of them. Stokes nipped a delivery back to remove Richard Johnson's off bail, then Callum Thorp found some extra bounce to have Wayne Madsen caught behind. In Stokes' next over Michael Richardson held a fine catch low to his right at third slip to get rid of Chesney Hughes.
Rushworth returned for a second spell and took the next two wickets, pinning Wes Durston lbw and having left-hander Redfern caught at first slip.
Chanderpaul reached 50 off 73 balls then hit Scott Borthwick for three fours when the leg-spinner was finally introduced, only to be removed after conceding 34 in four overs. Just as in the first innings it was Rushworth who persuaded Chanderpaul to feel for a ball just wide of off stump, which he edged to Phil Mustard.