Durham have had a solid day at the crease with Mark Stoneman and Paul Collingwood leading the way with the bat.
Durham will look to continue to build their first innings total when they resume at 163-3 on Day 3 at Taunton.
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Durham had a reasonable start to their LVCC match against Somerset but the home-side have taken day one honors in Taunton courtesy of a century to Nick Compton.
Durham's Second XI and MCC YCC have played out an entertaining draw in their three day match at Brandon CC.
Durham travel south to Taunton this week to take on Somerset in the LV=County Championships.
The Second XI have defeated MCC YCC by 2 wickets in a 40-over match at Brandon Cricket Club yesterday.
In some good news for Durham, One Day Captain Dale Benkenstein will be back playing a lot sooner than expected after last month being ruled out for a large portion of the season.
Durham have claimed their third win of the Yorkshire Bank 40 competition defeating Lancashire by 39 runs in a big hitting frenzy at Emirates Durham ICG.