Dynamos celebrate Rushworth wicket
Durham lead by 108 with eight wickets remaining in their second innings after dismissing Warwickshire for 197, thanks to a second fiver-fer in a week for Chris Rushworth.
Durham lost their remaining five wickets for just 49 runs on day two following Paul Collingwood’s dismissal off the first ball of the day when he was trapped lbw by Chris Woakes on 43.
Rikki Clarke took his haul of catches up to five during the first session as Durham were dismissed for 277, claiming two batting points.
Rain initiated an early lunch but no overs were lost as Warwickshire resumed on 7-0 after the break.
The Durham attack bowled economically and were eventually rewarded when Ian Westwood was caught in the slips by Paul Collingwood off the bowling of Stephen Harmison for 36. His replacement in the middle, Will Porterfield, contributed five to the total before he was also caught by Collingwood, this time off the bowling of Ben Stokes.
Warwickshire were 78-3 as Harmison struck a second time, when Varun Chopra was caught behind on 29.
Chris Rushworth bowled Darren Maddy (8) and Clarke in consecutive overs as Warwickshire fell to 90-5 before tea.
Jamie Harrison got in on the action after the break, dismissing Woakes (29) after he edged the ball to the keeper.
The visitors were 140-7 as Ben Stokes picked up his second wicket, bowing Keith Barker for 5 with 29 overs of the final session remaining.
Rushworth cleared up the tail trapping Ambrose leg-before on 23 and dismissing Patel, who was caught by Mustardl, four balls later reducing Warwickshire to 168-9.
The final stand put on 29 before Rushworth had Milnes caught by Muchall on 24, leaving the hosts three runs short of a batting bonus point and trailing Durham’s first innings by 80.
Eleven overs remained in the day when Durham openers returned to the field.
Mark Stoneman (9) was given out lbw to Barker in the sixth over and Durham lost their second opener with under three overs remaining when Smith was trapped lbw by Woakes on 7.
At the close the hosts were 28-2, leading by 108, with Muchall 8* and night watchman Jamie Harrison 4* at the crease.
At the close Durhamccc.co.uk spoke to Chris Rushworth, “ I was really pleased to get a chance in the four day stuff after Sunday, I never would have thought this would happened but absolutely over the moon, to get a chance was a good feeling but to get a five-fer is fantastic.
“It swung and seamed a little but nothing drastic. It was just a case of doing the same things that I did on Sunday and putting the ball in the right areas.
“We plugged away and we knew wickets would fall if we kept pressure on. The lads did a great job.”