Andy Caddick, the former England pace bowler, yesterday continued his remarkable comeback by becoming the first player to take eight wickets against Durham, as Somerset took command at Chester-le-Street.
Caddick, troubled with sore shins for over a year, followed up his knock of 61 with 8 for 69 as Durham were dismissed for 221. The visitors then cruised to 214 for 3 in their second innings to lead by 326 runs.
Adrian Rollins, the Derbyshire opener who only scored his first century a month ago, carried his bat for 200 not out as his county amassed 463 - their highest total against Gloucestershire at Bristol.
In a marathon innings of 9hr 12min, Rollins faced 453 balls before finally running out of partners, hitting 116 runs in boundaries on a hard pitch. Gloucestershire were left still needing 66 runs to avoid the follow-on as they reached 248 for 5 at the close.
At Eastbourne, Jason Lewry earned career-best figures of 6 for 43 to raise Sussex's hopes of a first Championship victory in three months.
Sussex claimed a commanding first-innings lead of 156 by skittling out Worcestershire for only 170 and, after deciding not to enforce the follow- on, the hosts extended their advantage to 355 by reaching 199 for 4 at stumps, with Neil Lenham hitting 77 not out and the captain, Alan Wells, 55.