Tony Palladino strikes at the death to renew Derbyshire hopes

Derbyshire 298 Durham 82-2


Given that they began the day at 99 for one and were a commanding 206 for two 40 minutes after lunch, Derbyshire allowed the game to slip away from them somewhat disappointingly before a couple of late wickets for Tony Palladino raised their spirits.

It was a timely boost to their morale after they had failed to build sufficiently on the foundations painstakingly put down by Paul Borrington, who responded to the demands faced by a side fighting for their survival by batting for almost five and a half hours before his vigil was ended by a ball from Graham Onions that had him caught at second slip for 75.

Borrington, who did not figure in Derbyshire's Championship side this season until last month, got his head down and grafted. His partnership for the second wicket with Wayne Madsen, so often the mainstay of Derbyshire's batting this season, was broken only four balls into the day, when the latter was leg before, also to Onions. Borrington showed admirable composure to share another lengthy spell of Derbyshire ascendancy, this time alongside Shivnarine Chanderpaul, a veteran of 308 first-class matches to his 40.

They put on 106, with Chanderpaul escaping on 22 against his former county when Scott Borthwick spilled a chance at second slip, before he edged a ball from Usman Arshad that Paul Collingwood held. Yet Derbyshire were wasteful thereafter, surrendering their last eight wickets for 92. They also failed by two runs to claim a third batting point when Mark Footitt, who had been last out in the first innings in the victory over Somerset at Taunton last week, chipped a tame return catch to Chris Rushworth, who finished with 5-47.

It was a third five-wicket haul of the season for Rushworth, who deserved this one for the way he played against Sussex at Chester-le-Street last week, where he bowled outstandingly but finished the match with only one wicket. Derbyshire's collapse wasted the efforts of David Wainwright and Palladino, who gave them a chance of grabbing what might turn out to be a vital extra point by adding 42 for the eighth wicket to stem an earlier collapse from 242-3 to 248-7 against the new ball.

Footitt hardly made amends with the ball, bowling five overs for 32. But Palladino had the hitherto impressive Stoneman caught behind and bowled Keaton Jennings. Leaders Durham trailed by 216 at the close with Palladino two for 19 from seven overs.

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Arts and Entertainment
The Bach Choir has been crowned the inaugural winner of Sky Arts’ show The Great Culture Quiz
arts + ents140-year-old choir declared winner of Sky Arts' 'The Great Culture Quiz'
Life and Style
food + drink
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Daily Quiz
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas