County Championship: Ollie Rayner takes 4-17 to put Middlesex on top v Durham

Nick Gubbins
Middlesex opener Nick Gubbins has scored 896 Championship runs this season
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Lord's, day one
Durham 204: Stoneman 46; Rayner 4-17
Middlesex 100-1: Gubbins 42*
Middlesex (3 pts) trail Durham (1 pt) by 104 runs with nine first-innings wickets standing
Scorecard

County Championship leaders Middlesex enjoyed a fine opening day with bat and ball to take control against Durham.

Openers Mark Stoneman (46) and Keaton Jennings put on 74 for Durham, but that was as good as it got for the visitors at Lord's as spinner Ollie Rayner took 4-17 to help bowl them out for 204.

Middlesex captain James Franklin also chipped in with 3-26.

The hosts closed on 100-1, trailing by 104, with Nick Gubbins unbeaten on 42 and Nick Compton 10 not out.

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