County Championship: Mark Stoneman keeps Yorkshire at bay

Mark Stoneman
28-year-old Stoneman has made 13 first-class centuries at an average of 30.42
LV= County Championship Division One, Emirates ICG (close, day three)
Yorkshire 557-6 dec: Bairstow 219 not out, Bresnan 169 not out; Harrison 2-77
Durham 208 & 244-4 (f/o) : Stoneman 116 not out, Jennings 41; Bresnan 3-40
Durham trail by 105 runs
Yorkshire 7 pts, Durham 3 pts
Match scorecard

Mark Stoneman's battling century dashed Yorkshire's hopes of a three-day win over Durham at Chester-le-Street.

The visitors began the day strongly as they enforced the follow-on after bowling Durham out for 208.

Keaton Jennings (41) and Stoneman (116 not out) started the second innings well, making Durham's first century partnership of the season.

Durham however lost wickets at key moments, as they ended the day on 244-4, trailing Yorkshire by 105 runs.

Resuming their first innings on 140-5, Scott Borthwick (54) and Ryan Pringle (69 not out) both made half-centuries to steady Durham.

The batsmen were unable to keep Yorkshire's bowlers out for long, with John Hastings falling to Tim Bresnan (3-40) first-ball.

Jack Brooks (2-59) claimed two wickets in one over, as Durham ended their first innings trailing Yorkshire by 349 runs.

Stoneman shines against Yorkshire
Mark Stoneman has made four first-class hundreds in his last nine innings against Yorkshire.

Asked to follow-on, Stoneman and Jennings played sensibly in the heat to put on 116 for the first wicket.

Jennings and Borthwick (11) fell in quick succession, before Adil Rashid (2-81) had captain Paul Collingwood (20) caught at slip.

Despite narrowly avoiding being caught on 99, Stoneman played patiently for his century but his batting partners were unable to emulate his innings.

Durham now enter the final day knowing they will probably have to bat for the majority of three sessions to secure their position at the top of the County Championship table over Yorkshire.

Jamie Harrison
Jamie Harrison is bowled by Jack Brooks for 11 as Durham were forced to follow-on
Adil Rashid
Adil Rashid celebrates breaking Durham's 116-run opening partnership