County Championship: Hampshire take control with big total against Durham

Sean Ervine
Sean Ervine struck eight fours and a six in his innings of 93 for Hampshire
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Emirates Riverside
Durham v Hampshire, day two
Hampshire 472-9 dec: Ervine 93, Adams 86; Jennings 2-34
Durham 79-2: Jennings 36*; McLaren 2-33
Hampshire lead Durham by 393 runs
Durham 2 pts, Hampshire 4 pts
Match scorecard

Hampshire picked up maximum batting points for the first time this season as they took control against Durham.

They added 153 to their overnight score of 319-6 before declaring on 472-9 after lunch on the second day.

Sean Ervine was last man out with 93 from 153 balls, after sharing an eighth-wicket partnership of 95 with all-rounder Gareth Berg (56).

Ryan McLaren claimed two wickets as Durham reached 79-2 before rain brought play to an end at Chester-le-Street.

McLaren's victims included opener Mark Stoneman, who Hampshire confirmed before the start of play they have made a 28-day approach to speak to with a view to a possible move next season.

England hopeful Scott Borthwick was the South African's other wicket, having failed to press his case for a Test place in the forthcoming series against Pakistan, scoring just five.

Earlier, Durham struggled without the services of opening bowler Chris Rushworth, who was unable to bowl following a hamstring strain sustained on the first day.

Four bowlers shared two wickets each, including Keaton Jennings with his right-arm medium pacers.