KEATON Jennings continued to resist Nottinghamshire after a delayed start to the third day of the Specsavers County Championship match at Emirates Riverside.


Play began at 12.25 following light rain with lunch scheduled for 1.30 and Durham lost two wickets before more drizzle drove the players off at 1.15.

Jennings needed to change his bat after the second ball from James Pattinson leapt awkwardly but moved on from 62 to 82 out of 201 for seven, a lead of 58.

With no addition to the overnight 162 for five, Ryan Pringle blocked Jake Ball's first four balls then drove loosely across the line and was bowled.

Jennings showed his Test-match class by driving successive balls to the boundary on either side of the wicket in Ball's second over.

A fierce cut off Pattinson also flew to the rope then Stuart Poynter took ten runs off a Ball over, helped by a four through the vacant third slip area.

But the wicketkeeper fell for 17 when he groped forward and lost his off stump to Harry Gurney.