Durham 239 for five (Jones 97) lead Leicestershire 202 (Budinger 64, Potts 6-52) by 37 runs
The Scotland top-order batter, who made 108 towards Leicestershire at Chester-le-Avenue in April, fell for 97 this time after being dropped on 80, nevertheless it was thanks largely to him that Durham closed on 239 for 5 with a 37-run benefit over the facet on the backside of Division Two.
Left-arm spinner Callum Parkinson, the Leicestershire skipper, took three for 43 with a sense he might need bowled himself extra on a pitch giving him some assist. Veteran seamer Chris Wright picked up two properly deserved late wickets.
Having resumed on 97 for 2, Leicestershire had been all out by lunch – albeit one delayed by the autumn of the ninth wicket. Following the departure of Budinger leg earlier than within the third over of the morning, they collapsed to 130 for eight, dropping six wickets for 31.
Potts wrecked the center order with three wickets in 4 overs. Swinging deliveries had Louis Kimber and Harry Swindells caught behind, the latter off an inside edge, earlier than his tempo left Ed Barnes surveying his shattered stumps.
Colin Ackermann was leg earlier than taking part in throughout one from Paul Coughlin, who picked up a 3rd wicket within the innings when Tom Scriven was caught at backward level off a careless shot.
Touchdown the ultimate, decisive blows proved harder for the Durham bowlers, the final two wickets including 72 extra runs, though Wright was dropped at second slip on 15 earlier than he fell for 29. Parkinson eked out 31 earlier than a high edge to cowl introduced his downfall, Potts dismissing each for his second six-for towards Leicestershire this season.
The second session went no higher for the house facet as Durham placed on precisely 100 for one wicket, though Leicestershire’s bowlers had been slightly unfortunate. Wright and the left-armer Michael Finan posed issues for the Durham openers, each of whom had been lucky at occasions. When the ball did discover the sting, it went to floor. Jones reached fifty from 71 balls with eight fours.
Within the occasion, it was after Parkinson introduced himself on after 26 overs that they made a breakthrough, the skipper drawing Sean Dickson down the pitch to drive a ball that began huge and turned wider. Rishi Patel held an excellent catch at backward level.
As Parkinson celebrated, spectators could have been forgiven for questioning why he had delayed his introduction for therefore lengthy, particularly provided that the wicket clearly suited him. With the left-handed Scott Borthwick subsequent in, there gave the impression to be a chance.
Nonetheless, after bowling a few overs earlier than tea, he went again to seam at first of the third session, though he ought to have seen a reward when Jones, on 80, smarting from a blow on the thigh the earlier supply, edged Barnes to first slip just for Kimber to spill a regulation probability. Wright once more appeared sharp.
It was 20 overs into the ultimate session earlier than Parkinson bowled once more, and once more he made a right away impression as Jones, who had moved to inside three runs of a 3rd ton of the season along with his sixteenth 4 within the earlier over, edged to Ackermann at slip.
There was clearly one thing there for Parkinson, who struck one other blow a few overs later, shocking Borthwick with a faster ball that bowled him via his legs.
With the floodlights on however the mild nonetheless good, the persevering Wright, nonetheless discovering loads of motion, picked up two deserved wickets, having each David Bedingham and Coughlin was caught behind. Nic Maddinson – penalised for an outsized bat towards Derbyshire final week – is unbeaten on 37.