LV= County Championship: Paul Collingwood helps Durham keep Yorkshire at bay
Yorkshire's bowlers couldn't find a way to dismiss Durham twice as draws were the order of the day in the top tier.
Last Updated: 08/05/14 11:31am
Forced to follow-on after being bowled out for 388 in their first innings, the reigning Division One champions found themselves in a spot of bother when they quickly slipped to 42-4 with more than a session still to play.
First-innings centurion Mark Stoneman was unfortunate to be run out at the non-striker's end for just four, while Scott Borthwick then departed for a first-ball duck at the start of the next over.
Ryan Sidebottom removed the prized scalp of Kumar Sangakkara for 14, Adam Lyth taking the catch at second slip, and the possibility of a home defeat loomed a little larger for Durham when Michael Richardson edged Adil Rashid behind.
However, skipper Paul Collingwood came out to keep Keaton Jennings company in an unbroken stand of 68, the pair finishing up unbeaten on 14 and 54 respectively as the Tykes ran out of time.
Elsewhere, an unbeaten 150 by Nottinghamshire's Phil Jaques was the highlight of the last day of their clash with Somerset, the Taunton pitch proving the winner as only 23 wickets fell in the entire match.
Resuming on 97-2, the visitors comfortably reached 322-4 to make sure there was no late drama. Jaques recorded the 43rd century of his first-class career, although it was his first for his latest county.
The former Australia Test batsman shared in a fourth-wicket stand of 115 with the in-form Samit Patel, who followed up his first-innings knock of 132 by making 75 from 83 deliveries. Rikki Wessels (40 not out) then added a further 106 before the two teams shook hands to bring about an early conclusion.
Somerset had given themselves a glimmer of hope of forcing a positive result when they followed up the wicket of Michael Lumb, who was caught behind off the spin of Myburgh for 28, by removing James Taylor (five) quickly.
Sussex saw their chances of pushing for victory against Lancashire ruined by the Mancheser rain as only 8.4 overs of play were possible on Wednesday at Old Trafford.
Visiting captain Chris Nash declared on an overnight total of 216-5 to set the Red Rose county a target of 324, though the home team's bigger concern was avoiding suffering a second defeat on their return to the top tier.
They duly accomplished that thanks to bad weather; Paul Horton was unbeaten on 14 while fellow opener Luis Reece was three not out as Lancashire claimed an eight-point haul in comparison to Sussex's 11.