Chanderpaul hits century for Second XI on Day 2
Second XI Report
**UPDATED - Day Three of Lancashire Second XI's Championship fixture has been abandoned at Todmorden Cricket Club due to a waterlogged outfield.**
Shiv Chanderpaul blasted a superb hundred to hand Lancashire Second XI the advantage with one day remaining of their Championship match against Durham.
The Red Rose lead by 55 after closing their first innings on 256 after the weather delayed the start on day two at Todmorden Cricket Club.
Skipper Alex Davies, not on 48 when play finally resumed at 2.00pm after rain, could only add three to his overnight score before being caught behind.
Lancashire subsided to 168-9 but Chanderpaul, who turned 43 last week, took charge and found an able partner in last man Toby Lester while taking apart a Durham attack that included ex-England seamer Graham Onions.
The pair put on 88 for the last wicket, with Lester more than just holding up an end while his vastly experienced team mate, the Guyanese left-hander hit seven sixes and eight fours to finish unbeaten on 103, while Lester made 24 before falling LBW to Ben Whitehead.
Durham seamer James Weighell finished with 6-47 but Chanderpaul’s brilliant knock, together with Lester’s heroics from number 11, mean that Lancashire have a handy advantage for their attack when Durham start their second innings at the start of the final day.