Durham v Lancashire

  • Last Updated: May 31 2012, 18:08 BST

Paul Horton became the first player to carry his bat for Lancashire in 20 years but there were just 45 minutes of play possible on day two of the LV= County Championship Division One clash against Durham at Chester-le-Street.

Graham Onions: Took five for 43

Alec Swann, brother of Graeme, was the last man to do it after scoring 84 not out against Hampshire at Old Trafford in 1992 at the top of the order.

After rain had wiped out the morning session, Horton was unbeaten on 49 as Lancashire were all out for 170 - adding 29 runs to their overnight 141 for eight - a first-innings lead of 68 runs.

Durham faced only three balls in their second innings without scoring before the rain returned.

Horton equalled Cyril Washbrook's score of 49 not out in 1935 and since then no-one has carried his bat for Lancashire for a lower score.

The 29-year-old Sydney-born opener continued to provide the solidity Lancashire's top order has lacked following his 455-minute vigil at Edgbaston two weeks ago, when his unbeaten 137 in the second innings earned a draw against Warwickshire.

After the morning session was washed out Kyle Hogg twice edged Steve Harmison for four in today's second over and added two more runs before the ex-England paceman had him caught by Paul Collingwood at second slip for 33.

In the context of a low-scoring game, Hogg's stand of 46 has given Lancashire a big advantage with both teams seeking their first win of the season.

With last man Simon Kerrigan for company, Horton drove Harmison over cover and pulled a very short ball in front of midwicket for another four.

In the ninth over of the day Graham Onions had Kerrigan well caught at third slip by Scott Borthwick to finish with five for 43.