steve magoffin warmed up for the return of the specsavers county championship next week by claiming three wickets for worcestershire seconds on day one of the championship match with durham at kidderminster.
the paceman was signed predominantly to play red ball cricket for the county who take on lancashire at New Road from wednesday june 20-23.
magoffin sent down 22 overs and finished with 3-91 with his victims including durham century-maker bryden carse who was caught behind.
he also held onto a return catch from sam steel (69) while opener ross greenwell (48) also nicked through to keeper safwaan imtiaz.
durham totalled 391-7 declared after opting to bat at chester road.
worcestershire gave a debut to paceman dylan ross-watt – a paceman from south african who is birmingham league side halesowen’s overseas player.
he had one wicket to show for his efforts with ryan pringle (27) caught at cover.
zain ul-hassan broke an opening stand of 91 when liam trevaskis departed to a catch at mid wicket.
worcestershire openers george rhodes and ollie westbury safely negotiated nine overs as the seconds closed on 15-0.
durham seconds – first innings
trevaskis c twohig b ul-hassan 43
greenwell c imtiaz b magoffin 48
pringle c twohig b ross-watt 27
steel c and b magoffin 69
carse c imtiaz b magoffin 100
weighell c westbury b spencer 56
adair b spencer 24
read not out 10
total (for 7 wickets declared) 391 in 92.4 overs
fow: 91, 115, 127, 237, 344, 368, 391
worcestershire seconds – first innings
rhodes not out 5
westbury not out 8
total (for 0 wickets) 15 in nine overs