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Worcester CCC v Durham CCC Day Three

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Response to Stan Drop

We were sold out at 17,000 - some people believed the weather forecast and didn't turn up!

5:38pm

We're off

Afraid that's it today everyone-we'll try again tomorrow!

5:33pm

We're off

Afraid that's it today everyone-we'll try again tomorrow!

5:32pm

Mark

I'd have thought so-hopefully it'll be fine tomorrow but time is running out in this game.

via SMS

Brandonia: I'm assuming that's Close of play now.

BrianT

So you're not sitting close then?

via SMS

Brandonia: Nahhh, that job is just one big holiday! Best job in the world.

BrianT

Might have other things to do, like work!

via SMS

Brandonia: I think she's fallen asleep on the keyboard Stan?

Stan Drop

BTW Yvette, what was the final attendance figure for the Aussie ODI? I was there and it looked to me as if there were perhaps 50 or so unoccupied seats, mainly in the Barmy Army stand?

via SMS

Brandonia: Yvette? Put the cake down and tell me it's sunny! Please?!!

via SMS

Brandonia: Is it still raining?

Mark

It has been a great effort although Worcestershire are a team we should always be confident of beating fairly easily

via SMS

ever happens from here that should give us the confidence to battle the drop.

via SMS

Brandonia: It's typical that the rain intervenes just as we start to take control. I guess on a positive note it's been a great fight back today and what

PelhamBarton

auldtimer - yes on a recount I agree with you. Thanks also to Yvette for the update.

auldtimer

They went off for rain an over early, the commentators will give an update at 4.00.

Latest

The big sheets are coming on and it appears to be pretty set for the time being.

3:54pm

safcluke

I said a lead of near enough 200 would be possible tonight. haway lads keep on going.

PelhamBarton

From a distance it looks as though Tea has been taken at the normal time - just after 3.40pm with 32 overs remaining. Can anyone say if there is enough rain falling to delay the resumption?

Tynevalleyblackcat

Been a good day for us so far. The lads could not have done much more today to be fair, but the weather may intervene once again.

Mark

Let's hope it's just a short shower.

keenasmustard

It would be typical if the weather stopped us from winning this one. Worcs are ripe for the taking.

auldtimer

Durhams lead is 105 with ten wickets left, decent days cricket so far.

auldtimer

Sounds like they've taken an early tea

Update

Durham 61-0, Stoneman 37* and Smith 20* as play continues

3:34pm

auldtimer

99 lead already.

marchy22

That will be it for the day

Latest

Durham 46-0 as the stands start to clear because of fine rain...

3:27pm

chrissafc

"almost brolly time"

chrissafc

play delayed at edgbaston as umpires's radios been broadcasted around the ground

BrianT

Yes. Adrian Shankar. They were a shambles last year yet they stayed up. He'd already turned out for Lancs Seconds.

chrissafc

lead is 76 now

chrissafc

is he the player who illegally obtained a contract?

BrianT

Last year: There was a young man called Shankar, who played first class cricket in Sri Lanka. Couldn't finish the Limerick because of the censors.

Ridgeley

Theres something rather creepy about tom jones...

chrissafc

now bike riding and swimming.

BrianT

Commentary gets funnier as the day goes on with these two. Is there drink involved? Did you have a go at the sweep for the time of the ladies exiting the drinks tent?

chrissafc

ice cream man now.

aapierre

Tom Jones is a great draw - 8500 to see him at Durham is good numbers

Update

Durham 30-0, Stoneman 18* and Smith 8*.

3:09pm

chrissafc

talking about coats now.

chrissafc

suggesting rain is very close

chrissafc

just put the commentary on, these 2 crack me up

Response to Brandonia

Cricket comes first and foremost in our minds and if you saw the state of Old Trafford's pitch after their concerts you would understand why we are selective!

3:06pm

dalesgirl

Just back after doggie walking. Well done Durham

via SMS

Brandonia: That's 4 support acts Yvette, ;). Tom Jones indeed, can you not get someone decent on? Like when Lancashire had the Arctic Monkeys?!!

chrissafc

Durham lead by 60 runs with 10 wickets remaining

Ed Syers

Oops, good point. My minds all over the place today

Update

Durham 17-0 after six overs...

2:51pm

chrissafc

whats the weather in CLS got to do with the game?

Response to Paul L

The three support acts are Lake Poets, Lillygreen and Maguire and Mim Grey.

2:50pm

Ed Syers

Lets hope he makes them pay

auldtimer

Will Smith dropped in the slips for 3.

Ang

Paul L - a sturdy zimmer frame!

Ed Syers

The met office seems to think there'll be no more rain today or tomorrow over chester-le-street.

Paul L

Do we know who the support is for Tom Jones?

Three overs gone

Durham 9-0 after three overs...

2:43pm

via SMS

Great bowling effort today, let's hope the batters can do the business now.

safcluke

4 and over, we could be 230 odd ahead tonight,

Response to safcluke

52 overs left today...plenty time! We are forecast to have some rain though and it is feeling a little chillier!

2:34pm

safcluke

how many overs left today yvette?

Durham Second Innings

Will Smith and Mark Stoneman head out to the middle to build on our lead!

2:27pm

auldtimer

The commentary team say the clouds are coming over the ground now, looks like we could get the worst of the batting conditions again.

BrianT

Forget the weather. both eyes on the ball.

Mark

Surrey and Worcester favourites for the drop imo.

christoff

Surrey not looking like getting many points, a win here would put us in touch with them and Worcester

Worcs all out for 205

Rushy claims the last wicket - Worcester are all out for 205!

2:22pm

safcluke

lead of 275 with 55 overs left tomorrow would be cool.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Excellent effort that. This might be one of those games where losing wickets can help us as long as we score quickly enough. If we set them a target of say 300 to win, we may end up running out of time, whereas if we are bowled out for 200, they would need 240ish and the decision of when to declare is taken away from us.

Ang

gotta have one eye on the weather - it has an impact

chrissafc

275 would be nice

BrianT

Forget what the weather might do, occupy the crease for long periods of time.

Ang

275 lead, I reckon

christoff

bat 2 sessions leave them 2 sessions i would say

chrissafc

so then, what are we looking at here then?

BrianT

Carried out captain's wishes by bowling accurately and building pressure. Well done the team, not just the bowlers.

Ang

Need to bat well now and hope the weather forecast is wrong.

chrissafc

good effort

chrissafc

lets get on with it lads

auldtimer

Well done Rushy and Scotty, 3 for Rushy and 4 for Scotty

christoff

Excellent effort there, a first inns lead and they have to bat last, advantage Durham - Come on lets get this won

chrissafc

champion

auldtimer

All out

Stan Drop

There's yer dominoes Christoff. Well bowled all especially Scotty!

chrissafc

200/9

safcluke

Scott Borthwick with 4. Surprising.

chrissafc

not often that happens but the others have chipped in which is what we want to see more of.

marchy22

Onions wicketless. Can u believe it

marchy22

Onions wicketless. Can u believe it

auldtimer

According to the commentary all the bowlers have bowled well.

chrissafc

rushy has taken his chance well mind

chrissafc

stopping them getting a batting point would be nice

auldtimer

9 down, another for Rushy

Nine down!

Worcs 196-9!

2:05pm

chrissafc

Worcestershire 194/8 (71.0 ov) Worcestershire trail by 49 runs with 2 wickets remaining in the 1st innings

Ang

TJ on Sat and Scouting for Girls in SS on Sunday!

chrissafc

thats a decent effort for TJ, plenty money for the club i hope

christoff

I said earlier a 40 run 1st inns lead, just thought I would prefer 44 as it would stop them getting a batting point

christoff

Yes, 2 more come on

Wicket!!

Wicket number eight falls! Andrew is caught by Thorp off Rushworth on 6.

1:48pm

safcftm33

Get in!!!

auldtimer

Wkt for Rushy

safcftm33

Scottys best bowling 5/80. Lets hope he beats this!!!

safcftm33

Time*

safcftm33

Ahh right cheers auldtimer. Shame though would have made the task easier second rime round aswell.

BrianT

Canny for a pensioner.

auldtimer

Jones will bat when required

Response to chrissafc

At the last count we had sold 8,500 tickets for TJ...

1:43pm

safcftm33

2 wickets to go? Jones retired hurt didnt he?

We're back!

We're back! Let's clear these last few wickets up fast!

1:41pm

chrissafc

aye i'm not going like, more curious if many will be going. club need to be seen to make money out of events like this.

BrianT

Ok. Sorry about that. Chris SAFC: no I'm not. I'm going to the wedding of my nephew and his fiance. I think I misled people into thinking that Tom Jones was marrying into the family last time I was asked. Sure he'll be great. Hope weather is good and it's the first of many.

chrissafc

tom jones on saturday - anyone going?

safcluke

just having a laugh man. Any first innings lead will be a big bonus.

christoff

We have got a cracking chance of winning now (weather permitting) a lead of 40 1st inns bat for 2 sessions then 2 sessions to bowl them out

safcluke

not really

BrianT

Would you like to expand on that last comment safcluke?

via SMS

ds. Roll them for sub 200, press on today and pray for dry conditions tomorrow!

via SMS

Brandonia: I've just emerged from a very hot loft without a signal, full of fibreglass and sweat to learn of a fantastic session for Durham. Good work la

safcluke

Lead of 150 was required to stand any chance of winning another game this season.

safcluke

Not good enough.

christoff

60 behind our score, 3 wickets for say 20 runs and a 40 run 1st inns lead would be very welcome

chrissafc

the hosts are 183-7...

safcluke

I love Muchy me.

safcluke

whats the score?

christoff

Sorry 4 batting points Lancs

christoff

3 batting points Lancs, 2 bowling points Surrey

BrianT

Also agree with auldtimer pre 11 oclock

chrissafc

agree with that Brian, very good session and well doen to the team

BrianT

What a refreshing change to have someone else on the run. Good session. Let's have another one. If the weather intervenes it can't be helped but confidence could be restored big time.

Mark

Thanks!

Response to Mark

I think he had a fly in his eye...or a contact lense problem!

1:02pm

Lunch

Lunch here at Worcester - the hosts are 183-7...back shortly!

1:01pm

chrissafc

well done lads

Mark

Has he retired hurt?

Tristan

will have to leave it there. enjoy boys & girls and haway durhamm ccc

Latest

Richard Jones has retired not out and is replaced at the crease by Jack Shantry. Worcs 179-7

12:54pm

Tristan

tbh, you would have said getting them all about before lunch was optimistic too ;)

christoff

we would have to score at about 11 an over to get that Tristy a bit optimistic i think

Tristan

fingers crossed my prediction of a 400 lead by tea comes true anarl

christoff

This is more like it come on Durham finish them off!!

keenasmustard

Brilliant work today. Lets have 'em all out by lunch.

Thorp strikes!

Worcs 178-7...this time for Thorp...what a session!

12:46pm

aapierre

178 - 7

aapierre

thorpe gets one - edge and a catch

Tristan

i love scotty me

Response to Tristan

He is...Muchy, Borthwick and Stokes doing slip duty for Thorp's over

12:43pm

christoff

Nice one Scotty, game turning back in our favour nicely here keep it going lads

aapierre

another drop at gully - leap from stokes but not able to get it good effort

keenasmustard

Top Man Scotty.

Update

Worcs 177-5...make that six! Another wicket for Borthwick!

12:40pm

aapierre

C and B Borthwick - get in

Tristan

out of interest yvette where is young richardson fielding? you'd think as a wicke he would be in the slips rather than in the deep. especially since we no longer have diva in the there. soob soob

aapierre

dropped catch - damn

Tristan

good point!

PelhamBarton

@Tristan: Isn't Phil Mustard keeping wicket?

Tristan

"Richardson runs in for the ropes" ? bit worried about our wicket keeper if he is back on the boundary against spin...

Mark

He certainly is. I was starting to panic but those 3 quick wickets came just in nick of time.

keenasmustard

Scotty's on fire.

Response to aapierre

Dale Benkenstein is covering skipper duties out in the field but Colly has stayed down here with us.

12:26pm

Five gone!

Worcester are five down! Richardson runs in from the ropes to catch Pardoe off BOrthwick for 2.

12:25pm

aapierre

another catch also who is in charge out there captain wise

Tristan

then have a lead of 400 by tea...

Tristan

i was hoping to have them all out before lunch

Four down!

A second wicket for Scott Borthwick! Ali caught by Richardson on 18. Worcs 164-4...

12:22pm

keenasmustard

Nice one Scotty. Let's get at least 3 more before lunch.

christoff

162-4 Scott again - Come on Durham!!

Latest

Worcs 153-3..scoring has slowed since Hughes departure...another couple of wickets before lunch would be nice!

12:08pm

Tristan

of course thats true. but weatherman marchy suggests there will not be enough time in the match for a result so...

christoff

We need to start winning, eeking points out is not enough

Tristan

fingers crossed, we need to squeeze every point possible out of this match.

chrissafc

haway

christoff

Get in Scotty lads, pack of cards time or is it row of dominoes :-/

Wicket!

Hughes is out lbw to Borthwick for 87! Worcs 145-3...

11:48am

keenasmustard

He's got Hughes

Tristan

dont get my hopes up unless scotty has taken a wicket?

Tristan

some would argue that the team at the bottom of the division is the worst team :/

keenasmustard

Yaay Scotty.

marchy22

Being outplayed by the supposed worst team in this division

christoff

Can we have some wickets please

chrissafc

get some bowling points

chrissafc

we need wickets here

chrissafc

:) the official communication about mdv was over a week late

Update

Worcester 131-2 after 42 overs, Hughes 75* and Ali 14*

11:28am

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11:27am

marchy22

It's what u get when u r willing to pay for a quality overseas pro

keenasmustard

Hughes is going to get a century today.

Tristan

basically next to no news ever comes from the club, but as everyone is so friendly and approachable at teh ground everyone who goes to matches knows everything about what goes on. for those of us who live outside teh NE it means we are left to feed off the scraps offered on LMC ;)

archietino

aye i feel the same, must comment that any news from the club is poor to say the least

Tristan

*the only person apart from you, unless this is a clever ruse to make me feel even more of an outsider :(

Tristan

sorry archie, i think i am the only person in the whole world who does not know so i cannot help.

Tristan

ever the bearer of cheer and goodwill marchy

archietino

sorry to ask but what is the story behind blackwell?

marchy22

Heavy rain forecast at four and showers tomorrow so we will her a draw

Latest

Worcs 116-2 after three overs this morning, Hughes is currently 61*.

11:12am

bryn

Good luck! :-)

Stan Drop

Did you mean like a row of dominoes Christoff?

Update

Sun is shining here - Graham Onions and Callum Thorp are the attack.

11:04am

dalesgirl

Bryn - might tackle my jungle of a garden this afternoon

bryn

Mornin peeps,in news other than blackie I've just cut the grass and my back garden now resembles the Somme!

chrissafc

here we go, good luck durham

dalesgirl

Just been reading the comments about Blackwell. Hope its not to long till we see him back playing for Durham

dalesgirl

Morning all

Tristan

considering he started the season with the mcc scoring a century who could have predicted this..

christoff

well said auldtimer

Highlights

Highlights of day one and day two are currently being uploaded - we've been suffering at the hands of o2!

10:59am

christoff

Hughes out early and the rest should follow like a pack of cards - I hope

auldtimer

Everyone knows things are not going as well as Blackwell would like at the moment, so isn't it time he was left alone to sort things out.

Here we go!

Day three begins - Worcester resume on 100-2...fingers crossed for early wickets!

10:58am

Tristan

all i have heard is that everyone seems to have heard something!

Tristan

madness

chrissafc

so i read

chrissafc

blackwell has signed for newcastle cc

Tristan

not asking too much is that?

christoff

Durham 243AO Worcester 100-2 (We lead by 143). Come on Durham massive day today need a clatter of wickets to get on top in this game - Howay the lads

Tristan

big day today indeed then. i'd like us to be questionig whether we should be declaring or not towards teh end of today

keenasmustard

100-2 I think.

Tristan

totally forgotten the state of play, we posted around 240 iirc what are they at?

chrissafc

big day today

Day three

Day three in Worcester and the sun is shining!

8:27am

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