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Sussex CCC v Durham CCC Day Three

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Tristan

get yourself to the hotel yvette, thanks for your efforts today

That's it for today

Through the muffled PA I think they're saying we're off for the day. It's still pouring and I am without an umbrella!

5:43pm

Rain....

The heavens have opened...thank you for all the lovely comments today!

5:31pm

via SMS

Chrissafc morale between players never has been an issue. Yvette does a good job

Tristan

the world is against us!!!! good luck tomorrow boys, we can still win from here :)

Tristan

probably be grey skies tomorrow, quick wickets then beautiful sun just long enough for them to stroll to a victory before torrential rain for the rest of the day.

Tristan

saved for today hopefully. will need to bat most of tomorrow anarl you'd think unless we can shoot them out quick.

Bad light

We're off for bad light here...and here comes the rain too for good measure.

5:25pm

Latest

Durham 80-7, Thorp 8* and Colly 29*...let's keep this going!

5:23pm

tomb

Fair enough Yvette, you get closer to the action than us.

Lumleyender

Great to hear morale is good. That is important whatever happens here.

Four!

Four more to Colly - he's up to 27* now. Durham 75-7.

5:17pm

dalesgirl

Just checked the score. Got a shock

Update

Durham 70-7 after 23 overs, Colly 23* and Thorp 4*

5:15pm

Response to tomb

We certainly deserve to skittle them - we had the worse of the conditions and well, I think we deserve the win! There is speculation on here I haven't commented on however having spent two weeks with the team, whilst they will be disappointed with this innings, morale has been great.

5:14pm

tomb

Yvette, I hope you are right as it doesnt look good.

Durham 62-7

Durham 62-7, Borthwick is out for 3. Callum Thorp joins Colly (19*).

5:09pm

Mackem_Dave

You do a great job Yvette. It can't be easy to remain cheerful when things are going wrong. You also have to put with the contributors to LMC!!!

Response to Mackem_Dave

Well clearly they need a helping hand! It's not positive spin at all, I am merely quoting the press here and setting the scene!

5:05pm

Lumleyender

Get some of the players on here to do Yvettes job !!

Lumleyender

Maybe Yvette can open the bowling !

Mackem_Dave

I wasn't having a go. Just that she can put a positive spin on anything e.g. her last post

keenasmustard

That's harsh Dave. Not Yvette's fault Durham are playing badly.

Mackem_Dave

Got G4S on the phone asking if Yvette will do their PR?

Update

Even the local journos here are commenting on how two paced the pitch is and putting that down to the low scoring - and I would like to remind you that we've got to get Sussex out there again - it's not over til it's over!

4:53pm

keenasmustard

This is the second highest stand of the innings.

Durham 50

Fifty up for Durham, Colly 15*...

4:51pm

marchy22

Think Sussex will struggle.to get fifty runs

keenasmustard

50 up.

marchy22

Also gutted can't believe how bad we have come so fast

SuperBenks

I hope that whatever is going on behind the scenes get revealed at the end of the season.

via SMS

Chrissafc true marchy. I don't expect much to change next game. Gutted

keenasmustard

Durham are falling faster than a Premier League footballer.

marchy22

Durham could bat in perfect batting conditions and still find a way to collapse

Conditions

The sun is back out but looks like that will only be for a short while...big dark clouds approaching. Conditions have been very changeable today.

4:44pm

Lumleyender

Pitch inspectors .... sounds like another reality tv program.

mak

we have not got one player who can stay at the crease and frustrate the bowlers

Four!

Four to Collingwood - let's hope they continue to come, fast and furious!

4:42pm

keenasmustard

If ever a captain's innings was needed...

marchy22

Why would they

via SMS

Chrissafc shambles. Changes needed. Grow a pair and drop players

safcluke

Well played Durham.

keenasmustard

I hope the pitch inspectors look at this. I also hope they are at Old Trafford too.

mak

we are a shambles no confidence too much going on behind the scenes a full clear out is needed

keenasmustard

Can we move the game to the main road outside the ground?

Wicket...

Durham 38-6 after Mustard is caught by Nash off Wernars for 6. Scott Borthwick joins Colly (3*)

4:36pm

marchy22

Mustard out

keenasmustard

Maybe it's a dream tomb and he's still in.

tomb

Worcester win, Lancs bowled out for a pathetic 63.

tomb

Benks was out before tea I believe

bryn

good one keenas,hopefully like theirs all our aways will be televised! :)

tomb

Sky have been advertising Rangers games in 3D, but they got the order mixed up...(untrue story)

We're back!

Play resumes at Arundel, Dale Benkenstein and Phil Mustard at the crease for Durham.

4:26pm

keenasmustard

The way we are playing we might end up with Rangers in Division 3.

tomb

61 for 9!

tomb

Lancs are a joke, it was a farce last year, they are a poor side who benefiit from shoddy wickets and old fashioned county condition bowlers.

durham dave

Years of relying on 35 + players and no overseas player to blame.

tomb

keen as mustard, they are quite cheap prices to be fair.

Mackem_Dave

Surely the pitch inspectors must be looking at the Old Trafford pitch? 32 wickets to the spinners in 3 days is not right. 11 for Moeen Ali!

keenasmustard

I hope our membership charges will be reduced next season if we are in Division 2.

tomb

I hold out hope for Surrey and Lancs to go down, or Worcester, I don't mind. Play aggressive cricket, pick Blackwell, pick Myburgh and go for it. With Onions back (hopefully)we can pull it off.

durham dave

The neglect shown to the team by the club has finally caught up with them . Where do we begin ???

Mackem_Dave

Can we get a DVD of Team Sky at the Tour De France and play it to the team? They might then remember what fighting, battling and more importantly teamwork is all about?

tomb

Worcester are just three wickets away from a crucial win, their first of the season.

Mark

We're not down yet. Extremely disappointing to put it mildly but I do think we can still stay up. The toss in this match looks to have been so important.

tomb

Lancs will be in the relegation mix after these results, if we can win at their place who knows. We have had bad luck with the toss and decisions but the team selections have been baffling, we were doing fine until Colly came back halfway through last season, and three players ended up on bumper contracts. Possibly a coincidence but the team morale seemed to go down at about that point.

al666

Muchall's done alright in the short form to be fair

SuperBenks

We can only hope that Durham can do what Newcastle did when they went down, get rid of the deadwood, rebuild and come back stronger. New contract for Muchall anyone?

via SMS

Only rain can save us. This is disgusting.

Mark

That's the potential lifeline tomb-a draw here is little better than a defeat-a couple of extra points unlikely to make much of a difference.

tomb

Our lifeline is that we have 4 home games left. We will have to play aggressively to win these games as draws arent going to be any use if we lose this.

Off again..

We're off again here at Arundel...

4:11pm

marchy22

We are doing worse than lancs now. At least they are playing on a dodgy wicket

tomb

3 for 4 for that lad

tomb

Whos this Magoffin like? Can we assume that Colly isnt going to make the difference as captain

Rain...

It's raining a bit again now...

4:09pm

Boggie1878

It's a sad moment for durham cc as now surely we will be relegated

raydetmold

you just couldnt make it up

bryn

no words can save this...

Five gone...

A fourth wicket for Magoffin. Benkenstein is caught by Brown for 14. Mustard joins Collingwood.

4:07pm

via SMS

This could be over tonight.

Durham four down

Durham 29-4 after Smith is caught off Anyon for 12. Paul Collingwood joins Benks (14*).

4:05pm

Mark

That's why I don't think luck will even itself out-there's not enough playing time left!

Mark

Agreed tomb. It's been a combination of various things. I'm still fairly hopeful we can win 3 from 6 but if the weather does not improve we will go down. I've been to at least part of ever CC home game this season and things did seem to conspire against us-opposition batsmen edging the ball between slip & keeper, edges not carrying except when we're batting etc! Those things happen to every team during a season but when so much time is lost to rain they can make a huge difference

We're back!

That caught me a bit by surprise but we're back on! Durham 25-3.

4:03pm

Lumleyender

I agree with tomb, but if they keep trying they might just turn it around. Bat till after lunch tomorrow and you never know.

tomb

I thought you meant our Riverside for a minute

Mark

Night Chris

chrissafc

have a good night everyone. off down to the riverside for gb vs brazil. enjoy

tomb

It does have a feeling of inevitability about it, as if its not our year i'll give you that. But when your key players are all out of form or sidelined at the same time it spells trouble. Its a bit of a transition with some of the experienced players past their peak and younger players still developing. And the poor pitches make it hard for batsmen to get back into form.

Mark

Generally I would agree with that but this has been a very unusual season. We have not played well but I don't think we've been as bad as some of the stats suggest.

chrissafc

thanks yvette, much appreciated. seems a fair few are booked up on the train and the travel club have a trip on for this game also.

tomb

Luck is a factor but conditions probably even out or near enough over a season.

Tea

Pretty sure tea is beign taken now, a tad early, so I'm going to dash and get some chocolate!

3:49pm

tomb

Stoneman Smith Myburgh Stokes Benkenstein Blackwell Mustard Borthwick Thorp Onions Rushworth (no captain, oops)

Mark

Funny how luck seems to desert a team when they need it most! Looks as if yet again we have had to bat under overcast skies. Perhaps that's one reason the last few Sussex wickets went down quickly?

Response to chrissafc

We've also made them aware we have travelling fans and travel club attending so they are aware we need the info as swiftly as possible.

3:48pm

chrissafc

thanks. i think it will be based around colly and benks which isn't a bad thing. the likes of jennings, raine, wood, singh are the future. also richardson if he sticks around. stokes, rushy, borthwick.

marchy22

Is build a young team around benks and Colly

Response to chrissafc

No. As soon as we hear anything we will post the information. We're not going to try and sneak to play somewhere else behind closed doors!

3:46pm

chrissafc

yvette - any news on the scotland venue yet?

tomb

We needed that break or we were toast, chance to regroup

tomb

Breaking news, a Lancs batsmen has achieved double figures!

raydetmold

its a new form of cricket we are playing , its seeing how many dot balls we can face before getting out

Off for rain.

And off we come for rain. Durham 19-3. Will keep you updated of any progress.

3:43pm

tomb

Marchy, that would mean leaving out Benks and Collingwood?

marchy22

Start looking to the future now get the youngsters in

Rain..

It's been spitting for a while..but the rain is getting heavier - we're continuing for the time being...

3:40pm

chrissafc

oh well.........

keenasmustard

Our 2nd team are playing well. Can we pick them next week?

tomb

Stokes out twice, it gets worse!

marchy22

Hello division two

Wicket...

Durham 10-3 after Stokes is caught by Wright off Magoffin without scoring. Benkenstein joins Smith (8*).

3:39pm

keenasmustard

This is bad. It could be all over tonight.

tomb

Oh dear, can we go off for bad light please

tomb

Ten wickets in the match for M Ali for 80 runs. I agree Mark, hence Colly should be batting there not Muchall

Mark

I do think it's time for a change but to be fair to Muchall batting has been a struggle for most players (not just Durham) all season and batting in the top3 must be particularly tough.

chrissafc

i was slagged off on here a few games ago when i dared suggest we try someone else as muchall simply isn't doing the business with the bat. we're on the verge of relegation here, time to make changes and give others a try. if we dont well.......

marchy22

It should be smith rocky Colly myburgh stokes benks in that order

Weather watch

In the last 15 minutes or so the tempature has dropped sharply, light is worsening and the cloud cover is increasing - more jumpers please!

3:34pm

tomb

When is Colly going to move up the batting order, 3 or 4, not down at 6. Time to take some responsibility with the bat, he is on a good enough contract

Update

Durham 10-2 in the ninth over, Smith 8* and Stokes yet to score.

3:32pm

marchy22

More than enough Chris

chrissafc

simply not good enough marchy. others need to be given a proper chance now. 9 innings is enough chances.

marchy22

Muchall has to be dropped. Sussex won't be chasing 100

chrissafc

we need to dig in here

chrissafc

94 runs, 9 innings. average of 10.44. step forward richardson or myburgh

chrissafc

he has to be dropped now surely

tomb

Peterson out for 0, the South African 1

Durham 6-2

Durham 6-2 after Muchall is out lbw to Magoffin for 2. Ben Stokes joins Smith (4*)

3:22pm

chrissafc

sunderland echo is equally poor

tomb

Northern Echo, possibly the dullest paper in the world

chrissafc

24-5 lancs

chrissafc

tim wellock has a good job

tomb

Not as bad as Lancs, their scorecard looks like footy manager where you get marks out of 10 at the end of the match.

keenasmustard

The forecast will be poor if we are in a winning position.

Mark

In The Northern Echo yesterday Tim Wellock wrote that the forecast for Saturday was good. Of course the forecast might have changed.

marchy22

Poor start

tomb

At least the games moving forward quickly. A lead of 150 to 200 would be competitive I would think, still unsure bout the forecast.

Wicket...

Durham 4-1 after Stoneman is out lbw to Magoffin. Gordon Muchall joins Smith (4*).

3:12pm

chrissafc

fairly sure you get 8 points for a tie

Mark

If(big if) the weather improves I'd back us to get 3 wins. Thanks Yvette.

tomb

We need to win as Lancs are going to lose unless the rain spares them. This game could make or break our season. I feel now we need three wins to survive, not easy with 6 games left after this.

Response to Mark

There are 42 overs remaining today

3:06pm

Mark

How many overs are left today?

brandonia

Great effort from 221-6! Mind how we let Monty get 10 is beyond me! Could be interesting this, we need to push the issue in truth as a draw is no good. That said, how many points for a Tie?!!

Durham Second Innings

Our second innings begins! Come on Durham!

3:00pm

tomb

And now 13 for 3! Useless.....

via SMS

Chrissafc haway lads

tomb

Sorry to keep mentioning this game but it could have a big bearing on our survival chances. Lancs 13 for 2 now, they have been poor this season,we shouldnt have lost to them

Noz

Need a steady start, not worrying about the run rate, but need to keep wickets in hand to try and score quickly later on to set a difficult total but give us time to bowl them out again

tomb

Just bat normally for now and see if we can bowl them out in 60 overs or so tomorrow?

Noz

Thorpy can also get a few runs when he bats too!

via SMS

Chrissafc what approach do we take here then?

tomb

Well done Rushy as well

tomb

1 innings match it is then

via SMS

Chrissafc he's a great player

Sussex all out

Well, this doesn't often happen - Sussex all out for 231 too!

2:47pm

via SMS

Chrissafc he was dropped unless he told us porkies

Equal scores

Equal scores on the doors now...

2:47pm

Stan Drop

Should be the New Moon since its the start of Ramadan;-)

tomb

Maybe was rested as he's not getting any younger? If not its suprising, him and Onions should be automatic picks.

Noz

England 385 all out

Noz

I agree Chris. He's very consistent and economical when not taking wickets

via SMS

Chrissafc thorp should never have been dropped

tomb

Is that half moon in Durham or is there more than 1 round here?

tomb

Half moon at this time, theres still 9 hours of drinking to go! Canny pub

Mark

Now let's finish it off-this is definitely not a time for an annoying last wicket partnership

brandonia

Gerrrrrin Rushy lad!

tomb

Yes, we might have a lead here!

Wicket!

Rushworth takes the ninth wicket! Brown is bowled on 51. Sussex 221-9!

2:39pm

brandonia

Great stuff Thorpy, deffo needed them wickets. If we can make it a 1 innings game that'd be canny. Sat in the half moon with a pint of ale. Not bad at all.

via SMS

Game on now

tomb

Thorp, Mr Reliable, a true Durham legend in my eyes, has done as much as anyone to improve our fortunes over the last few years.

mak

a lancs win if not a draw

Mark

Could do with lots of rain in that match.

tomb

Aye, 5 for 1 already Lancs.

mak

lancs 1 down

Mark

Brilliant, just in the nick of time.

tomb

Get in Thorpy!

Wicket!

Thorp strikes again! Magoffin is out lbw first ball. Sussex 221-8.

2:34pm

Wicket!

Wernars is out lbw to Thorp for 10. Sussex 221-7, trailing by just 10.

2:32pm

marchy22

Come on

Mark

It's not like Lancs to play on dodgy wickets! Only surprise is that this time it's at OT and notone of their notorious outgrounds

tomb

Croft, 6/41 and M Ali 67-6, suspect theres a dodgy wicket there, not usually big wicket takers

tomb

Could to see Callum back in the side and doing well, I hope he can stay on for another season

tomb

You can join us in the stands during your break, its s bit chilly at the Riverside though

Bowling update

As expected, Callum Thorp returns too! Sussex 201-6

2:15pm

Mark

This is almost certainly our last chance to try and force a win in this match-we need 4 wickets very, very quickly with tis new ball

New Ball

The new ball is taken in the 83rd over as Chris Rushworth returns.

2:12pm

Update

Sussex 199-6..it's quite nice hearing all the chatter from the field...they're in good spirits out there! Normally in the media centre's you cant hear a thing!

2:11pm

Mark

Yes, they had a good first innings lead

tomb

Worcester have collapsed to 135-9! Stll make them favourites to win though

Stan Drop

Spot on Colly. Good bit of captaincy that!

2XI latest

2XI: Afraid to say the seconds didn't get started today and they are now on their way back to the north east. Hopefully they'll have better luck next week!

1:56pm

Mark

Well done Colly!

Wicket!

Wicket for Colly! Yardy is out on 66. Sussex 188-6!

1:51pm

Bowling update

Paul Collingwood throws himself into the mix and takes the ball at the opposite end.

1:42pm

mak

whether lancs bat well or not we ARE in deep trouble. we will be playing in cc div 2 next season

Play resumes

Play is about to resume after lunch - Sussex 180-5, Brown 34* and Yardy 62*. Stokes to bowl.

1:37pm

tomb

This is one of those games that had it finished last night and rained for two days, people would say we would have won it, but its very hard to pedict how the game will develop. Cant see it not being a draw now though stranger things have happened. Looks like Surrey heading for a draw, hope Lancs bat well 2nd innings or we're in deep trouble.

christoff

I marchy 80/2 that session

marchy22

3 wickets? U mean 2. Poor session

tomb

Aye, I dont think we'll had a big enough lead, if a lead at all to force the win now, hope I'm wrong.

Lunch

That's lunch here at Arundel, Sussex 180-5, trailing by 51 runs.

12:58pm

christoff

78-3 is not that bad a session early wicket after lunch and hopefully they will collapse

marchy22

Poor session

Frankjw

Time for the pendulum to swing back our way

marchy22

Agreed

via SMS

Brandonia: I think these two will put on 100 between them like. Worryingly.

keenasmustard

They're only 65 behind us now.

tomb

Getting bit worried bout how the Worcester game is developing, good chance for a result though might put Lancs back in the relegation mix

marchy22

Wickets come on

Update

Sussex 158-5 with 30 minutes before lunch...come on Durham!

12:33pm

chrissafc

mitch claydon has a better batting average than muchall.

tomb

Myburgh for muchall please

chrissafc

yeah it was, great knock as you say.

tomb

Stokes that is

tomb

His knock this season (was it against Lancs?)was something to behold, a fantastic knock on a tricky wicket

chrissafc

interesting averages. amazing that someone with an average of 11.50 keeps his place at number 3

chrissafc

his time will come (stokes), just dont think the selectors fancy him in the test team just yet. great player, great attitude etc,

Averages

Here's the averages folks as they stand http://stats.espncricinfo.com/durham/engine/records/batting/most_runs_career.html?class=4;id=2012;team=975;type=season

12:25pm

tomb

Fair point bout Blackie

Yardy 50

Fifty for Yardy...Sussex 144-5

12:24pm

mak

we leave blackie out

tomb

Stokes is a potential match winner, why would we even consider leaving him out

marchy22

We need 3 wickets before lunch

Bowling change

Mitchell Claydon to bowl now - Sussex 141-5..one more wicket before lunch would go down a treat!

12:21pm

Response to Brian T

I have tried to resist but...

12:19pm

keenasmustard

It's time we had another wicket.

tomb

Bopara has flopped at test level aside from filling his boots against a very poor Windies team a few years ago

BrianT

Well if you're going to bring facts into the argument the lads will have nobody left to pick on. Point well made Yvette.

Bowling update

Scott Borthwick comes on for a spin for the 62nd over - Sussex 137-5 with Yardy 48* and Brown 8*.

12:14pm

tomb

Sorry? Stokes would be the first name on the teamsheet after Onions, cracking player

Update

Sussex 131-5 at the moment. As for Stokes, he's hardly had much opportunity to get out there and play, like most people! He is top of our first class batting averages too, almost 600 runs when we've had so many days lost to rain isn't too shabby!

12:12pm

keenasmustard

Aye Stokes doesn't seem to be the same player since that finger injury.

al666

Stokes hasn't done enough to warrant a place in the Durham lineup nevermeind England . . .

chrissafc

stokes won't be picked, needs to do more at durham.

via SMS

Brandonia: Stokes won't be picked, he hasn't done enough this season to suggest being in contention.

keenasmustard

Bopara must surely be dropped now. Can't see them going for Stokes though. Bairstow seems to be flavour of the moment.

via SMS

Brandonia: I really don't rate Bopara like. Good start for us mind. Need to get Yardy though.

2XI latest

2XI: Another burst of rain at Rugby School sees an early lunch being taken there.

11:52am

Mark

Excellent start

Latest

A change of ends for Thorpy - Sussex 120-5, let's keep the session going our way!

11:48am

chrissafc

interesting

Noz

Come on boys!!

WICKET!!

Colly catches Wright off Stokes for 4. Sussex 119-5!

11:45am

Update

Sussex 118-4 after 12 overs this morning, Stokes and Rushworth continue.

11:43am

Stan Drop

Cook out 115 and blob for Bopara. Ben Stokes, get your pads on!

Noz

Morning all. Ideal time for my first post! Nice one Rushy!

via SMS

Nice one Marchy

Wicket!

The first wicket of the morning goes to Rushworth! Goodwin out lbw for 18. Sussex 110-4.

11:32am

marchy22

We need wickets now

Bowling change

Sussex 109-3 after 49 overs as Stokes comes into the attack.

11:28am

Latest

Sussex 102-3 - bowling tightly here...Rushworth and Thorp continue.

11:15am

Stan Drop

Weather forecast seems to have improved, clear today , possibility of a shower around lunchtime tomorrow. So good possibility of a result! Hawaay the lads.

stemc

Agreed Brian, this is not a pitch you'd expect quick scoring. Got to take any chances in the first hour. Catches win matches!

Update

Two maidens from Callum Thorp and Chris Rushworth - keep building the pressure!

11:04am

2XI

2XI: Some drizzle at Rugby School, but hopeful of a shaarp start once it stops!

11:02am

marchy22

We need 3 wickets in the first hour

Frankjw

First hour will tell a lot

Here we go!

Play starts in the sun here at Arundel - Sussex resume on 100-3.

10:59am

Mark

I agree Brian, the match is evenly poised and the first session today is crucial for both sides.

BrianT

Newspapers have decided that Sussex are in control of this match. At 100 for 3 chasing 231 for a first innings lead I'd say it was even

Day three

More blue skies and sunshine for day three of Sussex v Durham at Arundel, due to start at 11am!

8:57am

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