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Durham CCC v Middlesex CCC Day One

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brandonia

Once again the bowlers pulling their weight and pulling the batsmen out of the proverbial, could be tasty at the Q&A tonight - seeyou bright and early tomorrow!

Wicket!

Wicket! Rayner is caught off Borthwick's first ball for 14. Middlesex 144-7 at the close, leading by 42.

6:24pm

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Chrissafc wicket in the last over.

roker1973

just got in lads missed it all be on tommorow hope we put a show up in this game, however i dout it

bryn

Im off back tomorrow 2ish after graft love you all x

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Five overs remain this evening - Middlesex 142-6 with a lead of 40.

6:07pm

Update

With three wickets to his name Ben Stokes returns - another one or two would go down a treat! Middlesex 134-6 with eight overs remaining tonight.

5:57pm

raydetmold

22 partnership , come on lads

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After 41 overs Middlesex are 130-6, Berg 21* and Rayner 9*, leading by 28.

5:45pm

bryn

*sells hiself short* anyone got a spare copy?

Bowling change

A return for Chris Rushworth - Middlesex 116-6

5:33pm

bryn

If we skittle these for -150 im streaking with just the 50 shades covering my modesty!

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Chrissafc jennings on as a sub fielder. I think its for smith.

raydetmold

needed that , come on now , finish them off

Six down!

Colly dives low down to his right to catch Malan off Thorp for 24. Middlesex 112-6.

5:22pm

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Chrissafc wicket. Haway lads

raydetmold

only 18 runs but this is a vital partnership , hope we can break it soon

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Chrissafc tom jones has left the pitch in a state in front of the county stand mind

bryn

haaaawaaaaaaay!!!

keenasmustard

Stokes is doing well with the ball.

Wicket!

That's five down! Simpson is caught off Stokes for 1. Middlesex 90-5!

4:54pm

peter_brent

ah meant Excellent white ball player very poor red ball.

keenasmustard

Not much good with a red one either if today is anything to go by.

peter_brent

Morgan poor white ball player.

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Chrissafc game on here. Wicket.

Lumleyender

we could do with a bit of luck with the toss too.....always seem to have lost the important ones

Stokes again!

A second wicket for Stokes! Morgan is out lbw without scoring. Middlesex 84-4

4:45pm

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Chrissafc wicket. Superb bowling by stokes. He had morgan very uncomfortable

bryn

!!!!!!!!!!

keenasmustard

Only 19 behind though.

Wicket!

Cracking catch by Ben Stokes off Onions! Rogers is out on 59. Middlesex 83-3

4:38pm

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Chrissafc rogers out. Great catch. Haway lads

bryn

Irie maaaaaan

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Brandonia: Sod the cricket, I'm off to watch Rastamouse.

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Stokes and Onions continue - Middlesex 83-2 after 25 overs.

4:35pm

raydetmold

look at Rogers strike rate , thats the difference between every team we play and ours , not once have our openers tried to be positive , absolute garbage

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Chrissafc I will do my best to note everything. Will be interesting to see who attends

bryn

Chris if your gonna take this updating malarkey seriously you need to include a ! after every post

keenasmustard

I wish I could get enthusiastic about it. I really do.

Two down!

Middlesex 67-2 after Colly catches Denly off Stokes on 9!

4:25pm

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Chrissafc wicket

Rogers 50

Fifty up for Rogers - Middlesex 67-1

4:22pm

keenasmustard

What happened to Karl Turner? Is he still at Notts?

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Kyle Coetzer seems to have had no problem scoring runs this season

keenasmustard

Shame we're back on. I was enjoying the tea interval.

We're back!

Play resumes here at Emirates Durham - Ben Stokes comes into the attack, Middlsex 63-1

4:16pm

raydetmold

the spineless selectors havent even tried to make a change , they are more than happy with Smith & Muchall accumulating as many dot balls as they can before getting out

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Chrissafc if they are selected they will always want to play and rightly so. Its up to the selectors to make changes/shuffle the lineup.

raydetmold

i find it astonishing how some of our batsman have got the nerve to walk out to the middle , i really do

Tea

Tea time here...Middlesex 63-1

3:59pm

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Benks last 1 off after inspecting the wicket. He looks very down

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After 15 overs Middlesex are 45-1, Rogers 35* and Denly 3*

3:39pm

bryn

Missed that was at a juicy bit!

Wicket!

Middlesex 34-1 after Robson is trapped lbw by Thorp for 7!

3:26pm

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Chrissafc wicket. Thorpy

keenasmustard

Bisto are bringing a similar book out called 50 Shades of Gravy.

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Brandonia: I prefer 50 shades of Andy Gray mind bryn!

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Brandonia. On a positive note - We won't get relegated next year!

bryn

Pleased i brought a book with me,that 50 shades is a real eye opener!

keenasmustard

Chris Rogers already scored more than any of our players.

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Chrissafc I'll feedback

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Brandonia: What odds on an innings defeat? Probably about 1-5

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Brandonia: On the bright side some of the dross will get sacked over the winter......

keenasmustard

Can someone put the info on the RTG message board then?

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Middlesex 31 without loss in the 10th over.

3:16pm

LMC

LMC will shut down at the close of play as always. I'm sure there will be plenty time tomorrow to update!

3:15pm

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Brandonia: Can't believe we've been skittled for 104 on a flat-track.

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Chrissafc I will post feedback on here. No bother. Middlesex 29/0

keenasmustard

We'd lost 4 wickets by the same score Middlesex have got now.

Lumleyender

gutted....i was hoping to get down saturday and sunday

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Brandonia: Aye, can we leave the LMC open for Q&A updates?! Should make for interesting news.

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Brandonia: The only way to describe this without swearing is to say - utterly pathetic.

After five overs

Five overs gone, Middlesex 22-0, Rogers 17* and Robson 5*

2:59pm

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The Middlesex innings begins, Rogers and Robson at the crease. Rushworth and Onions are the opening Durham attack.

2:47pm

bryn

Hope your doing regular updates!

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Chrissafc I'm going.

bryn

All police leave has been cancelled!

keenasmustard

I can't make it tonight but I hope anyone who goes doesn't just accept the PR spin that will be churned out by the club at tonight's Q&A. Ask questions and make sure you get proper answers.

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Chrissafc and that top scorer will be dropped next game

Durham post 102

Durham post a first innings total of 102 after Richardson is caught off Finn. Third slip knocked that up in the air for the keeper to catch.

2:32pm

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Chrissafc richardson out. Fluke catch

Stan Drop

Amazing. Another match without a bonus point. Four Ducks and only one score over 20. It makes you want to cry!

Durham 100

Durham pass the hundred mark - Michael Richardson 23* and Chris Rushworth 12*

2:29pm

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Chrissafc I noticed jennings warming up during lunch break. I hope he's given a chance soon. Richardson digging in here. Fair play to him

peter_brent

The same top 6 that failed before have failed again. It has been obvious for far too long that it was time to blood some new players. Ironically Richardson will top score and he wouldn't have played had Mustard been fit.

keenasmustard

Been away and just seen the score. Even our all rounder Onions has failed with the bat today.

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Chrissafc richardson up to 20 and top scorer. No doubt he will be dropped again.

Nine down..

Graham Onions is caught by Simpson off Berg. Durham 83-9 after 37.3 overs.

2:15pm

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Chrissafc 9 down. Disgraceful

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Chrissafc aye its not good.

Eight down...

Durham 81-8 as Callum Thorp is out lbw. Graham Onions joins Richardson (14*)

2:07pm

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Chrissafc 8 down

Response to Chrissafc

Not just the fans, all our plans for travel and accommodation have to be changed too, which is at a cost to the club.

2:06pm

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Chrissafc these short notice venue changes are a joke for the fans.

Durham 80-7

Borthwick is caught by Simpson off Murtagh for 13. Durham 80-7 after 34.4 overs.

2:01pm

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Chrissafc 7 down

Lancashire v Durham

Lancashire have moved our LV= County Championship fixture from Old Trafford to Aigburth, Liverpool.

1:51pm

Update

The second session of the day begins - Durham 63-6

1:42pm

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Chrissafc we will know more later about the wicket but some of the wickets have been poor shots. Fair few away fans up

2dogsdad

I trying to be optimistic here still 5 games left in the season 3 at home.It could still be saved, membership cards remain intact for the moment.Next season having t20 included may assure renewal. It would at least let the spouse part of my membership be used to attend a game or two.

CollingwoodFTM

I could guess, but pressing F5 on the PC only tells me the score, it does not give any details of conditions, quality of bowling etc.

archietino

i am surprised that Cook appears not to get a mention re the dire state of the club ( 1 today)andhis part in the downfall of this great club!!!

keenasmustard

Take a wild guess.

CollingwoodFTM

Is the ball doing a lot? Or is it poor batting?

Lunch

Lunch break here - Durham 61-6, Richardson 6* and Borthwick 1*

1:03pm

keenasmustard

I've torn up my members pass.

CollingwoodFTM

Oh deary me.

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Collinwood averages bout 33 for Durham. Ok but nowt flash. Made the most of his ability but dont remember him winnin many games for us.

bryn

Im off to seek solace in a sailor jerry! :-(

Six down...

Durham 54-5, Colly is caught by Malan, off Finn for 16. Scott Borthwick joins Michael Richardson.

12:43pm

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Chrissafc 6 down. Embarrassing

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Chrissafc 6 down. Embarrassing

Tristan

100 runs in a season the new 1000

Durham five down

Benkenstein is caught by Murtagh off Roland-Jones for 18. Durham 54-5, Colly 16*.

12:38pm

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Chrissafc 5 down

Durham 50

Fifty up for Durham, Benks 16* and Colly 15*

12:35pm

CollingwoodFTM

Oh dear.

Tristan

aye anar. nowt is gonig right for us, we sent harmison down for a loan spell at yorks and hes only bowled about 5 overs so far due to weather!

keenasmustard

Incidentally Davies first spell for Kent today 9-3-14-1.

Tristan

the fresh start was the right thing to do - for davies sake more than for ours, he deserved a change of luck and would probably not have got that here

Tristan

and tbh our failings this year have been with bat more than ball

Tristan

in hindsight yes but who could have foreseen his fitness suddenly being there and the struggles we would have?

keenasmustard

I thought letting Davies go was the mistake of the season. Nothing prepared me for what was going to happen in the County Championship.

Tristan

i just hope kent don't get promoted this season. bloody davies is not helping :(

keenasmustard

I hope the membership prices will be reduced for next year in Div 2.

bryn

Durham ccc sent us insane

Tristan

ever the optimist yvette

keenasmustard

Won?

Wicket...

Durham 24-4 after Stoneman is caught by Simpson off Murtagh for 14. Collingwood joins Benks (4*)

12:00pm

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Chrissafc 4 down

Tristan

aye, it could get shouty tonight

keenasmustard

Durham are playing Aus A next week. No doubt Jennings & Myburgh will play in that one.

bryn

We may need g4security at the members q+a tonight!

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on there

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Tomb. Any reason why Collingwood is hidin down at 6 again. And what was the point in signing Myburgh? Collingwood shud b 3 or 4, its not worked with Gord

Update

Durham 24-3 after 13 overs, Stoneman 14* and Benkenstein 4*, Berg and Murtagh are the current attack.

11:54am

Tristan

dont wory brandy, football stars soon - we all live in a gary rowell world, a gary rowell world, a gary rowell world!

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Brandonia: Durham's going down like a Yellow Submarine, a yellow submarine, a fellow submarine. (Repeat ad nauseum)

peter_brent

Keenasmustard, the Durham batsmen make it so easy ! The usual comments follow the usual batting.

Tristan

9 batting points from 10 matches and already it doesnt look like its improving! as i type we've lost another wicket! you couldnt make this season up could you? benks & rocky to set a record partnership here, haway durham!!!

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Chrissafc the muchall wicket was pure fluke. Seen nowt like that. 18/3 isn't good.

Wicket...

Durham 18-3 as Stokes is out to Berg. Dale Benkenstein joins Stoneman (12*)

11:40am

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Chrissafc wicket. Pathetic shot

keenasmustard

Expecting the usual comments on here now.

Wicket...

Ball ricochets off the bowlers foot and runs Muchall out on 6. Durham 18-1 after 8.5 overs.

11:36am

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Chrissafc well that sums our season up. What a fluke of a wicket

keenasmustard

Not a good start.

Durham 3-1

Will Smith is out lbw to Murtagh. Durham 3-1 after 2.5 overs.

11:10am

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Chrissafc smith gone

bryn

Ive heard leiths lovely this time of year

keenasmustard

Blackwell is playing in next weeks game v Australia A

We're off!

Play starts here at Emirates Durham - Durham 1-0 after 1.1 overs. Finn and Murtagh are the Middlesex attack

11:03am

al666

I wonder what the supporters travel club are doing? If they have a coach then they'll probably be able to get there anyway.

peter_brent

Time for the batsmen to repay the faith shown in them. Time for someone to stand up nd get a big hundred.

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Chrissafc aye we are booked for a night in edinburgh. Plenty to do though. We've made plans to replace the cricket. A few others doing the same

al666

ah, thanks

Response al666

Phil Mustard has a knee injury

10:50am

al666

is mustard dropped or is he injured?

al666

bad news about the scotland game being moved. I'll not be able to mak eit now, I'm sure I can find something to do in Edinburgh though. Anyone else going to have to miss it?

marchy22

i agree its curious about myburgh but this is dccc nothing is simple, unfortunately im heading to blackpool for the darts this weekend so wont be able to lend my support this weekend

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Chrissafc I'm sure I won't be the only one curious to know.

Response to Chrissafc

I think that's one for the coach!

10:39am

Middlesex team

Middlesex: Rogers, Robson, Denly, Morgan, Malan, Simpson, Simpson, Berg, Raynor, Murtagh, Roland-Jones, Finn

10:38am

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Chrissafc what's the craic with myburgh or can I ask that tonight at the q&a?

Durham team

Durham: Smith, Stoneman, Muchall, Stokes, Collingwood, Benkenstein, Richardson, Borthwick, Thorp, Onions, Rushworth

10:37am

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Chrissafc let's hope finn has a bad day

Toss result

Middlesex won the toss this morning and will field first

10:35am

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Chrissafc agree with peter. Just got to hope whoever is selected does the job. Selection is a tad confusing though

peter_brent

No doubt there is a difference and you will never know until you give a player a chance if they are up to it. It's clear that the batting needs to be freshned up. It if not broken you don't fix it but the batting scores and batting points this season suggests a change is overdue. Lets hope we get 400+. We'll see.

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Chrissafc great to see richardson in the team. Seems a bit pointless signing myburgh. On way to the ground. Nice weather

keenasmustard

Peter there is a world of difference between second and first team cricket. Muchall gets a lot of stick on here but he scores boat loads of runs in the seconds. Jennings will get his chance eventually but let's just be patient.

peter_brent

How many Second XI double hunderds do you need to score to get into first team squad ?

keenasmustard

I can't get down today due to work but going tomorrow. Hope it will be a nice day. Make a change to actually see some cricket.

bryn

Morning all lovely day for it,going to don my pink bermudas slap on the ambre solaire and head on down haway the lads!

Latest

Still lovely and sunny - should be a good day today! Toss is at 10.30am as usual.

9:47am

BrianT

It was the comment after yours Andy. It is a team game and not many have done the business this season for whatever reason. Time to get out of the hole we're in.

Response to Brian T

Great to get some cricket today! I will say, no victimising of team members today - it is a team game. That's all!

9:45am

durham_andy

I wasn't sledging merely asking and I will be going to support the team. However supporting the team doesn't mean you have to agree with everthing they do.

BrianT

Looking forward to a day at the cricket. I see the sledging has started already. I prefer to go along and support the team, whoever plays.

exiledgeordie

Will Muchall be batting at all?

durham_andy

Will Muchall be batting at 3?

Day one

Lovely and sunny at Emirates Durham ICG this morning for day 1 v Middlesex. Due to start on time!

8:34am

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