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Durham CCC v Middlesex CCC Day Three

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BrianT

That was fantastic. What spirit. Sitting with a pint in Austens on cloud nine.

foxbat

Huge smile on my face now. Great work from the bowlers and finally some real points on the board. There's still more than enough time to turn this around, come on lads!

brandonia

I'll have a pint of Sailor Jerry please bryn!

Stan Drop

What a relief! Now, three more home games and two away. If we can win three more and get a few batting points (what are they?) we could still stay up. Hawaay the lads.!!!

bryn

mb's all round!

BrianT

Well done to all of the team.

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Chrissafc so happy with that

Stan Drop

Wooo HOOO! Thank god for that. Monkey off back. Well bowled lads!

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Chrissafc players getting a standing ovation. Great joy on their faces. Bowlers have done us proud. What a morning

brandonia

HALLELUJAH by the Happy Mondays!!

safcluke

Well done bowlers, absolutely fantastic. Especially Rushy!!

bobstersafc

well done bowlers

CollingwoodFTM

Fantastic Durham. Well done everyone. Now, let's score some runs and make the bowlers' job easier.

roker1973

get in the lads something too smile about atlast ehh brandon marra

Wicket!

Well, we've only gone and won it! Stokes gets the final wicket. What a morning!

12:30pm

bobstersafc

it wouldnt be harsh we havent got any

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Chrissafc durham win great scenes here

Tynevalleyblackcat

We win!!

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Chrissafc bowlers doing us proud

Update

Middlesex 102-9 now...16 runs is their target. Tight bowling here. Very tense!

12:29pm

safcluke

Would it be harsh to blame the batsman (again)?

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Chrissafc nerves are shot to bits here. Great effort

Stan Drop

Quite right Luke!

Tynevalleyblackcat

Onions can bag this last one!!

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102/9

safcluke

I'd get the two quicks on. Full and straight.

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100/9

CollingwoodFTM

Haway lads. One last effort.

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Chrissafc County cricket at its best here

Update

Middlesex 99-9, 19 runs required...

12:19pm

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99/9

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Chrissafc great noise and support here

bobstersafc

tyne wear radio is durham but its gone of

Latest

Middlesex need 20 runs - we need one wicket...come on Durham!

12:16pm

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Brandonia: HA'WAY!! Hit Finn on the jaw Bunny!!

safcluke

The above radio link is yorks v leics commentary?

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Chrissafc here comes dis honest finn

Tynevalleyblackcat

Just one good ball needed

bobstersafc

no not for me

roker1973

haway the lads this is madness

safcluke

Is the media link working for everyone?

Wicket!

Stokes bowls Rayner for 11! Middlesex nine down!

12:13pm

safcluke

gerrin!!!!

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Chrissafc wicket

Tynevalleyblackcat

Oh yes, 9 down!!

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Come on middlesex

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Chrissafc I hope the 2 dis honest runs that finn didn't admit to come bk to be crucial

Tynevalleyblackcat

In the first innings, the 9th wicket went for 8 and the 10th for nothing. Same again please.

Eight down!

Eight down! Roland-Jones is caught off Onions for 34. Middlesex need 20 with 2 wickets left.

12:09pm

brandonia

Boom!

safcluke

Wicket.

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Chrissafc wicket

brandonia

I genuinely would give Scotty a go. Mind I'd have also brought Thorp on instead of Stokes.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Get in!!

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98/7

Stan Drop

I'm beginning to get that Groudhog Day, deja vu feeling all over again. Hawaay lads!

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Over rate -2

safcluke

Need a quick one.

brandonia

Game is up now I'm afraid.

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97/7

marchy22

Can't fault the Bowlers batters gave them nothing to bowl at again

CollingwoodFTM

Haway me bonnie lads.

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96/7

roker1973

come on lads get these tailenders out quick time

Latest

Middlesex 95-7 - 23 runs needed...

12:02pm

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95/7

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94/7

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90/7

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Chrissafc tension here.

Bowling chance

Ben Stokes comes into the attack - Middlesex 87-7, just 31 required. Come on boys!

11:55am

marchy22

Come on we need a wicket now

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87/7

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Chrissafc lbw appeal turned down

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Chrissafc thought we had a wicket. Every1 celebrating but umpire didn't give it

Update

We thought we had Rayner there...but no...so close!

11:50am

CollingwoodFTM

Haway

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84/7

Update

The visitors are 83-7 requiring 35 runs...Graham Onions continues at the Finchale End. Come on Durham!

11:47am

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83/7

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79/7

Tynevalleyblackcat

Middlesex put on 41 for the last 3 wickets in the first innings and now need 41.

brandonia

I'd still actually give Thorp a go from Rushy's end.

Update

Middlesex 77-7, trailing by 41 runs...come on Durham!

11:42am

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77/7

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75/7

Wicket!

Seven down! Colly catches Berg off Rushworth for 5. Middlesex 71-7, trailing by 47.

11:36am

brandonia

Actually, hold that thought!!!

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Chrissafc berg gone. Superb catch again

brandonia

I'd give Thorp a go from Rushy's end.

brandonia

Berg, Toby, Murtagh and Rayner can all bat. That's the worry for us.

Appeal!

Big appeal from Onions against Roland-Jones turned down...Middlesex 71-6

11:32am

CollingwoodFTM

Come on lads, you can do it.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Average runs per wicket in the game now is 13 and Middlesex need 13.25 from their last 4, which theoretically makes us favourites!!!!

Tynevalleyblackcat

Good start. Come on lads we badly need this.

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Chrissafc 62/6

Wicket!

That's the first one taken care of! Simpson is caught behind off Onions for 10. Middlesex 58-6!

11:15am

brandonia

GET IN!!!

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Chrissafc wicket. Great catch

brandonia

Comms thought it was going down leg.

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Chrissafc big appeal turned down just before rain

brandonia

Rain. Tell the groundstaff to let the pitch get a bit damp!

Off

We're off for rain here - Middlesex still 58-5.

11:07am

Rain

Showers here but we're playong on for the time being.

11:06am

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Chrissafc raining. Brollies up

Maiden...

Maiden over from Rushworth. Graham Onions will bowl from the Finchale End.

11:04am

dalesgirl

Come on Rushy

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ur season, win this and we can beat Surrey next match

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Totally agree that the rain break changed things, it took the steam out of them and we played aggressively from the restart. Cud b the defining part of o

Bowling update

Chris Rushworth opens the Durham attack from the Lumley End.

11:01am

Day three

Play resumes on day three - we need five wickets to win, Middlesex needs 60 runs. Game on!

11:00am

brandonia

Ha'way Durham!

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Tomb. Best of luck lads today. Make them slight favourites, we need a good start. Wud open with thorp, keep it tight an keep the pressure on

bryn

hawaaay the boys!!!

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Chrissafc perfect conditions for our bowlers here mind

dalesgirl

Fingers crossed the boys can win this.

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Chrissafc lashing it down at haswell

BT

Thank you. Will be thee shortly. Good luck Durham. Get a couple of early wickets and this game could be ours.

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Chrissafc the lads showed great character & fight after the rain interval. Thorp & borthwick were amazing with the bat. We deserve this break today

Response to BT

Yes, admission is free today

10:08am

BT

Is it free entry today seeing as there is likely to be only an hours play?

dalesgirl

Tried that. Didn't work. It has been planned for well over a year

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Chrissafc do the decent thing and tell them u need to pop out shopping

dalesgirl

Typical. An exciting few hours of cricket and I have a pre planned family event I can't get out of.

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Chrissafc heading down in a bit. Team need every bit of support which was great yesterday. Haway the lads

Day three

Day three of Durham v Middlesex - we'll be starting on time...five wickets and a win is the target!

8:45am

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