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Durham CCC v Australia A Day Two

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5:42pm

roker1973

looks like its gana lash doon

Bad light

Looks like it's drizzling but that could be my eyes! Bad light seems to be the main reason for the break.

5:29pm

Rain....

Rain here as the players leave the field. Aus 'A' currently 56-0, trailing by 168.

5:25pm

Update

Aus 'A' 56-0 after 11.4 overs, Davis 38* and Cowan 18*.

5:19pm

bryn

bb watching ;[

marchy22

haway lets have a wicket

bryn

this ones for mark,automatic for the people the worlds greatest album ever?

Bowling update

Mark Wood has joined the attack - he's bowled 1.3 overs. Aus 'A' 46-0 after 6.3 overs.

4:57pm

Stan Drop

Its NEVER a friendly against the Aussies, whatever the fixture list says. Win or bust!

marchy22

i dont like losing friendlies either

bryn

tis a friendly girls chill man

marchy22

36/0

marchy22

claydon 2-0-22-0 shocking

marchy22

get them both off

chrissafc

31/0

marchy22

claydon and brathwaite getting tanked here

Bowling change

Ruel Brathwaite takes the ball at the Lumley End. Aus 'A' 9-0.

4:35pm

Aus A Second Innings

So the Aus 'A' second innings begins - they need 224 to win. Mitchell Claydon opens the bowling.

4:30pm

bryn

*pumps fist* over by hometime!

keenasmustard

224 for Aus A to win. Should be a challenging total on this pitch.

Wicket...

Durham all out for 185 - that's a lead of 223 to defend.

4:19pm

keenasmustard

15 from that last over.

chrissafc

silver in judo

marchy22

well played richardson, somerset struggling against lancs

safcluke

canny knock.

chrissafc

well played

Wicket...

Durham 167-9 - Richardson is out lbw on 34. Our lead is 205.

4:03pm

chrissafc

on merit richardson deserves his place either as batsman or wicketkeeper

tomb

Struggling with injury I mean

tomb

Big fan of Mustard, but why rush hmi back in if he's struggling, plus Richardson can do a job for the time being. The lad might be gutted he's lost the captaincy, dont know.

via SMS

If fit mustard should play. One of Durham's most consistent performers over the last 5 years. Richardson should play as a specialist batter.

bryn

a combo of trackie bottoms and shoes should never be sported....ever

chrissafc

go on richardson lad, 31 not out

Tea

Tea time here, Durham 165-8.

3:42pm

Wicket...

Coughlin is out lbw to Coulter-Nile for 3. Durham 164-8, leading by 202 with Richardson 31* and Claydon 0*.

3:41pm

bryn

Alwaays believeee iiiin!!!!

chrissafc

gold and silver in the men's canoe slalom C2

chrissafc

gold!!!

bryn

*thinks* tony hadley....love yer madley

exiledgeordie

Gold coming up in the shooting!

safcluke

Kallis gone! Gerrin.

Stan Drop

Brittain took gold in the men's lightweight four (rowing). Trouble is it was matthew Brittain in the South Africa boat!

marchy22

wood out

Seven down

Wood is out lbw to Coulter-Nile for 12. Durham 153-7 as Paul Coughlin joins Richardson (23*).

3:25pm

safcluke

Nice lead of 300 by the close of play tonight with Richardson 100 not out would be smashing.

Durham 150

Durham 152-6, leading by 190, Wood 11* and Richardson 23*

3:20pm

bryn

the lad who works in the clubshop is the spit of kirk off of corrie :)

Update

Durham are currently 138-6, leading by 176 with Richardson 19* and Wood 5*.

3:05pm

safcluke

would it not be cheaper for them to stick in manchester and run the bus out to liverpool each day?

chrissafc

the travel club arent happy with the lancs change. they were all booked up to stay in manchester.

chrissafc

67 & 73 he got

tomb

It was something like that, he had a great start last season. He seems to only be considered as a replacement keeper rather than a batsman in his own right.

marchy22

talking of venue changes i remember yvette saying lancs changing the venue for our championship match against them has come at a cost to our club, surely lancs would have to foot the bill for changes to accomadation and travel arrangements, can u confirm this yvette?

safcluke

got 80-odd didn't he?

tomb

I saw Richardson bat at Headingley last season in the LVCC and liked the look of him since.

chrissafc

quite a few fans arent bothering on sunday now because of the venue change

marchy22

we would have to win our last 5 to stand even half a chance

safcluke

Aren't we pretty much out of the cb40 mix now? I think it would good to see more of the younger lads now on in that comp.

bryn

135-6 a lead of 173 just sayin

chrissafc

i certainly didnt buy it.

Durham 135-6

Durham 135-6 after Blackwell is caught by Bailey off Holland for 62. Mark wood is the next man in.

2:57pm

tomb

He's dropped him in previous seasons so don't see why he can't again. Richardson was dropped so Myburgh could come in supposedly and bowl spin, whether you buy that I don't know.

bryn

Blackie oot

chrissafc

i questioned why was he dropped in the cb40. i didnt find the answer to be fair and we've lost 2 since he top scored vs glamorgan

marchy22

richardson has done well everytime he has had a chance and what did cook say about people having to earn their place!!!

chrissafc

richardson scoring a respectable amount of runs again here

Stan Drop

Plus 38 means 172 ahead with five wickets left. 220 looks like plenty on this wicket.

safcluke

Enough is enough now and I cant see how Cook can continue to pick him in the lvcc team. He's a cert in our p40 team though.

Latest

Durham 134-5, Blackwell 61* and Richardson 18*. McDermott and Holland are the current attack.

2:50pm

safcluke

Marchy - yes, I think they will drop him.

chrissafc

personally marchy i dont think cook has it in himself to drop him

Stan Drop

Wahay Luke, you were faster than Cricinfo onto that one!

marchy22

does everyone really think muchall will get dropped

chrissafc

october game aye?

safcluke

chris are u going to that queens park game?

chrissafc

the only change i would make is to drop muchall, impossible that he keeps his place. move colly up to 3 and give myburgh a go. i'm happy with richardson, he was very good against middlesex and deserves to retain his place on merit

safcluke

AMLA OUT!!!!! YESSSSSSSSSS

tomb

I've gone for both!

marchy22

i agree chris if mustard is fit i wud play richardson too

safcluke

Tomb - Stoneman over Smith and i'd be happy to see that team.

chrissafc

richardson done nothing wrong against middlesex and top scored in our first innings. i wouldn't drop him

tomb

So Rocky, Smith, Myburgh, Stokes, Coll'wood Benkenstein,Blackwelll,Richardson, Thorp, onions, Rushworth. Blackwell would count as a 5th bowler. I know he's scored runs, but he's in as a bowler firstly and not bowling.

marchy22

no blackwell? and u wud go for richardson over mustard if fit

chrissafc

smith, stoneman, colly, myburgh, stokes, benks, richardson, borthwick, thorp, rushworty, onions

marchy22

borthwick has scored runs the last two matches tomb

tomb

Was expecting Phil to be out for a while from what Geoff said last week. Would play Myburgh and Blackwell possibly leave out Muchall and Borthwick if he's not needed for bowling.

Harrison

Update on Jamie Harrison is that his shin problem has flared up again and will be having specialist consultation on the best way forward.

2:42pm

marchy22

what would ur team be for surrey next week including mustard if fit

chrissafc

cook said "not brilliant" at the q&a.

chrissafc

just goes to show if you bat aggressive on this wicket you will score runs. benks, borthwick, thorp, blackwell, myburgh have shown this to be the case in the last week

marchy22

in the journal yesterday the article about durham it suggested mustard could back for the scotland game on sunday

chrissafc

@marchy - the way cook was speaking about mustard i cant see him been back in a hurry

marchy22

he should be in the team cos in low scoring games like this he can take the game away from you in the blink of an eye

keenasmustard

This is the old Blackie. Where has he been hiding?

tomb

Surely Collingwood will have a big say on team selection as well as Cook?

bryn

Reverse sweep from the big dog

marchy22

i doubt blackwell will be back in next week and richardson will probably get dropped unfairly if mustard is back

tomb

And lords is the next test, another flat wicket for the batsmen to fill their boots, so not sure how England can come back in this series

tomb

Blackwell back in the team would be a big boost, he's a top player

safcluke

Amla in now, Kallis next then De Villiers, Rudolph and Duminy to come. ha ha

marchy22

smith may be out but now amla is in

chrissafc

myburgh, blackwell scoring runs.

chrissafc

welcome back ian blackwell, good to see him hit some form. headache for cook. does his stick with his fav that is muchall or does he plumb for a run scorer?

keenasmustard

Wow Blackie hit 3 sixes in a row to bring up his 50. Must be a shoo-in for the Surrey game now.

safcluke

WHEY!!!! Smith out finally a wicket for England!

Blackwell 50

Blackwell brings up his fifty with a six! Durham 119-5, leading by 157.

2:29pm

safcluke

just had a text to say he's hit 2 6's in a row.

bryn

blackies on fiiire!!!! whys he not in the 1sts

bryn

blackies on fiiire!!!! whys he not in the 1sts

safcluke

He isn't scoring runs though, surely as an opener in our situation they need to change it? Past complaining about Muchall...

tomb

SafcLuke, I would stick with Smith in the situation we're in, he's a calm head if nothing else and an excellent fielder, plus he's done no worse than anyone else really.

safcluke

And update about Harrison then Yvette?

Latest

Durham 87-5, Blackwell 26* and Richardson 10*, our lead is 29. McDermott and Starc continue.

2:24pm

LMC

Just a reminder LMC is for club and on the field discussions. Thanks!

2:23pm

safcluke

We need to move on from MDV. Smith isn't doing the business, time for a change surely?

tomb

At least Smiths got a 100 this season, probably the only player who has? Think whoever opens at the Riverside will struggle unless you're a Di Venuto

bryn

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bryn

some cracking cloud formations up there today,free art love i

safcluke

Would like to see this Singh lad open with Stoneman next LVCC game. After all Smith has done absolutely nowt.

tomb

Dont think its something that can be solved in the short term but surely there must a way of altering the surface to make for a calmer wicket? Trouble is it can be a touch balancing act to not go the over way and make it a 500 plays 500 wicket

chrissafc

our groundstaff are the best around, top lads very dedicated

BrianT

Or Tom Jones!

BrianT

In no way was I suggesting that the groundstaff were to blame.

Second session

We're back on after lunch - Durham 54-5, leading by 92 with Blackwell 8* and Richardson 0*.

1:51pm

chrissafc

yup colly kept blaming the weather/conditions

tomb

At the Q and A last week, the blame was laid solely on the weather, nothing the groundsman can do. I feel we've always liked the wickets to be bowler friendly as bowling has been our strength over the years. Dont think its fair on the batsman.

bryn

plenty frolicking on the outfield,no sign of tj

BrianT

To get back to my original point, is it something that is of concern?

tomb

Personally as a member I dont particularly want the majority of games over in two and a bit days, as I like to watch a lot of cricket. Can hardly go for a pee at the Riverside without missing a wicket.

tomb

Its often been an issue, when we won the championships a lot of games were over in two and a half days, a few players werent happy with the state of it but the argument was always its the same for both teams

BrianT

There must a happy medium. Players' reputations (and livelihoods) may be on the line here.

tomb

100s galore I meant

tomb

I personally think England will get what they deserve if they can't bowl teams out on these flat wickets. Its getting boring watching batsmen score 100s galre on flat pitches to boost their average, we've taken the skill out of batting with these pitches. Yawn

tomb

I'm starting to think I shouldnt have booked 4 days off for the Surrey game. Doubt we'll see many daysplay before by the end of the season if 100-150 is a par score here.

BrianT

We have a number of batters who could have done with time in the middle in this game. It's backfired and will have done them no good at all.

marchy22

this match will be over today

tomb

Could be another two day game?

tomb

Would be interesting to see how our test players who average near 50 could bat on this track, averages closer to 30 I suspect.

BrianT

Will not be easy. They play on a batter's paradise and will have confidence. Durham do not. Remembering back to when Stadium and wicket was new. Batsmen were destroyed. Anyway, a lead of 87 in this match should be enough.

chrissafc

finn was forever catching the wicket last week, as well as not been honest.

Wicket...

Myburgh is caught behind off Coulter-Nile for 8. Durham 49-5 at lunch with Blackwell 3*.

1:04pm

tomb

We cant just blame the weather for this wicket though, it is almost unplayable, saying that we might beat Surrey inside two days next week.

marchy22

somerset 4-2 against lancs not what we need

Stan Drop

Groundhog Day.

BrianT

8 wickets in 100 minutes.

marchy22

deary me same old same old

chrissafc

dear me

Durham four down...

Durham 38-4 after Muchall is caught in the slips on 10. Blackwell joins Myburgh.

12:52pm

Wicket...

Stokes is caught by Paine off McDermott for 10. Durham 38-3 in the 8th over.

12:49pm

Durham 22-2

Durham 22-2 after Singh is bowled by McDermott for 12. Ben Stokes joins Muchall (9*)

12:36pm

Bowling update

McDermott takes the Lumley End. Durham 0-1 after 1.1 overs, Muchall and Singh at the crease.

12:18pm

marchy22

muchall has to score big here

Wicket...

Durham 0-1 after Stoneman is caught behind off Starc's fourth delivery.

12:14pm

Mark

at the q&a last week Colly said when batsmen get out a couple of times and think they could not have done anythin about it, they lose confidence. So what might be happening is our batsmen are suffering more than other teams from collective lack of confidence hence the low scores but we have an excellent bowling attack to keep us in low scoring games.

marchy22

caught in the slips of finn and finn caught the wickets when bowling and smith claimed it as a dead ballas it apparently distracted him, wheres the spirit of the game in that, he would have edged if finn hadnt have caught the wicket when bowling

BrianT

Oh that Smith.

Durham Second Innings

Durham's second innings begins - Mark Stoneman and Rammy Singh are out there for us - our lead is 38.

12:12pm

BrianT

But there has been dreadful weather in other places such as The Oval. Scores here are probably lowest in country and we ain't had the worst weather.

Mark

I think it's more to do with te dreadful 'summer' weather. Pitches are often damp at start of games so the ball nips around all over the place and the ball leaves indentations in the pitch that stay there when it dries out so then there's uneven bounce.

BrianT

Expand on that Marchy for those who are at work please.

BrianT

I should add that I don't know the answer to my question. I just look at the scores.

marchy22

smith out to a dead ball, shocking decision

BrianT

Serious question marks about the wickets at CLS, or are all the batsmen out of form on both teams each match we play?

Stan Drop

Useful FI lead o 38. Now lets build on it. A solid win will be tops for morale , even in a "friendly", especially bearing in mind that the Aussies don't know the meaning of the word.

Last one gone!

That's Aus 'A' out for 159! Brathwaite claims the final wicket - Paine caught behind for 40.

12:01pm

Wicket!

Holland is out lbw to Blackwell for 2! Aus 'A' 155-9 as McDermott joins Paine (36*)

11:56am

Stan Drop

Good ball marchy!

chrissafc

mystic marchy

Wicket!

Ruel Brathwaite has Starc caught by Coughlin for 24! Aus 'A' 152-8 in the 41st over.

11:51am

marchy22

Let's have a wicket now

Bowling change

Aus 'A' 138-7 after 37 overs, Paine 32* and Starc 13*. Ian Blackwell comes on at the Lumley End.

11:35am

Latest

Aus 'A' 134-7 with Starc 11* and Paine 30* in the 36th over.

11:28am

Ridgeley

some liquid bowling early doors weve got the aussies reeling!

Stan Drop

5fer for Mark please. He bowled brilliantly yesterday!

Update

Mitchell Claydon and Mark Wood are the current Durham attack - Aus 'A' 111-7, Paine 19* and Starc 0*.

11:09am

chrissafc

magic man mitch

Wicket!

Mitchell Claydon strikes with the foruth delivery! Coulter-Nile is bowled for 10. Aus 'A' 111-7!

11:03am

Day two begins!

Day two begins here at Emirates Durham ICG - let's get those last four wickets fast! Aus 'A' resume on 111-6.

11:00am

Ridgeley

promise i wont mention him again stan! right back to the cricket lets get in amongst them early doors!

Stan Drop

England's only spin option is now KP. I wish James Taylor well on his debut, but I think that the N°6 should at least be able to provide a few overs of competent military medium or spin like Colly or Bopara

bryn

He worked with elvis you know

Stan Drop

We could have done Ridgeley, but you just blew it;-))

keenasmustard

Finn for Swann in the test match. Onions misses out again.

Ridgeley

tj!!! love it!

durham_andy

Yeah he needs an interview to be registered....Not really sure why. Maybe it's to check he has a british accent?!

billimac

TJ's photos are still in the gent's toilets. Don't know about the ladies though!! I missed yesterday's chat - is Jennings not registered? Is that why he didn't play yesterday?

durham_andy

Will Jennings be registered in time for the Surrey 4 day match?

Ridgeley

can we go a day without mentioning tom jones tho i wonder....:D

bryn

:-D

Response to Bryn

Consider your day made - admission is free!

9:23am

bryn

It would make my day if i got a responce saying -like stepping into christmas....the admissions free!

bryn

How much is it to get in?

Ridgeley

theres enough blue in the sky to make a pair of sailors bell bottoms!!

Day two

Day two of Durham v Australia A is due to start on time at 11am - the sun is even coming out!

8:55am

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