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Durham CCC v Australia A Day Three

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tomb

Colly has batted three before, he should have the experience and technique to be able to adapt surely....

Mark

Excellent! well done on a morale boosting win. I have heard lots of rumours about Blackie-some may be true but I just think that if Geoff isn't keen on picking him he must have a good reason. Number 3 a real problem but I wouldn't move Colly to 3 because he is not suited to batting there-neither is Benks. I know very little about batting but assume players who have spent their careers in the middle-order can't just move to 3 regardless of how good they are.

keenasmustard

7 for Blackie. If he doesn't play against Surrey I'd like to know why

via SMS

That was meant to say in first dropped.

marchy22

we arent on about CB40 sms, we are on about the championship, stay with the conversation

Durham WIN!

Tremendous win for Durham! they win by 19 runs. Perfect preparation for next weeks LV=CC match against Surrey.

2:25pm

via SMS

oat other seasons as I'm first dropped..if he was the only weak link the team wouldn't be bottom of league....

via SMS

No way is Muchall the weak link look at other averages. At least he's consistently showed good pro40 and t20 form unlike others. Usually been made scapeg

tomb

I suppose Chris, there might be an argument that you don't change a winning team and as we beat middlesex last game the team stays the same. That would be a perfect excuse wouldnt it.

marchy22

claydon, what a reseult, well played lads MOM Blackwell for me, any arguments about that

tomb

Mitch

chrissafc

well done durham. who got the wicket

Thats it!

Alistair McDermott caught out at deep cover by Mark Wood from Mitchell Claydons bowling. Australia A all out for 204!

2:23pm

tomb

Mark, you must have your head in the sand if you believe theres been no problem between Blackwell and Cook. I agree that Colly should move from 6 and take more responsibility.

marchy22

i wish i could be a fountain of knowledge like you sms

chrissafc

we've had people criticising the england cricket team on here today yet defending a top order batsman with an average of 9.45. couldnt make it up.

via SMS

Muchall is the only batsman who will take the number 3 spot, Colly WILL not move from 6.

chrissafc

i'm no cricket expert and lads on here have watched durham a lot longer than me, but you dont need to be a genius to work out he's the weakest link time and time again in the team

Mark

I agree about Muchall-he is not suited to number 3 but suppose problem is we have no obvious alternatives because the experienced batters are all middle-order players who wouldn't be suited to 3 either.

chrissafc

so sms do you think an average of 9.45 is good?

via SMS

Chrissafc knows as much about cricket as eddie the eagle does about skiing...he's a bore who has an unhealthy obsession with Muchall

Bowling Change

Mitch Claydon into the attack, replacing Paul Coughlin, Australia A only 20 runs away from tehir target.

2:19pm

chrissafc

i'd love to know what their is to carefully consider why muchall should play

Mark

Imo the problem has been all the rumours about why Blackie has not been playing. I suppose it's perfectly possible that there are no problems at all and he as simply been injured. If that's the case he certainly should be brought back. I just think that Geoff has very good reasons for the decisions he makes and probably equally good reasons for not always going public with the reasons. He's an excellent coach so I'm sure he thinks very carefully about who should and shouldn't play.

marchy22

seems like it has been a cracking match

tomb

Sounds like a good match, wish I was there

200 up

Alistair McDermott's cover drive for four brings up the Australia A 200, 24 runs to win with jsut the one wicket remaining.

2:14pm

marchy22

good point tomb if cook wanted blackie no where the the 1sts why pick him in this match to maybe put in a performance like he has

chrissafc

i agree, and i think those in the 2nd xi/this game today have earned the right to replace some in the first team.

tomb

Not sure who Balkie is like.....

Mark

I think what he meant in the q&a was that the players in the second team had to earn the right to replace those in the first team. When batting has been so difficult for senior players it might not be a good idea to bring in less experienced ones.

tomb

Chris, I dont think there will be any more Q and A's if Martin Emmerson is leaving. Surely Geoff wants to bring him back ultimatley, if he wanted to freeze Balckie out all together then why pick him in this match and make it hard for himself?

chrissafc

myburgh, blackwell and richardson have made a point to the selectors in the last week

chrissafc

9.61 average. 125 runs from 13 innings. blackwell hit almost half those runs in 63 balls yesterday

chrissafc

cook doesnt need to broadcast problems, they are private BUT.... what he said in the q&a about having to earn your place...... he needs to drop the failures and select those who are earning a chance

safcluke

good riddance. England will need to get 500+ to stand a chance though.

Mark

If there have been any problems behind the scenes(and I don't know there have been) then Geoff would-quite rightly-never say so in public. I'm sure there will be changes for next game but not many.

marchy22

petersen wants shot for not walking there, i heard that nick from crawcrook

chrissafc

if he isnt true to his word, the club might as well scrap the members q&a sessions as they are worthless

chrissafc

if geoff cook is true to his word, we will see changes next game.

marchy22

couldnt agree more chris

chrissafc

8 wickets in the game, 62 runs. going to be hard to not pick him after this. he's certainly earned himself a chance unlike some favs who keep getting selected and failing time and time again

marchy22

blackwell aside this is a cracking performance by us

marchy22

if cook said blackwell was getting a chance against these and then doesnt pick him after this display he will be contridicating what he has said

Ridgeley

Someone call 999 Blackies on fire!!!!!

marchy22

if there is differences behind his absence they have to be put to one side and put durham staying in division 1 the priority

chrissafc

this is amusing

Wicket!

Thats Blackwells 7th! Holland caught at mid on by skipper Mark Stoneman, last man McDermott walking the the crease, one wicket needed for Durham!

2:03pm

Mark

I think Blackie's chances of a recall next week depend on the reasons why he has been missing. If he has simply been injured it's one thing but if there were other reasons the chances are he won't be selected against Surrey.

Update

The Australia A batsmen require just 38 to win, but with only 2 wickets remaining. Aus A 186/8

1:58pm

tomb

Blackwell has been one of our best ever signings. I would think that they get their heads together but Cook will have the final say.

marchy22

i think colly has a say

safcluke

does Cook pick the team or does Colly have a big say?

marchy22

like it

tomb

I've just been tipped off that its actually Jordan (aka Katie Price)who's a secret Durham (and blackie) fan.

Ridgeley

tho it may be tom jones ;)

tomb

At least Geoffs hair can't get much whiter

tomb

Not really Luke, I'm still fully in cricket mode st the moment. I reckon the mystery man is...Ian Blackwell texting from the field

Bowling Change

First sign of young Durham seamer Paul Coughlin today, bowling from the Finchale End

1:49pm

Ridgeley

i reckon the mystery sms-er is joe mcelderry

safcluke

Looking forward to the new footy season tomb?

tomb

Who is this mystery man hiding behind his phone? Its like Batman, his true identity will remain a mystery to the locals.

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Bettings a mugs game, there's only one winner. Don't do it. There's a tip for u Marchy.

marchy22

aye and i bet he isnt willing to share them lol

Ridgeley

i bet sms has some tips marchy, he is ' in the know' it would appear lol

Ridgeley

blackwell deserves a chance , this was his opportinity and hes taken it.

marchy22

anyone got any tips for goodwood this afters

tomb

If he scores runs and takes wickets to keep us in the division we will all shower him with kisses

marchy22

ill kiss him too if he scores runs and takes wickets next week, surely got to play he has took his chance in this game

safcluke

Obviously he has to play for that to happen..

tomb

I'll hold you to that Luke

BrianT

Had my chance on Sunday , and no! Like watching him play cricket though.

safcluke

Yes if he scores 100 next week and takes 5 wickets.

tomb

Would you kiss Blackie?

chrissafc

well they need to kiss and make up

tomb

To be fair, we know he's a good players, he's not been dropped for lack of form.

Thats lunch

The players break for lunch with Australia A 168/7. All set for an exciting afternoon!

1:02pm

Update

No hat-trick for Ian Blackwell, but thats his 5th wicket of the innings, Australia A 168/7, still 55 runs behind

1:00pm

chrissafc

6 wickets in 18 overs and 62 runs so far for blackwell. making a lot of people look silly

marchy22

rudolph definitely was out

via SMS

I'm just a supporter who's lucky enough to attend matches.

BrianT

SMS: Does it begin with a "W"?

marchy22

if he is not in the squad at Least next week it is an absolute joke

chrissafc

blackwell ha ha he's making a lot of people look stupid here

marchy22

oh dear me blackwell is surely nearly man of the match here

via SMS

Sorry Marchy, I misread it.

wicket!

Blackwell strikes again! Coulter-Nile caught at short leg by Rammy Singh, Blackwell on a hat trick!

12:56pm

tomb

SMS do you have inside knowledge as you seem very sure with your comments? Would be amazed if Jennings plays.

chrissafc

its annoying these sms texts with no name on. pathetic

via SMS

Reply to brianT, yes.

marchy22

how can u say im right sms when mustard wasnt in my team

marchy22

9 down?

chrissafc

oh well another blackwell wicket

BrianT

Do you have a name (SMS)?

Bailey Goes!

George Bailey goes for 38 edging Ian Blackwells delivery to Richardson who parried the ball to slip Ben Stokes. Aus A 160/9

12:54pm

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Marchy is right except borthwick will bat 3, Colly 6, mustard 7 and Richardson 8.

chrissafc

is it a problem though to cook?

BrianT

Must be nice to have a selection problem for a change.

safcluke

smith, stoneman, stokes, colly, benks, blackwell, richardson/mustard, borthwick, thorp, rushy, onions. That will be the team.

marchy22

rocky, smith, colly, stokes, benks, blackwell, richardson, borthwick, thorp, onions, rushworth for me

chrissafc

i still think muchall will play

marchy22

i dont think jennings will play

safcluke

Jennings wont play.

chrissafc

agree with that marchy

marchy22

tbh i wouldnt be in a rush to bring back mustard

keenasmustard

I think the top 7 for Surrey will be - Rocky, Smudge, Jennings, Stokes, Colly, Benks, Richo.

marchy22

richardson should DEFO play

chrissafc

i hope richardson is in the team

via SMS

Mustard will be back and Richardson will play as a batter instead of Muchall, that will be the team.

marchy22

myburgh should be in the squad next week too

chrissafc

myburgh is also scoring runs. he deserves to be in contention

marchy22

and agree with u chris blackwell has definetly earned the right to be considered should be at least named in the squad for the surrey match

safcluke

but hindsight etc, I trust Flowers judgement

safcluke

agree Marchy.

marchy22

leaving swann out is a mistake judging by that

safcluke

Not sure how they could be sure. not complaining like.

marchy22

out

chrissafc

same as myburgh

safcluke

cant give that out.

chrissafc

nobody is suggesting he's a shoe in to play. all we are saying is we believe he's put himself into deserved contention.

150 up for Aus A

Bailey and Paine move Australia A past the 150 mark, still requiring 72 more runs to win.

12:41pm

marchy22

oh dear pietersen might have got a wicket 2nd ball

marchy22

like who

via SMS

Blackwell won't be playing next week, get over it. There are others ahead of him.

chrissafc

"ian will have a chance to prove himself vs australia a" - thats what cook said at the q&a

keenasmustard

blackie must be in Cook's thoughts if he's playing in this game. He hasn't done much wrong in it either.

chrissafc

facts are facts. we're bottom

marchy22

to be fair to blackwell at his age he is not gonna be a great athelte when he hasnt been the fittest throughout his carrer so the management have basically retired him

chrissafc

lets be fair, management need to do a "u turn" with some stuff. their current approach see's us bottom, out of the t20 and virtually out of the cb40. keeping it the way it is sends out a message they have no idea

tomb

Who's the anonomous texter? What sort of message does it send out if he's left out for players who average 10 this season?

tomb

I've said before, this is what happens when we produce wickets designed to last 5 days, have some sympathy with the bowlers.

via SMS

Blackwell was told to get fitter, he hasn't, he wont be picked until he does, what sort of message does it send out if the management do a u turn.

chrissafc

score runs, and take wickets is the name of the game

marchy22

botham is going nuts

safcluke

sadly thats' what happens when your up against a great batting lineup. Now we know how India and Australia felt last year.

marchy22

strauss has ran out of ideas, painful watching england this morning

keenasmustard

Why does Blackie need to be fit? He can just stand at the crease and keep swatting sixes.

chrissafc

he's scoring runs and taking wickets. good enough for me

tomb

Who cares as long as he makes runs and takes wickets, Warney wasnt exactly trim.

marchy22

fit or not blackwell is a match winner

via SMS

Blackwell won't play next week, he's done nothing about his fitness since his absence.

marchy22

i hope so to, to be fair 2 of lancs wickets today have been run outs

chrissafc

was it about 20 wickets yesterday?

keenasmustard

Hope so.

marchy22

blackwell has had a good match, anyone think he will be in contention next week

tomb

Lancs 50 for 6, only Prince scoring runs again.

keenasmustard

Good comeback by us today. I thought the Aussies were going to run away with this.

tomb

Its a disgrace that Lancs are allowed to get away with these sub standard wickets

chrissafc

how many wickets went yday?

Ben Stokes into the attack

Ben Stokes into the attack, George Bailey to face with parter Tim Paine at the other end

12:20pm

tomb

India didnt seem to give a monkeys last year

chrissafc

hmm wickets and runs for blackwell.

In the balance

Australia A 123/5. 101 runs to win with only 5 wickets remaining.

12:17pm

Blackwell strikes

Cooper goes fourth ball caught behind off Ian Blackwell. Australia A 123/5

12:17pm

Wicket

Liam Davies goes for 65 lbw to Ian Blackwell.

12:16pm

marchy22

lancs effectively 77-5

marchy22

we have got ourselves back in it here

marchy22

blackwell has got davis lbw

safcluke

I'm sure those Indian batsman last year would rather Onions.

chrissafc

& tell us to stop been negative about a team bottom of the county championship

chrissafc

ridiculous the amount of complaining their is about the england cricket test side at the moment. the said same people probably defend the likes of muchall

tomb

I reckon batsman would rather face broad than Onions every time if you ask county batsman. Think he's overrated. Would say Swann and Anderson get the key wickets

marchy22

broad is in dire form he has gone from bowling 90 mph to being around 79 mph medium pace in international cricket

safcluke

Easy to complain about Broad etc after 2 bad bowling innings, Finn/Broad/Anderson/Bresnan/Swann have got us to number one in the world beating India 4-0, winning in Australia.

safcluke

Not sure Onions would make that much difference like.

marchy22

englands bowling is poor again this morning

tomb

Happy for him to play for us. Don't think Englands bowling offers much on flat wickets, wheres Steyn and others can cause damage on any surface.

Wicket

Forrest departs for 1 caught by Gordon Muchall off the bowling of Ian Blackwell. Aus A 110/3

11:57am

safcluke

Onions ahead of Broad? ha

Hundred up

Australia A move onto 103/2, still requiring 121 runs to win with 8 wickets left

11:50am

tomb

Another ridiculous low scoring game game,on at Liverpool, hope Somerset win it. Surely Onions would cause South Africas batsman more trouble than Broad has.

Peter Forrest comes in

With Aus A still on 99, Peter Forrest comes to the wicket

11:44am

Brath strikes again

Klinger goes for 0 as he snicks an away swinging Ruel Brathwaite delivery. Aus A 99/2

11:43am

New man in

Michael Klinger joins Liam Davies at the crease.

11:37am

marchy22

At least they aren't gonna win by 10 wickets

Wicket!

Cowan chips Brathwaites delivery straight to mid wicket, Aus A 99/1

11:35am

marchy22

Haway they are cruising here

Bowling change

Ruel Brathwaite takes over from Mitch Claydon from the Finchale End and beats Cowans bat with his first ball

11:33am

50 for Davies

Liam Davies clips a straight Claydon delivery through the leg side for 4 to bring up his 50.

11:29am

Ridgeley

i once saw a unicorn in a field near batleys in c-l-s.

chrissafc

the lot. it's the trend in the members lounge. mind you on a more serious note, loads of old members with ipads, they must be minted

Ridgeley

the flossies or pink vest chrissafc??

RE: SMS

Yes the 2nd XI fixture v the Unicorns in Sheffield is on Thursday

11:24am

chrissafc

wore

chrissafc

i work these last week in the members lounge, it's now the in thing in the members lounge

Ridgeley

any questions would defo get a quicker response from chrisafc like...

and from the Finchale End

Mitch Claydon shares the opening stint from the Finchale End

11:04am

And were off...

Ian Blackwell gets us underway from the Lumley end, bowling to Ed Cowan (18*) with Liam Davies (38*) at the other end

11:00am

via SMS

rought forward to the Wednesday ?

via SMS

Yvette , your website says the second team have a fixture on Thursday August 9th in sheffield but someone in the ground yesterday thought this had been b

Ridgeley

re dress code..will i be allowed in members lounge wearing my new yellow flossies, hawaiian shorts n a pink vest that says 'is it hot in here or is it just me?'

The Sun is out

Ready to go at Emirates Durham ICG, Australia A currently 56-0 chasing 168 for victory. Durham need those 10 wickets for the win

9:48am

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