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Nottinghamshire CCC v Durham CCC Day Two

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Sorry folks, had a wifi issue at the close there and had to dash to get interviews done. Durham finish day two on 27-0, that's a lead of 67. Back tomorrow!

7:41pm

roker1973

just stick in the morra cos our bowlers have been on fire this season and will see us through

Tynevalleyblackcat

I would ideally be looking for 250, but I reckon we could win this with a 200 lead. The more the merrier though.

chrissafc

what sort of lead do people think would be deemed good?

chrissafc

tell you what mind, the team deserve huge credit for their reaction lately. ever since that rain interval vs middlesex. excellent character/determination etc etc

Tynevalleyblackcat

Betts actually took 8 wickets in 67 balls during that innings.

Tynevalleyblackcat

It was in the first innings and Northants were bowled out for 144, with Betts getting his 9 for 64, Brown 1 for 43, Forster 0 for 18 and Boiling 0 for 3. Match was drawn.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Your wish is my command. Match was in 1997 at Northampton and Brown took an early wicket with an LBW to make up the ten.

chrissafc

a draw wouldnt be the worst result in the world here but we now have a great chance of more. stick in lads

roker1973

yur right black cat but a draw away at notts as the others arnt doing nowt will do second best

BrianT

I'll leave that to you TVBC.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Great little session for us at the end there as well. 12 overs taken of the new ball, just the opening bowlers to see off in the morning and we can hopefully build a substantial lead. Great day for Durham.

Tynevalleyblackcat

If you have the date of the game, we can look up the stats on cricinfo. They have the scorecard for virtually every first class game ever on there I think.

BrianT

What an excellent day. Well done Durham.

BrianT

One of the shortcomings of the year book I'm afraid. Doesn't say. Betts was against Northants away.

bryn

always good to see melvyn betts getting a namecheck :)

chrissafc

superb effort

Tynevalleyblackcat

Did Betts get a run out though?

BrianT

Page 161 of the yearbook has best bowling. 9 for 67 third best first class for Durham. (Melvyn Betts 9 for 64 is second).

Tynevalleyblackcat

On the plus side, they are off for bad light at Worcester and that match is starting to look like a nailed on draw with a few bonus points thrown in, which helps neither of them.

BrianT

Otis got 10 and 2 v Hampshire 2007 at Riverside as it was known. Also got an 8 and two 7's that year.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Surrey crawling their way back into it v Middlesex. Could do with a few quick wickets to fall there.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Draws don't really do the trick Roker73. It would still be too tight for comfort. A win on the other hand would give us some real breathing space.

Latest

Durham 18-0 afetr 8.1 overs, Smith 4* and Stoneman 13*

6:08pm

roker1973

we just need too draw this game and it will pull us oot the s-yt a bit mere

brandonia

Rain by the sounds of it roker, you're right though. Another FOUR to Rocky.

roker1973

just need too play the day oot and see what happens the morra

brandonia

Stoneman FOUR. 53-0.

After 5 overs

Durham 9-0 after 5 overs, Smith 5* and Stoneman 4*

5:54pm

brandonia

48-0

brandonia

47-0

brandonia

44-0

brandonia

Can anyone remember how many wickets Ottis got in the match where he got 10 in one innings?

Latest

Durham 3-0 after 3 overs, Smith 3* and Stoneman 0*.

5:47pm

stuartp

Itmay not be officially, but I'm counting that as a 10fer for Bunny.

brandonia

Dave Bracegirdle reckons the weather is poor for tomorrow.

brandonia

10 overs left. 43-0

Ian17

Haha, that's fantastic - although bizarre indeed!

brandonia

https://twitter.com/cricketanalyst/status/236123567639633920/photo/1

Tynevalleyblackcat

Please don't post 1 down!!

brandonia

1 down, 11 to go.

Update

Durham's second innings begins - we have 12 overs to face tonight. We lead by 43.

5:40pm

brandonia

Should've sent Bunny out to open the batting! The day he's having he might knock a sharp 50.

Mark

Wonder who the nigh***chman will be?! Not saying we'll need one but if we do...

brandonia

Nope. 12 apparently.

brandonia

Still 15 overs left if my maths serves me right.......

roker1973

get in lads, but hope the lads just see the nights overs out and stabalize till the morra

daleslass

Out of this world performance from Onions.

Ian17

Awesome performance from Bunny! If we can just put a decent amount of runs on the board in the second innings...

brandonia

How many overs we got left Yvette??

brandonia

Hey I'm not saying I'm not confident, just trying to be realistic, hopefully our batsmen can bat with a bit of confidence seeing as we're 40 ahead, if they get to 10 unscathed then we're 50-0 aren't we.

Tynevalleyblackcat

How important does that 10th wicket stand this morning seem now?

BrianT

Beyond my wildest dreams. Magnificent.

Tynevalleyblackcat

I would call that 9 and a half. Fantastic effort.

Wicket!

Wowzers - what an effort from Graham Onions this afternoon. Nine wickets and a run out! Notts all out for 154, 40 short of our first innings total.

5:28pm

brandonia

NINE FOR BUNNY!

brandonia

Slow hand clap from the members.....

Tynevalleyblackcat

Lets be confident here Brandonia. Onions to take this last wicket and then we are 50 without loss at the close!!

brandonia

How many overs are left Yvette? Could be a tricky little session to bat in for us.....

Tynevalleyblackcat

Great stuff.

BrianT

Important for other bowlers to try and get 10th one, I'm sure they are. This is a magificent effort by the team.

brandonia

Yep.

Mark

So he's still been responsible for all 9 wickets.

Wicket!

A direct hit from Onions sees Fletcher run out! Notts 154-9!

5:23pm

BrianT

By Onions! Will have to wait till Saturday for all ten.

brandonia

Onions runs Fletcher out to ruin his own chances of 10-fer!

brandonia

RUN OUT!!

BrianT

Forgot about Rushworth. Seem to remember comments about only being in the team because he was the captain's cousin.

brandonia

New best figures for Bunny. Previously 8-101.

Tynevalleyblackcat

He can't do this can he?

tomb

Wish was there to witness this

tomb

Thats my player of the season vote sorted then, sorry Rushy.

Mark

Stunning performance

Eight down!

White (13)is caught by Collingwood off....Onions! Notts eight down!

5:18pm

tomb

Come on! Sack the selectors!

brandonia

YES!!! Eight for Bunny.

2XI latest

2XI: Durham 69-3, Weighell out the last ball before tea...then Singh caught at fine leg later in the session.

5:17pm

tomb

Think he was the best bowler Mark, still got left out next game

brandonia

Starting to get away from us now.

Response to tomb

It is first class so includes ani University or Tour games etc, as well Championship matches.

5:16pm

Mark

How many did he get in the test against West Indies?

brandonia

Beeb showing 43 wickets (Championship) before today.

tomb

Is that county or first class?

brandonia

Borthwick getting clattered to all parts.

Response to tomb

Graham's first class wicket haul is up to 54 after today!

5:14pm

brandonia

Yep, no rabbits these two.

brandonia

Yes Tomb, 50 wickets for the season.

Mark

Think so. The two that are in now can both bat-Philips has a FC century.

tomb

Was that his 50 county wicket this season?

tomb

If he finishes the season with a bowling average of 10 would that be enough to pick him! Why couldnt he have palyed instead of Bairstow or Taylor, go for the win. Better bowler than harmy for me. Not statistically for Durham but he never seems to have a poor game.

tomb

I repeat from earlier, thanks to Notts for allowing us to bowl second and have Graham bowling for us. I would have been pleased for him if he had played for England, he deserves it.

brandonia

Aye, balls to England daleslass - I prefer him here. County > Country.

daleslass

Amazing. Englands loss has definatley been Durhams gain

Mark

So would I brandonia

bryn

haaaaawaaayooooooh!!!

brandonia

I'd settle for a hat-trick from Badger to be fair.

Mark

Perfect! Only 3 more now Graham!!

Tynevalleyblackcat

Unbelievable. Talk about sending a message to the selectors.

Wicket!

Onions strikes for a seventh time! Franks is out lbw for 53. Notts 132-7.

4:56pm

brandonia

Fatty is out!!

Franks 50

Fifty for Franks, from 63 balls. Notts 132-6

4:54pm

tomb

Could be ideal for us with Surrey likely to lose and Worcester - Lancs looking like a possible draw.

chrissafc

fingers crossed we get more wickets, i'm off

Latest

Notts 128-5 in the 35th overs - Current attack is Onions and Borthwick.

4:52pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

Surrey 13-1, still 75 runs behind.

chrissafc

the lovely moment you finish work & put your out of office on your e-mails. Off work until August 28th :)

tomb

He would walk into most test sides, and my England side!

brandonia

Could do with getting Franks. I can see him making 50.

Tynevalleyblackcat

I will be over the moon if we can just keep them to parity on the first innings.

tomb

All ten for Onions is a possibility.

BrianT

Do you think someone's upset him?

brandonia

I love Bunny.

Mark

Only 4 more to go Graham!

Wicket!

Mullaney is out lbw to...you guesseed it...Onions! Notts 116-6

4:37pm

BrianT

Just turned radio on and Onions 6 for 49. Have I missed something?

raydetmold

my pleasure Chris

chrissafc

thanks for the comment ray

raydetmold

this man is a genious

Final session

The last session begins, time for a second spell from Graham Onions. Notts resume on 113-5.

4:29pm

Mark

Stating the obvious but we do need Franks out as quickly as possible-he could take the game away if he gets going again after tea but right now I'm not too worried.

BrianT

I thought before lunch that we would have to get them out for less than 250 to have a chance of winning. I think this effort so far today has been excellent.

2XI latest

2XI: Durham all out for 175 and following on. Currently 30-1 after Raine was caught at fine leg.

4:21pm

Mark

Especially in a low-scoring game. One cameo innings or irritating partnership can make all the difference.

tomb

One reson why cricket is a great game is that the advantage can change unexpectedly at different stages of the game, keeps it interesting

Mark

Lead of 88 for Middlesex? They might win by an innings!

Mark

Always likely to be a partnership at some stage.Mullaney is a batsman and I was wrong about Franks having nearly 6500 runs-he's got 6700. Tea break at the right time for us because the two batsman will have to get themselves in again.

chrissafc

worcs game looking more likely to be a draw.

chrissafc

middlesex all out with a lead of 88

chrissafc

i'm happy

BrianT

An innings punctuated by good shots must come to a full stop. Do yous agree?

tomb

Its disapointing but 113-5 is a decent effort from us. Cant just expect wicket after wicket to tumble, unless we're playing Surrey......

marchy22

Well its up to yous if yous think letting the position we had them slip isn't that bad that's your choice strange but your choice

Tea

Tea time - Notts 113-5. Back soon!

4:12pm

Mark

Scored almost 6500FC runs.

Mark

Franks is an all-rounder. Just checked and he has 4 FC hundreds & 35 50's averages late 20's.

tomb

Older ball I meant, duh....

tomb

Marchy, its never usually that straightforward. New ball, different bowlers, bit of luck and things change, Franks is better than a tailender just like Mark Wood is.

marchy22

Partnership 60 and counting

Mark

Franks is a dangerous batsman. The tea break might break his concentration.

marchy22

From 50-5 we should have been looking at having them bowle out by now instead of letting the tail wag

tomb

Thought Franks could hold a bat? Its easier for a lower order bat to have a dart, happens all the time.

chrissafc

Worcestershire 138/5

chrissafc

Middlesex lead by 72 runs with 1 wicket remaining in the 1st innings

BrianT

Just got back in. Can't believe people are moaning.

marchy22

These two will get them past our score

Bowling change

Scott Borthwick comes on for the 24th over. Notts 101-5.

3:53pm

marchy22

We should have been looking at a 70 run lead but we can forget that now

Update

Notts 98-5 after ...Remember, Durham were 103-5 so it's even stevens at the minute.

3:50pm

marchy22

Frankie 36 of 29 its beyond a joke

marchy22

We get rid of their best batsmen and let a tail ender smack us all over the park

raydetmold

Franks 30 off 23 , see what happens when a positive batsman comes in

marchy22

We need to break this partnership now

tomb

Superb stuff from Bunny, making England look a bit stupid but then I gather they're doing quite well also today. Whole Lancs thing is a farce, hope they go down rather than us (obviously)or Worcester.

marchy22

They are scoring too freely come on lads

Bowling change

Mark Wood comes on to replace Onions for the 19th over. Notts 75-5

3:33pm

Update

Notts 71-5 now, Franks 18* and Mullaney 8*.

3:30pm

Update

In all that giddiness I forgot to mention that Callum Thorp has replaced Rushworth at the Pavilion End. This is his second over.

3:21pm

chrissafc

keep the pressure on. excellent stuff

Tynevalleyblackcat

This could not be going much better. Brilliant Onions son.

exiledgeordie

That's 5 wickets for exactly our last wicket stand!

raydetmold

Read was a massive wicket , always a danger

longers

Gan on lads!!! Get in!!

Mark

Yes!!!

Mark

It'll be Read next-need him out before he has a chance to rescue them again.

That's five!

That's five for Onions! Read is caught behind first ball. Notts 50-5!

3:15pm

Mark

Time of Knighhood for Bunny!

Tynevalleyblackcat

Brilliant

Onions again!

Onions AGAIN! Notts 50-4 as Wessels is bowled on 22.

3:13pm

chrissafc

50/3

chrissafc

it's ridiculous that and quite laughable for old trafford

Mark

Lancs have moved another game from Old Trafford to Liverpool! Their final match of the season against Surrey.

chrissafc

16.77 his batting average now, come down a bit in recent games. was around 24 not so long ago

Mark

Forecast is showers this afternoon and tomorrow but fine on Saturday.

chrissafc

he's one of our top averages with the bat

raydetmold

he should be opening the batting as well , cant do any worse

tomb

Just noticed Onions has been quite expensive, tut, tut, maybe we should drop him....

tomb

I mean bat first, oops

tomb

Thanks to Notts for allowing us to bat second meaning Onions could bowl for us first up. And thanks to England for firing him up again. Weather forecast for last two days anyone?

chrissafc

nice

Mark

Superb!

raydetmold

Onions again , magic

Three down!

Voges is bowled by Onions for 9! Notts 41-3 in the 11th over.

2:58pm

chrissafc

41/2

tomb

Theres an original chant if ever I heard one.

2XI update

2XI: Two wickets in quick succession at South North, Clark and Coughlin out with Durham 118-8.

2:54pm

Mark

Superb effort by Graham all season. For me he would be an automatic pick in the test team but, from a selfish point of view, I'm pleased we have him.

raydetmold

oh Jimmy Jimmy

tomb

45 wickets for Graham at around 14 for us this season, hard to see how anyone could do any better.

Mark

and then*

Mark

Read has been a thorn in the side-he always seems to come in with the team in trouble and the plays a big innings.

tomb

Their two best batsman out and Taylor not available, we have a good chance of bowling em out cheaply. Read can be a good player on his day though.

Mark

Excellent.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Good stuff.

chrissafc

keep it going

Wicket!

A second wicket for Onions! Lumb is out lbw for 12. Notts 31-2 after 8.3 overs.

2:46pm

chrissafc

30/1

marchy22

We need wickets fast come on

Tristan

Ben stokes batting for lions now btw 2(13) so far

Tristan

England lucky to have got wickets so cheaply. they only have 4 bowlers plus trott who can bowl at all now, if they had struggled they would have nobody in reserve but doesnt look like that will happen. england need an all rounder badly

Update

Notts 24-1 after 6.4 overs, Wessels 12* and Lumb 11*

2:38pm

tomb

Thought England might have gone with the extra bowler, Onions over Bresnan rather than pick another batsman as we need to win the game. Would be very demoralising for some people but he seems to just get on with it.

Mark

Those Lions matches are even worse, admittedly this time Notts have suffered more than us with test & Lions calls but ridiculous imo take players out of cc at the crucial stage of the season for Lions games.

2XI update

2XI: Myburgh was out after lunch and Ingram followed shortly after. Durham 87-6.

2:27pm

chrissafc

very annoying

Mark

Annoying when he is always in the squad and then always left out of the X1.

chrissafc

it will be a shame for him, but from a selfish point of view, i want him playing for durham

tomb

I'm happy just a bit of a shame for the lad, thin khe deserves more games for England

chrissafc

i'm happy he's playing for durham

tomb

Still think he's better than Broad but got shot down for that on here a few times. Never fails on an opening spell.

chrissafc

gerrin

Bowling update

Chris Rushworth opens the bowling at the Pavilion End.

2:16pm

Wicket!

Hales is out lbw to Onions sixth delivery! Notts 3-1 after the first over.

2:14pm

Play resumes

Play resumes after the lunch break - Riki Wessels and Alex Hales open for Notts. Graham Onions will bowl the first over.

2:10pm

Update

Graham Onions has arrived and will replace Mitchell Claydon. After the extended first session tea will be taken at 4.10pm.

2:04pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

I think you could be right. Time will tell.

chrissafc

i think that could be a decent score

Tynevalleyblackcat

Bit annoying to lose that wicket 6 runs short of a bonus point and in the last over before lunch. Would have been good psychologically to have kept them waiting over lunch having taken the half hour.

tomb

Surrey signed Pieterson for the PR and interest that comes when Pieterson plays his two domestic games a year. Think Notts had hoped to have Taylor in their batting for a couple of years before England came calling.

2XI

2XI: Durham 70-4 at lunch, Myburgh 22* and Clark 17*.

1:33pm

Wicket...

Durham all out for 194 as Wood is caught behind off White for 34. Lunch is now being taken.

1:32pm

BrianT

They'll be well compensated by England if he gets a central contract. Sign a better overseas player to replace him and bank the balance of the money. Why do you think Surrey snapped up Petersen?

tomb

Dont think Notts expected Taylor to be called up for England so quickly or dont see why they signed him.

BrianT

Surely Read knows whether that bounced or not.

BrianT

As someone keeps saying, let's see how well Notts bat before we rush to condemn in this game. Not excusing previous performances this season.

Partnership 50

Fifty partnership for Rushworth (24*) and Wood (34*) Durha 193-9

1:27pm

tomb

Oliver Twist is a good tale also

Tynevalleyblackcat

Lets be positive. From 144-9, these two have done brilliantly well.

tomb

Easier to bat against an old ball and the pressure is off them with the bat.

BrianT

Oh. I see!

aapierre

193 for 9 so far good tail

raydetmold

of course its easier to bat against an old ball , thats why we have batsman to bat against a new ball ?

BrianT

Easier to bat against an old ball. Not that we've done that too often. Suspect we've got to get them out for 250 or less to have a realistic chance of winning by Saturday.

Latest

The current partnership stands at 41 - Durham 185-9.

1:19pm

raydetmold

why oh why is it always left to the tail

Tynevalleyblackcat

6 for Rushworth. 185-9.

Update

Durham 178-9, Wood 25* and Rushworh 17*...play can continue until 1.30pm

1:11pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

Come on lads, dig in. That elusive bonus point is almost in sight.

BrianT

Had this argument before. Doesn't work like that. Touch Wood.

CollingwoodFTM

Sorry, should say BrianT.

CollingwoodFTM

You've just guaranteed a record run of ducks for Wood TVBC. ;-)

Tynevalleyblackcat

167-9 Useful runs hopefully for this last wicket.

BrianT

Very impressed with Wood last week. He's quick and can hold a bat.

Latest

Five minutes until the scheduled lunch break, but think the extra half hour will be taken. Durham 166-9, Rushworth 9* and Wood 21*

12:55pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

Off for rain again at Worcester, which is good news.

BrianT

That seems like a possibility but posters were critical of the decision to put Mustard in at 4 yesterday. Borthwich was tried 2 years ago. Rethink needed for next season. In fairness numbers 1 to 7 have all struggled in most games this year.

tomb

Think the opener is there to see off the new ball, which Smith is capable off but hasnt mananged lately. Could try Jennings and Myburgh in at 3?

raydetmold

i dont know Brian , so obviously theres no body else , i know its championship but why not give Mustard a chance , might get a more positive start ?

chinesecut

Mustard and stoneman

BrianT

Who, from our current squad, would you have to open, Ray?

raydetmold

Good morning everybody , can somebody please explain why Smith is still opening the batting , is it because of his tremendous batting average this season ?

2XI

2Xi: Worcs declare on 392-5. In reply, Durham are 14-2, Raine and Singh are the men out.

12:41pm

BrianT

I think Claydon will open the bowling till Onions is ready. I understand that he can start in mid over whem Mitch is tired.

chrissafc

canny knock that by mitch

Wicket...

Claydon is caught by Wessels off Carter for 17. Durham 144-9.

12:37pm

BrianT

Don't think they will either.

keenasmustard

144/9 so we wont get a batting point today.

tomb

Any chance Collingwood can bat any higher than 6. Coming in that low does not give him much time to make a contribution, it is also pretty pathetic, when he has the experience to take the pressure off some of the other players

tomb

Disapointed for Onions as he cant do much more to get in the team then he has been. Dont see the point in continually calling him up without playing him.

BrianT

The system is not perfect but at least it is an improvement on years ago when he would have had to sit out the matches. What I find unacceptable is that we can be told how many overs he could bowl for us. I believe this was the case at Headingley last year. Different if he was a contracted player and we could sign a replacement, (not that there is anyone half as good).

Tristan

in fact ive gotta be off anyway so ill just say haway the lads

Tristan

not sure what to say, trying to avoid jinxing us. im gonna keep quiet i think!

Tristan

aye that does sound familiar now you mention it. probably would be no point in this case though..

BrianT

Tris. I said a while ago on here that it sounded like (from radio comm) that 175 might be a par score. Suggested that we might get 150.

peter_brent

I think if Claydon was not out at lunch, Onions could come out to bat in his place after lunch. Seem to recall an overnight not out batsmen been replaced in the morning against us a few season ago.

daleslass

I won't say we've batted badly until I see how they bat

Tristan

quick question - now that claydon has batted in the match does this affect how soon onions can take part in the match or can he bowl from the off?

Wicket...

Durham 123-8 after Thorp is caught by Carter off Phillips for 1.

12:14pm

Tristan

swift. what was that about 175?

Wicket...

Borthwick is caught by Wessels off Carter for 6. Callum Thorp comes to the crease with Durham 120-7.

12:08pm

keenasmustard

Scotty gone.

Tristan

stokes one wicket closer to batting for the lions,chopa gone

chrissafc

worcs 17/2

Tristan

alot

peter_brent

I've no problems with players playing for England. I would like to know how many miles Bunny has travelled in the last 12 months or so not to play for England.

Tristan

*know that

Tristan

he has the talent we all now that. but so do a lot of players, it all depends on taking chances. stokes may the get the opportunity today, but he's batting down at six so... agreed of course - good luck to him!

Latest

Four to Borthwick! Durham 113-6, Wood 1* and Borthwick 5*.

11:52am

marchy22

25 dots faced by these two keep building the pressure

BrianT

You'd better get used to being without Stokes because he has the talent to be an England regular. And good luck to him, hope he does well.

Response to peter_brent

Yes, Ben did replace Bairstow in the Lions squad.

11:47am

peter_brent

I assume it's KP's fault. Didn't think Stokes was in the Lions squad did he replace Bairstow ?

chrissafc

mark wood was one of our top scorers at trent bridge last season. hope he does similar

Cricketbadger1970

For me we have gone with one bowler too many especially with Onions returning. We have struggled for runs! Richardson or Blackwell should have played.

marchy22

Poor to replace a batter with a bowler

BrianT

You could argue that Stokes has been our best bowler in last 2 games. It's his re-emergence as a bowler of quality that has given the tean the biggest boost.

Tristan

good a time as any for wood to show his batting ability

peter_brent

replacing Stokes with a bowler for a side who have struggled to make runs all season seemed strange yesterday and today more so. Lets see if the bowlers can dig the batsmen out of the hole.

BrianT

Sounds difficult out there. 175 sounds like a par score. Might get 150 then see how they do.

marchy22

Poor again in the championship

Wicket...

Benkenstein is caught by Voges off Phillips for 26. Durham 107-6 as Mark Wood joins Borthwick.

11:39am

chrissafc

benks gone

Tristan

im beginning to hate the name fletcher :/

Tristan

we are now. :(

Wicket...

Durham 103-5 after Colly is caught by Lumb offf Fletcher for 21. Scott Borthwick joins Benks (22*)

11:27am

Tristan

bums

chrissafc

103/4

Play begins!

We're ready to get underway here at Trent Bridge. Durham resume on 85-4, Colly 9* and Benkenstein 16*.

10:58am

Mark

Giles is a selector isn't he? He'll want Graham to help us beat Notts to help out Warwickshire. Only joking!!

chrissafc

i'm pleased he's been allowed to join up with the durham team, sometimes the ecb can be funny about it

chrissafc

ah ok. hope he does well for durham then. haway lads

Update

So, no Graham Onions in the England squad so he'll be on his way here now - we'll expect him about lunch time. Mitchell Claydon will be the player replaced.

10:40am

Mark

According to twitter chat he was still at Lords just before the toss. If there's an early wicket here this morning we might be bowling sooner than we'd like!

Tristan

hopefully theres a while yet before he needs to be here!

chrissafc

wouldnt suprise me if he was with the squad last night to be honest

Mark

He'll be on his way-he's not playing at Lords.

peter_brent

Morning, Is Bunny on the M1 ?

Tristan

fingers crossed then!

Response to Tristan

I think we're expecting some showers later on but the forecast is supposed to be better than yesterday.

10:00am

Tristan

good to hear - are the weather reports good for the day?

Day two

We'll be starting on time here at Trent Bridge - the sun has returned!

9:44am

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