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Durham CCC v Worcestershire CCC Day Two

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Durham require 148..

Durham will require 148 with nine wickets in hand tomorrow, and Friday. Join us from 11am!

6:07pm

BrianT

Smith looks distraught. Taken most of the strike. Sorry for him but not much he could do about the ball.

safcluke

Who's Durhams watchman?

Smith gone

Will Smith drags on to be bowled by Russell for 2. Durham 3-1, and that is the close of play today!

6:06pm

Ian17

Nooooo!!!

Latest

One over to go! Durham 3-0, needing another 148 for the win!

6:04pm

BrianT

92

BrianT

92

safcluke

Would be good for Smith to get a 50/60 not out.

stuartp

How many overs tonight?

BrianT

Bit of good sportsmanship there by slips

CollingwoodFTM

Polish them off lads.

Off the mark...

Both openers are away, Durham 2-0.

5:54pm

roker1973

like i say heeds doon and graft we have all the time needed just get a win

Here we go!

The Durham chase begins, Mark Stoneman and Will Smith are in the middle. Four overs remain this evening.

5:52pm

BrianT

Their over rate -3 at start

Tynevalleyblackcat

I would have backed us to chase anything up to 225, so more than happy with that. No excuses here.

IAIN6W

Not a bad guess! 150-160

raydetmold

hope so Ian , lets be positive and not build any kind of pressure

Tynevalleyblackcat

Great stuff, now lets just see off these couple of overs tonight. Not bothered if we score any runs tonight at all.

Ian17

Gerrin! Great stuff - not counting any chickens, but... should hopefully be nice and straightforward!

Thorp 5-for!

The final wicket also saw Callum Thorp take his fifth wicket! Great session for Durham this evening!

5:46pm

Final wicket!

WICKET!! Stoneman takes a high catch, Richardson has gone for 5. Durham require 151!

5:45pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

You cannot pick and choose when you take wickets Ian. I know where you are coming from but in this position we have to go all out the get the last one and back ourselves to make it to close unscathed.

Noz

151 to win :-) great catch Rocky

IAIN6W

Being greedy,lets take the last wicket with only 1-3 overs remaining today.Save us a wee tricky spell tonight.

Response to Tynevalleyblackcat...

Yes, the new ball was taken after 80 overs...

5:42pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

Edit - sorry seen the previous post.

After 82 overs...

Worcs are 259-9 after 82 overs. They have a lead of 145..

5:41pm

CollingwoodFTM

Polish them off lads.

Tynevalleyblackcat

2 will get knocked off for the change of innings, so max of 6 to face if we get the last one now. Have we taken the new ball?

Response to Brandonia...

8.3 overs remain here tonight...

5:39pm

Noz

Brando, 7 after this but obviously we'll lose 2 between innings if we get the last wicket

roker1973

allreet here ray just clammy like thundery rain

brandonia

How many overs left? Could be a tricky little session tonight.

roker1973

all the time in the world too knock these runs off so heeds doon and get this win lads

Tynevalleyblackcat

145 for 9, Just the last one to get and we could face a tricky little session tonight. Hope we do.

raydetmold

red hot in Germany all week Roker

roker1973

allreet ray marra been a good afternoon ower here

Ian17

Indeed Ray, a bit nervy early doors but looking a lot more comfortable now!

raydetmold

Good evening everybody , lets get this last wicket now , should be a comfortable win

BOWLED HIM!

WICKET!! Thorp shatters Scott's stumps, he departs for 17. Worcs now 254-9.

5:34pm

roker1973

howay lads lets see them off noo

Noz

254/9 Thorp another - Scott bowled

New ball taken..

The new ball has been taken and Callum Thorp continues..

5:33pm

safcluke

aye - i'm not complaining.

Noz

In fairness Luke at least it's cos we're doing well and not cos we're getting smashed like earlier in the season!!

Worcestershire 250

250 up for Worcestershire after 80 overs. Scott (13*) and Russell (2*) are the not out batsmen.

5:31pm

safcluke

I would back us to chase this down no problems. I took the day off work on Friday to attend day 4, not sure why i'm surprised I wont see anything like.

Come on Durham!

Let's finish this off now, two more wickets quickly! Worcs effectively 129-8.

5:26pm

Ian17

Get in there!

Tynevalleyblackcat

New ball nearly due as well.

CollingwoodFTM

Polish them off lads.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Nice one. Now for hopefully the last time today, lets have 2 more quick ones.

roker1973

what a difference a couple of hours make, back in from work and got them by the balls.

Breakthrough!

WICKET!! Thorp removes Pinner LBW for 21. Worcs 243-8.

5:23pm

BrianT

To redress the balance it was service with a smile. Came back from hols and saw what looked like a spirited performance from Worcs. certainly a lot of posters were worried. However, since tea, it shows why they are where they are. Still, not over yet, another one gone to a good ball.

Noz

243/8 pinner lbw to Thorp

Update

Worcestershire are now 240-7 after 78 overs and lead by 126. Come on Durham!

5:21pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

Haway lads, lets have another wicket Now!!

IAIN6W

Od dear :-(

BrianT

Just seen a lass buy two drinks with a visa card. 10 thirsty mackems in queue behind.

Mackem_Dave

Definately not suggesting that Solanki would get out on purpose. Just that it could be easy to subconsciously think of next season rather than the fight at hand.

IAIN6W

Brian,Agree with the made up theory.Obviously Austens are making a fair profit today!!

latest

Durham are still searching for the 8th wicket, Worcs now 229-7.

5:11pm

BrianT

That rumour was made up, most of them are.

CollingwoodFTM

Polish them off lads.

BrianT

Didn't see much personal pride in his dismissal. Otherwise I agree, not done purposely. Rumour at ground is that we let them get 220 to appease pitch inspectors.

Noz

In fairness to Mackem Dave I don't think he was suggesting that Solanki got out on purpose, merely the fact that if Worcester kept picking him there was the possibility that he may not give 100%. However I would think that his own professionalism would prevent this.

brandonia

Cheers for that Yvette. Decent score that.

Response to Brandonia

They are playing at Middlesbrough CC against Lancashire

5:02pm

CollingwoodFTM

Polish them off lads.

peter_brent

Not sure why Solanki would want to throw his wicket away. Personal pride your own first class average, never mind the fact he is being paid by Worcs. Sorry can't see it

brandonia

Who and where are the Two's playing, Yvette?

2XI

2XI: Durham won the toss and batted first. Team is Singh, Richardson, Muchall, Myburgh, Clark, Pringle, Wood, Ingram, Coughlin, Weighell, Claydon, Brathwaite. We're currently 295-8 with a hundred for Michael Richardson!

5:00pm

brandonia

About 5 overs ago I was thinking we could do with the new ball. Now we might not get that far!

CollingwoodFTM

Polish them off lads.

brandonia

To think some people think Scotty shouldn't be in the side.........

Tynevalleyblackcat

Come on lads. Great stuff this. 103 for 7 now. 2 more quick ones please.

Seven done!!

WICKET!! Andrew is LBW to Borthwick for 5. Worcestershire now 217-7, leading by 103.

4:58pm

brandonia

Nice work Scotty!!!

Noz

Borthwick another 217/7

BrianT

Mackem Dave's comemt was in bad taste and is exactly what Worcs supporter behind me just said. Why pick him?

Tynevalleyblackcat

The advantage when you are chasing less than 200 is that it only takes one or two half decent stands to break the back of it. Getting one or two half decent stands has been our problem all season mind.

CollingwoodFTM

Come on lads. Keep it going.

brandonia

65-6 since the opening stand. Great fightback from our lads. Owt below 150 would do me, however it still could be a tad tricky.

Tynevalleyblackcat

We want to be batting tonight here.

CollingwoodFTM

Come on lads. Keep it going.

peter_brent

it was only a matter of time. Now to finish them off as quickly as possible.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Right 2 more quick ones and this is ours.

CollingwoodFTM

Come on lads. Keep it going.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Oh yes, 98 for 6.

Mackem_Dave

As Solanki has signed a 2 year deal with Surrey from next season, surely it is in his personal interests if Worcs don't win? Not suggesting match fixing but signing and continuing to play leaves the possibility.

Hat-trick ball....

Callum Thorp is on a hat-trick....

4:49pm

brandonia

Dropping like flies!

BrianT

Liam Plunkett doing the drinks. Nice to see him back involved. Thought we we were going to see a proper game but Worcs throwing it away.

WICKET!!!!

ANOTHER! Leach top edges his first-ball to Rushworth at fine leg. What a comeback! Worcestershire 212-6.

4:49pm

Noz

Tried to pull, got a top edge and Mustard pouched it! Leach gone too!! 212/6

Come on Durham!

Worcestershire are now effectively 98-5. Keep the faith and praying for wickets!!

4:47pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

My wish comes true. Effectively 98 for 5 which looks a lot healthier for us. 2 more quick ones now and we are at their throats. Come on Durham.

brandonia

Thorp gets Solanki! Hoyed his wicket away according to Marty. 98-5.

GONE!

WICKET!! Worcestershire five down! Solanki top edges Thorp straight up in the air and Mustard takes a simple catch! Come on Durham!

4:46pm

Noz

212/5

Tynevalleyblackcat

The scores in this match so far tend to suggest the pitch is getting easier to bat on. Does this mean we could realistically chase down say 250-300 if we need to?

brandonia

YES!!!

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Callum Thorp replaces Onions from the Finchale End. Worcestershire 212-4 after 68 overs.

4:44pm

brandonia

Collingwood missed chance.

Tynevalleyblackcat

I demand another wicket before they get to a 100 lead.

IAIN6W

Collapse on the cards now. Will only be chasing 150-160. KEEP THE FAITH.

BrianT

That's as good a catch as you'll ever see.

What a catch!!

WICKET!! Stunning catch! Will Smith takes a superb catch low to his left to dismiss Ali off Borthwick for 19.

4:33pm

peter_brent

come on Marchy was so optimistic surely they will both get centuries.

marchy22

No chance these two will both get half centuries

marchy22

No chance these two will both get half centuries

Worcestershire 200

Worcestershire pass 200, with Ali (18*) and Solanki (5*). Their lead is now 88.

4:23pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

That's 81 for 3. Lets get them 100 for 5 please.

Borthwick strikes!

WICKET!! Pardoe is dismissed for 21, caught by Stoneman off the bowling of Borthwick. Worcester 195-3.

4:17pm

IAIN6W

That wiil do 195/3

marchy22

Scoring runs freely

Play resumes...

We're back for the final session, let's have some quick wickets! Scott Borthwick will bowl the first over after tea.

4:01pm

Ian17

OK, that might have been a bit optimistic (although could still happen!) but I still don't think it's time to panic. I'm not kidding myself that it's going to be a walk in the park, but just saying that it's not anywhere near the lost cause you seem to be expecting! ;-)

marchy22

What happened to keeping them to below 200 Ian17 and chasing only 80, we will be chasing 200 minimum and we have struggled with the bat all year so 200 would be a massive ask

Time for tea!

Worcestershire move to 182-2, and that's the tea interval. Back shortly!

3:44pm

IAIN6W

I'm wishing.......

Response to Tynevalleyblackcat...

That's the spirit, let's all wish for some wickets!

3:38pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

59 for 2 can become 59 for 4 if we all wish it enough!!

marchy22

Worcs still in a strong position

Ian17

Bingo!

Update

Worcestershire are now 165-2, leading by 51. Pardoe (10*) and Ali (1*) are at the crease. Come on Durham!

3:28pm

Stokes strikes again!

Stokes strikes again removing Mitchell for 45. Callum Thorp hangs on, 159-2.

3:22pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

Right, forget what has gone before lads. Forget that we had them 26 for 5 and were 114 runs ahead. They are 45 for 2 and if we get two more quick wickets this can be our game. Believe!!

Noz

Both openers gone

Noz

Stokesy again 159/2

bryn

now im not,just lost the signal :'( :'(

Update

Worcestershire are now 159-1 and lead by 45. Stokes and Borthwick are the current bowling attack.

3:19pm

bryn

im following this one via teletext,its like a slow death :'(

Tynevalleyblackcat

They are effectively 39 for 1. A couple of quick ones now and we are in the box seat. Remember they need north of 300 to set us 200 to win.

Ian17

There we go Marchy, start of a collapse now...! Keep them to less than 200, 80 or so to chase, we can still be finished by lunchtime tomorrow ;-)

Noz

Do it again then TVBC :-)

Response to Tynevalleyblackcat...

If only you said that all of the time....raining wickets!!

3:05pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

5 seconds after I submitted that last comment :)

Hughes gone!

Finally! Stokes removes Hughes, caught by Mustard for 104. Worcestershire 148-1.

3:04pm

Noz

Get in Stokesy lad

Tynevalleyblackcat

Come on Durham, a couple of quick wickets and we can take control again.

marchy22

worcs very much in control now

Hughes century

Century for Phil Hughes off 143 balls. Worcestershire 142-0, leading by 28.

2:55pm

Rain shower...

A light shower at the ground currently, but play continues...

2:49pm

Latest

Worcestershire are now 121-0, leading by seven, after 42 overs. Hughes (80*), and Mitchell (38*) are still at the crease.

2:45pm

Worcestershire lead

Worcestershire move into the lead for the first time. 116-0 in the 40th over.

2:35pm

marchy22

4 more to hughes, worcs now in front still no wickets down

Keep the faith...

Still a long way to go yet, keep the faith everyone, wickets are around the corner...

2:34pm

marchy22

if we lose this one then our fate is technically out of our hands

brandonia

Blooming disaster this. Good job we have a bit of a cushion after the three wins in a row but this is looking bad for us now!

marchy22

oh right ok thanks

Response to marchy22...

There wasn't an edge on that one, Mustard just showing disappointment that he failed to hold on...

2:30pm

marchy22

mustard just dropped hughes too now

christoff

its always advantage opposition with you Marchy, i'm off to cheer mtself up

marchy22

definitely advantage worcs, they have knocked off a 114 run deficit have two set batsmen in and have a soft ball to knock all around the park

christoff

I'm with you Peter still on top in this one, 1 wicket and then they will collapse (again) Howay Durham ket amongst them

marchy22

107-0

Update

Worcestershire are still effectively -7, but let's have some wickets please!

2:25pm

peter_brent

woe is me I am a Durham fan they are -14 and the glass is definately half full LMC. Cheers up they are stil -14

marchy22

hughes he dropped too

marchy22

stokes

brandonia

Who dropped it?

Worcester 100

100 up for Worcestershire, trailing by 14.

2:20pm

marchy22

dropped ctach, just what we needed

marchy22

double ton

brandonia

Hughes is nailed on for a ton.

marchy22

hard to believe they were 8 down for the same score first innings

marchy22

18 now

marchy22

lead is just 22 now, no doubt nothing to worry about still

safcluke

Did anyone see the "beyond the boundary" series featuring Worcester?

marchy22

At most we will have 2 down by the close

brandonia

Oh dear. All the talk of 5 down before they get to 114 is looking a bit wide of the mark...... At this rate these two will still be there at Tea!

marchy22

They are scoring runs for fun

Hughes 50

Phil Hughes brings up his half-century off 90 balls. Wickets needed, come on Durham!

2:03pm

Latest

Worcestershire have moved to 79-0 and still trail by 35. Hughes (47*), and Mitchell (30*) are still at the crease.

1:58pm

longers

And? How to keep an idiot in suspense eh? Anyway haway Durham!!

marchy22

These two so settled at the crease no chance of a wicket anytime soon

safcluke

Plunkett 12th man.

Play resumes

The afternoon session begins here at Emirates Durham ICG with Worcestershire 64-0, trailing by 50.

1:43pm

CollingwoodFTM

Response to Longers. Get off the Internet and do some work and.

longers

Response to Collingwood FTM. And what?

Lunch

Worcestershire head to the lunch interval on 64-0, still trailing by 50. Some afternoon wickets would be great!

1:03pm

marchy22

exactly my point, he is in now so he will score very big

safcluke

Hughes is probably international quality.

safcluke

the top four batsman are solid county players, we need to work hard to take wickets.

marchy22

wicket*

marchy22

extremely disappointing, they have more than halved the deficit and seen of the new ball without the loss of a single wickey, worcs right back in this match

CollingwoodFTM

Response to Longers. Get off the Internet and do some work and.

brandonia

Very disappointing session.

christoff

so are our bowlers, lighten up man!

marchy22

no panic, hughes is a quality batsmen and is well set now, the ball is no longer new, he will score a big hundred, he is class

marchy22

halved the deficit without a loss of a single wicket not good

Latest...

Worcester have moved to 58-0 in the 23rd over. Borthwick and Thorp continue.

12:51pm

christoff

we put on 41 for our 10th wicket, so 57 for there 1st is no panic, plus we still lead by 57 :-)

marchy22

these 2 will put on at least 150

brandonia

Looking bleak this.

marchy22

hughes is cruising

Fifty up!

Worcestershire move to 50-0 with Hughes (37*) and Mitchell (11*).

12:38pm

Bowling change

Scott Borthwick replaces Ben Stokes from the Finchale End with Worcster 47-0, trailing by 67.

12:36pm

safcluke

BBC always show three batsman, regular mistake.

Tristan

this is just a wild guess like, but perhaps its a typo?

Response to Longers...

To clarify, there are only two batsmen out there - Mitchell (9*), and Hughes (35*).

12:33pm

longers

According to BBC scoreboard Worcs are using 3 batsmen. Anybody at the ground care to explain how this works?

Stokes continues

Ben Stokes continues, as Worcestershire move to 35-0, trailing by 79.

12:28pm

BrianT

Ironic was a number 5. For Alanis Morissette. I'm watching bbc news and they are interviewing economics lecturer from Manchester Uni. He's Greek. That's ironic too. Whats the score?

Noz

We only need 1 wicket. Get a new batsman in and I'm sure more will follow

Tristan

if only brandy, i fear it will be much bigger than that, this pair will probably still be building a lead by stumps

brandonia

Ironic? What number does he bat?

Latest...

Worcestershire are now 27-0 after 13.2 overs and trail by 87. Thorp and Stokes are the current attack.

12:18pm

BrianT

I was being ironic. The concept may be lost.

brandonia

These two set for a fifty partnership.....

Noz

I know whose position I'd rather be in!! :-)

peter_brent

nice first innings lead ... good bowlers inc quality leg spinner, relax ...

marchy22

hughes has got himself in, big hundred coming from him

marchy22

3 days to bowl them out, we not planning on batting again like

BrianT

We've only got 3 days to bowl them out. Panic setting in yet?

Tristan

sun is shining, pitch flat as a pancake, this is going to be a real struggle to get any wickets, let alone 10

Noz

Have to say they look pretty comfortable out there

marchy22

these two will knock the deficit off themselves

Bowling change

Ben Stokes replaces Onions from the Finchale End for the 11th over, Worcester 17-0.

12:06pm

Tristan

beginning to worry about this partnership abit

Latest...

As the sun shines here at Emirates Durham ICG, Worcester are now 12-0 in the ninth over.

11:59am

Big appeal

Onions appeals for the wicket of Hughes LBW, but it's not out. Worcester 7-0 after seven overs.

11:54am

marchy22

lets have a wicket now please

Response to Brandonia...

The not out batsmen are Mitchell (1), and Hughes (4). There are two of them!

11:45am

safcluke

Bopara out for 3.

brandonia

Beeb showing three 'not out' batsmen. I know they struggled first innings but that's taking the hit and miss!

Update

After three overs, Worcestershire move to 5-0, trailing by 109.

11:39am

Rushworth opens...

Chris Rushworth takes the ball from the Lumley End for the second over.

11:32am

marchy22

hughes is the key wicket

marchy22

gloucester*

marchy22

bopara turning out for goucester against south africa in a tour match

Worcester second innings

Worcester begin their second innings, trailing by 114. Graham Onions will bowl the first over.

11:26am

marchy22

what chances of having them 26-5 again

Tristan

even if it's less than 5 it is still agreat position to be in like, but as a prediction i'd say 5-7

marchy22

5 minimum i reckon

Tristan

literally falls. shame couldnt quite get up to 250 but i dont think it will matter! i think it will be 5-7 down before they reach 114

safcluke

this will be over today. all out for 120 meaning we need 7 to win.

marchy22

how many wickets down should we be looking at by the time they knock off the 114?

Durham post 234

Borthwick falls LBW for 31. Durham all out for 234 with a lead of 114.

11:19am

safcluke

lead of 114.

safcluke

Out.

Tristan

scotty gone :(

Tristan

ball staying a bit low apparently - bodes well for us

marchy22

thats it swing from the hips

Tristan

i'd call milton nunez more of a cult figure than a hero! depending on which one youre talking about ;)

SIX!!

Rushworth launches Andrew into the crowd for 6! Durham 231-9, leading by 111.

11:13am

Tristan

6 from rushy :)

safcluke

Not forgetting Sir Milton of Nunez.

Ian17

Hopefully rack up a nice little lead here! Haha, I'd forgotten good old Carsten Fredgaard - so good he was nicknamed the Chocolate Fireguard...

Update...

Two overs completed this morning and Durham have moved to 223-9, leading by 102.

11:09am

marchy22

keep going lads

100 run lead!

Borthwick scores two and the Durham lead is now 100!

11:07am

Tristan

if there is people out there whom gordon muchall is a hero to then fair play to them. some of my heroes include lionel perez, carsten fredgaard, nicholas medina & arnau!

Tristan

hope we can scrape another batting point to be well and truly in the driving seat

safcluke

Haway lads, get the lead up towards 120-ish

Start of Day Two!

Day Two begins with Durham 215-9, leading by 95. Scott Borthwick (23*) and Chris Rushworth (14*) are the batsmen.

10:57am

Stops...

In fact it has stopped, almost as soon as it started. Still looking to start on time as the covers are removed..

10:55am

Rain!

Rain has started to fall here, looks like it will blow over quickly though.

10:52am

safcluke

Anyone know if that cringeworthy pathetic "Gordon Muchall is a hero" group is still going on Facebook?

peter_brent

just want 11 today, this first one after 50 runs or so and the other 10 by tea time.

parky

what's the weather doing. The radar shows showers approaching the North East http://www.raintoday.co.uk/

Ian17

19 wickets in a day isn't particularly unusual for this season...! ;-)

brandonia

You'll need rain then Colly!

CollingwoodFTM

Good luck lads. I have pencilled in Friday to come along. :-(

parky

any news on a pitch inspection, since 19 wickets fell in a day?

chrissafc

anyway i'm off down to the game. have a good day

chrissafc

yeah i miss via sms having a go at me about a certain batsman who wasnt doing well and we're now winning since he was dropped.

Noz

I might be busy tomorrow so I hope you're right Peter!! I be along for the start of play :-)

brandonia

Is the text service still down Yvette? I miss 'Via SMS', he/she made some good points......

peter_brent

2 day game! Salmon ..We bowled them out for 120 yesterday Blackie would not have bowled had he played.

chrissafc

decent day yesterday. good effort by borthwick to get us over 200. worcester very annoying, they were -3 on their overrate after about 20 overs. forever moaning about the ball which has been changed twice and taking forever to bowl their overs. they suddenly started hurrying up once colly was out. strange approach

salmon

On our way shortly, great effort yesterday-another 3 day game? See Blackie had 4 wickets yesterday...um. 09.20

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8:37am

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