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Durham CCC v Worcestershire CCC Day Three

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christoff

Well done lads great result again

Win!

Four from Dale Benkenstein sees Durham claim the win!

2:07pm

parky

we win

Latest

Three...two runs needed!

2:06pm

Ian17

Yeah, the weather played its part a bit - but batting points are only a smallish contributing factor... 2 extra wins would have been 32 more points - plus the batting points we'd have picked up in the process. Anyway - hopefully we're safe and can start planning for next season!

stuartp

Also had one total washout.

parky

and we have lost a lot of games - not many draws

Update

Let the countdown begin...five more..Colly fifty...four...

2:02pm

parky

where we've missed out is on batting bonus points

Ian17

If (when) we win - makes you wonder what we could have achieved this season if we'd had a better start - Warks and Sussex only have 5 wins each!

BrianT

Dubious lbw. He was well forward. He's starting to acquire great self belief.

christoff

Rocky and Rushy have had brilliant seasons, both improved massively this year

Ian17

Good work Rocky!

Mackem_Dave

The 22 from Mark Stoneman this morning makes him Durhams highest run scorer in first class cricket this season.

BrianT

Worcs looked dangerous when they were attacking early on but lead wasn't enough.

Update

Just 12 runs required for the win! Colly 47* and Benkenstein 53*

1:56pm

peter_brent

All it needed was one partnership.

christoff

Benks ran 4, is he ok lol

Durhamexile

Just back from the dentists - we're getting there. No the dentist, the cricket

christoff

This win will move us up to 5th place, 40 points ahead of relegation zone!! Well done lads great recovery 2nd half of season!!

BrianT

Batting with maturityand experience from years at the top. 100 partnership including an all run 4

Hundred partnership

Hundred partnership for Benks and Colly! 16 more runs to go...

1:49pm

Update

Durham 134-4, 17 runs required!

1:48pm

Ian17

Brian has 30 fingers...??? :-s

christoff

Count down the runs on your fingers Brian

We're back!

We're back on after lunch - we need 30 runs!

1:43pm

BrianT

Electric scoreboard off.

Lunch

Lunch has been taken. Collingwood and Benkenstein will return to the crease requiring 30 runs to win!

1:04pm

2XI update

2XI: Lancs all out for 163 - two more wickets for Pringle and a third for Ingram!

1:02pm

christoff

We are staying up, say we are paying up!!!

Update

Durham need 32 to win...think we can take the extra half hour available before lunch too!

1:01pm

keenasmustard

47 to win now.

parky

that's done it - we'll get nowhere and relegated next season ;o)

marchy22

Durham to win the treble next year. Will that do you

christoff

Marchy, now is your chance, say something positive and be liked by all!!!

Tristan

must be off, enjoy the rest of the game all

marchy22

I love you too brandonia

BrianT

Why are the seconds playing Lancs in Yorkshire?

2XI

2XI: Durham all out for 306. Lancs 149-7, two wickets each for Wood, Coughlin and Ingram and one for Pringle.

12:47pm

christoff

15 in 5 balls flying towards the target whoop whoop!!

Tristan

inching our way closer

safcluke

any 2nd XI updates Yvette?

Update

Durham 78-4...73 to go!

12:42pm

brandonia

Don't worry about them haters Marchy, I love you!

Tristan

over rate -2 already??

keenasmustard

We're half way there. Woooooh, livin' on a prayer.

manurule175

Tell them to get a rattle on, rain on the way

marchy22

Thanks tristan it means a lot to me

BrianT

Probably would. Now back to the cricket. 70 for 4. Over rate -2. Sun behind a dark cloud. I'm starving

Tristan

don't worry marchy, i like you

marchy22

If you took time to get to know me you would love me

BrianT

Both

marchy22

I have a feeling Brian doesn't like me and my humour much

BrianT

The odd sensible comment thrown in now and again helps maintain a balance. From the moment their opening partnership was broken until Stoneman's questionable lbw, 14 wickets fell in under 3 hours play.

Tristan

it seems a strange world to imagine that people sat at the cricket are talking about what people on LMC are saying!

Update

Durham 63-4 after 20.3 overs, Colly 17* and Benkenstein 10* - trailing by 88

12:15pm

Tristan

i'd like to think that much of the negativity on here is intendedly used in reverse pyshcology to the commentators curse

BrianT

3 good things about being at the ground. Lovely sunshine, tense cricket and I can switch off Marchy. People near me are talking about him and it ain't complimentary. Bye for now.

Tristan

another 15 runs per wicket and we've won here. hopefully colly & benks can ease us home in their own time. nobody in the side can drop the anchor like these two

manurule175

good over their, relieved some pressure, get to 75 with these to in its game over.

keenasmustard

1/3 of the way there now.

Tristan

only another few overs from richardson before he'll need resting so that is one bit of good news

Durham 50

Durham 51-4 after 14 overs..100 required!

11:52am

Tristan

very unlikley marchy, that two teams in the bottom three will win all of their remaingin games! we will win this one still

christoff

apart from beating lancs!!!!

marchy22

we lose this one we will be 8 points ahead of worcs, 9 ahead of surrey and 24 ahead of lancs and all will have a game in hand of us technically meaning if two of the three won the rest of the games this season we would be relegated with nothing we could do about it

Durhamexile

Thanks - No problem!!

parky

41-4

Tristan

not great

Durhamexile

Just logged in - what's the score?

manurule175

Morning everyone, bit of a nervy start haha, still confident of a win like, haway lads!

parky

that's the spirit march22 - reverse psycollogy (or however you spell it)

Mackem_Dave

Positivity on and off the field is required.

christoff

thats the spirit Brando, positive thinking got us wickets yesterday lets all wish for runs today....runs....runs

marchy22

we are falling like flies, batting frailties have returned to go with thier mammoth opening stand yesterday have cost us a match we should never have lost

keenasmustard

If anyone can see us through, it's these two.

Tristan

116 left to win, only need 20 runs from each to win this

parky

116 runs or 6 wickets

brandonia

I reckon we'll lose by 50.

christoff

like you had them favorites yesterday marchy - howay Durham we can do this!!!

brandonia

This is awful tension.

Tristan

collingwood, benks & mustard yet to come - all captains :) plus scotty, thorp, bunny & rushy, plenty of batting still

marchy22

worcs have to be favourites now

Wicket...

Stoneman is out lbw to Richardson for 22. Collingwood joins Benkenstein - 116 runs required.

11:38am

Tristan

time for a captain's knock, half century from colly to guide us home

marchy22

we have blew it

Tristan

emmers not convinced, lbw

Tristan

rocky out

Tristan

stokes out lbw trying to pull a shot he should have defended

Mackem_Dave

Or maybe not enough! The ball with your name it is coming, score while you can!!!!

marchy22

dear oh dear

Tristan

too many players listening to mackem dave's advice :/

keenasmustard

Jeez I'm losing my fingernails here. Come on lads, one good partnership will do this.

Wicket...

Stokes is out lbw to Richardson for 8. Durham 30-3, 121 required.

11:30am

Tristan

stokes gone lbw

Tristan

121 needed

Tristan

no fishing outside the off stump please

Mackem_Dave

It is a balancing act between defence and aggression. Stokes being back in the side will score quickly. The season hinges on this session. A win and safety is assured.

Tristan

it's not quite as simple as one ball for each batsman so you can hit a six every ball until this 'mystical' ball comes to get you

Tristan

honestly don't know how to respond dave, you dont think if they try to score at 6 an over there will be more risks taken hence more risk of getting out?

brandonia

Just a passing shower I'd think, glorious sunshine in the Peoples Republic of Brandonia. I'd kill for a 50 partnership.

Mackem_Dave

There is a ball with your name on it. If Durham try to score the runs at 2.5 per over we will be bowled out.

Tristan

@parky i agree - not saying he isnt a good batsman, just pointing out he will be disappointed with it. should stand him in good stead for next year imo

Tristan

mustard failed twice at 4, if he came out in one day mode and was bowled swiftly that would heap pressure on, better to jsut crawl through the runs

parky

to be fair he's come into a bowler friendly season all over the country - difficult to judge his batting in such circumstances

Tristan

LMC taking no chances with the banned words - im not sure how much anti hispanic sentiment would be broadcast on here!

Mackem_Dave

After he batted at 4 last week, Mustard should bat higher today and play in one day mode. A quick 30 will take the pressure off.

peter_brent

We just need one decent parnership. Now is the time.

Tristan

jennings is have a rather inau***ious start to his first class career

We're back!

We're back! Durham resume on 10-2 with 141 required.

11:18am

parky

The radar shows rain moving up the Tyne Valley, but drier towards CLS - should dry up shortly

thirskdurham

If we lose can we stay up?

thirskdurham

Oh dear. Worcs have a real chance now.

Off for rain...

We're now off for rain...

11:12am

marchy22

how heavy is the rain

marchy22

are we off for the rain then

thirskdurham

JUST DEFEND. GET THE RUNS GRADUALLY.

Rain and a wicket

Rain and a wicket to report...Durham 10-2 after Jennings is bowled by Richardson for 3.

11:09am

thirskdurham

This is NOT going our way.

marchy22

i think the club believed davies would never regain full fitness

Tristan

and a wicket :(

Tristan

rain :(

marchy22

i see ppl on here yesterday saying smith wont be here next season, how is that, he just signed a contract at the beginning of the season and he is still a quality batter

thirskdurham

Blackwell is a quality player. Why did we send him on loan and why did we dispatch Mark Davies?

marchy22

say thorp harmy blackwell and maybe plunkett too were to leave the club this summer with di venuto having retired there will be plenty money going to on wages to bring in a couple more quality playeres

thirskdurham

Yvette, can you tell us about Brathwaite?

thirskdurham

Come on Rocky and Jennings!

Tristan

i think he'll probably get another year if he wants it. still have claydon, wood, rushy, bunny, brathwaite, harrison, stokes and even harmison & plunkett in the pace attack

marchy22

harrison too, brathwaite has dropped right down the reckoning and may also be out of contract at the end of the season, im not sure if thorp will get another year at the club

Here we go!

We're in play - we need 141 to win - Jennings 3* and Stoneman 5*.

11:04am

thirskdurham

Oh dear. At least we have Wood and lips and Rushworth. Is brathwaite still around?

marchy22

thorp is 37 and is out of contract at the end of the season

thirskdurham

He's a really useful bowler. Not too fast and very stylish. I only hope he lasts another season or so.

safcluke

35ish

thirskdurham

Fair point. Still, I'd rather he played for Durham. How old is he?

safcluke

Think he's abit old for A teams now.

thirskdurham

Thorp bowled extremely well yesterday. I'm surprised he doesn't play for Aus A.

safcluke

Not to sound too arrogant but our second XI attack is better than Worcesters.

thirskdurham

Slightly nervous about our batsmen. Still, Rushworth looked OK yesterday for a number 11 and Borthwick/Thorp can support us in desperation.

foxbat

This is one of those chases that could be quite nervy. It should be easy but how many times have teams tripped up chasing 150 or so? However, I still predict a Durham win after lunch!

brandonia

Morning all. Could be a tricky chase this, still rather be in our position than theirs though. If we win, how many points will we be from guaranteed safety??

safcluke

8 wicket win with Jennings out 30. He seems to like the 30's

marchy22

its gonna be a nerve wracking run chase, so much lies on the outcome, we should do it. come on lads

Tristan

as you say, we can pick these runs off at our leisure, absolutely no need to hurry at all we can score at under 1 an over if we need to!

Ian17

Would be nice, wouldn't it? I'm not expecting it to be a walk in the park, but we should have time on our side (weather permitting) so hopefully all will go OK!

Tristan

i thought that said raining at first! haway the lads, rocky & jennings to guide us to a 9 wicket victory and 4 wins on the trot!

Day three

Ready and raring to go for day 3? I hope so! Join us at 11am for the start.

10:12am

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