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Lancashire CCC v Durham CCC Day One

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Close of play

Lancashire 221-6 at the close of play on day one with Smith 86* and Hogg 36*. Join us again tomorrow!

6:44pm

Mark

Pity there's no commentary, I'm intrigued to find out how the pitch is playing. 11/4 suggested usual Liverpool minefield but perhaps it was just the new ball on a damp pitch causing problems.

BrianT

Good fightback by Lancs. However they did choose to bat and would have expected to get more than 218 or so in 75 overs

raydetmold

should get the 100 partnership up in that time

Update

Three overs left tonight - Lancs 218-6, Hogg 36* and Smith 85*

6:32pm

raydetmold

totally agree Marchy , innings defeat here , hopeless

auldtimer

The game is less than a day old and the moaners have started already.

marchy22

This getting silly now

BrianT

And/or Thorp.

BrianT

When kooking at the economy figures of our bowlers I wonder why Jennings hasn't been brought back on.

marchy22

Wicket needed now

Bowling change

Scott Borthwick returns with 8 overs to go. Lancs 203-6.

6:15pm

Nine to go..

Nine overs to go this evening - Lancs 203-6.

6:10pm

Bowling change

Graham Onions returns for a third spell. Lancs 199-6 with 11 overs remaining

6:06pm

BrianT

The end of the world is nigh. I'm going to sit in the shelter at the bottom of my garden. On the other hand the pitch looks easy now and we should be able to accumulate enough runs during the breaks in the rain to avoid the follow on.

marchy22

Surrey going well and Worcs not too bad. We need wickets now

brandonia

Beeb on the blink again.

marchy22

We have really struggled to dismiss the tail end after disposing of the opener for next to nothing

marchy22

Let's hope this wicket isn't a minefield cos we won't make 150 if it is

brandonia

Struggling here.

marchy22

Partnership is 56 and counting

mickeyboy

I agree with Mak. A draw will do me. Looks like rain around for next two days too

BrianT

A good observation!

brandonia

What number is school batting?

BrianT

School's out.

marchy22

Since 11-4 they are 156-2 well and truly let off the hook

Smith 50

Fifty for Smith - off 123 balls...that's a patient knock!

5:40pm

Bowling change

A further bowling change at the Pavilion End - Paul Collingwood will bowl the 58th over. Lancs 167-6.

5:39pm

mak

not bothered too much about winning marchy as long as we dont lose i want these lot down worst team ever to win championship

marchy22

Come on finish these lot off

Latest

Lancs 154-6, Hogg 18* and Smith 39* - 21 overs to go this evening

5:32pm

salmon

The aircraft were VC10,s Bryn, didnt know we still had them. Back to the cricket 1735

Update

Lancs 144-6 with 24 overs remaining...

5:22pm

Mark

been going along* Keyboard playing up again.

Mark

Lancs have dangerous lower order batsmen-Hogg and especially Chapple who has been in a thorn in our side many times. Smith has bee going aong fairly quietly but he must be in decent form after a 100 in about 40 balls yesterday.

auldtimer

Whats Stokes playing at, doesn't he know our bowlers are not trying and don't want to take wickets, selfish so and so.

Mark

Excellent, that partnership was getting annoying.

Wicket!

Stokes makes the breakthrough! Lancs 130-6 after Cross is bowled on 57.

5:12pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

At last

bryn

did anybody else see those 3 huge planes together fly over cls,durham bout an hour ago??

Latest

Lancs 124-5, Cross 55* and Smith 29*. Onions is replaced by Borthwick for the 49th over

5:06pm

Bowling change

Ben Stokes replaces Rushworth for the 45th over.

4:54pm

marchy22

We have let an excellent start slip here

keenasmustard

Leaving work for home in a few minutes. Hopefully they'll have more wickets by the time I get home.

chrissafc

here's me thinking thorp, rushworth and borthwick took a good amount of wickets in the last game and wood took 5 vs notts

Cross 50

Fifty for Gareth Cross - Lancs 114-5.

4:53pm

raydetmold

its a shame we have to rely on Onions all the time , its like a one man team at times

keenasmustard

Dammit! a fifty partnership.

Latest

Lancs 106-5 after 43 overs, 33 to go...

4:46pm

chrissafc

jennings bowled blackwell for a duck the other week. his bowling figures for stockton are very good

BrianT

This follows a pattern The ball is 40 overs old and scoring runs is easier. Durham don't particularly need to win this game although it would be nice. Lancs probably need to win to stay up. Let them do the panicking.

marchy22

We need a wicket now

2XI update

2XI: Durham will face Lancashire in the SET Final on 11 September. Venue TBC.

4:30pm

Update

Lancs 100-5 in the 39th over, 37 remain tonight

4:29pm

Response to Brandonia

Sorry, no commentary at this match.

4:28pm

Latest

So, the current attack is Rushworth and Onions. Lancs 98-5 with 39 overs remaining this evening.

4:20pm

brandonia

Is there commentary on this game?

keenasmustard

Durham 2nds will play Lancs 2nds in the final.

CollingwoodFTM

See them off lads.

We're back!

Lancs resume on 94-5, Chris Rushworth to bowl first after the break.

4:13pm

BrianT

I don't agree. Let them get 199.

keenasmustard

I also agree

Mark

I agree

Tynevalleyblackcat

I would have taken that at start of play, but we could do with getting these 2 out quickly.

Tea

Tea time...Lancashire 94-5...back shortly!

3:54pm

marchy22

30 from 28 now

Tynevalleyblackcat

2 quick wickets please.

marchy22

Cross a run a ball 20. We need him out

Latest

Lancs 84-5 after 32 overs..

3:46pm

Mark

Very tidy spell of bowling by Jennings.

Bowling change

Scott Borthwick replaces Jennings who bowled 5 overs (0-9). Lancs 70-5.

3:40pm

Mark

Did he get many wickets?

Latest

Lancashire 64-5 after 29 overs - Jennings and Stokes continue.

3:32pm

marchy22

Jennings turned his ARM over for stockton this season

IAIN6W

Is there no commentary today!!

Mark

Think he's taken a fair few wickets for second X1 & Academy.

BrianT

Didn't realise Jennings could bowl!

CollingwoodFTM

Get in there.

BrianT

You can get yours now if you're hungry.

Response to Tynevalleyblackcat

Tea will be at 3.50pm.

3:25pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

That was supposed to say 'Good'!!

Tynevalleyblackcat

God stuff. Do we know when tea is yet?

Mark

Massive wicket, now let's polish them off.

Ian17

Get in there! Pleased to see the back of Prince.

BrianT

The man with the magic arm.

stuartp

Got the danger man

Five down!

Lancs 58-5! Stoneman catches Prince off Stokes for 41.

3:20pm

BrianT

Yes, well done Gordon. I'd be happy to see him in the team and scoring heavily. Maybe next season.

marchy22

Who did stokes drop

stuartp

GM has picked up the 2nd XI trophy once already. Would be good for him to get a 2ndx 2nd XI trophy to go with his 2 LVCC's

safcluke

Only fair I say well done Muchall.

marchy22

Let's have another wicket lads

safcluke

Dont know where I got Kent from. Middlesex play Lancs in the other semi today by this. http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Seasons/ENG/2012_ENG_Second_Eleven_Trophy_2012.html

Tristan

ah maybe they just want stokes at the otehr end. still, must like his action to have him bowl ahead of benks, scotty & colly himself

safcluke

I think Kent won the second semi yesterday in the SET.

Bowling change

Maiden for Jennings. And at the opposite end, Rushworth is replaced by Ben Stokes.

3:05pm

Tristan

jennings coming on for a bowl this early?

Bowling change

Looks like Keaton Jennings is coming on to replace Thorp. Lancs 49-4 after 21 overs.

3:01pm

keenasmustard

I hope that drop by Stokes isn't going to be costly.

Response to Tynevalleyblackcat

As soon as we know we'll post an update.

2:52pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

Well done to the stiffs. When and where is the final?

2XI update

2XI: Durham win the semi final by five wickets with Gordon Muchall unbeaten on 69!

2:51pm

CollingwoodFTM

Haway lads. Polish them off.

Bowling change

A change of ends for Chris Rushworth - he replaces Graham Onions (3-15)

2:41pm

daleslass

Well done Gordon

More 2XI

2XI: That's fifty up for Gordon Muchall!

2:39pm

2XI latest

2XI: Durham 98-5 as Ryan Pringle is dismissed.

2:38pm

Update

Lancashire 28-4 as the 16th over begins.

2:37pm

Ian17

What's happened? 15 runs without a wicket?!?!?!

Bowling change

Current attack is Callum Thorp and Graham Onions

2:29pm

2XI update

2XI: Durham 70-4, Clark is the man out.

2:23pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

Stuart, lets hope Lancs are not batting in their second innings by tea!!

Tynevalleyblackcat

This really looks a bad decision to bat.

stuartp

Well I guess we will see how bad the pitch is after tea today when we will probably be batting.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Been a mad season for batting this.

BrianT

I think we should withdraw Onions from the attack as it isn't fair.

Mark

Or maybe not! Well done Bunny.

Mark

True Parky :-) We'll just have to see how the first 2 innings play out. We've got a top class seam attck and Lancs batting is fragile so early wickets might be just down to those factors and the pitch is fine.

Four!

Lancashire 11-4! Croft is bowled by Onions.

2:18pm

parky

could have been worse. It could have been a ploughed field in Blackpool

Mark

Yep, Riverside pitch has been very tough this year, awful weather makes groundsmans job difficult. However, Lancs chose to play this match on an outground where pitches tend to be a bit dodgy at best of times and this particular one has a notorious reputation.

BrianT

As a Durham and Sunderland fan I shouldn't criticise anybody else's pitch.

Haslam

Last year 17 wickets fell on the first day, a pitch inspector was there and said there was nothing wrong with the pitch. Not sure how they came to that conclusion though! Bare in mind the average first innings at the Riverside can only be about 150

Mark

Difference here imo is this pitch has been consistently awful for a long time. Perhaps it is fine and just a case of excellent bowling. Time will tell.

BrianT

We're starting to sound like Surrey and Middlesx fans.

Mark

If it is another shocking pitch surely a points deduction is on the cards? Especially after all the low scoring games there lasy year and with Lancs suddenly deciding to move this game from Old Trafford?

Tynevalleyblackcat

At this rate Mark, they will be lucky to get 50!! Lets just keep those timbers falling.

BrianT

Nine might be a handy first innings total. As usual, I'll wait till we bat before I pass comment.

Mark

If the pitch is the usual Liverpool disaster area any score around 120 might be decent in first innings! Big gamble to bat first imo.

mickeyboy

Good toss to lose or poor decision?

Tynevalleyblackcat

Good plan batting first here!!

parky

1st point

Mark

Send for the pitch inspectors! Well done Bunny

safcluke

fantastic start.

Three down!

That's three down! Procter is caught by Borthwick off Onions for 6. Lancs 9-3 in the 6th over.

2:01pm

Mark

I'd forgotten about him

brandonia

Prince is the dangerman, can see him rescuing the innings.

Mark

Great start, or should that be usual start at Liverpool!

safcluke

well done Rushy.

Wicket!

Lancs 7-2 after Brown is caught by Borthwick off Rushworth.

1:54pm

raydetmold

3 overs 3 maidens and a wicket - outstanding once again

Mark

Well done Graham.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Good Start, lets keep em coming.

Wicket!

Wicket! Graham Onions bowls Horton for 1. Lancs 4-1 in the fifth over

1:48pm

2XI update

2XI: Durham 22-3 after Johann Myburgh is dismissed.

1:37pm

Bowling update

Chris Rushworth to bowl the secod over - Lancashire yet to score.

1:33pm

2XI latest

2XI: Durham 12-2, Singh is the second wicket to fall.

1:32pm

We're starting!

Paul Horton and Luke Procter open for Lancashire. Graham Onions will bowl first for Durham.

1:29pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

Seems the pitch at the Riverside is being true to form today. Should be able to get 123 though even with 9 wickets.

Update

Today we'll play 75 overs. Not sure when tea is.

1:27pm

safcluke

Time he moves on in the winter. All my opinion of course.

BrianT

He'll be back!

aapierre

I bet poor Will Smith will be desperate to see the back of this season

Mark

A real shame for Smith,he needs a bit of luck. Don't know about overs or tea break Tvbc.

BrianT

Didn't need that!

2XI update

2XI: Durham 0-1 after Will Smith is dismissed.

1:24pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

Cheers Mark, next question, how many overs we playing today and when is the tea break?

Mark

1.30

Tynevalleyblackcat

What time is kick off?

BrianT

All Colly will be thinking about is getting them out for under 200 and then stretching the game out.

safcluke

wont ever forget that game stuart, saved his test career at the time imo.

stuartp

With Colly in the team we have one of the best players of spin around. Will always remember his double century vs Warne in Perth, in a match where the rest of the England batsmen were falling like flies.

BrianT

They'll make sure it turns!

parky

that's if the game lasts long enough to allow the pitch to turn

safcluke

three spinners in their side.

stuartp

Lancs obviously think it is going to turn square and want to bowl last.

safcluke

Positive team selection this one, young players in the top four. With the experienced middle order, mix of youth and older in the bowling department too. Well done Durham.

chrissafc

great news that richardson is playing

Lancashire team

Lancs: Horton, Procter, Brown, Prince, Croft, Smith, Cross, Hogg, Chapple, Keedy, Kerrigan

12:59pm

safcluke

Delighted Richardson is playing.

Durham team

Durham: Stoneman, Jennings, Richardson, Stokes, Benkenstein, Collingwood, Mustard, Borthwick, Thorp, Onions, Rushworth

12:58pm

Toss result

Lancashire have won the toss and will bat

12:57pm

keenasmustard

Lancs won the toss. Oddly enough they are going to bat

Tynevalleylad

Yes had a good laugh when he didn't seem to know what you were on about.

Response to safcluke

I think it is at whichever side has a first class venue available on the day. But don't hold me to that!

12:56pm

safcluke

Yvette - any idea where the SET final is held at?

BrianT

Funny though.

Tynevalleylad

Marchy too young BrianT, probably never heard of Roy Rogers & Trigger.

2XI update

Sussex all out for 122 - three wickets for Wood, two each for Coughlin, Pringle and Ingram and one for Weighell

12:50pm

Haslam

It's a nice little ground (I went back for Lancs-Warwicks a month later) a couple of minutes walk from the promenade - recommended way to spend the lunch break

Haslam

Oh well remembered, i did indeed get my pictures last year I'd forgotten about that, I went on the morning of the second day and my wife went into labour at lunchtime (and delivered by close of play)!

BrianT

*** cigarette

BrianT

I think they would rather I bought a postcard of the bike. The saddest thing that happened was at South Shields where a bloke told me I couldn't take my grand-daughter on the swings because I had a camera. He was smoking a ***!

raydetmold

South Africa batting first

daleslass

I always find it odd how places you think would allow you don't and vise versa

BrianT

That's what we decided last year that it was best to ask. Strangely enough, I was not allowed to take a photo of a penny farthing bike in Harrogate Pump House Museum last Monday.

Tristan

right, must be off

daleslass

Brian T - Depends on big your lens is and what you intend to do with them. I've never had any trouble. I think as long as you tell the club its okay. Durham were great

Update

Good news from Aigburth - 1.30pm start!

12:29pm

BrianT

Not you Tris. I'm sure Haslam is a keen photogapher and was hoping to take camera into game last year. You get stopped at some grounds.

Tristan

ermmm... come again?

BrianT

Did you get your photos last year?

Haslam

I live in Aigburth, still very sunny here with clear skies. Got to expect a good days play, hopefully same as last year!

BrianT

Notts day 3 after tea. Look at archive. Thought you were there?

Tristan

just when it seemed we were on the same wavelength that last sentence has completely bowled me

BrianT

I know that Tris, think we're on the same wavelength. In the interest of fairness I must add that although I dislike their cricket team and big city football teams, outside of those cities Lancashire is a beautiful county with nice people and I have spent 3 of my last 4 holidays there. Do you think the cowboy theme of a couple of weeks ago has been twigged yet?

Tristan

Brian, "I know it's early but it was an attempt at humour."

BrianT

Wasn't relly a typo Tris, just avoiding legal action. Not that I should talk after Saturday's farce at SOL.

parky

yep, got that when I turned up for the game at Uddingston. No rain all day, but match abandoned without a ball being bowled

brandonia

The only thing more frustrating than no play due to rain, is no play despite no rain!

keenasmustard

Whoever wins the toss should bowl. If we have to bat first it may be worth reversing the batting order like they did in the old days of "sticky dogs".

Tristan

no, i think spell checker got it spot on

BrianT

Sorry, misfunctioning spell-checker, meant to say "outground".

BrianT

Six sessions over four days should be enough for a result on an allotment.

raydetmold

so much for clear blue skies and sunshine at 0929

News from the umpires

The news from the umpires is that there will be no play before lunch. Lunch and a further inspection will take place at 12.30

11:15am

Tristan

i read somewhere prior to the one day game that pringle and couighlin are all rounders? impressive if we are playing an all arounder at 10 !

Tristan

i agree keenas, i dont think mustard is an opener but i thin kdue to jennings age and lack of top level experience geoff may keep him from opening until next year. could be borthwick as well. but with it being a hodge podge out ground im not so sure. we may just see mustard in one day mode and go out and try and get runs on the board quickly, but my preference would be to get jennings some opening experience sooner rather than later

keenasmustard

Any news on the inspection?

2XI latest

2XI: A wicket for Mark Wood, well caught by Ryan Pringle. Sussex 26-3!

11:07am

BrianT

So has Borthwick

keenasmustard

I'd like to see Rocky & Jennings open. Mustard isn't really a four-day opener even though he has done it previously.

BrianT

Well I think Richardson will open. That will be the only change from last week. So I've got the same team as you Tris. Come on fence sitters.

daleslass

Tristan I did exactly the same

Tristan

i think geoff may well pick mustard opening though

Tristan

Rocky, Jenners, Stokes, Benks, Colly,Richardson Mustard, Borthwick, Thorp, Rushworth, Onions for me

Tristan

i would open with jennings but wouldnt be at all surprised if mustard did. started reading this and it took me a while to notice '2ndXI' i was in danger of loosing the plot for a second

BrianT

Have a go at picking the team then. I'm bored waiting for Liverpool to dry out.

raydetmold

personally i would open with Mustard

chrissafc

I think Jennings will open with Stoneman today

daleslass

Morning all

raydetmold

haha , good morning Brian

BrianT

Ray, I know it's early but it was an attempt at humour.

BrianT

I agree with you there. If Ruchardson ain't in seconds is there a doubt over Mustard's fitness? And, while we're waiting, who will open with Stoneman? Place your bets.

raydetmold

givin a chance ? , how about his last 6 starts ß , is that not a chance

chrissafc

i said last night he was dropped, just didnt expect him playing wicket keeper for the 2nds today. good luck to him, he's a nice lad and has been very kind to us in the last year. hope to see him back in form soon

BrianT

If Smith's currant form is bad he should be picked to give him a chance of raisin it.

raydetmold

Good morning everybody , i think even Will would admit he doesnt deserve his place in the team on currant form

chrissafc

will smith wicket keeper?

2XI update

Durham won the toss and will bowl first in their semi final against Sussex at Emirates Durham ICG. Start is 10.30am. Team is, Smith (wk), Singh, Muchall (c), Myburgh, Clark G, Pringle, Raine, Wood, Ingram, Coughlin, Weighell

10:19am

Update

Apparently the outfield is still a bit wet so the umpires will take another look at 11am.

10:16am

Day one

Clear blue skies and sunshine at Liverpool CCC this morning - looks like an 11am start!

9:29am

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