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roker1973

no sighn bryn but im roond there there frida in chesta thorsda marra

Ian17

Reasonable first day... and two bonus points to almost wipe out the deduction already! Here's hoping we can skittle 'em out pretty easily tomorrow...!

Durham

A report on the day will be uploaded soon. Thanks for joining us today and I'll be sure to catch you all tomorrow.

6:08pm

Close of Play

That's it for today as there isn't time to a changeover following the wicket of Borthwick.

6:08pm

BrianT

I think that was a good effort. Back in morning to see Somerset collapse.

Durham

Good effort by the lads to reach 250 after being put into bat this morning. Good individual knocks from Stokes, Borthwick and Mustard earn two bonus points.

6:06pm

Wicket!

Durham are all out for 250 as Borthwick is clean bowled by Kirby for 45.

6:05pm

parky

up to the dissy heights of -0.5 for the season

Bonus Point

Yes! Durham secure their second point of the day and the season as they reach the 250 mark.

6:02pm

brandonia

Good work lads. See it through and get to 300 in the morning!

250 up

The 250 is up for Durham as Borthwick knocks the ball down to fine leg.

6:02pm

parky

Yes, 2 bonus points :-D

Four!

Nice drive for Borthwick off Overton as his shot races to the boundary. He moves to 44*.

6:01pm

Durham

That wicket had been coming with Onions, the ball had gone past the outside edge on a couple of occasion. Unfortunately this time he made contact.

6:00pm

thirskdurham

I'll keep my mouth shut in future.

Stan Drop

Seven runs for thelast wicket please lads!

Wicket!

Onions is out for 7 caught behind by Kieswetter off the bowling of Kirby. Durham 243-9. New batsman is Rushworth.

5:57pm

thirskdurham

We've recovered a bit from this morning.

90 overs in

Durham are 242-8 after 90 overs. Borthwick 38* and Onions 6*. Current partnership is 20*

5:51pm

thirskdurham

Haway! Welcome to the new season!

Durham

Onions is beaten all ends up by a delivery from Overton but he survives just. That was millimetres away from the edge of his bat.

5:46pm

brandonia

Ha'way lads. Knuckle down and make sure the Cider softies are still fielding tomorrow!

After 88 overs

Durham are 241-8 after 88 overs. Borthwick 37* and Onions 8*. Current partnership is 19.

5:42pm

dmofshotley

Evening all! Does anyone know what the second team score was following mondays friendly against the uni? Also where scorecard might be found? Over to you!

brandonia

Evening folks. Happy New Season!! Finally managed to get on after finishing work. For some reason I couldn't log in on my phone. I know you've missed me though!

85 overs in

Durham are 236-8 after 85 overs with Borthwick 32* and Onions 8*. Current partnership is 14*.

5:31pm

Four!

The new bat seems to do the trick for Onion as he clips the ball of his legs to the boundary.

5:29pm

Broken Bat

Onions bat breaks in two as he defends a ball from Trego.

5:28pm

Appeals!!

Couple of lbw appeals by Kirby against Onions, both of which are turned down by the umpire.

5:26pm

bryn

rokes,any sign of poolienorm when your doing the rounds?

Stan Drop

Double nelson!!

Durham

Shame for Thorp as he was playing well. Think the ball just nipped back enough to beat his bat. Onions is the new man at the crease.

5:19pm

roker1973

if we get 300 dont think they will get 200 (OWA CAAD FOR THEM}

Wicket!

Thorp goes for 23 as he gets clean bowled by Trego. Durham are 222-8.

5:16pm

Four!

Great shot by Thorp on the front foot as he drives a Trego delivery through the covers for four. He moves to 23*.

5:16pm

Four!

Another four for Borthwick as he clatters a full ball from Kirby to the boundary. He moves to 28*.

5:12pm

chrissafc

first of many points

Bowling change

Kirby takes the new ball with Trego and will bowl from the Finchale End.

5:10pm

New Ball!

Somerset have taken the new ball and Trego returns at the Lumley End.

5:07pm

chrissafc

first of many points

80 overs in

Durham are 212-7 with Borthwick 24* and Thorp 17*. Current partnership 39*.

5:06pm

IAIN6W

Good afternoon all. great to be back.

Four!

Thorp gets in on the act now, as he blasts a nice cover drive past the infielders to the boundary off Dockrell.

5:01pm

Durham

Durham have their first point of the season, after reaching the 200 mark secures a bonus point.

5:00pm

Four!

Another good looking on drive this time from Borthwick off Overton. That takes him to 23*.

4:57pm

200 up

200 up for Durham as Thorp hits an on drive for three. Durham are 202-7.

4:56pm

ashleys army

Cheers stan, didn't see it hope its ok Friday cause I'm planning a trip across

After 76 overs

Durham are 199/7 with Borthwick 19* and Thorp 9*. Current partnership 26*.

4:53pm

Ouch!!

Overton sends down a bouncer and it hits Thorp hard. He's ok but he may be getting some more short stuff by the looks of things.

4:52pm

Stan Drop

Ashley, see my last post just before Colonel was out.

chrissafc

this isn't a bad score

Appeal

Action! Overton and his teammates are up after an lbw decision after the ball hits Borthwick. The umpire is unmoved though.

4:45pm

Four!

Lovely shot off the back foot by Borthwick, as he pulls the ball to the square leg boundary. He moves to 15*.

4:44pm

chrissafc

194/7

ashleys army

What's the forecast like for 2morro anyone know?

keenasmustard

Ten to go for our first batting point.

Durham

Both Thorp and Borthwick are looking solid at the crease, anything over 220 would be a decent score after being put in, in muggy conditions this morning.

4:44pm

73 overs in

Durham are 190-7 after 73. Borthwick 11* and Thorp 8*. Current partnership 17*.

4:42pm

chrissafc

200 would be nice

Four!

Nice shot by Thorp off the bowling of Kirby as he crashes a shot through point. He moves onto 6*.

4:38pm

bryn

lordy only been in the members lounge for an hour and i already can feel a nana nap coming on :(

RE:THFCCHRIS

Yes, 220 would be good after being put in. Borthwick showed last week he's more than capable with the bat.

4:35pm

THFCCHRIS

If we can get to 225 i think we have done well

Update

Spin proving to be quite tricky to play so far as Dockrell has caused problems. 26 overs remain today.

4:32pm

70 overs in

Durham are 180-7 after 70 overs. Borthwick 8* and Thorp 1*. Current partnership 7*.

4:31pm

Correction

Mustard was caught and bowled by Dockerell.

4:21pm

Wicket!

Mustard goes as he chips the ball to cover off the bowling of Dockerell for 39. Durham 173-7. Callum Thorp is the next man in.

4:19pm

Four!

Belting shot by Mustard down the ground off the bowling of Dockerell.

4:18pm

Durham

Solid start after tea, Durham are 169-6, with Mustard 35* and Borthwick 3*. Current partnership is 15*.

4:16pm

Stan Drop

Better get the bonus point(s) today, the weather there looks pretty mucky for the rest of the week.

Update

Returning from the Finchale End is Steven Kirby.

4:13pm

chrissafc

i think this is a reasonable score. 200 would be nice

Stan Drop

Four leg byes - they all count!

Update

Dockerell will continue from the Lumley End after Tea.

4:11pm

Durham

The players and the umpires are making their way back onto the field. Play should be resuming shortly.

4:09pm

Ashes

Just another reminder guys that hospitality tickets are still available for the Ashes Test. They are £395+vat pp, all inclusive of food and drink.

4:07pm

bryn

wheres poolienorm? im now getting a tad concerned

Update

Good to see junior players going through drills on the pitch. Our players of the future.

4:02pm

RE: keenasmustard

Sorry I don't know, I'm just filling in at the club at the moment.

3:55pm

Tea

Tea at the Emirates Durham ICG and Durham are 167-6. Mustard 33* and Borthwick 3*. Current partnership is 13*.

3:53pm

keenasmustard

Simon do you know when work is starting on the new stand?

Update

The run rate has slowed after Stokes' dismissal but Mustard and Borthwick are battling away, against some good bowling.

3:46pm

After 62 overs

Durham are 158-6 after 62. Borthwick 1* and Mustard 32*. Current partnership 4*.

3:45pm

THFCCHRIS

Hasn't stopped players in the past

Stan Drop

Blotted his copybook on tour with the Lions though.

THFCCHRIS

if Stokes stays injury free could be the outside bet for Englands Number 6 spot in the Ashes

Re:safcluke

I stand corrected, it was Dockerell's fourth delivery.

3:31pm

RE:safcluke

Third I think.

3:29pm

keenasmustard

I hope we don't panic to the spinner.

safcluke

Was that Dockerell's first ball?

New Batsman

New batsman at the crease for Durham is Scott Borthwick.

3:29pm

THFCCHRIS

shame we couldnt have got through the session wicketless

Wicket!

Stokes is out for 49 caught by Kieswetter off the bowling of Dockerell. Durham 154-6.

3:28pm

keenasmustard

Stokes gone for 49

safcluke

Spinner.

Change of Bowling

George Dockerell is on for Overton at the Lumley End.

3:27pm

chrissafc

wicket

Ian17

Five year membership was £640 - essentially four years at £160 with the fifth year free. I took it out too - seemed like a good deal, especially as membership now includes entry to the T20 games! Not sure if the five year deal is still available, though... the nice folk at the box office should be able to tell you.

After 56 overs

Durham are 153/5 after 36 overs. Stokes 49* and Mustard 28*. Current partnership 59*.

3:25pm

safcluke

If you think about it a CB40 or LVCC ticket is £15 on the gate? so over 5 years it's a cracking saving.

ashleys army

Thanks all I'm pleased I asked,it looks like 5 years is a great option for me

Four!

Another boundary for Stokes this time with a hook as he dispatches another Overton delivery. He's on 49* now.

3:20pm

Four!

Great shot by Stokes as he cuts the ball to the boundary. As he moves to 45*.

3:19pm

safcluke

http://www.durhamccc.co.uk/pages/membership-categories/

chrissafc

50 partnership

chrissafc

my partner is registered disabled which may make a difference and she is an existing member

safcluke

More incentive to buy it for five years. Very good deal.

ashleys army

That can't b right surely,185 a year or 400 for 5 ? How do they work that out?

safcluke

brilliant price that. I bet a good few have taken that offer.

chrissafc

400 rings a bell

ashleys army

Stan,that's an amazing effort I'm going to 1st 2 days of ashes already but really fancy joining up

safcluke

how much was a 5 year membership?

chrissafc

decent value

chrissafc

we got the 5 year membership out.

chrissafc

solid effort is what we need. just got to keep at the crease.

Stan Drop

Ashley, I am an overseas member and I am unlikely to get to more than one or two days cricket in the whole season (except that I also have two days of Ashes tickets :-))but I still regard my subs as value for money and a contribution to the cause.

Update

It's not pretty at the moment but Stokes and Mustard are putting in a solid effort. Current partnership is 38*.

3:08pm

Appeal

Somerset are up again appealing for lbw against Stokes off the bowling of Thomas. The umpire says not out.

3:07pm

ashleys army

You's regulars at the ground wud u advise on a season tic? What's the benefits? What area's are accessible

Tynevalleyblackcat

It amazing how one good stand can make all the difference. Keep it going lads.

THFCCHRIS

is Graeme Smith there from the start?

chrissafc

yorks all out

safcluke

Surrey are going to have some batting line up this season.

THFCCHRIS

yeah signed him with Hamilton-Brown

safcluke

6 wkts for Chris Jordan. Think they've just signed him from Surrey

THFCCHRIS

long may it continue

After 49 overs

Durham are 126-5 after 49. Stokes 33* and Mustard 19*. Current partnership is 32*. The lads are grinding it out at the minute.

2:57pm

chrissafc

york 96/9

ashleys army

Calm down mate just killing a bit of time I'm bored at work that's all

chrissafc

32 partnership

safcluke

220ish is still a possibility.

chrissafc

125/5

chrissafc

dear me 1st day of the new season and more tedious rubbish from newcastle fans. zzzzzzzzzzzz!!! haway durham let's get to 200

CollingwoodFTM

Any news on the Doms?

ashleys army

Did I not,have u ever seen a Mackem in Milan? Didn't thk so...

THFCCHRIS

i live 10 mile North of Newcastle my old man is Spurs so didnt have much of a choice he follows Middlesex but was a junior member at Durham so they will always be my county

safcluke

Did ya gan to Brugge though?

ashleys army

Always supported Durham even before 1st class

Dan1990_SAFC

Pretty sure sunderland is a bigger place than Newcastle so....

chrissafc

these 2 digging in

chrissafc

they have a home game on saturday

chrissafc

Northumberland County Cricket Club

ashleys army

Only north club available,lots of people in Durham support the toon I sit next to one at the game

chrissafc

yet you follow durham?

safcluke

Referring to it as the big city ground tells me you don't attend football games.

ashleys army

Only 1 big city in the region u know where all ur players live n drink

THFCCHRIS

weekend off the football for me off to Basle tomorrow though will have to keep putting my internet on to check how Durham are doing

chrissafc

sunday night?? what about sunday afternoon?

After 46 overs

Durham are 115-5 after 46 overs. Stokes 28* and Mustard 14*. Overton's back on at the Lumley End.

2:45pm

safcluke

"Big city ground" new one to me that, home to who?

ashleys army

Ha-ha a like a laff mate but we'll see who's laffing come Sunday night

safcluke

FA Cup semi-final: Wigan have at least 10,000 tickets left

chrissafc

114/5

chrissafc

whats happening at nottingham forest on sunday?

THFCCHRIS

we cant be struggling for money though we have done well over the last few years we got rid of some off the wage bill and with the ashes coming that will surely bring alot more revenue in to the club as well

ashleys army

Busy weekend coming up cricket then that little event at the big city ground on Sunday

safcluke

must be money at Notts, alot of international games at TB over the last 5 years will help.

chrissafc

hampshire and notts have done well to get bailey and cowan though

chrissafc

replacing mdv was never going to be easy chris

chrissafc

i'm there friday

THFCCHRIS

yeah like someone said earlier Stoneman is constantly getting scores between 20-40 although he had a good spell at the back end of last season i just hope that if Jennings struggles early they dont drop him straight away and put Smith back in as a opener wont do his confidence any good

ashleys army

Hope its well set up for Friday. I'll b there

Stan Drop

Uh !Oh! Nelson

Four!

Lovely cover drive from Mustard as he drills a Thomas delivery to the boundary.

2:34pm

safcluke

He's a good young batsman, takes time. Stoneman has been around a few year now and still struggles more often than not.

THFCCHRIS

true i just hope Jennings isnt put under too much pressure cos they are big boots to fill

Stan Drop

Bonus points still look a long way off.

safcluke

Not always that easy Chris.

THFCCHRIS

not enough experience at the top of the order for me should have replaced Di Venuto

Frankjw

Good over for Durham - 9 runs

Frankjw

Yorks 82/7 - Pudsey out for 5

Dan1990_SAFC

140 I can see at this rate

keenasmustard

A nervous day so far.

100 up for Durham

100's up for Durham as Mustard bags two runs down the ground. It came in 41.3 overs. 101-5.

2:26pm

chrissafc

the aussies showing how it's done with the bat today

Tynevalleyblackcat

I would take 200 now if offered.

THFCCHRIS

Afternoon all i am hoping these 2 can put a good partnership on otherwise my prediction of under 160 is going to look about right

Frankjw

Yorks 81/6 Pudsey 5 n.o.

Four!

Nice shot from Mustard to get off the mark as he pulls Kirby to the boundary.

2:24pm

Durham

Durham are 95-5 after 40 overs. Stokes 25* and Mustard 0*.

2:23pm

Appeal

Kirby and the Somerset slips are up for a shout of lbw against Mustard. However, the umpire says not out.

2:20pm

Wicket!

Colly's is out for 11 lbw to Trego. Durham are 94-5, Mustard is the new man in.

2:16pm

chrissafc

colly lbw out

bryn

bad news that :(

chrissafc

staff were made redundant in the club shop

bryn

just got down to the home of cricket,what a sight,bathed in sunshine...is kirk still working at the club shop?

Ian17

Jealous! Although the sun was out at the weekend and it was still pretty chilly in some parts of the ground...! ;-) Hope it goes to a fourth day - won't be able to get along before Saturday...

Weather update!

The sun is out here at the Emirates Durham ICG. My my what a surprise this is.

2:01pm

Frankjw

Colly needs time at the crease

Durham

Colly's off the mark. Durham are 80-4 after 34 overs. Stokes 19* and Collingwood 3*.

1:55pm

safcluke

Reet, time to log off. Hope when I check at tea we haven't lost any more wickets.

Dan1990_SAFC

Who else could it be :-)

safcluke

I am Boss?

Dan1990_SAFC

Exactly Luke got to stay realistic ;-)

Update!

Kirby will start again from the Lumley End.

1:45pm

safcluke

We should be 300/0 by lunch man! :)

Four!

Stokes edges a Trego delivery but the ball drops before Trescothick and goes to the boundary. That was close.

1:44pm

Frankjw

It could have been a lot worse in the conditions this morning.

Update!

Trego will open things up for Somerset from the Lumley End.

1:42pm

Durham

Players are back out and we should be underway shortly.

1:41pm

chrissafc

time will tell after they bat. difficult to say

Tynevalleyblackcat

Was never going to be easy batting first today and we need to see how the Cider drinkers do when they get in. We hardly got any batting bonus points last season but still won plenty of games having seemingly scored too few runs. There is a long way to go.

marchy22

average

Durham

What are your opinions of the first session folks?

1:18pm

Ashes

Just a reminder folks that hospitality packages for the Ashes Test are still available at the price of £395+vat pp, all inclusive of food and drink.

1:03pm

Lunch

At lunch Durham are 68-4. With Stokes 12* and Collingwood 0*.

1:01pm

Wicket!

It looks like a misjudgement from Keaton there, as he left the ball on length but it just clipped the bails.

1:00pm

safcluke

Very poor first session. haway Colly.

keenasmustard

Damn!

Wicket!

Jennings goes clean bowled by Thomas for 28. Durham 68-4, next man in is Collingwood.

12:58pm

Four!

Cracking shot from Stokes as he rocks onto the back foot and pulls an Overton ball to the boundary.

12:56pm

Ouch!

Stokes gets a blow straight on the knee from an Overton delivery. That's got to hurt.

12:53pm

Update!

Not easy for the batters today. Some tight bowling from Somerset, Overton keeping a good line, and has gone for just one run in his four overs.

12:49pm

After 26 overs

Durham are 62-3 after 26 overs. Stokes 6* and Jennings 28*.

12:47pm

safcluke

Chanderpaul. 2 off 49.

chrissafc

keep going

keenasmustard

Keep going lads.

safcluke

George Bailey (Hampshire)& Ed Cowan (Notts) showing the English lads how to bat.

Four!

Four to Jennings as he clips Thomas off his legs, with a lovely leg glance. He's looking in good touch after a slow start.

12:38pm

Four!

Stokes gets his first boundary knocking a short delivery from Thomas off his hip. He barely seemed to hit that, great timing.

12:36pm

After 23 overs

Durham are 53-3 after 23. Stokes 1* and Jennings 24*.

12:35pm

chrissafc

these 2 need to dig in

chrissafc

1 thing I will mention is that I find it a bit disappointing that harmison has arranged a benefit night in London, the day before durham play a home game vs Hampshire. obviously not as committed to durham as he says he is in the media

Four!

Much better from Jennings as this time he powers a shot through backward point for four more.

12:28pm

Four!

Jennings edges a ball through the slips and ball goes to the boundary. Trescothick nearly had a hand on that.

12:27pm

Re:safcluke

Fast-medium maybe, looks a bit quicker than a medium. Could be wrong though, hard to tell for definite up here.

12:26pm

safcluke

Medium pacer him isnt he?

Change in Bowling

Jamie Overton replaces Trego at the Lumley End.

12:24pm

Wicket

Benkenstein goes for 0 caught by Kieswetter off the bowling of Thomas. Durham 43-3 after 20. Stokes is the next man in.

12:22pm

chrissafc

43/3

CollingwoodFTM

Hello and happy new season to one and all. A new season, new hope. Good luck chaps.

chrissafc

3 down

safcluke

Fully expect him to open the batting for Australia this summer.

After 19 overs

Durham are 42-2 after 19. Jennings 15* and Benkenstein 0*. Slow going here so far.

12:17pm

chrissafc

you did indeed,

safcluke

top player, told you to watch out for him Chris.

chrissafc

ed cowan already showing his class. 40 so far

RE: keenasmustard

I'm not in the know I'm afraid. Sorry.

12:13pm

marchy22

have we been linked to signing rudolph?

stephsafc

Will be at the ground tomorrow weather pending, at work today though...

keenasmustard

Yorkies 18/3

Tynevalleyblackcat

For anybody who is interested, the live stream number is 6.

keenasmustard

Simon do you know if we're signing Jacques Rudolph?

Change in Bowling

Alfonso Thomas comes on to replace Kirby as the Finchale End.

12:09pm

RE:christoff

About 300-400 maybe. Possibly more. Good turn out considering the cold weather.

12:08pm

keenasmustard

Early days yet. We can still get 400.

Noz

Christoff I reckon there a few hundred in. 400 to 500 maybe

Dan1990_SAFC

Good afternoon chaps, finally got a break at work to check the score... Wish I hadn't.

safcluke

dear me.

Wicket!

Smith goes for 1, caught by Trescothick off the bowling of Trego. Durham 38-2, Benkenstein the next man in.

12:06pm

Ian17

*sigh*

chrissafc

smith out

christoff

Is there many supporters braving the freezing weather this morning Simon?

After 15 overs

Durham are 37-1 after 15 overs. Smith 1* and Jennings 10*. Kirby and Trego still bowling for Somerset.

12:02pm

Four!

Jennings gets his first boundary of the day, knocking the ball down to third man.

12:00pm

safcluke

Stoneman, what a surprise. Not

Tynevalleyblackcat

Anyone got the stream number for the internet commentary?

christoff

Morning all, great to be back, can't believe all 4 games have started on time!!

stuartp

That is Stoneman all over, he must get out between 20 and 40 more often than any batsman I have ever seen.

Noz

Morning all. Shame about the wicket. They were doing ok

Wicket!

Stoneman is out bowled by Kirby for 24. Durham 31-1 after 13, new man in is Will Smith.

11:52am

parky

yorker - not much Rocky could do

chrissafc

wicket, rocky out

Tynevalleyblackcat

We are in to 9-1 already, which is ridiculous given the season is less than an hour old.

Ian17

I'm cautiously optimistic this season - I think we've got a decent bunch of players and a fantastic captain - we just need everyone to perform more often and more consistently (and perhaps a little less rain...?)!

parky

hear hear - our secret weapon

chrissafc

I said at the end of last season we'll win something whilst Collingwood is captain. he was outstanding as captain last season.

Appeal

Nearly the curse of the reporter. As Kirby appeals for lbw against Stoneman, but again the umpire shakes his head.

11:48am

stuartp

Just hope Rocky doesn't do what he had a terrible tendency to do in previous years. Make a nice 20-30 then get becalmed and get out.

chrissafc

only Warwickshire won more games than us last season.

Four!

Stoneman crashes yet another four, this time a nice on drive off Kirby. He looks in good knick so far.

11:46am

Tynevalleyblackcat

I looked at the odds on Betfair this morning and we were 12-1 for the title and only Derbyshire were at longer odds than us.

Ian17

Morning all! A bit late logging in, but nice to be back!

stuartp

So that would be effectively the same team who finished last season with 5 wins and a draw, tipped to finish bottom. LOL the southern press back to writing us off again eh...

Four!

Stoneman gets another four clipping a ball off his legs from Kirby to the boundary.

11:44am

chrissafc

great comment from marty "The Daily Mail has tipped Durham to finish bottom of Division One. The funny thing is I can't remember seeing a Mail reporter at a County match and I have been covering the sport for 14 seasons"

parky

another 4

stuartp

Morning all, so glad the cricket season is back,but any chance we may get a summer this year?

RE:chrissafc

Just noticed that myself, must be a first. It's freezing outside though.

11:42am

chrissafc

players allowed to wear beanie hats but not gloves whilst fielding

10 overs in

Durham are 23-0 after 10. Stoneman 16* and Jennings 5*.

11:41am

safcluke

very quiet on here this morning.

chrissafc

morning luke

safcluke

good start to the new season...

Four!

Another four for Stoneman as crashes a shot of the back foot to the boundary.

11:34am

RE: Frankjw

Cheers Frank, I'll do my best.

11:33am

Appeal

Kirby and Somerset are up appealing for lbw against Jennings, but the umpire shakes his head.

11:32am

Frankjw

Good morning everyone, great to get started. Welcome Simon, you have big boots to fill!

After 6 overs

Durham are 14-0, Stoneman 8* and Jennings 4*. A couple of plays and misses but solid stuff from the openers so far.

11:25am

Close!!

Stoneman plays and misses at a ball by Trego. The Somerset slips have their hands on their heads, that was close!

11:19am

chrissafc

Hampshire 0/2 ooopps

Tynevalleyblackcat

Happy new season everybody.

parky

cheers

3 overs in

Solid start by Durham, Stoneman 6* and Jennings 2*. Not much there for the bowlers so far.

11:13am

chrissafc

event 6

parky

anyone know the BBC live event number for this game so I can tune in on the move?

Stan Drop

Happy New Year everybody! it's good to be back.Bit early for a MB Bryn ;-). I remember the Windies Test Match in My 2009. It was so cold that my dad and I needed hot Bovril to get us through the morning! Haway the lads!

Update!

Steven Kirby will share the new ball from the Finchale End.

11:05am

chrissafc

3 degrees at the ground. ouch

Hello!

Hi I'm Simon I'll be taking the LMC for the first two days.

11:04am

keenasmustard

Yes, reveal yourself :)

chrissafc

so who is doing lmc this year then?

Runs!

Stoneman gets his and Durham's first runs of the season with a drive to the boundary.

11:01am

parky

4 on the board already :o)

marchy22

hi chris

bryn

mb anyone?

Durham

Mark Stoneman and Keaton Jennings are opening the batting. Peter Trego will open the bowling from the Lumley End.

11:00am

keenasmustard

A new season gets under way again.

parky

Howdy folks - I'm glad I'm listening in a nice warm office - howay the lads

chrissafc

hello marchy :)

marchy22

great to be back

Game on!

Here we go! The players are out on the field, we should be underway shortly.

10:58am

chrissafc

happy new season

Somerset

Trescothick, Suppiah, Buttler, Barrow, Kieswetter, Hildreth, Trego, Dockerell, Thomas, Overton, Kirby.

10:48am

Durham

Stoneman, Jennings, Smith, Collingwood, Benkenstein, Stokes, Mustard, Borthwick, Thorp, Rushworth, Onions.

10:45am

Toss Result

Somerset have won the toss and elected to field. Teams coming up!

10:38am

We're back!

We're back! Not long now, Durham set to kick off their 2013 LV= County Championship season!

9:56am

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