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Durham CCC v Somerset CCC

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Berb

Any more word on the Jaques Rudolph Roumors about signing guys?

BrianT

Grunt grunt.

bryn

bet they dont come cheap,thats where the moneys gone!

chrissafc

poor. the light isnt that bad

chrissafc

end of play. goodbye

BrianT

Most Sunderland Schools went back this week but how could you persuade any to come along when it's this cold? Can't have Peppa and George every day.

bryn

what exactly were the catering changes? im intreagued...

chrissafc

hardly any brian. half term as well

BrianT

I know it's not the club's fault but how many kids were here today?

bryn

hope the heatings not still on in the members lounge! ;)

chrissafc

still no news. personally think its not as bad now.than when they were in play. seen far darker conditions down here

stephsafc

Yep, I was here yesterday and am still here now, but I'm just being patient and enjoying my day still. I said ages ago this game won't come back on.

BrianT

No more to be said about it then. I see we have 4 championship games in April and 4 in September, 8 in the four months in mid summer. The ECB are taking the mick.

chrissafc

umpires and players are all inside. im expecting an official announcement soon. covers not on yet though

chrissafc

i think the letter is decent and the club appreciate they have made an error

salmon

Yes i know chrissafc, received a copy today but no prior warning.We have been 3 days and are certanly chilled out stephsafc

chrissafc

everyone in the members lounge knew 5 mins before the tannoy announcement for the 1.40pm.start today as well

chrissafc

the walk off before the early tea wad unexpected as well

stephsafc

Chill out salmon. I'm sure they'll tell us when they can

BrianT

Was given a note about member's lounge food just after 3:00 today. Frankly I don't care. Would just like more info at ground about likelihood of play and umpires to explain their decisions. Today's walk off before 5 came out of the blue.

chrissafc

there is an apology letter in the members lounge about the changes in the catering offers

salmon

why is there such a lack of info to the paying public. Complained about not being told about the change in food in the members lounge, apology printed today,1858 hrs

chrissafc

the wickets havent been removed yet

BrianT

So Somerset will bat on tomorrow in slightly warmer weather and much better light?

chrissafc

ground staff doing some work on the wicket. think its done for the day

BrianT

Will the man who stood behind me today, prattling on his phone near the players' balcony, please let me know where he will be tomorrow so that I can go to the opposite side of the ground?

BrianT

I left the ground at 4.55. imo too dark to play but yesterday was worse.

chrissafc

umpire is out for a chat

chrissafc

im still at the ground and im not convinced the light is bad enough

safcluke

Any chance of further play?

keenasmustard

cricinfo says the other umpire is Millns

safcluke

Evans is a new one on me, must have just been appointed.

stephsafc

Keenasmustard, I wouldn't have thought so as there's been 36 overs played. Check at the reception though.

chrissafc

it wont be free entry. plenty cricket left

RE: safcluke

Steve O'Shaughnessy and Russell Evans are the umpires

4:48pm

safcluke

Who's umpiring this game?

RE: keenasmustard

I'm not sure what the situation is if the players do not return to the pitch today. I assume an annoucement will be made through the website, Facebook and Twitter regarding your question

4:44pm

chrissafc

umpires couldnt get off quick enough

keenasmustard

If they don't get on again will it be free entry for everyone tomorrow?

As it stands

Due to bad light the players have come off the pitch. Somerset are 96/2. Hildreth 12* and Kieswetter 39*. They need 139 runs to win with 36 overs remaining

4:38pm

keenasmustard

That could be it for the day.

Bad light

Players and umpires head off the pitch due to bad light

4:35pm

New bowler

Rushworth is back in bowl for Durham

4:31pm

Four

Hildreth gets his second four in the over

4:28pm

chrissafc

as was that

chrissafc

that was a lovely shot

Four

Hildreth lashes towards the boundary for a four. Somerset are 90/2

4:27pm

Tom87

bad craic really the position we were in.

safcluke

could be over this tonight.

Update

Somerset are 83/2. Hildreth 1* and Kieswetter 37*. They currently need 152 to win with 40 overs remaining

4:18pm

Four

Kieswetter edges the ball to the boundary. He is currently on 33*. Somerset are 79/2

4:13pm

keenasmustard

That's the big one. Let's run through them now.

safcluke

big wkt.

Out

Stokes bowls out Trescothick for 22. Somerset are now 74/2

4:07pm

stuartp

Stokes bowls Trescothic magic :)

keenasmustard

Howay lads, let's have a wicket or three.

morzee

add a couple of wickets to the score and see what we think then. must say though losing this will be tough to take confidence wise.

New bowler

Stokes is the new man in to bowl

4:02pm

marchy22

how did we make batting look so hard

marchy22

how did we make batting look so hard

marchy22

15 games to go, plenty of time

Four

Kieswetter drives successive fours to put Somerset 69/1

3:57pm

marchy22

definitely

safcluke

They're***

safcluke

They've making this look easy.

keenasmustard

We're going to lose.

Four

Kieswetter drives it to the boundary. Somerset are 57/1

3:48pm

marchy22

batting not that difficult then

Update

Somerset are 48/1. Trescothick 12* and Kieswetter 14*

3:42pm

Maiden

Thorp gets his second maiden over in the match

3:39pm

Bowling update

Thorp takes over the bowling from Onions

3:35pm

Appeal

Loud shout from the Durham players for an lbw against Trescothick, the umpire shakes his head

3:32pm

chrissafc

here we go again

Update

The players and umpires are making their way back on to the field

3:28pm

bryn

We were desperate to go off last night to be fair

keenasmustard

Umpires must have been keen to get in.

ashleys army

How cold is it there? mite try to get over for an hour after work

Mark

I suppose a break might work in our favour with batsmen having to get themselves in again. What we don't want though is a lengthy delay because forecast suggests batting might be easier tomorrow.

stephsafc

Not much wrong with the light. Our players didn't look amused mind

Mark

Is the light much worse than yesterday afternoon? It was pretty gloomy when we were batting.

Update

The players have gone in for tea.

3:14pm

Markh132

A somerset supporter in darlington here, is getting very tight here

raydetmold

thanks Mark

Mark

Points deduction is punishment for breaching the salary cap.

chrissafc

durham players dont look amused. tea now taken

chrissafc

they are going off. pathetic

Four

Kieswetter drives to the boundary for his first four. Somerset are 40/1

3:09pm

raydetmold

excuse my igorance but why are we starting the season on minus points ?

RE: raydetmold

Good afternoon, nice to have you with us. Unfortunately the winter weather is sticking around for a little longer!

3:08pm

raydetmold

Good afternoon afternoon from a sunny Germany hope you all had a nice winter

Maiden

Thorp bowls a maiden over to keep Somerset on 36/1

3:03pm

New bowler

Thorp is the new man into bowl

3:00pm

Update

After 9 overs, Somerset are 36/1. Trescothick 9* and Kieswetter 5*

2:59pm

CollingwoodFTM

Keep praising them Chris.

mac6

Suppiah out lbw

Update

Onions bowls Suppiah out by lbw. Somerset are 31/1. New batsman at the crease is Kieswetter.

2:50pm

Wicket

Suppiah out! Bowled by Onions.

2:49pm

chrissafc

started well these

CollingwoodFTM

10% of the runs.

Four

Suppiah drives a four to the boundary taking Somerset to 28/0.

2:44pm

Update

Somerset are 22/0. Trescothick 9* and Suppiah 9* with four extras.

2:41pm

bryn

just popped my collar,time for a mb

Chance

Benkenstein quick to field but narrowly misses the wickets.

2:37pm

Four

Trescothick drives a four to the boundary from a Rushworth delivery. Somerset are 17/0

2:35pm

RE: mac6

Not fully certain on what is wrong with Will Smith. However Josh Bousfield is his replacement

2:33pm

mac6

Thanks tom

chrissafc

13/0

mac6

What is wrong with will smith and who is 12th man fielding for him

Four

The ball trickles over the boundary to give Suppiah a four. Somerset 8/0

2:24pm

Bowling

Rushworth to bowl from the Lumley End

2:23pm

Four

Benkenstein narrowly misses the stop and Trescothick drives to the boundary

2:21pm

Update

Trescothick and Suppiah open the batting for Somerset. And its Onions to bowl first. Come on Durham!

2:19pm

CollingwoodFTM

Right, it's upto the bowlers now. Good luck lads.

Stan Drop

Very useful knock Rushy! now do the same with ball and hero status is assured!Cidermen need 235. Quite a tough ask in the conditions.

morzee

early wickets vital.

All out

Rushworth is out for 18 and Durham finish their second innings on 116. A lead of 234, come on Durham!

2:10pm

morzee

rushy making an early play for an alrounders spot.

chrissafc

all out

parky

out

Stan Drop

Gettin Rushy!

Update

Rushworth plays another great shot as Durham extend their lead to 233. The score is currently 115/9.

2:05pm

Four

Rushworth gets his second four as he drives it to the boundary

2:04pm

Update

Thomas is back in bowl for Somerset. Durham are 107/9. Rushworth 10* and Onions 8*. They lead by 225

2:00pm

CollingwoodFTM

Haway lads, every run is vital.

Lead

Durham are currently leading Somerset by 222 runs. Overton into bowl for Somerset

1:55pm

Four

Rushworth lashes a four to the boundary

1:53pm

Score update

Durham reach 100/9.

1:52pm

morzee

ffs

Update

Rushworth gets his first run of the day. Overton is the next in to bowl

1:47pm

Out

Mustard is ran out for 25. Rushworth is next in to bat.

1:43pm

stephsafc

Why did they go for 2!?!

Stan Drop

Oh dear!

chrissafc

stupid run out

safcluke

Mustard out.

Update

Mustard hits the first run of the day. Change of bowler, Thomas to bowl from the Finchale End

1:41pm

Stan Drop

Single off the last ball. Well batted Phil.

Day 3

We pick up where we left off yesterday. Mustard 23* and Onions 5* to continue batting with Trego to finish the remainder of his over. Trego will bowl from the Lumley End

1:39pm

safcluke

Would love to see us bat until just before tea and have them 2 down before tea!

Stan Drop

Ninth wicket record was 127 by Ligertwood and Brown at Stockton in 1996. Go for it lads!

safcluke

Haway lads.

Play resumes

Play will resume at 1.40pm

1:23pm

chrissafc

covers coming off

Weather update

It has got slightly brighter here in the last half hour. The umpires and ground staff are currently on the pitch, we should have a decision to follow shortly

1:19pm

chrissafc

getting brighter here

auldtimer

It may be my imagination but I think it's getting brighter.

keenasmustard

Everybody get out there in sunglasses. Try to con the umpires into thinking the light is good.

auldtimer

The scoreboard is shining as bright as I've seen it in a long time, a sure sign the light is bad.

keenasmustard

I'm not sure we'll get out there today. Would have been ideal for bowling as well.

auldtimer

Re Berb- I would say there's not a cat in hells chance of getting on before tea, there's no breaks in the cloud anywhere near the ground.

chrissafc

sat in members lounge. not raining. light is the only issue

Berb

Is it still bad at Chester-Le-Street Auldtimer Im still up in Newcastle debating whether to set off or give up for the day :-(

auldtimer

I think hopes of starting after lunch are being wildly optimistic.

thirskdurham

thanks

geordieboy

It's www.harmy611benefit.co.uk

CollingwoodFTM

What are they having for lunch?

thirskdurham

what's his website?

geordieboy

It needs to be pointed out that Steve Harmison's benefit fund is contributing to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and the PCA Benevolent Fund. See his website fr info.

thirskdurham

Come on lads!

Update

Due to the overcast conditions here at Emirates Durham ICG, the players will have an early lunch and hopefully play will start afterwards

12:10pm

BrianT

Harmy was the best bowler in the world for a while. Love watching him and wouldn't write him off yet.

thirskdurham

Come on Durhamlad. He was dead useful a few years ago.

safcluke

Ridiculous comment. Check out his stats that won us the two LVCC's.

BrianT

Harmy benefit match is one dayer because there will be more people there and it lasts twice as long as a 20 over match. If you don't agree with it don't contribute but others will make up their own minds.

Durhamlad

Harmison has already taken too much money from Durham. Hes a waste of time & no "benefit" to Durham. Such a shame..

BrianT

Top like we should have done for last 2 years.

thirskdurham

Where do you think we'll come in the table this year?

safcluke

Not knocking Harmy or his benefit year at all, but why is his "benefit" game a CB40 match? He hasn't played a CB40 game since Aug 2010. Or is it just because the game is on Sky?

keenasmustard

I think she's involved in Harmy's benefit

thirskdurham

Where to?

keenasmustard

She left

thirskdurham

What happened to Yvette?

keenasmustard

I think he's called Tom today.

safcluke

Any updates mr.updater?

thirskdurham

Thanks Luke

safcluke

If anyone has a little bit spare time, this is a good read. http://www.themiddlestump.com/2013/04/banter-with-blackie.html

thirskdurham

Somerset's take on the game: http://bit.ly/10YihLr

Stan Drop

I'm with Luke and tvbc. with two wickets in hand and an oldish ball we could even hope to eke out another 20 or 30 runs. remember Colonel ist still at the wicket and Bunny has a good record for last ditch survival. Let the weather clear and then grind out some more. It would be different if this was the last day.

morzee

Blogger on deep extra cover website covering our game thinks we need to accelerate the run scoring to have any chance of winning. not sure what game he is watching to be honest.

killyted

HOW does Will Smith keep his place season after season

Tynevalleyblackcat

Even 2 or 3 more runs could be crucial and there is loads of time left. Bat on as long as we can (most likely won't be very long at all) and get as many more as we can possibly manage.

marchy22

im not joking, if i was captain id declare

BrianT

I was joking yesterday about the declaration. Assume you are as well Marchy. On my way down now.

safcluke

The chances are we would.

marchy22

whats to say we would add any more runs if we went out to bat

safcluke

And what if they chase these runs down 9 down?

Bad Light

Bad light is causing a delay in a decision over the start time. We will update as soon as we have further information

11:05am

marchy22

i woud you wana get best use of the wicket being under covers

safcluke

No need to declare, keep them in the field that little bit longer, plenty overs left.

thirskdurham

There should be a result, even if we have to finish tomorrow.

marchy22

no play before lunch i reckon, wicket will be under the covers makibg it more lively, we should declare and get straight at them

chrissafc

low cloud causing the problem

chrissafc

just waiting to leave east durham for the ground

Berb

Go away Rain :-(

Rain in the air

Light rain and bad light looks like its going to delay the start at Emirates Durham ICG

10:45am

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