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Durham CCC v Yorkshire CCC

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Right gang, I'll catch you all tomorrow at around 10:30am. Laters.

6:33pm

Haslam

I can't check at work sadly but hopefully be on after lunch. To watch Jennings batting...

brandonia

Here's hoping Haslam. There's a CC game on Sky tomorrow too.

Haslam

I can't see their last 2-3 batsmen doing much so they need to get 150 or more runs for the next 3-4 wickets to avoid a deficit i reckon. Early wickets and we're laughing

Update

The ball before he was dismissed there was a large appeal for caught behind. It did look as though Gale did knick it. Swings and roundabouts.

6:29pm

brandonia

I just reckon that's how tight it was/is at the moment. I still think its a decent pitch and I still reckon it'll be tough securing a lead. HOWEVER, we have the bowlers to do it.

safcluke

Pretty even day.

brandonia

180 ahead, 7 wickets left. I think I'll take that.

christoff

Got the wicket as I was typing Durham's day for me

Close of Play

Onions strikes right on the close of play to leave Yorkshire 57-3 at the end of day one, 180 runs behind Durham.

6:28pm

bryn

the sky lads ;)

brandonia

Well well well, what a difference one ball makes. Hold onto your LCL's here boys and girls, at 57-3 I believe we are now ahead on points :-)

christoff

Even for me 1 more wicket and its Durham's day imo

Wicket!

Gale goes for 25 lbw to Onions. Yorkshire 57-3.

6:27pm

Haslam

I think its tight, yorks ahead but not much in it. 1 wicket and we are probably ahead, any more and we're well on top i reckon

brandonia

YESSSSSSS!!!!! WICKET!!!!!

brandonia

Big appeal, not out.

brandonia

Not negative mate, just realistic. I'm just doing what the Sky lads tend to do at the end of each day when they say 'Who's day was it? Who is on top?' For me, Yorkshire at this present moment.

ashleys army

Slipping back into negative mode Brandon,Durham have the runs on the board they are still on top for me

brandonia

I wasn't saying it was bad at 60-2. 112-7 yes. I say they're ahead because they're now only 180 behind with 8 wickets left and going off what the commentators have said - there's no real demons in the pitch. Which I think was evident when you see how easy batting was for our tail.

christoff

How? When we were 60-2 everyone was saying what a terrible start how come its a good start for then?

marchy22

lettting them off the hook here

brandonia

Advantage Yorkshire at the moment I'm afraid.

After 17 overs

Yorkshire are 55-2 after 17 overs. Gale 24* and Root 29*. Partnership 42*.

6:17pm

ashleys army

We will skittle them in morning let them have a bit of fun tonight n let onions wipe them out early doors

safcluke

One more before close please..

Change in Bowling

Ben Stokes replaces Callum Thorp at the Finchale End.

6:12pm

Close calls!!

Onions puts in two great deliveries this over. First Gale just gets his bat to the ball when he would have been plum lbw and two balls later Root does exactly the same thing.

6:12pm

RE: Safcluke

six overs left.

6:07pm

safcluke

How many overs left Simon?

Edge!!

Root gets an inside edge to an Onions delivery which somehow misses his stumps. That was close.

6:02pm

Change in Bowling

Onions replaces Rushworth at the Lumley End.

6:01pm

brandonia

I'd take 3 down at Close like!

safcluke

Is this deja vu?

After 11 overs

Yorkshire are 35-2 after 11 overs. Gale 14* and Root 21*. Partnership 22*.

5:53pm

marchy22

haway lads

Frankjw

A wicket would be good

marchy22

we need a wicket come on

Change in Bowling

Callum Thorp replaces Onions at the Finchale End.

5:41pm

Haslam

Honours even now I'd say but conditions now in our favour. One or two more tonight is massive else a sunny day tomorrow could be a long one

Six overs bowled

Yorkshire are 18-2 after six overs. Gale 5* and Root 13*. Partnership 5*.

5:33pm

Play and Miss

Again another cracker from Rushwort which root has a dab at but he misses the ball.

5:32pm

Play and Miss

Rushworth sends down a cracking delivery to Root which just misses the edge.

5:31pm

brandonia

Excellent stuff. Lyth is in my fantasy team but I can allow him a pair here. Gale is struggling for form for these but is still a cracking bat. Root is the one we want like.

Appeal

Rushworth goes up looking for lbw against Gale but the umpire says not out. Too high I think.

5:25pm

marchy22

good start lads

Wicket!

Not the best running/decision making from Root and Jaques there, but Onions did well to get a direct hit with only one stump to aim at.

5:23pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

Keep them coming lads

New batsman

New man at the crease is Andrew Gale.

5:21pm

Wicket!

Onions runs out Jaques after a mix-up with Root for 0. Yorkshire 13-2.

5:20pm

RE: Brandonia

18 overs left tonight

5:17pm

brandonia

Be nice to have them 3 down tonight. How many overs are left in total for them to face? 20??

Bowling

Chris Rushworth will share the new ball from the Lumley End.

5:12pm

safcluke

Great start bunny

Tynevalleyblackcat

Like I knew they would SD :)

New batsman

New man at the crease for Yorks is Phil Jaques.

5:10pm

bryn

:)))

Wicket!

Onions bowls Lyth for a duck. Yorkshire aer 0-1.

5:09pm

Yorkshire

Adam Lyth and Joe Root are opening the batting for Yorkshire.

5:07pm

Durham

Graham Onions will open the bowling for Durham.

5:07pm

Stan Drop

Bowlers just DID do their stuff TVBC!

safcluke

Well done the lower order.

ashleys army

Just the 2 it is then...I'll settle for that Brandon old boy

Tynevalleyblackcat

Good effort after another bad start. Time for the bowlers to do their stuff.

Durham

Excellent recovery by the lads after being 104-6. That'll will spur them on throughout this game. Come on Durham!!

4:58pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

Lose Control Lager!!

Wicket!

Mustard goes for 70 clean bowled by Rashid. Durham 237 all out.

4:57pm

ashleys army

I can't drink that pish I fall over after half a glass

Bowling

Adil Rashid will continue from Lumley End.

4:57pm

brandonia

I can't afford Austin's man! It'll have to be LCL. ;-)

chrissafc

ah right, excellent effort either way. a 2nd batting point would be nice

Change in Bowling

Ryan Sidebottom will open things up after Tea from the Finchale End.

4:52pm

Durham

Players are back out for the evening session.

4:51pm

BrianT

Read a good article about Liverpool FC yesterday. They move the line every time that Suarez crosses it. Back to cricket, come on Durham. Big effort now.

RE: chrissafc

Partnership is 37 at the minute.

4:51pm

keenasmustard

Played an extra half hour because 9 wickets were down

chrissafc

:)

Tynevalleyblackcat

I think you will find the 'ouch' is when Suarez IS playing.

chrissafc

partnership is 44. excellent that mind

christoff

Is this a late tea? If so why?

chrissafc

Suarez banned for 10 games. ouch

ashleys army

A keg? I better leave the car at home in that case

BrianT

Anger management classes anyone?

Tynevalleyblackcat

I could be wrong but is 234 not about the par score at the Riverside in the first innings over the past few seasons? I would be surprised is its much more?

ashleys army

Ha-ha I'll be looking for him in Austin's 2morro

chrissafc

bit morale booster to still be batting after tea

christoff

So we only praise players for doing better than they are supposed to do we?

brandonia

Mate, if we get to 300 I'll buy you a keg.

Re: ashleys army

We've got the proof on here somewhere, he can't deny it.

4:40pm

Stan Drop

Christoff, Smith and benks batted decently, but that is what they are supposed to do, or better.

Stan Drop

I was afraid to log back on since about 2h30, but great work by Callum, Bunny and the Colonel! We're well back in the hunt now. nother 16 for the second batting point would be great.

ashleys army

2 drinks you said Brandon? If we get 250? Will that go up to 3 for 300?

christoff

And Smith and benks who are top order

chrissafc

well done the lower order

Tea

It's Tea at the Emirates Durham ICG. Durham are 234-9, Mustard 67* and Rushworth 7*. Partnership 37*.

4:34pm

keenasmustard

We've got them on the run.

christoff

6 on boundary singles it is then

ashleys army

They'll struggle to get 200 I bet we,ll have our day 2morro

brandonia

Again, excellent lower order fightback. If we can make it to 250 of have to say we'll be slightly ahead in the pendulum swinging stakes!

BrianT

Two consecutive first ball ducks for Jennings. Hope he doesn't worry about it. He'll have another chance in second innings unless Yorks follow on. Not sure what to say to some of the others.

bryn

If we get to 250 im going to streak!

Update

Rashid to bowl, Yorkshire have six men protecting the boundaries.

4:32pm

keenasmustard

153/8 to 233/9

roker1973

great tail end batting too think what our batsmen did

bryn

Good one haslam! :)

keenasmustard

Starting to enjoy this.

Appeal and overthrows

Bresnan and the slips go up for lbw against Rushy. Umpire says not out, a throw at the stumps misses and Durham run two.

4:29pm

Four

Rushy gets in on the act now as he finds the boundary with a pull off Bresnan. Durham 231-9.

4:28pm

roker1973

wats the score lads ?

chrissafc

227/9

christoff

What's the score? Defendable with our bowlers this

Haslam

Boy meets girl?

safcluke

The score looks far more healthier now.

Four

Another reverse sweep from Mustard as he finds the boundary again. He takes 12 off the over. Mustard 66*.

4:27pm

chrissafc

such a familiar story

Four

Mustard on the sweep again as he gets the ball down to the fine leg boundary. He moves to 62*. Durham 223-9.

4:26pm

Four

First ball from Rashid goes for a boundary as Mustard reverse sweeps the ball to the fence. He moves to 58*.

4:24pm

safcluke

4/37 off 19 Bresnan.

Haslam

I hope bres gets the last wicket. After lunch tomorrow would be good...

Change in Bowling

Rashid replaces Patterson at the Lumley End.

4:23pm

Update

Rushy's still struggling out there, he took a blow from Bresnan in his last over. Hasn't looked right since.

4:22pm

ashleys army

That's it lads as Brandon says until they bat we,ll not know how good this is

Haslam

Things never look quite as bad once you get past 200. If we nick a couple out tonight we could be well in this game. Gratz Smithy, if the others around him had done as well we'd be in a healthy place at the moment

safcluke

Fantastic effort from the lower order again. Hope we can get another 20.

keenasmustard

Well done Colonel.

chrissafc

we were 104/6 earlier. excellent work this

chrissafc

well done phil, top work

ashleys army

Heading towards that 2nd drink Brandon!

SIX! and 50 for Mustard

Mustard goes to his 50 in style as he crashes a delivery from Patterson over the ropes and towards the car park. What a hit!

4:17pm

chrissafc

well done to the lower order again, top work

Update

Rushy appears to be in a little bit of discomfort and the physio is on. Seems to be ok.

4:14pm

keenasmustard

Yorkshire

Re: safcluke

Yorkshire

4:12pm

safcluke

Can you remind me who that was against?

keenasmustard

@safcluke 28

safcluke

Does anyone know Rushy' highest FC score?

Bonus Point

As Durham pass the 200 mark, we get our first bonus point. Get in!!

4:05pm

keenasmustard

Bonus point (claps)

BrianT

I thinks it's a dodgy wicket and we'll slice through them.

200 up

A Mustard boundary brings up the 200 for Durham. Durham 202-9.

4:04pm

brandonia

In all seriousness it comes back to that old cliche that you have to wait until both sides have batted until you make a true judgement BUT if our last 2/3 wickets can add 90+, you'd expect them to get a healthy lead.

keenasmustard

We're going to win this. We are definitely going to win this. By the way I have severe sunstroke.

Four!

Mustard blasts Bresnan over mid-on to the boundary. He moves to 44*.

4:04pm

safcluke

True.

brandonia

Where have we heard that before?!!

safcluke

This has turned out much better than we all expected thanks to the lower order..

Change in Bowling

Tim Bresnan replaces Rashid at the Finchale End.

4:01pm

brandonia

Ha'way Colonel, dig in and get that. 50!!

brandonia

Not sure of the circumstances but it seems criminal to get ran out when we're in such a pickle.

Wicket

Mustard drops the ball to mid-wicket, Patterson picks up the ball and gets a direct hit running Onions out.

3:59pm

keenasmustard

Bugger.

Wicket!

Onions goes as he's run out by Patterson for 27. Durham 197-9.

3:57pm

brandonia

*Borthwick

brandonia

83-1 since losing Bortwick.

Four

Onions is well and truly taking the attack to Rashid as he cuts him for another four. He moves to 26*.

3:53pm

christoff

Bad start this morning then good recovery then another bad session and good recovery again reckon its pretty evens here

chrissafc

Current partnership 31 runs, 4.0 overs

keenasmustard

Onions to bat at 5 as our new all-rounder.

Ang

oh, maybe then

61 overs bowled

Durham are 184-8 after 61 overs. Mustard 33* and Onions 20*. Partnership 31*.

3:47pm

chrissafc

Durham 184/8 (60.5 ov)

marchy22

rafiq is injured

Ang

whats the score? will we get to 200?

chrissafc

Onions 20 not out here

safcluke

Nor can I believe Rashid gets a game over Rafiq.

safcluke

Cant believe Plunkett gets a game over Jack Brooks.

Four!

Another boundary off Rashid for Onions as he goes straight down the ground again. He moves to 17*.

3:45pm

chrissafc

durham

safcluke

Wheres that Brandonia? Sounds crap...

brandonia

It's a shame it won't go to Day 4, cause Pudsey will definitely be in the LoveShack on Friday night!

brandonia

Like I said Ashley, I've got faith in our lower order batsmen. Just not the top order.

safcluke

Derbyshire are certain to go down this season.

Ang

boooo

Change in Bowling

Patterson replaces Plunkett at the Lumley End.

3:41pm

ashleys army

Brandon,see you have got faith,I'm looking good for this drink

keenasmustard

24 runs off last 2 overs.

chrissafc

@brandonia - happening way too often, the lower order having to sort out the batting mess

brandonia

66-1 since losing the 7th wicket.

chrissafc

another lower order player into double figures with the bat

Ang

will we get a bonus point?!!

keenasmustard

Onions whacks Rashid for 4. This lad should open the batting as well as the bowling.

Four!

SHOT!!! Another lovely shot by Onions this time he goes over the top of mid-on for another boundary off Rashid.

3:38pm

brandonia

Bunny 9 off 3 balls!

THFCCHRIS

haha i will pay unless my old man can sort out some free tickets lol im afraid im a left arm bowler can bat all day for about 10 not out lol

Four!

SHOT!!! Lovely shot by Onions as he pulls a short delivery from Rashid to the boundary. He moves to 9*.

3:37pm

chrissafc

our lass on her crutches would be better than our top order

brandonia

Plunkett 1-67 off 10.

ashleys army

You mite get a game Chris,bring your pads

brandonia

Boooooooooo, dot ball.

Ang

as long as u pay!

chrissafc

sit anywhere you want

brandonia

16 off 4 :D

THFCCHRIS

if i turn up in the morning will i be able to sit in the Pavilion?

brandonia

No ball single.

ashleys army

Now your talking...

brandonia

I'll buy you 2 if we get to 250.

Four!

Onions gets into the act now with a lovely drive down the ground off Plunkett.

3:35pm

keenasmustard

I wish Plunkett could bowl at both ends.

ashleys army

Cost you a drink if its 180+

Fours!

Mustard hits two boundaries of the first two balls of Plunkett's over. He moves to 32*.

3:34pm

brandonia

13 off 4.

chrissafc

13 off 4

brandonia

167.

chrissafc

9 off 3

chrissafc

8 off 2 balls in this over

ashleys army

Brandon, what you reckon 180?

brandonia

If only they had 4 Plunketts!!

keenasmustard

Give it some tap Colonel.

brandonia

More chance of seeing swine fly.

keenasmustard

I demand the club give me free tickets as compensation for this stress I'm suffering here.

brandonia

I could do with a tab keenas. I don't even smoke.

New batsman

New man at the crease is Graham Onions.

3:30pm

brandonia

Time for Mustard to start smashing Rashid out the ground.

keenasmustard

Looks like I've picked the wrong week to give up alcohol.

ashleys army

They are like but if its all we've got what can we do? Cook obviously doesn't think the young lads are ready

chrissafc

well played callum

Wicket!

Thorp goes for 21 clean bowled by Rashid. Durham 153-8.

3:29pm

keenasmustard

See they've got the spinner on now. Good job Stokes got out earlier.

chrissafc

just find it odd that the likes of thorp/borthwick/rushworth are hitting double figures with the bat yet the top order are struggling.

chrissafc

i've got every faith in our lower order with bat and ball but the top order is a shambles.

brandonia

I apologise but I've got no faith whatsoever in our batting. Nay, in our top order.

150 up

Durham bring up their 150 with four byes. Come on Durham!!

3:26pm

ashleys army

Brandon,I'm not saying Durham ate best in country maybe surrey are doing well today but it'd early doors have faith

Change in Bowling

We're going to see some spin now. Adil Rashid replaces Sidebottom in the attack.

3:25pm

chrissafc

callum showing them how it's done

Four

Thorp moves to 21* with another boundary as he pulls a Plunkett to the fence this time.

3:23pm

Four!

Four more to Thorp as he cuts a short delivery from Plunkett to the fence moving to 17*.

3:23pm

ashleys army

Brandon,your missing the point mate not as motivated to score runs ad for country

brandonia

I think I could do with some hard drugs too to be honest Keenas

brandonia

Right, forget Hants. What about Surrey?

safcluke

No.

bryn

Will smith?

safcluke

Smith is the best batsman in this league.

55 overs in

Durham are 140-7 after 55 overs. Mustard 23* and Thorp 13*. Partnership 28*.

3:20pm

ashleys army

Brandon, hants div 2 now makes them look better than they are,same side that got relegated

Griddle

I think batting against Panesar and MaGoffin at the Oval may be slightly different to Bresnan & Sidebottom up north.

brandonia

Oh yeah Ashley. County cricket is MUCH harder than Test Cricket.

ashleys army

I agree Luke in tests yes but in lvcc its a struggle not the same conditions,atmosphere etc

keenasmustard

Looks like I've picked the wrong week to give up taking hard drugs.

safcluke

@ashleys army - to be fair to Smith he's had 2 lower scores. The bloke averages around 48 after 100 test matches.

ashleys army

Remember chandupaul a few years back,great batsman but struggled

brandonia

Or Hampshire. 191-2.

brandonia

If we're bringing up other teams, Surrey are 152-2. Why can't we be like them?

keenasmustard

Is Harker still the Chief Exec the moment? If not who is or who will replace him?

ashleys army

I agree an overseas player would be a benefit but not all do well,I wouldve had Graeme smith n look at his scores so far

safcluke

Gloucestershire are crap and in divison two. Full of division 2 plodders.

Four!

Thorp gets a boundary as he cuts Sidebottom to the fence. He moves to 5*.

3:09pm

brandonia

With the greatest of respect, what other teams do is of little interest to me. Nor should it be to our team.

keenasmustard

If I was still a member I'd tear my members pass up right now.

Griddle

We aren't the only team to get a bad start today: Derbyshire 75/6 and Gloucestshire 111/7 at one stage.....

brandonia

No, really?! Not us though. We've got worse. A lot worse.

ashleys army

Don't give this game up just yet remember these got thrashed in their 1st game v Sussex

ashleys army

Brandon,other counties have improved since then,

Four

Nice shot by Mustard as he drives Sidebottom through the covers to the boundary. He moves to 13*.

3:03pm

brandonia

As for the bowling attacks, yeah ours is better than theirs BUT they have the benefit of better batsmen too.

brandonia

It wasn't too long ago we won back to back Championships. We weren't slow starters then.

ashleys army

Support is what they need lads keep the faith!

bryn

i need a super strength mb! :(

keenasmustard

Makes my blood boil. All this club have been interested in is the Ashes test.

CollingwoodFTM

Back to the olden days.

ashleys army

But..if we've got a better attack than them who can say how many they will make?

keenasmustard

This is worse than the early 90s when our opponents just had to turn up to beat us.

ashleys army

Could b all over by 2morro

THFCCHRIS

a complete disaster i might actually see the end of the game when i head down there tomorrow lol

New batsman

The new man at the crease for Durham is Callum Thorp.

2:57pm

Griddle

Kerplunk!

Wicket!

Borthwick goes lbw to Plunkett for 1. Durham are 112-7.

2:56pm

ashleys army

That's the spirit frank its too early in the season for then they don't start performing till mid-season

Change in Bowling

Liam Plunkett replaces Bresnan at the Lumley End.

2:55pm

SuperBenks

Does Richardson look like Luis Suarez in his squad profile pic?

chrissafc

it took us about 9 games last season Frank

After 48 overs

Durham are 112-6 after 48 overs. Mustard 9* and Borthwick 1*. Partnership 8*.

2:51pm

Frankjw

It usually takes us a game or two to get going, it will get better

chrissafc

still no updates on the website about the 2nd xi game. thankfully essex twitter page are doing updates

safcluke

This batting line up will get destroyed next week at Notts. Broad will have joy...

brandonia

Who are you trying to kid frank? We're 109-6.

Frankjw

Yorks have a long tail

brandonia

The Yorkshire commentator reckons Bresnan is bowling himself into England contention. What a fool. He's not exactly bowling at Test batsmen.........

chrissafc

weather forecast improving for tomorrow

Frankjw

Things are never as bad as they seem

chrissafc

Cook is blind to the problems as he was last season. Thorp and Borthwick vs Middlesex got the club out of a big hole last season

Change in Bowling

Ryan Sidebottom replaces Patterson at the Finchale End.

2:43pm

THFCCHRIS

We have to be one of the favourites for relegation the longer the top 4 stays as it is and I don't see any changes happening either

chrissafc

bowled out for under 200 in their 1st innings. not just the 1st xi who can't bat it seems.

New batsman

The new man at the crease is Scott Borthwick.

2:41pm

chrissafc

the 2nd xi are 19/1

Frankjw

We are coming to the 'form' batsmen now

brandonia

This is an absolute shambles. I'm off to breathe in some carbon monoxide.

Ang

Perhaps I wont go down there at 4 after all :(

safcluke

Joke.

chrissafc

sorry but this is rubbish

Ang

or Nicky Peng

brandonia

I wonder what Jimmy Daley is up to.......

Wicket!

Collingwood goes for 0 bowled by Bresnan. Durham 104-6.

2:39pm

Ang

or Colly!!!

chrissafc

he can't do any worse can he?

Frankjw

Ang - dont think anyone is listening to you, but can you bat?

Ang

I go with no. 4 - it's defo Harmy's fault. Hasnt taken any wkts in ages ;)

brandonia

There's only so much a coach can do Chris. Maybe we'd be better opening with Jon Lewis??!

chrissafc

It always seems to be 1 of 4 excuses yet nothing is ever questioned about the coaching. 1 - The bowlers are of a top standard 2 - Durham's pitch is rubbish 3 - They have no confidence 4 - Blame Steve Harmison.

brandonia

Well yeah, for all we know this might be their peak...... If that's the case what does that tell you?!

chrissafc

i think it's easy to blame the players, but the coaching has to be questioned when openers are struggling to reach double figures

Ang

I was going to go down there about 4ish but was wondering if there was any reduction in the entrance fee

chrissafc

they aren't improving in anything though

brandonia

I think you missed my point Chris - what I mean was, don't blame Jon Lewis for poor coaching. There's only so much you can improve someone. I think in our case it's a lack of talent.

Four!

Lovely shot down the ground my Mustard as he drives Patterson to the fence.

2:34pm

Ang

lol

keenasmustard

@Ang, don't worry, they'll pay you.

chrissafc

as i said earlier where has the money gone? i read last night south shields are on the verge of signing a cricketer named in the NZ test squad to face england. durham can't afford a cup of tea

brandonia

Granted, but once he was in, it was up to him to perform. Have we got a single batsman in our top 6 with an average over 20? Very poor.

chrissafc

i appreciate you can't polish a turd but this is shockingly bad. same failures everyone can see about from cook. he stuck with muchall far too long last season averaging 9 runs in the lvcc. same thing is happening again with the top order. need to start and make some tough decisions & give others a chance. this is game 3 of the season now.

Ang

Does anyone know how much it costs to enter the ground after tea?

Noz

Brando, if he hadn't have played that unnecessary shot Stokes wouldn't have been in to get out

Griddle

True brandonia - not sure I did either

100 up

Durham bring the 100 up as Mustard gets a couple. Durham 100-5.

2:27pm

chrissafc

whoever is our batting coach, needs to take a look at themselves. very poor

brandonia

Will Smith didn't get Stokes and Benkenstein out.

Griddle

Might not make 100, let alone 200

keenasmustard

Well this has gone right up the tubes in the space of a few balls.

Griddle

I'm blaming Will Smith's shot selection

Ang

Does anyone know how much it costs to enter the ground after tea?

marchy22

oh dear

brandonia

Sorry Griddle, but its all your fault. You've invoked the LMC curse. We won't even make 200 now.

chrissafc

Not good

Griddle

Don't shoot the messenger morzee

Griddle

Still have yet to reach 100 this season without 5 wickets down - shocking.

morzee

griddle!

SuperBenks

Open your eyes Cook

brandonia

Gutted. 2 hours of hard graft undone by five minutes of madness. I'd say its advantage Yorkshire again.

New batsman

The new man at the crease is Phil Mustard.

2:19pm

Wicket!

Benkenstein goes for 40 caught at slip by Root off the bowling of Patterson. Durham 98-5.

2:18pm

Noz

All started by Smith and his unnecessary shot

keenasmustard

Oh for crying out loud.

New batsman

New man at the crease is the skipper Paul Collingwood.

2:15pm

Wicket!

Stokes goes for 2 caught behind by Bairstow off the bowling of Bresnan. Durham 96-4.

2:15pm

Noz

Simon, he didn't need to play that shot IMO

Appeal

Bresnan and the slips are up looking for lbw against Stokes, but the umpire says no.

2:13pm

Noz

Smudge played well and hung around but got himself out again playing the hook shot

Wicket!

Smith hooked Bresnan's bouncer straight to Sidebottom on the fine leg boundary. Unlucky way to go,.

2:12pm

New batsman

New man at the crease is Ben Stokes.

2:11pm

Wicket!

Smith goes caught on the boundary by Sidebottom off the bowling of Bresnan for 42. Durham 94-3.

2:10pm

39 overs bowled

Durham are 94-2 after 35 overs. Smith 42* and Benkenstein 38*. Partnership 86*.

2:09pm

Four!

Nice shot down the ground by Benks off the bowling of Patterson. He moves to 38*.

2:08pm

safcluke

"NOT OUTTTTTT"

morzee

griddle. We haven't made it today yet either!

Appeal

Patterson and the slip are up for lbw against Smith but the umpire says not out.

2:01pm

morzee

ssssssshhhhhhhhh

Griddle

We've not made it to 100 yet this season without losing at least 5 wickets.

Four!

Lovely shot down the ground by Smith through mid-on off the bowling of Bresnan. He moves to 39*.

1:57pm

safcluke

Haway keep this going..

35 overs in

Durham are 78-2 after 35 overs. Smith 33* and Benkenstein 32*. Partnership 70*.

1:53pm

Griddle

Get Pudsey back on!

Bowling

Steven Patterson will open things up from the Finchale End.

1:44pm

Four

Smith cuts the first ball after lunch to the boundary. He moves to 33*.

1:42pm

Bowling

Tim Bresnan will open things up from the Lumley End after Lunch.

1:41pm

Afternoon sesssion

The players are back out on the field, play should be underway shortly.

1:40pm

Griddle

Anyway, this is our second best partnership this season - and that's definitely correct.

Griddle

ah no, you are right Luke, they added 60, getting confused (as usual)

safcluke

Nearly then...

Griddle

58 Luke, 203/7 to 261/8

safcluke

SB & Thorp last week Griddle?

Griddle

By my reckoning this is only the second partnership of 60+ we've had this season.......

Update

Good effort by the lads there to bounce back after a difficult start. Let's hope they can continue their good form in the afternoon session.

1:04pm

brandonia

Kudos to Smudge and Benks for sticking at it mind. Looking at the bowling figures everyone bar Pudsey has been tight so good work from our lads in remaining disciplined.

Lunch

It's Lunch at the Emirates Durham ICG. Durham are 72-2 after 31 overs. Benkenstein 30* and Smith 29*. Partnership 64*.

1:02pm

Appeal

Sidebottom and the slips are up appealing for lbw against Smith but the umpire says not out.

1:01pm

Stan Drop

Ship steadied. good to see. keepit up lads!

Four!

Shot of the morning from Benks as he drills a shot off the back four to the cover boundary. He moves to 30*.

12:57pm

archietino

Is a change in the coaching set up needed

RE: Brandonia

Bowled a solid line this morning, offered nothing to the lads.

12:51pm

safcluke

Surprised Brooks isn't playing.

brandonia

Paterson's pretty tight mind......

Four!

Benkenstein gets one through the slips and the ball goes to the fence. He moves to 26*.

12:49pm

safcluke

Fair play to Smith, sticking in here.

27 overs bowled

Durham are 61-2 after 27 overs. Smith 26* and Benkenstein 22*. Partnership 53*.

12:46pm

Appeal

Patterson and the slips are up appealing for lbw against Smith, but the umpire says not out.

12:42pm

chrissafc

dear me, didn't realise that.

keenasmustard

@safcluke - to clarify the 2nds played the Uni after the first team did. Harmy played in the 2nds

keenasmustard

That's the official line Chris. Whether it's true or not is another matter.

safcluke

Did he play in the uni game? Or was it the 2nd's...

safcluke

How can you blame Steve Harmison for the same batting failures?

chrissafc

@keeanasmustard - is that true?

SuperBenks

Durham's downturn in fortunes started 3 years ago, Harmison signed a bumper contract 3 years ago. These things may be connected.

keenasmustard

Tweaked his hamstring in the Uni game officially.

chrissafc

probably too busy promoting his benefit events

archietino

Why is harm not playing AGAIN

Change in Bowling

Sidebottom replaces Plunkett at the Finchale End.

12:34pm

brandonia

Good stuff from Agent Pudsey!

keenasmustard

Good lad Pudsey. Those pies are batting us into form.

Four!

Benkenstein crashes a cut shot off the back foot to the boundary off Plunkett. He moves to 20*.

12:27pm

chrissafc

Wharf is from Yorkshire

After 22 overs

Durham are 50-2 after 22 overs. Benkenstein 16* and Smith 22*. Partnership 42*

12:26pm

chrissafc

Umpires JH Evans and AG Wharf

keenasmustard

Who are the umpires today?

Appeal

Patterson and the slips are up asking for a catch off Smith but the umpire says not out.

12:24pm

keenasmustard

Well done lads. Keep going.

chrissafc

well done durham

mac6

50 up

50 up

Durham reach their 50 in the 21st over with a leg bye.

12:22pm

Griddle

This is now the highest score we've got this season before the 3rd wicket has fallen....

18 overs in

Durham are 45-2 after 18 overs. Smith 20* and Benkenstein 14*. Partnership 37*.

12:12pm

Four!

Smith gets another boundary off Plunkett as he plays a shot through Bresnan at mid-on.

12:08pm

Change in Bowling

Steven Patterson replaces Bresnan at the Lumley End.

12:01pm

mac6

Good to see 2 fours for smith off plunkett

chrissafc

very odd. we've got to keep this going durham

Four

Another boundary for Smith as he pulls another Plunkett delivery to the fence. Smith moves to 16*.

11:59am

RE: chrissafc

Dunno what's going on there. Not of my doing I assure you.

11:59am

Four!

A short delivery from Plunkett is pulled to the boundary by Smith. Nice shot!

11:58am

Change in Bowling

Liam Plunkett replaces Ryan Sidebottom at the Finchale End.

11:57am

keenasmustard

That one did though.

keenasmustard

Chris Gayle scores 175 but can't even get past the swear filter

14 overs in

Durham are 27-2 after 14 overs. Benkenstein 8* and Smith 8*. Partnership 19*.

11:57am

chrissafc

oh well the bloke who his 175

chrissafc

chris *** le

chrissafc

did we all see chris ***le got crazy yesterday

chrissafc

i'll be down on friday

Re: mac6

Nice one. Guys follow mac6's example and get down there.

11:54am

mac6

Got my yearbook from club shop this morning

Re: safcluke

I believe they might be available at the club shop.

11:48am

safcluke

Can I have one?

Re: keenasmustard

I've got one in front of me, so I believe so.

11:44am

chrissafc

they supposed to be

keenasmustard

Are the yearbooks ready today?

10 overs bowled

Durham are 25-2 after 10 overs. Smith 8* and Benkenstein 7*. Partnership 17*.

11:41am

Four!

Great shot by Benks as he cuts a short delivery from Bresnan to the boundary.

11:39am

safcluke

Graham Smith struggling at Surrey so far.

Griddle

Tynevalleyblackcat - what you talking about, this is the best start we've had all season!

Tynevalleyblackcat

Just logged in and that's a sorry looking start.

Six overs in

Durham are 18-2 after 6 overs. Benkenstein 0* and Smith 8*. Partnership 10*.

11:25am

brandonia

Is it perhaps worth moving Jennings down the order? I want the lad to get a good chance for sure and this honestly isn't a knee-jerk but I think asking the lad to open is perhaps putting too much pressure on too soon......?

Four!

Smith crashes a shot through point to the boundary off the bowling of Bresnan.

11:23am

safcluke

Anyone for pushing Scotty up the order to 3?

Tom87

deja vu anyone?

keenasmustard

Onions must almost feel like he's an opening batsman.

Griddle

Sorry, thought Colly was at 4 and Benky at 5 for some reason. Maybe because he is out batting so early every innings?

Durham

Correction that was leg byes. Benks still yet to get off the mark.

11:20am

chrissafc

must question where all our money has gone when we can't afford to bring a player in yet south shields are close to signing new Zealand international tom latham once the series with England has finished.

safcluke

Big call for Rudolph.

Four!

Benkenstein gets off the mark with a shot off his hip which goes to the fine leg boundary.

11:19am

marchy22

dear me this is gonna be a long painful season if this batting doesnt buck its ideas up

Stan Drop

Comment superfluous.

Wicket

Sidebottom went up for lbw, Stoneman got a thick edge onto his pad and Plunkett took a good low catch at third slip.

11:15am

christoff

Colly has not been in the top 4 Griddle?

Griddle

Most of those were for Colly too Marchy. Not good at all, and looks like it's getting worse.

safcluke

ffs man.

chrissafc

dear me

Wicket!

Stoneman goes for 6 caught by Plunkett off the bowling of Sidebottom. Durham 8-2 after 3 overs.

11:13am

safcluke

Big innings for these two.

THFCCHRIS

Here's hoping these 2 can build a decent innings as I am making a visit to the Riverside tomorrow

marchy22

its tdrrible brandonia, i couldnt believe when i read in 16 innings the top four had scored 99 runs between them!!

Four!!

Stoneman crashes a short delivery from Sidebottom to the boundary with a fine cut shot.

11:11am

marchy22

dont say that keenasmustard, plunkett will probably have his one good game of the season against us

brandonia

This top order failing thing is getting old now. Can we just for a change have a session where we score a ton for no loss?

Griddle

Should be pleased to see Bresnan find a bit of form, but I'm really not.

Noz

Lol @ keenasmustard - morning all. Lovely day at Durham today. Lets hope for a run fest

keenasmustard

Haway Yorkshire give us a sporting chance - get Plunkett on to bowl.

Off the mark!

Smith is off the mark with a leg glance for 2. Deja vu.

11:06am

New batsman

New man at the crease is Will Smith.

11:05am

Wicket

Nice delivery that, came back in at Jennings at the last moment and took his off stump.

11:05am

chrissafc

dear me

Wicket!

Bresnan strikes with his first ball as he bowls Jennings for 0. Durham 2-1.

11:04am

Yorkshire

Sharing the new ball will be Tim Bresnan.

11:03am

RE: Brandonia

Haha no, I think Michelle will be here soon.

11:03am

christoff

Prediction for morning session, 94-1, fingers tightly crossed

brandonia

Egg arl owa my face. Morning Simo! Are you staking a claim for the position full time?!!

Off the mark!!

Stoneman gets off the mark will a leg glance for 2.

11:01am

RE: chrissafc

Not sure about that mate. That'll be a question for someone at the club.

11:01am

chrissafc

simon, what's the situation with the website? late update about the Warwickshire result and no info about the 2nd xi game

Yorkshire

Ryan Sidebotom will open the bowling from the Finchale End.

10:59am

RE: Brandonia

Not Michelle I'm afraid, Brandonia. It's Simon again, sorry.

10:58am

safcluke

All the England boys playing in this round of fixtures?

christoff

Morning all, come on Durham steady away please

brandonia

Thank you for that Michelle. In my other life I'm a Firefighter. Believe it or not.

Durham

Mark Stoneman and Keaton Jennings are opening up for Durham.

10:58am

Durham

The umpires and players are out on the field, play should be underway shortly.

10:56am

Griddle

Am I allowed to be a little bit pessimistic batting first with our current line up?

morzee

morning troops feeling upbeat about the game ahead. colly showing confidence in top 4 by batting first. like it. just hope they can repay the faith.

chrissafc

overcast here in boro. have Friday off work but I look at the weather forecast and rain seems likely

safcluke

Probably 361/1 Brandonia.

RE: Brandonia

God bless you sir!

10:53am

brandonia

Not me unfortunately, I'm in Crook assuring that the gas pipework in a school is sound and secure. In short, I'm saving lives.

Update

Are any of you fine people here today?

10:50am

Weather

It's a glorious day here at the Emirates Durham ICG, so much so I'm in short sleeves(in the air conditioned press box).

10:48am

brandonia

Morning folks, what odds on Durham being 361-4 at close?!

Yorkshire

Lyth, Root, Jaques, Gale, Bairstow, Ballance, Bresnan, Plunkett, Sidebottom, Patterson, Rashid.

10:47am

safcluke

Morning all. Top three need runs today,

Durham

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

10:46am

keenasmustard

I've just said that :)

Toss Result

Durham have won the toss and elected to bat.

10:45am

keenasmustard

Durham win the toss and will bat. Durham team unchanged.

Morning

Good morning and welcome to the Live Match Coverage of LV= County Championship match between Durham and Yorkshire.

10:44am

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