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Durham CCC v Yorkshire CCC

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Durham

Cheers for joining the chat today. I'll catch you all tomorrow for Day Three.

7:00pm

raydetmold

hopefully we can be positive and get a big lead

Ed Syers

Agreed, I wouldn't want to be batting tonight with a few overs left. There's a good forcast for tomorrow morning so hopefully we can get a big lead.

Stan Drop

Don't knock it Chris! That's brilliant timing and a more than useful lead to take into tomorrow. I reckon 300 will be untouchable on this wicket and 250 probably enough. Good (if short) day's work by the lads.

chrissafc

Close of play in this weather. What a crazy rule

Durham

Durham will bat in the morning. With a lead of 60. Come on Durham!

6:43pm

Close of Play

That wicket brings about the close of play. It's been an entertaining couple of hours as Durham wrap up the Yorkshire innings with seven quick wickets.

6:42pm

Wicket!

Stokes gets his third wicket as he bowls Patterson for 7. Yorkshire 177 all out. They trail by 60.

6:41pm

stuartp

Done, another for Stokes. Durham to start in the morning.

mac6

Stokes bowls patterson

mac6

Durham will not bat tonight

Change in Bowling

Graham Onions replaces Rushworth at the Finchale End.

6:36pm

54 overs bowled

Yorkshire are 170-9 after 54 overs. Plunkett 24* and Patterson 1*. Trail by 67.

6:35pm

New batsman

The new man at the crease is Steve Patterson.

6:33pm

safcluke

take two off for the change around aswell.

chrissafc

Frustrating that only 5 overs remain yet its a beautiful night

manurule175

yes! needed that

Wicket!

Stokes gets another wicket as Sidebottom gets caught on the boundary by Jennings for 7. Yorkshire 161-9.

6:30pm

mac6

Sidebottom goes to stokes caught on boundary

stuartp

9

manurule175

Wouldnt mind them all out asap, take a 70 lead, top effort from lads, dont let it slip. 21 partnership

mac6

Plunkett starting to hit out

manurule175

Thanks!

RE: manurule175

Seven overs left today.

6:23pm

Edge!!!!

Sidebottom edges a ball from Stokes just wide of Rushworth at gully. So close to the ninth wicket there.

6:23pm

manurule175

overs left?

After 49 overs

Yorkshire are 140-8 after 49 overs. Plunkett 4* and Sidebottom 0*. Trail by 97.

6:15pm

RE: Brandonia

No injuries.

6:14pm

brandonia

Have we had an injury? Beeb scorecard showing Rushy and Stokes with uncompleted overs......

salmon

stuartup, google bbc radio newcastle and leeds

Haslam

They only stop after a wicket if it is in the last over, i assume its the same as tests. Could do will not batting tonight though...

stuartp

Found it, thanks brandonia. I'd followed the link on the bbc site listing all the cricket commentry and it suddenly switched while I was out of the room.

safcluke

Lets wrap these two up and get to the close 0 down. (Wishful thinking)

brandonia

Live Event 6 for our game.

stuartp

& if we end up only having 1 over to face would play end after the 1st wicket or could we still end up 3 down?

stuartp

Has the radio commentry turning into american rounders for anyone else?

bryn

*only half jokes*

46 overs bowled

Yorkshire are 137-8 after 46 overs. Plunkett 1* and Sidebottom 0*. Trail by 100.

6:04pm

bryn

we could be 3 wickets down by half 6!

RE: raydetmold

13 overs left to play today.

6:00pm

raydetmold

Good evening everybody , how many overs left today ?

New batsman

New man at the crease is Ryan Sidebottom.

5:57pm

safcluke

Another brilliant effort with the ball.

Wicket

Wild swing that by Bresnan and Colly took a good catch above his head to snag his old England teammate.

5:57pm

brandonia

Gerrin!!!! Roll them for <150!

Wicket!

Rushworth strikes as he removes Bresnan for 10 as he's caught by Colly at first slip. Yorkshire 136-8. Trail by 101.

5:56pm

stuartp

8-)

mac6

Bresnan goes to rushy

Change in Bowling

Rushworth replaces Thorp at the Finchale End.

5:54pm

CollingwoodFTM

Keep it going lads.

New batsman

The new man at the crease is Liam Plunkett.

5:52pm

Wicket

Nice delivery by Stokes as he the ball moves in on Rashid at the last minute and traps him in front.

5:51pm

stuartp

Oh well I was hoping for Bunny to get another 9 fer plus a runout, but happy to get them 7 down.

Wicket!

Stokes gets Rashid lbw for 25. Yorkshire are 132-7. They trail by 105.

5:50pm

mac6

Rashid goes lbw to stokes

Noz

Rashid lbw

43 overs bowled

Yorkshire are 131-6 after 43 overs. Rashid 25* and Bresnan 5*. Trail by 106.

5:48pm

Change in Bowling

Ben Stokes replaces Graham Onions at the Lumley End.

5:45pm

brandonia

Stokes replaces Bunny.

40 overs in

Yorkshire are 126-6 after 40 overs. Rashid 23* and Bresnan 2*. Trail by 111.

5:38pm

brandonia

Give him some chin music Bunny!!

brandonia

12 off 5

Play and Miss

Huge swing and Rashid misses the ball by a mile when trying to drive Onions through mid-off.

5:36pm

brandonia

Play and miss.

RE: Brandonia

Taking advantage of an attacking field at the minute. Huge gap at cover, trying to get his driving.

5:35pm

brandonia

10 off 3 balls for Rawhide.

brandonia

Thanks homie. Rawhide seems to be playing his shots.

RE: Brandonia

Cool story, bro.

5:33pm

brandonia

Interestingly, when typing Rashid into my phone - the AutoCorrect tries to tell me it should be Rawhide........

brandonia

Rashid living dangerously.

Haslam

Half full, plunkett is in next and he is no longer considered an all rounder. Rashid has been on borrowed time too.

stuartp

Could he do it again?

brandonia

Deffo would STK!!

chrissafc

Who was proof reading page 60 in the new members book?

Tynevalleyblackcat

Would be brilliant to get them all out by close of play.

Durham

Onions bowling figures are now: 16.3-2-49-5.

5:26pm

brandonia

Quite a long batting lineup though, Pudsey at 9 and at one stage he was considered something of an all-rounder.

stuartp

BUNNY !!!!!

New batsman

New man at the crease is Tim Bresnan.

5:25pm

brandonia

Michelle for Bunny!

Wicket!

Onions gets his fifth wicket as Ballance is caught behind by Mustard for 5. Yorks 107-6. Trail by 130.

5:24pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

6 down

brandonia

YES!!!!!

mac6

Ballance gone

Dropped!!

Stoneman drops Rashid on 6 off the bowling of Thorp at mid-wicket.

5:22pm

brandonia

Rashid dropped by Rocky :(

mac6

Rashid dropped

brandonia

Thanks.

RE: Brandonia

Correct, 23 overs left to play.

5:17pm

Chance!!!

Rashid tries to pull an Onions delivery but he miscues and the ball drops just short of Benks at mid-on.

5:16pm

brandonia

Are there 23 overs left?

35 overs bowled

Yorkshire are 105-5 after 35 overs. Rashid 5* and Ballance 4*. Trail by 132.

5:14pm

Noz

And hello there sunshine

Noz

2 new batsmen in now. Hopefully we can keep chipping away

Wicket!

Deliberate plan by Durham there. They put the man back and Bairstow lofted the ball right to him. Good stuff.

5:10pm

chrissafc

Great persistance from our players

brandonia

Bunny's my strike bowler in my fantasy team too :-). Just like that, it's advantage Durham again....... For the moment.

New batsman

The new man at the crease is Adil Rashid.

5:09pm

Wicket!

Onions strikes again as he gets Bairstow caught by Stoneman at deep square leg for 16. Yorkshire 97-5.

5:08pm

Noz

Poor shot, very like Smudge yesterday

brandonia

Gerrin!!

Tynevalleyblackcat

5 down.

Chance!!!

Ballance lofts the ball in the air but is just drops short of Smith at point of the bowling of Onions.

5:06pm

Maiden

Thorp sends down a maiden in the 33rd over.

5:04pm

BrianT

Earlier comment from Chris SAFC. I agree one hundred percent.

RE: Brandonia

Averages over 50 in first class cricket. Some very good players in this Yorkshire batting lineup.

5:01pm

brandonia

Great talent this lad.

New batsman

The new man at the crease is Gary Ballance.

5:00pm

Wicket

Good delivery by Onions as Root plays back to the ball and it hits his middle stump.

5:00pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

Right lads, 2 more quick ones now please!!

Wicket!

Onions gets the wicket of Root for 49. Yorkshire 96-4. Trail by 141.

4:59pm

brandonia

Woooooohooooo!! I'm taking an assist.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Root gone on 49

Noz

Get in Root gone

Tynevalleyblackcat

Get in

brandonia

Time for Stokes perhaps??

Play and Miss

So close to a wicket at Bairstow takes a swing at an Onions delivery, which he misses somehow.

4:55pm

Update

Not much there for the bowlers here so far. Root and Bairstow look fairly solid. Let's hope for a wicket soon.

4:55pm

brandonia

I fear Root may get a ton. It's been very easy for him so far.

brandonia

Advantage Yorkshire now like, with Root getting his 50.

keenasmustard

It would be insult to injury if we didn't take any wickets tonight.

marchy22

shame our batters make every single wicket look like a minefield even when they arent

brandonia

Root 49.

brandonia

42 partnership.

chrissafc

Both comfortable

brandonia

Tim Wellock reckons its a good track for batting so we could have a tough job on our hands here.

29 overs bowled

Yorkshire are 89-3 after 29 overs. Root 47* and Bairstow 11*. Trail by 148.

4:47pm

Change in Bowling

Callum Thorp replaces Rushworth at the Finchale End.

4:43pm

Play and Miss

Onions goes past the outside edge of Root who has a dab at a ball outside off stump.

4:40pm

Noz

Gotta say we don't look like taking a wicket

Stan Drop

Over four runs per over! Get a grip lads.

26 overs in

Yorkshire 83-3 after 26 overs. Bairstow 8* and Root 44*. Partnership 26*.

4:35pm

Stan Drop

These two are dangerous and already scoring quite quickly. Brezza and Puds also both know which end of the bat to hold. Gerrem out!

Tynevalleyblackcat

Could do with a wicket here.

keenasmustard

The paying spectator always gets shafted.

chrissafc

Really is common sense

brandonia

They do it in Test Matches, so why we can't do it in the CC is beyond me.

chrissafc

Brian. Its something that has bugged people for a long time. Lost about 50 overd today. If conditions are ok the rules should allow for extra play. Common sense i think

After 23 overs

Yorkshire are 70-3 after 23 overs. Bairstow 6* and Root 37*.

4:22pm

brandonia

Drat!!

Edged

Root gets an edge to a Rushworth delivery but it goes just wide of Stokes at third slip.

4:19pm

BrianT

Why should they finish play when it gets dark? Didn't do so against Somerset!

brandonia

HA'WAYAYAYAYAYAAYAYAYAYYYYYY DURHAM!!!!

brandonia

HA'WAYAYAYAYAYAAYAYAYAYYYYYY DURHAM!!!!

safcluke

haway lads

Bowling

Chris Rushworth will open things up from the Finchale End.

4:10pm

Bowling

Grahm Onions finishes his over from last night with a dot to Bairstow. Yorkshire 57-3.

4:09pm

Noz

Yorkshire

Joe Root continues in the middles and he's joined by new batsman Jonny Bairstow.

4:08pm

Durham

The players are out on the field and we should be underway any minute. Come on Durham!

4:07pm

roker1973

thanks

keenasmustard

What would be the situation here for non-members? Paid £15 before the scheduled start time only for play to start at the last session. However those rocking up at tea will only pay £5 to see the same amount of play. Doesn't seem fair does it to pay £10 extra to watch the rain.

chrissafc

This playing time farce is laughable. They should play until its dark

RE: Rokker1973

We're getting underway at 10 past 4.

4:05pm

brandonia

I reckon the ECB need to revise their playing time regulations :-).

chrissafc

Wish they would get on with it. Big dark cloud above

roker1973

whats the crack on todays play are they gonna get a start ?

safcluke

Hopefully it keeps off and we can get some early wickets.

Noz

Agreed Luke, big black cloud over the middle of the ground at the min :-/

re: safcluke

Overcast here as well. Hopefully they are and we can get early wickets.

4:00pm

safcluke

Surely these are great bowling conditions? Overcast here in SR5

RE: TVBC

Your thinking is spot on, that's what I was basing my analysis on. Great minds...

3:57pm

Haslam

Wouldn't swap places with yorks now, 147-7 at close after 32 overs.

Tynevalleyblackcat

I know but its a good a guess as we are going to get!!

safcluke

Never works like that though TVBC.

Tynevalleyblackcat

96 Overs in a standard day of 6 hours = 16 overs per hour. 38.1/16 = 2.38 hours or 2 hours 23 mins. Play should finish at 6:38 if they start at 4:15.

brandonia

Should be 20:00!!!! That's another debate though.

safcluke

never get 38 overs in just over 2 hours. More likely to be a 7pm finish.

Stan Drop

38 overs should be enough to get seven wickets! Hawaay the laads!

RE: Brandonia

Should be around half past six, give or take, if wickets fall etc.

3:47pm

safcluke

haway lads, few early wickets.

brandonia

So what's the new close of play time?

Update

Play will get underway at 10 past 4, and we will be playing 38.1 overs to see out the day.

3:44pm

keenasmustard

Sounds like promising news.

bryn

Just got in im proper hank,its a full english for this cowboy!

Update

Much better scene here now. The covers are off and the players are going through their warm-up routines.

3:33pm

alan62

not worth driving down the western bypass now!

Re: keenasmustard

It sure is.

3:20pm

brandonia

Agree with Keenas. I'm not suggesting they play until its dark, but theres no reason why they can't play for 3 hours (48 overs) until 19.15.

keenasmustard

Is the charity book shop still going in the media centre this season?

chrissafc

Meaning they will.gladly stop at around 6.15pm when its bright and dry

Update

When/if play does get underway it will be a one session day.

3:16pm

chrissafc

Tea taken now. Laughable

Update

We're hopeful of getting underway at quarter past 4, if there is no more rain.

3:14pm

keenasmustard

On days like this they should play till it gets dark if we get a dry spell. Used to do that all the time as kids playing in the park :)

Update

There will be another pitch inspection at quarter to 4 by the umpires here at the Emirates Durham ICG.

3:13pm

auldtimer

The sheets are coming off.

Update

The umpires are out on the field and are having a long old talk with the groundsman.

3:08pm

Noz

Just got here. It's much brighter than I expected and far lighter than yesterday. Hopefully the rain can stay away and we can get some play

Tynevalleyblackcat

Brightest its been all day here in Doxford Park.

auldtimer

The bright sky is heading towards us at the ground.

brandonia

It's a lot brighter up at Stanley but I've no idea if that's going to CLS or going the other way?!!

chrissafc

Umpires are out

ashleys army

Sure is Brandon I wad relying on u today when u said 3.10 start

RE: Brandonia

I'll try and find out when they could take tea. I know it is, English spring/summertime.

2:57pm

auldtimer

There's definitely some bright sky in the distance coming this way, lets hope it gets here in time for some play today.

brandonia

Frustrating this.

rjb

Thanks.

keenasmustard

Guess we're not going to get any play after all.

ashleys army

Getting heavier now I'm off to the bar

auldtimer

The drizzle has turned to light rain.

brandonia

What's the earliest they can take Tea?

auldtimer

Regs say they can't start until it stops completely once they've been off for rain.

brandonia

Cheating? Boycott would be over the moon, then they'd be on a more level playing field like he used to be in the days of 'uncovered pitches'.

ashleys army

It's very fine tho they cud play in this

Stan Drop

Regard it as a contribution to fine cause Ashley! Let's hope that the rain has juiced up the wicket a bit. No need to resort to cheating Brandonia.

auldtimer

And just as I finished typing the last post the drizzle starts again.

ashleys army

I wanna refund I've just paid 15 quid 2 min ago

auldtimer

The weather map is predicting no more rain for the rest of the day.

brandonia

chrissafc has a direct line to the umpires walkie-talkie!

re: chrissafc

How quick was that, you must have nimble fingers if you're on your phone.

2:40pm

brandonia

More positive news. Lets hope we don't have a case where they say play will start at 15:20 and Tea will be 15:40!! It's happened before!

Update

As chrissafc says, there will be a pitch inspection at 3pm.

2:39pm

chrissafc

Pitch inspection at 3pm

Re: rjb

rjb, after tea admission is £5 so get yourself along if you can.

2:37pm

brandonia

Tell the groundstaff to stick the hose pipe on a length, that should help our bowlers out a bit!!

auldtimer

It's a good sign that the cover pipes are being collected in and wrapped up.

Update

The umpires are out for another look at the outfield. Deep in discussion, hopefully they bring us some positive news.

2:32pm

RE: rjb

Price for a full day is £15, I don't know if that comes down or not because of the weather.

2:31pm

rjb

If/when play gets under way, how much is admission please?

auldtimer

It's down to a very fine drizzle now but disappearing quickly, the sheets are being slowly peeled back and the umps are out.

chrissafc

Not raining at the ground

mac6

Thanks Simon I'll wait a bit longer before coming down

Re: mac6

Not yet mac, the groundstaff are still moping the covers. Still a while yet I think. May be another hour yet.

2:24pm

mac6

Any start time simon

CollingwoodFTM

TVBC I think Leg Breaks are Cattermole's specialty.

safcluke

Sunderland will be playing 20/20 cricket pre match on Monday night.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Never understood why professional cricketers play football when warming up. I await the day when Sessegnon is seen practicing his leg break prior to a match at the SOL!!

auldtimer

Raining again at the ground.

Update

In more hopeful news, some are the lads are playing football just off the boundary, going through warm-up exercises.

2:07pm

safcluke

Only two grounds rain has stopped play. The Emirates & The Emirates.

chrissafc

Must say their is a lot of water to shift off the covers. More than i thought

brandonia

Always a grey area I think that issue. If for arguments sake they get on at 15:00, that in effect would mean 3 hours 10 minutes play until the scheduled 18:30 close. (Tea included). As a rough guess 3 hours 10 minutes would be what, 53 overs? Can they play until later though? We all know that if the sun comes out its possible that light is good until at least 20:00 - I'm not suggesting they'll still be playing then mind. Just figuratively speaking.

brandonia

Does anyone know if there's chance of them playing until later to account for lost time?

CollingwoodFTM

Bright sunshine here.

chrissafc

Stopped raining here

RE: Brandonia

Possibly, bit of sun would help as well to help dry the outfield. Looking better now.

1:53pm

brandonia

No chance of my 14:10 prediction I think now. Perhaps we may get on before 15:00 though?!!

Update

The umpires are having a talk with the groundsman and are now walking off. Work continues to remove the surface water from the covers.

1:50pm

brandonia

Stopped raining in Stanley.

RE: chrissafc

Still very damp out there, may take awhile to clear.

1:45pm

chrissafc

The main sandbags holding down the covers are.coming off. I would say play in 40 minutes

chrissafc

Certainly the rain is getting a lot lighter

ashleys army

Cheers Chris you'll do for me leaving now

chrissafc

Fingers crossed we can get some play soon

RE: chrissafc

I've just been outside and it's drizzle at the most.

1:37pm

chrissafc

Still raining here

little_smudge

Feel sorry for the people that are at the ground waiting, but on the selfish plus side, the more it rains today the more chance I've got of seeing some play on Saturday and making use of my membership.

Update

Oh I think it's stopped raining. Still a lot of work to do on the covers and outfield though.

1:28pm

BrianT

Looking on the bright side, you'll get a bigger crowd on Saturday as the game should last until then if it rains all day today. I'm watching my spelling most carefully having put Griddle on high alert with an inappropriate comment.

RE: Brandonia

You never know, but it's still raining here. Sorry to put a downer on things.

1:20pm

ashleys army

It's supposed to be fair later tho and get this...a bit of sun!

brandonia

I should probably add that it could just be massive straw clutching on my part.

Tynevalleyblackcat

The precipitation that has persisted all morning has ceased here at Doxford Park. Still as dim as a very dim thing though.

brandonia

Aye true, but my thinking is that they may know something we don't. For example if the forecast was for rain all day - they'd probably just shut the door of their hut and stick the wireless on!

ashleys army

I'll go for that mate I'll leave home at 1.45 n b there just in time if roads r quiet

RE: Brandonia

That's looking a bit optimistic at the moment Brandonia. Covers are still on and the sopper's still doing it's work.

1:13pm

Griddle

no it's not Brian, I just invent new words sometimes.......

brandonia

14:10.

ashleys army

Howay then Brandon wot time start? For a pint back

brandonia

Sounds promising. They must know that the rain will soon stop! On their super meteorological computer. Or maybe it's just that the cows at Finchale Farm have stood up??!!

BrianT

Your smelling is awful

Griddle

I'm taking full credit for this impending collpase.

BrianT

Alex Ferguson umpiring?

Noz

Compton out lbw but clear inside edge

Noz

Somerset 109-2 - both openers gone

More Activity

The groundsman are on the pitch and are moving some covers away from the square.

12:57pm

chrissafc

Ground staff working on the covers. Still raining though.

safcluke

Bit random like but is anyone else pleased for Chris Rogers?

RE: Brandonia

No doesn't taste like Pea and Ham, I'm thinking Cream of Broccoli. If only I could post pics on here.

12:56pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

Bowl of Heinz Vegetable Soup for me and no bread.

brandonia

Course it rhymes with gone..... I'm a proper Wearsider! Simo, you're right, sorry state of affairs really. Pe and ham perhaps??

Griddle

sorry, meant Warwickshire beat us obviously.....

Activity

There's action on the pitch as one of the super soppers in on the move and has just dumped a lot of water over the boundary.

12:54pm

Griddle

Somerset 101/0 v Warwicks. Schoolboy logic tells me this is all wrong: we beat Someset, we beat Warwickshire - what is going on??

brandonia

Course it rhymes with gone..... I'm a proper Wearsider! Simo, you're right, sorry state of affairs really. Pe and ham perhaps??

chrissafc

Thanks Luke. Its bright here just raining sadly

RE: Brandonia

Hard to tell mate, it's green if that helps. It's a bad sign if I'm talking food to you all.

12:49pm

Griddle

I hope that scone rhymes with gone and not bone.

brandonia

Love a good bowl of soup me like. Be more specific though...... I've opted for Chicken Tikka Masala with Rice, then a fruit scone (buttered) for dessert.

safcluke

chrissafc is at the ground - hope it rains all day.

RE: Brandonia

Soup and sandwiches, delightful!

12:39pm

brandonia

Maybe he just had a mental* block...... *pun intended.

chrissafc

At The ground. Hopefully some play later

BrianT

You're not suggesting that the media darling is a bad sport are you?

brandonia

What you having Simo?

Noz

Brando, he almost started to and when Warks stopped celebrating he stopped walking!!

Update

We're taking an early lunch here at quarter to 1. Still raining though.

12:32pm

brandonia

Poor form by Tres for not walking mind........

daleslass

Had Ugly Dog out in the garden and its still raining.

brandonia

I'm just about to go into Cafe Interlude in Meadowfield, I'll let you know how it goes in about 15 minutes!

Noz

Ashley, still not sure why it wasn't given. Massive noise and played well away from his pad. And the tell tale sign was Tres looked guilty!! :-)

ashleys army

Noz,yeah that looked out to me but u ride ur luck don't u?

Noz

Hi all. Disappointing weather. Hopefully get out early afternoon. Re Somerset - Trescothick nicked one to the keeper earlier and given not out! Half of the runs have been scored at the 3rd man boundary

ashleys army

Tynev am liking ur thinking there like

ashleys army

What do u reckon Brandon?

Update

Just been outside, confirm it's still raining quite persistently.

12:06pm

brandonia

Speaking of lunch - what are we all having??!

ashleys army

Somerset are making their attack look very ordinary,54 off 15 good going that

Tynevalleyblackcat

I predict early lunch, back on by 2:30 and Yorkshire all out by tea :)

safcluke

Call lunch at half 12.

brandonia

It's a good dryer like. XC Weather reckons it'll be stopped by 1 - suppose it depends who you believe. Early lunch likely??

cestria

Its been steady rain in ChLSt all morning. The BBC weather page suggests it might stop after 2pm. If so I think there will be quite a bit of squeeging to be done to get play underway.

safcluke

I thought Bell & Trott would be playing for Warwickshire..

ashleys army

If u can just let me know half hour b4 it stops I'll make me way over,ha-ha

brandonia

What's it like at Taunton? Wish I was sat on the couch watching that!

RE: ashleys army

Still raining. I'll let you know as soon as anything changes.

11:49am

ashleys army

Any better down there yet?

keenasmustard

The south always gets the better weather. Wonder if it's possible to move the UK further down about 400 miles. Then we'll get it.

RE: Brandonia

Oh my!

11:45am

ashleys army

I'm jealous of London weather,just put sky sports on n they're bathed in sunshine just not fair!

brandonia

Anyone got Butch Cassidy's number?

Tynevalleyblackcat

Its still persisting down here in Doxford Park and you would need headlights to drive!!

Update

Still raining at the Emirates Durham ICG and the covers are still on. We'll let you know as soon as the situation changes.

11:31am

daleslass

What's the forecast like for the rest of the game ?

daleslass

It does look brighter outside. Just looked outside and its still raining.

ashleys army

Still raining up north

brandonia

If Durham skittle the Tykes for less than 150 today we'll be having a lock-in!

RE: Griddle

Still raining and the covers are still on the pitch. So no news yet. I'll keep you informed.

11:08am

daleslass

I'm just up the road and it does look brighter

Griddle

How imminent is play looking chaps? And is this weather likely to be good news for our bowlers? Feeling slightly optimistic.

ashleys army

Arh that one well wot lass has got me doing the chores b4 I cum out but if I've got time I'll pop in

brandonia

Brightening up a touch in Catchgate..... Mind that's maybe because I've taken off my RayBan's!

brandonia

Just up the road in Birtley - opposite BOC Gases.

daleslass

Morning all. Still looking grim and wet outside.

ashleys army

Cheers Brandon ur a true gent,where is it?

ashleys army

Cause the weather is getting better later play shud go on laterthan usual shudnt it?

brandonia

Don't worry Ashley, get yourself to the Barley Mow pub - there's two pints of LCL in the pump for you ;-). As for this rain - expect us to be on by 2pm and hopefully the dampness will help our bowlers to extract a little bit of assistance from the pitch AND through the air!

Weather

The forecast looks better for later in the day.

10:55am

keenasmustard

I was going to go today but had to cancel my day off work.

ashleys army

Still coming over but prob a little later maybe 12.30

THFCCHRIS

Done exactly the same as u Ashley lol

ashleys army

Morning all,typical this I take a day off to watch Durham and it rains

chrissafc

i'm expecting them on earlier than that

marchy22

they will be on before that

keenasmustard

I reckon we'll be on by tea.

marchy22

rain will clear in the next hour or so

chrissafc

forecast much bettr for later

Start officially delayed

Still raining at Emirates Durham, umpires will have a look when the rain stops

10:46am

chrissafc

heading down shortly

safcluke

morning all. Shame about the weather.

Its raining!

Afraid we have rain this morning at Emirates Durham ICG. The covers are on, but we will update you as soon as we can.

9:33am

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