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Durham CCC v Yorkshire CCC

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Durham

Thanks for joining the LMC today, I may be back tomorrow morning, but if not I'm sure some fine other person will keep y'all updated.

6:43pm

Close of Play

That's for Day Three. Yorkshire close on 17-0. Lyth 9* and Root 6*. They need 319 to win.

6:41pm

Chance!!

Root leaves a straight one from Onions which goes millimetres over the stumps.

6:39pm

chrissafc

So close

CollingwoodFTM

get one please.

1 over left

1 over left today. Onions to bowl. Yorkshire 17-0.

6:36pm

Five overs

Yorkshire are 15-0 after five. Lyth 9* and Root 6*. They need 321 to win.

6:33pm

chrissafc

15/0

thirskdurham

We're getting closer.

Appeal

Onions and the slips go up looking for lbw against Lyth but the umpire says not out.

6:29pm

chrissafc

That was close

thirskdurham

Come on lads

marchy22

wicket plz

3 overs in

Yorkshire are 13-0 after 3 with Root 6* and Lyth 7*. They need 323 to win.

6:24pm

chrissafc

,13/0

safcluke

Pleased to see Durham going for it, nice change.

christoff

Its coming ........

thirskdurham

Thanks for the updates, mr updater.

Edge!!

Root edges Rushworth's first ball but it just drops short of Stokes at third slip. That was close.

6:18pm

Bowling

Chris Rushworth shares the new ball from the Finchale End.

6:17pm

RE: christoff

Six overs left tonight.

6:16pm

Chance!!

Lyth leaves an Onions delivery and the ball just goes past the off stump. That was millimetres away.

6:16pm

christoff

Excellent positive declaration how many overs left tonight? Howay Durham

Yorkshire

Lyth is off the mark with a pushed two to cover. Yorkshire 2-0.

6:13pm

Haslam

That depends auld. If we get them 3 or more down for not many runs then i think they'll start playing for a draw. If they bat time they'll win anyway really even if they need well over 100 last session

marchy22

id love root tonight

Durham

Graham Onions will open from the Lumley End for Durham.

6:12pm

Yorkshire

Joe Root and Adam Lyth will open the batting for Yorkshire.

6:11pm

raydetmold

superb declaration in my opinion , i can see them being 2 down at the close

manurule175

Will probably loose the morning due to rain, so its the right call for me.

RE; Bryn

Bad craic Bryn does this mean we all get an invite to your party.

6:11pm

marchy22

they have hardly gotra be ultra aggressive, its only just over 3 an over

auldtimer

I don't think yorks will be thinking about a draw until they are at least 6 down, we've dangled the carrot and lets hope they go for their shots.

bryn

Just got back home :(

marchy22

its an aggressive declarition but i would have batyed on tonight cos we would bowl them out tomorrow with too many rins on the board for them to have any cjance of winning

Re: Bryn

We'll hold you to that. Are you at the ground?

6:08pm

bryn

....dance at the party i might add

bryn

if we get 3 im doing the robot tonight

morzee

backing his bowlers to get the job done. If 103 overs not enough then. . .....

brandonia

Love that. Lets be aggressive and positive! HA'WAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYYYYY DURHAM!!

bryn

or it 'll be a draw

Weather

There's bright sunshine at the Emirates Durham ICG now, it's glorious.

6:06pm

manurule175

Think its a good call, bowlers in good for and with weather a big part, think it will be a durham win! Haway the lads

marchy22

someone will win either way

keenasmustard

Risky.

chrissafc

Interesting

Re: Marchy

103 overs I think

6:04pm

marchy22

sorry 103

marchy22

so we arw giving them 107 overs to chase only 335, risky

Durham

Durham have declared on 275-4, 335 runs ahead. Yorkshire need 336 to win.

6:03pm

chrissafc

Rushy and mustard warming up

chrissafc

We have declared

Re: keenasmustard

Durham are 275-4 and are 335 ahead.

6:02pm

keenasmustard

I've just come in from work. Can someone update the score plese?

marchy22

swing the bat for seven overs then, tey score 50-70

Update

We're set to get underway again at 10 past seven, and we'll play seven overs.

6:00pm

chrissafc

7 overs. 6.10pm.start

auldtimer

I'd like to see a 375 min lead.

chrissafc

Other covers coming off. Blue sky above lumley castle.

Update

The covers are coming off the wicket now, quite hopeful of getting some play in here.

5:55pm

Ed Syers

You'd imagine 335 is more than enough given the conditions, but I don't think we'll take the risk.

safcluke

Haway chaps

chrissafc

Benks all ready to go. Work continues

brandonia

Lovely conditions for swing bowling now :)

Weather

Certainly has cleared up here and we may get back on after all.

5:44pm

chrissafc

Covers coming off

RE: Brandonia

Not raining anymore and it looks as though the groundstaff are taking the covers off.

5:35pm

brandonia

Is it still raining Simo? I'd declare now like, if we do get on then it gives us two blasts with the new cherry AND a good 20 overs or so with a second new ball.

stuartp

Showers in the morning then clearing up lunch time onwards

marchy22

whats the forecast for tomorrow

chrissafc

I think we will get more play

BrianT

Tell them nowt

safcluke

I would say yes, but they wont declare overnight. Too cautious.

brandonia

If there's no more play today would you say it's enough Luke?

RE: Brandonia

It was here for a bit, clearing up now but still raining.

5:11pm

brandonia

Hailstoning in DH1!

safcluke

Few more I'd think

Durham

At the moment Durham are 275-4 after 78 overs. Colly 36* and Benks 61*. Lead is 335.

5:07pm

brandonia

335 lead, is it worth declaring now?

Rain

It's now raining very heavily now and the covers are on!

5:04pm

chrissafc

Lashing it down

Stoppage

The players are coming off due to bad light. It's very dark out there. There may be some rain coming.

5:00pm

Four!

Cheeky shot from Colly as he lifts the ball over the slips to the boundary he moves to 36*.

4:59pm

chrissafc

Rain stops play

safcluke

Hope we can have a bowl tonight.

Weather

A lot of dark cloud around. Fingers crossed we miss the rain.

4:58pm

RE: Safcluke

18 after this over from Bresnan.

4:58pm

bryn

looks like its going to ploot!

safcluke

Slightly embarrasing that. How many overs left today? 19?

brandonia

Leeds/Bradford MCCU beat Leicestershire by 102 runs!!!!!!!

77 overs in

Durham are 267-4 after 77 with Colly 31* and Benks 58*. Partnership is 60* and the lead is 327.

4:55pm

keenasmustard

I wonder when we will actually get some decent weather this year.

SonOfTheDesert

I hope that it's not going to head down to Chester le Street - although all the weather earlier seemed to do so - but the sky here in Scotswood is now pitch black, and it's hailing viciously. Might be looking at an early close of play.

brandonia

@manurule - are you Not Nineteen Forever?

Four!

Bit of fortune for Colly as he inside edges the ball past his stumps to the fine leg boundary.

4:50pm

thirskdurham

Just asked Siri the weather for Newcastle upon Tyne for tomorrow. He told me I'd better take a raincoat! Hopefully Chester le Street will be a different story.

Four!

Colly finds the boundary with an on drive off Bresnan which finds the midwicket boundary. He moves to 26*.

4:49pm

manurule175

surely up the run rate now ?

After 74 overs

Durham are 252-4 after 74. Colly 20* and Benks 52*. Lead is 312.

4:43pm

Benks

Correction, just the four boundaries in Benky's innings.

4:39pm

brandonia

Warks 142-8.

Four and 50 for Benks

Benks cracks a delivery from Rashid to the boundary and brings up his 50. His 50 has come off 81 balls and has included five boundaries.

4:38pm

chrissafc

Superb half.century benks

brandonia

Well batted Dale. Now let rip!!!

brandonia

Warwickshire getting a bit of a drubbing on the telly.

Change in Bowling

Tim Bresnan replaces Plunkett at the Lumley End.

4:32pm

70 overs in

Durham are 243-4 after 70. Colly 19* and Benks 46* Partnership is 36*. Lead is 303.

4:29pm

BrianT

From where I am sitting Plunkett is the best of the Yorks bowlers. I hope he prospers there (after tomorrow).

300 lead!!!

Durham's lead is now 300 runs. Come on Durham!!!!

4:24pm

Four

Colly hits a lovely glance of his legs which rockets to the boundary of the bowling of Rashid.

4:23pm

Re: keenasmustard

Bowling quite well this afternoon is Plunkett. Couple of plays and misses by the lads out there.

4:20pm

keenasmustard

Tuck in boys. Plunkett's Pie Shop is open.

67 overs in

Durham are 234-4 after 67 with Colly 14* and Benks 42*. Lead is 294.

4:19pm

brandonia

Hope so Simo. Raining in Brandon now like.

Fours!

Colly moves to 13* as he dispatches to short Plunkett deliveries to the boundary.

4:17pm

Bowling

Plunkett to continue from the Lumley End.

4:16pm

RE: Brandonia

Another dark cloud over the Pavillion, the first one passed, hopefully this one will too.

4:14pm

brandonia

It's gone very dark in the People's Republic of Brandonia. I fear we might get wet before too long.

Bowling

Rashid will continue from the Finchale End after Tea.

4:10pm

Update

The players are making their way back onto the field. Play should be underway shortly.

4:08pm

morzee

who'd have thought we would be discussing declarations 48 hours ago!

brandonia

Throw the bat at it for 16 overs, even a measly 5 an over gets us a lead of 360. Then declare.

Ed Syers

Problem we may have is that the forecast for tomorrow isn't great. We could easily lose the morning session due to rain.

Haslam

I genuinely think 15 overs, max 20, with an aim of getting about another 100. Not getting them in tonight is missing a trick in my view, 10 overs minimum

CollingwoodFTM

I would agree that 350 + is a good declaration point. But this is based on me pressing f5 on the PC rather than viewing the pitch, talking to the bowlers and batsmen and assessing how easy batting is.

Griddle

I don't think there'll be a declaration - Colly will back his bowlers to do the job is 3 sessions as long as we are batting well and putting the position beyond Yorkshire's reach.

Tea

At Tea, Durham are 220-4 after 64 overs. Collingwood 4* and Benkenstein 38*. Lead is 280.

3:52pm

Haslam

I'm slightly torn. Even a collapse would have us getting 50 plus runs and setting 325 so thinking we should just start throwing the bat at it... 5 runs an over target.

keenasmustard

350 lead I reckon

chrissafc

What do we all think would be a good lead/time to declare?

bryn

aftas chatters,on my way down cant stay till the end due to 'surprise party commitments'

CollingwoodFTM

solid.

RE: Griddle

After this over 33.

3:46pm

CollingwoodFTM

Keep it soled now lads. Don't throw away all the hard work.

Griddle

How many overs left today?

Four!

Shot be Benks as he drills a delivery from Rashid through the covers to the boundary. He moves to 34*.

3:45pm

Here comes Colly

New man at the crease is Paul Collingwood.

3:42pm

Wicket!

Stokes goes for seven caught behind by Bairstow off the bowling of Plunkett. Durham 207-4. Lead is 267.

3:41pm

chrissafc

Stokes gone. Plunkett bowling well. Lead 267

keenasmustard

Could be an omen. Rocky was dropped early on and make a bucket load of runs.

Dropped!!

Stokes is dropped by Jaques at deep square leg off the bowling of Rashid on 4. Lucky escape for Stokes there.

3:37pm

brandonia

Nah Tom, thankfully I was just passing though. Currently in Spennydorm.

200 up

That boundary by Stokes brings up the 200 for Durham. Durham 201-3, the lead is 261.

3:34pm

Off the mark

Stokes is off the mark with a boundary through backward point off Plunkett.

3:33pm

BrianT

We'll see how good Stokes is against an old ball with tired bowlers. Bit of a learning process for him.

New batsman

The new man at the crease for Durham is Ben Stokes.

3:31pm

Stoneman

That ends a brilliant knock from Rocky. He just got a knick to the ball and Ballance snagged it at first slip. Well played Rocky!!!

3:31pm

chrissafc

Lovely day here.

chrissafc

Rocky out

Wicket!

Stoneman goes for 109 caught by Ballance off the bowling of Plunkett. Durham 195-3. Lead is 255.

3:30pm

Tom87

Pretty sure it's the captains choice ;)Bish vegas ey branda's you get down the food fair last week?

brandonia

What's the weather like there? Beautiful day at Bish Vegas. People walking about with nee tops on!!

brandonia

What's the weather like there? Beautiful day at Bish Vegas. People walking about with nee tops on!!

58 overs bowled

Durham are 194-2 after 58. Stoneman 108* and Benks 27*. Lead is 254

3:26pm

BrianT

The weather will decide the time of any declaration.

250 lead

Durham's lead has now passed 250. Come on Durham!!!

3:25pm

brandonia

That would also leave 12 for them tonight :-)

brandonia

Bat for another 28 overs. If we can score at 4 an over during that time we'll have a lead of 351 :-)

54 overs bowled

Durham are 179-2 after 54 overs. Stoneman 105* and Benks 20*. Lead is 239.

3:11pm

brandonia

True, but I still much preferred the older graphics (pre 2006) than the current ones - which look like all the players have square heads.....

RE: Brandonia

The graphics were never great.

3:10pm

brandonia

Great game.

RE: Brandonia

Good game that. Decent plan.

3:09pm

brandonia

Right, I've called upon years of County success on International Cricket Captain and come up with this cunning plan - bat properly until Tea and then hoy the bat at it after Tea for an hour. By then we should have a lead of about 350 which we will declare on. Yorkshire will then have 12 or so overs to negotiate tonight and 96 tomorrow.

Four!

Benks pulls a Rashid delivery to the boundary. Not the best delivery I've seen and it got the treatment.

3:05pm

BrianT

Well done Stoneman. That may justify Geoff Cook's decision to allow top 3 to bat themselves into form.

marchy22

well batted rocky lad

brandonia

Yep, excellent effort from Rocky. Over the moon for him and don't mind being proved wrong if its to do with Durham success! Now time to push on I think.

mac6

Superb effort from rocky. Keep going

Four

Another boundary for Stoneman as he cracks Sidebottom through backward point. He moves to 104*.

3:02pm

pingu

well done rocky !

RE: Brandonia

13 overs till tea I think.

3:01pm

brandonia

Nice bit of rebuilding after the wickets fell. How many overs until Tea? We're pretty much on schedule as far as getting a 300+ lead before 5pm is concerned!

chrissafc

Been a great knock. Credit to him

keenasmustard

Well done Rocky.

100 for Rocky!!!!

Rocky gets to his 100 with a single. A brilliant knock from Rocky, his first 100 since last August. That came from 141 balls and included 10 fours and a six.

3:00pm

Four!

Rocky moves to 99!!! A short ball from Rashid is dispatched to the square leg boundary. Come on Rocky!!!

2:58pm

raydetmold

yes Luke , apologise for that word

50 overs bowled

Durham are 162-2 after 50 overs. Stoneman 95* and Benks 13*. Lead is 222.

2:57pm

safcluke

Stoneman proving alot of us wrong, I'm sure 99% of this match chat wanted him dropping.

safcluke

You mean depth? Ray?

Four!

Benks cracks a short delivery over the head of a fielder at square leg to the boundary.

2:55pm

Griddle

If he gets out now it's all your fault Luke.

safcluke

Hopefully if Rocky gets this hundred we can push up to 4 an over. 40 overs batting and then 5 to bowl tonight. Lead could be 370-ish.

Stoneman

Another single for Rocky he moves to 95*.

2:52pm

Re: keenasmustard

Hard to tell, don't think so, Combination of good batting and not the best bowling.

2:51pm

RE: Safcluke

After this over they'll be 47 to bowl today.

2:50pm

Four!

Stoneman punishes a short ball from Rashid as he pulls him to the boundary. He moves to 94*.

2:50pm

150 up

Rocky's single brings up the 150 for Durham as well. Durham 150-2.

2:49pm

keenasmustard

Is the pitch getting flatter?

safcluke

How many overs left today Simon?

Stoneman

Rocky moves into the 90's with a single.

2:48pm

47 overs in

Durham are 149-2 after 47. Stoneman 89* and Benks 6*. Lead is 209.

2:45pm

Griddle

So how far do we need to get to feel confident of victory?

CollingwoodFTM

What's happening? A session without a wicket? Well done lads, keep it up.

Appeal

Sidebottom goes up for an lbw shout against Benks, but the umpire is unmoved.

2:38pm

200 lead

Durham's lead moves over the 200 mark.

2:37pm

Change in Bowling

Sidebottom replaces Patterson at the Lumley End.

2:36pm

Off the mark

Benks gets off the mark with a single off Rashid.

2:36pm

safcluke

He will probably think Stoneman will try and hit the slower spinner over the top. They'll put 2/3 on the fence.

Yorkshire

Curious move this by Gale, moving away from Bresnan who got both wickets.

2:33pm

Change in Bowling

Rashid replaces Bresnan at the Finchale End.

2:33pm

Ian17

Go on Rocky son!

Fours!

Rocky hits back to back boundaries off Patterson to move to 85*.

2:30pm

Griddle

Smith did contribute in the 1st innings to be fair. his form is worrying, and I think it's fine to voice such a concern.

43 overs bowled

Durham 131-2 after 43 overs, Stoneman 77* and Benkenstein 0*. Lead is 191.

2:28pm

roker1973

support the team brian but some players have done nowt for yrs sorry marra but NO GOOD

BrianT

Well I'm sorry that Will Smith was out. Can we get back to supporting the team again, at least until we win or lose?

New batsman

The new man at the crease is Dale Benkenstein.

2:22pm

roker1973

ps not good enough for yrs

roker1973

just put this on and smith gone again when will we get a replacment

keenasmustard

Oh jeez.

Griddle

Was that Smith's top score of the season too?

brandonia

Spoke to soon Gridz!

Wicket!

Smith goes for four caught at slip by Root off the bowling of Bresnan. Durham 127-2.

2:20pm

Ian17

or even *sigh*...!

Ian17

*sign*...

chrissafc

Smith gone

Off the mark

Smith gets off the mark with a boundary. Durham 127-1.

2:18pm

safcluke

Shame he couldn't get a 50.

Griddle

With Will Smith coming out? Doubt it brandonia.

brandonia

Such a shame Keats couldn't get his 50. Still a great start, perhaps now might be a good time to start pushing on with the run scoring??!!

Ian17

Ah, noooo! Ah well, still a very solid start. Need Smithy to score some runs too tho...

New batsman

New man at the crease is Will Smith.

2:16pm

keenasmustard

Ah well. It was a good stand. Bad luck Jennings.

Wicket!

Jennings goes for 48 caught behind by Bairstow off the bowling of Bresnan. Durham 123-1. Lead is 183.

2:16pm

chrissafc

Jennings out

Ian17

And nigh***chman...

keenasmustard

Well look how it filters West Indian opener Chris ***le

Ian17

Ah yes, still got the good old auto-censor function that doesn't recognise context...!

40 overs in

Durham 122-0, with Stoneman 72* and Jennings 48*. Lead 182.

2:13pm

chrissafc

Brollies are up here. Its ok where i am.sat. Yorkshire taking ages to bowl

brandonia

No need for the. ****'s, I only said q-ueer!

RE: chrissafc

There's a big black cloud over the pavillion. Hopefully it passes.

2:05pm

chrissafc

Ground staff now on the tractor. They must be expecting rain soon

brandonia

Thank heavens for that, I was getting some *** looks!!

brandonia

Thank heavens for that, I was getting some *** looks!!

Ed Syers

Will three sessions be enough to bowl them out?

Griddle

So we now have our highest 2nd innings score of the season.....

brandonia

Brennan's gone for 5 an over so far.

RE; Brandonia

It's ok we're off Nelson. Durham 118-0 on 36.3 overs.

1:59pm

brandonia

I'm on one leg.......

Four!

Great shot by Keaton now as he pulls a Bresnan delivery to the square leg boundary.

1:58pm

ashleys army

I like root n bresnan the rest are average

brandonia

Light drizzle in Barnard Castle. Tim Wellock expects rain later in the day so when do you lot think we should start to push the run rate on??

36 overs bowled

Durham are 111-0 after 36 overs, Stoneman 70* and Jennings 39*. Lead is 171.

1:57pm

SIX!!

Great shot by Rocky as he pulls a Patterson delivery over the ropes for a six. Nice!!

1:56pm

chrissafc

Good going so far. Lovely 6

brandonia

Century partnership, like i say - credit where it's due so well done to the lads. Hope this is a sign of things to come.

100 up for Durham

Durham bring up the 100 with that boundary. This is the first century opening partnership for Durham since May 2012. Well played Rocky and Jennings.

1:52pm

safcluke

Well done Stoneman.

brandonia

Well batted Rocky! Credit where it's due. Now go on and get that ton!!!!

Four!

Nice shot by Rocky, as he punches the ball through the covers for a boundary. He moves to 59*.

1:50pm

50 for Rocky

50 for Stoneman as he brings it up with a boundary. He moves to 53*. Well played.

1:46pm

Bowling

Sorry that should read, Bresnan, Patterson's on now from the Lumley End. Bresnan bowled from the Finchale End.

1:45pm

Bowling

Patterson will open things up from the Lumley End.

1:42pm

Griddle

Root, Jaques, Ballance, Bairstow, Bresnan, Sidebottom: not the worst Yorkshire team surely?

Afternoon session

The players are back out after lunch. Play should be underway shortly.

1:42pm

safcluke

Gale seems to have lost it over the last year or so.

safcluke

Thought so, very good middle order batsman.

RE: Safcluke

I believe he is. Good players, averages over 50 in first class cricket.

1:35pm

safcluke

Ballance is in the 30 for the Champs Trophy isnt he?

Tynevalleyblackcat

Just been chatting to my Yorkshire supporting work colleague and he reckons this is the worst Yorkshire side he has seen in years.

Griddle

We've been bowled over on flatter wickets than this.

Haslam

Bairstow and root are ace. Gayle has gone off the boil though and i don't hear the clamours over Ballance that i used to. Not sure i know jaques...

ashleys army

Yes morz they have a few gud players but not great player's

morzee

great mornings work. agree about Yorkshire good individuals in fact woukd be delighted to have any of there top 5 in our side

Mark

Wonders will never cease! Great morning for us.

auldtimer

Re Simon; of course, but we can't expect to roll them over as easy as the 1st innings

Lunch

It's Lunch at the Emirates Durham ICG. Durham are 84-0 with Stoneman 48* and Jennings 34*. Lead is 144.

1:01pm

RE: auldtimer

Runs on the board is always an advantage.

1:00pm

auldtimer

It's worth bearing in mind that the wicket looks flat and lifeless at the moment, batting will be easy for both sides.

christoff

Come on get Roccky get your 50 before lunch

28 overs in

Durham are 80-0 with Stoneman 46* and Jennings 32*. Lead is 141.

12:52pm

Griddle

Our two previous 2nd innings this season have been 116 & 94 all out. I think a smiley or two would be justified right now.

Change in Bowling

Joe Root replaces Plunkett at the Lumley End.

12:49pm

ashleys army

Don't get too excited haslam ad I've said al along yorkshire arnt a very gud side,they might have good individuals but not a team

Haslam

I would have settled for 50/2. Genuinely what is going on...

keenasmustard

If we could have smileys on here, I'd post a dancing smiley right now.

chrissafc

Moaning about the ball again. Over rate -2. They are changing the ball

safcluke

Does anyone know the final scores from that Essex/Kent 2nd xi game?

25 overs bowled

Durham are 76-0 after 25 overs. Stoneman 42* and Jennings 32*. Lead is 136.

12:41pm

ashleys army

Brandon ur making me hungry now get in there a big dinner u won't b doing much this after

Haslam

My parents live in Darlington and my dad is a retired Durham fan. Good grub there, but only if mums off work!

christoff

These 2 showing they have the talent, and that start of season was just bad form. Great start to the season, onwards and upwards!

brandonia

Cheers Ash, think ill try that!

Appeal

Rashid goes up looking for lbw against Stoneman, but the umpire say not out.

12:34pm

ashleys army

U get great grub in that cafe in morries carpark

Four

Now Keaton has his highest score of the season as he finds he boundary with a leg glance to move to 31*.

12:32pm

brandonia

I live about 20 mins from CLS too but at present I'm working at Barnard Castle - can anyone local suggest somewhere nice for bait?!!!

21 overs bowled

Durham are 65-0 after 21. Stoneman 36* and Jennings 27*. Lead is 125.

12:28pm

RE: christoff

Yep, sorry read his and rocky's scores the wrong way round.

12:27pm

Griddle

I'll be going to watch Durham in the one-dayers at OT, but not the same at all.

ashleys army

I live 20 nun frm ground on a good day

christoff

Did Jennings not score 28 first innings against Somerset?

safcluke

I really do hope these two can get big scores. Then the "under threat" top 3 will have runs this game.

chrissafc

5 times so far yorkshire have complained to the umpire about the ball. Becoming boring

Haslam

Sadly not griddle. I live in Liverpool 5 mins walk from lancs. Aigburth ground. Was gutted they got relegated as I've been to a few county matches there recently - like Durham two years ago with 20 wkts on day 1

High scores

Rocky and Jennings have now posted their highest scores of the season with 35* and 27* respectively.

12:24pm

Griddle

Are you guys all in God's own county? I live about 20mins walk from Old Trafford.

Change in Bowling

Rashid replaces Patterson at the Finchale End.

12:17pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

Just keep going lads. These two are batting us into a great position here.

ashleys army

That's the spirit keenas we ate going to win and win well against these yorkies glory hunters

safcluke

Great start.

17 overs bowled

Durham are 54-0 after 17 overs. Stoneman 28* and Jennings 24*. Lead is 114.

12:12pm

keenasmustard

The sun is out, Durham are batting well. If I can get through today running naked through the streets without getting arrested just this once, I feel it will be a perfect day.

ashleys army

What a difference a day makes you all wanted mass change on wed evening,cook out? Now top if league,I told u to keep the faith then!

brandonia

Great first hour or so from Rocky and Keats, be great if the lads can still be there at lunch. Speaking of which - anyone know any decent bait shops in Barnard Castle?!

Re: keenasmustard

I have just asked and I believe he is and well.

12:06pm

50 up

Durham bring up their 50 in the 16th over. Come on Durham!!

12:06pm

keenasmustard

On a serious note Simon, is Brian back scoring now after his accident last year?

christoff

Excellent stuff this morning, commanding position this now. Don't want to get to carried away but if we were to win this looks like we will go top!!!!

Griddle

As comebacks go that's pretty weak mister. Are we due a shocking and inexplicable collapse here?

keenasmustard

50 up.

RE; Griddle/keenasmustard

I'll have no mutiny on this chat.

12:03pm

Griddle

Chatting up the media officer while we're all waiting for updates?

Durham

Sorry guys been chatting to your new media officer, Michelle, she says hi!!

12:01pm

keenasmustard

I'll do the updates for just half of Simon's very large fee.

Griddle

Lead updates every 3 overs, or whenever Simon wakes up.....

Tynevalleyblackcat

107 for 0 in a one innings match is a cracking position, especially against a side who have struggled with the bat and on a pitch which tends to favour the bowlers.

14 overs bowled

Durham are 47-0 after 14. Stoneman 28* and Jennings 18*. Lead is 107.

11:59am

keenasmustard

Plunkett's on now. Tuck in lads.

keenasmustard

Looks like Simon has gone for an early lunch.

Griddle

lead is 100

keenasmustard

Ha I won that time.

keenasmustard

39/0 12 overs

keenasmustard

When asked why he needed a change of bat Rocky replied "My old one has never had to last as long as this out in the middle". Sorry, couldn't resist it.

New bat

Rocky changes his bat, let's hope it helps him hit the ball further.

11:46am

Change in Bowling

Steve Patterson replaces Sidebottom at the Finchale End.

11:42am

keenasmustard

Nice and steady. Plenty of time left today to build a solid lead.

9 overs bowled

Durham are 32-0 after nine overs. Stoneman 23* and Jennings 8*. Lead by 92.

11:36am

Tynevalleyblackcat

I agree Griddle. We have a nice lead. If we can protect our wickets we can accelerate later on.

Opening partnership

Two runs for Stoneman and Durham move to 32-0, their highest opening partnership of the season.

11:35am

Griddle

No need to score quickly just yet

Durham

Yorkshire have tightened their lines a bit and have clamped down on the scoring, Durham 30-0.

11:33am

keenasmustard

I know, I know (Hangs head in mock shame)

Re: keenasmustard

Well well, look who looks foolish now.

11:28am

keenasmustard

Ha, Just beaten to it.

keenasmustard

27/0 off 6 overs. Howay Simon, I thought you were doing the 3 over updates.

After 6 overs

Durham are 27-0 after six overs, Stoneman 18* and Jennings 8*. Lead is 87.

11:25am

Appeal

Bresnan goes up looking for lbw aginst Rocky but the umpire says not out.

11:25am

Griddle

Every over the openers are together is a bonus the way things are going this season.

keenasmustard

Lol @ TVBC but it is true.

Stan Drop

That's83/0 in the single innings match that this now is. Great start lads. Now build on it!

Tynevalleyblackcat

It comes to something when we are pleased our openers are still there after 4 overs!!

keenasmustard

This is more like it. Don't know what they had for breakfast this morning but they should have it more often.

Durham

Good scoring rate so far this morning. Durham 23-0 after 4, going at over five runs an over.

11:15am

safcluke

Would be nice to bat today, maybe have a lead of 360ish and bowl at them with 5 overs left tonight. Again wishful thinking...

Four!

Jennings gets his first boundary as he crashes a shot through backward point off Bresnan. He moves to 5*.

11:13am

After 3 overs

After 3 overs Durham are 13-0. Stoneman 12* and Jennings 1*. They lead by 73.

11:12am

re: safcluke

73 at the minute. I'll do updates every 3 overs.

11:10am

chrissafc

Lead.is 73. Lovely morning here

safcluke

Whats the lead Simon?

Off the mark

Jennings is off the mark with a push for one.

11:09am

Ed Syers

Hopefully he'll regret that drop as rocky goes on to make 100.

keenasmustard

Butterfingers Bairstow. Not complaining mind.

brandonia

Rocky dropped by Bairstow. Dolly apparently.

safcluke

Big innings for Stoneman this.

Griddle

Jonny B not so good

safcluke

Haway lads, lets push on.

Dropped!!!

Bairstow drops Stoneman behind the stumps on 11. It was a regulation catch.

11:06am

brandonia

At last glance Griddle there's a slight chance of a shower this afternoon.

Four

Lovely shot by Rocky as he punches a delivery from Bresnan through the covers to the boundary.

11:05am

Appeal

Bresnan and the slips go up looking for a catch behind off Stoneman bu the umpire says not out.

11:05am

Bowling

Bresnan will open things up from the Lumley End.

11:04am

Griddle

Any adverse weather expected today/tomorrow folks?

brandonia

Has anyone heard from our skipper lately? (Poolynorm)

Tynevalleyblackcat

Would be nice to get a really solid opening partnership so we can cement the lead and up the run rate if we need to.

brandonia

17.5 overs.

Four!

Stoneman gets his first boundary blasting the ball off the back foot with a cut to the fence.

11:00am

christoff

I'll say first wicket, 40 runs (100 lead)

Off the mark

Stoneman gets himself and the team off the mark with a push through the covers for two.

11:00am

Ed Syers

3rd over, second ball, 4 runs on the board.

keenasmustard

Sweep on the first wikcet? I'll say 9 balls in.

Yorkshire

Ryan Sidebottom will open the bowling from the Finchale End.

10:59am

brandonia

HA'WAY Durham!! Chance for our batsmen to make hay in the sunshine. A lead of 300 has to be the least we get.

Durham

Mark Stonemand and Keaton Jennings are opening the innings for Durham.

10:58am

Durham

The players are making their way onto the field, play should be underway shortly.

10:57am

christoff

Morning all, Advantage Durham, lets increase our advantage with some good batting

keenasmustard

Onions for England

Griddle

200+ gives us a good chance of a win, especially if Onions bowls well again.

Tynevalleyblackcat

With a 60 first innings lead, hopefully the pressure is off and we can take advantage of the better conditions today. Target has to be 300 giving us a 360 lead then get them back in for an hour before stumps.

morzee

I think we need 300 plus given their top order. if we had their top 5 we would p*ss the league

BrianT

Only the two openers have failed so far this season. Time to put that right with a bit of fortune. Hope they do it, Good luck lads.

Griddle

We start this innings effectively 60/0 - easily our best start this season :-)

Haslam

Don't shoot me, i think smith has shown flashes of form in his last two innings. Come on lads, over 200 and we've got them here.

Ian17

Hopefully a day full of more ups than downs...!

Durham

Play is scheduled to get underway at 11am, let's hope we get a cracking day's play of cricket today.

10:50am

morzee

looking forward to another day full of ups and downs in the world of supporting Durham ccc

Morning

It's a glorious day here at the Emirates Durham ICG, let's hope it's a good day for batting.

10:45am

keenasmustard

Are we open yet? On in 15 mins.

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