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Durham CCC v Lancashire CCC Day One

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Mark

Overcast conditions definitely a factor today and Lancs did not find it any easier than we did. If they'd finished 150-1 I would have been very critical but we are still very much in this game. Both sets of batsmen have struggled in tricky conditions against very good bowling.

chrissafc

have a good evening everyone

mak

plagued

BrianT

On balance it's been a difficult day to bat. A magnificent fightback by the team, not just the bowlers. Pity our support did not match it.

mak

dont think the bowling should be the issue its the awful batting thats plaughed us all season

chrissafc

oh well tomorrow will be rain all day. roll on friday

marchy22

We are looking at at least a 60 run deficit and that means we are most definitely gonna be wickets down before we are back on level terms

Mark

Only saw the last part of our innings but batting looked very difficult.

Close of play

Close of play and Lancashire are 141-8, leading by 39. Back tomorrow at 11am!

7:22pm

Mark

I was at the ground this afternoon, left just as Stokes took his first wicket-I thought he bowled well and he also had a catch put down in the slips

marchy22

He has went for over 4 an over and harmy 2 and half. Harmy should have been brought back on instead of stokes

christoff

Marchy are you at the ground. How do you know or think Stokes is bowling badly?????

marchy22

Hardly fighting for runs with stokes leaking them all over the place

via SMS

Brandonia: Can we ask for the extra half hour?!

christoff

we have not let it lancs have fought for it

marchy22

Can't believe we have let the lead get to this

BrianT

Or football

via SMS

Ratbag: scotland shouldn't be allowed to play cricket.

marchy22

Can't believe they brought stokes back on and not harmy

Update

Lancs 130-8 with 3.4 overs left tonight.

7:07pm

marchy22

We have leaked a few too many runs to their tail

chrissafc

aye it's the first train out of durham. earlier trains out of newcastle. decent enough even if it rains, plenty to do in edinburgh during festival month

CollingwoodFTM

Wickets please.

al666

i think im on the same train as you

chrissafc

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al666

facebook offer?

chrissafc

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Bowling change

Ben Stokes returns - Lancs lead by 20 with five overs remaining tonight.

7:02pm

chrissafc

we're on the first train out of durham 9.49am on the sunday, coming home on the monday 5pm - £19 each

al666

its gets back to newcastle in time for a pint in the centurion before the last metro :)

chrissafc

yeah MBH off here is on that train. we managed to get a travelodge £29 so we're just staying up for the night as that 9pm train doesnt go to durham, so would be a faff for us to get back from newcastle so late down to peterlee area

al666

i hope they don't change the date!

al666

i'm getting a train back about 9pm i think

chrissafc

we're booked up for that game, staying over the night in edinburgh

al666

has anyone been up to a scotland match? I'm planning on going up for the pro40 and wondered what the ground was like?

safcluke

If we bowled them out with 3 overs left, would we have to come out and bat one over or would it be close? Never quite sure on that.

chrissafc

with tomorrow looking like a washout if you believe the weather, friday should be interesting

Latest

Lancs 114-8 with seven overs left tonight. Two more wickets please!

6:52pm

via SMS

were deducted

via SMS

This like a game against Kent when Mark Davies ran riot, I think 25 wickets fell in a day and it only just went into day 3 despite rain delays, no points

marchy22

Reverse psychology

Tynevalleyblackcat

Does 9 count as a good lead? In this game it might!!

al666

marchy22: Chapple is gonna take them to a good lead

christoff

Come on Durham lets have them all out tonight, how many overs left Yvette?

Tynevalleyblackcat

Been a good effort this with the ball (not for the first time this season). Lets get them skittled tonight and have a look under the beds for our batting form.

Eight down!

Harrison has Chapple trapped lbw on 13. Lancs 109-8! #comeondurham

6:45pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

8 Down

safcluke

Why is Shazhad playing? He's overrated.

marchy22

Why shazhad was batting before him is a joke if u ask me

safcluke

Chapple - quality pro him. Solid bowler too.

marchy22

Chapple is gonna take them to a good lead

Latest

Lancashire just edge past our score, they're 103-7, ten overs remain tonight.

6:39pm

safcluke

poor batting or just good bowling?

Response to safcluke

No-nothing to report!

6:36pm

safcluke

Any sign of the pitch police Yvette?

IAIN6W

Come on Onions,lets finish the tail off tonight.

Frankjw

Chapple and Hogg have caused us hassle in the past, time to make sure they don't do so again! Come on Bunny!!

Update

Graham Onions returns - Lancashire 95-7 with 12 overs remaining tonight.

6:30pm

salmon

Great recovery by the bowlers, need to finish them off now

Stan Drop

Gerrin there lads! Some order being restored now. Just three to go!

christoff

Geeettt in there. Come on 1st inns lead or small defecit will be brilliant!!!!

marchy22

The Bowlers aren't the problem. They have been fantastic. We would be walking the league if we could bat. Job not done yet chapple and hogg are no mugs with the bat

Frankjw

just 3 more

IAIN6W

7 down.Fantastic stuff by the bowlers.

Lancs seven down!

Another wicket! Jamie Harrison traps Shahzad lbw on 1. Lancs 89-7 after 27.1 overs.

6:25pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

7 down

Tynevalleyblackcat

Been a good effort in damage limitation, can't afford even one decent partnership though.

christoff

Come on Durham keep them coming

Frankjw

Just 4 more Harmy please

Harmison strikes!

Harmison gets in on the action! Cross bowled on 17. Lancs 80-6 after 26.32 overs.

6:18pm

Update

Jamie Harrison returns at the Finchale End. Lancs 80-5 after 25 overs.

6:13pm

marchy22

have we been dropping catches like?

via SMS

Tomb. Some bad drops by us of Stokes bowling. They're swinging the bat now so looks like a pitch where u wont stay in for long, may as well play a few shots

Frankjw

Need Bunny back on

Latest

Lancs 73-5 after 23.4 overs, Horton 11* and Cross 10*, 16 overs remain.

6:07pm

marchy22

stokes going for a few now

CollingwoodFTM

wicket please.

marchy22

harmy bowling tight here

christoff

Come on Durham back in this, keep the wickets coming!!

marchy22

horton no boundary from 61 balls

marchy22

lancs still gonna have a healthy lead

Frankjw

18.3 to go at most

Tynevalleyblackcat

I assume we have some time to make up for the rain delay. Had to go into a meeting earlier so lost track a bit?

Frankjw

Brilliant - more please

Five down!

Stokes gets Procter! He's caught behind on 18. Lancs 63-5 after 21.1 overs.

5:55pm

Latest

Lancs 63-4 after 20.4 overs - Horton 11* and Procter 18*.

5:53pm

marchy22

as soon as onions finishes his spell there is nothing to back him up

marchy22

every match is the same, we get skittled, then have the team in danger at 20-4 just to let them off the hook

brandonia

Right, I'm ganning out. Ta-ra.

brandonia

60-4

brandonia

Leg side from Harmy. Bad light an issue soon.

IAIN6W

The wicket no-ball,looks to be a turning point.

brandonia

He's sprayed it a bit and they've left with ease - according to Emmo.

Frankjw

Harmison has not had a run scored off the bat against him, does that mean they could not reach it or did he trouble them?

brandonia

Stokes injured. That's all we need.

Tom87

Partial to the occasional no ball Harrison, that’s unlucky.

brandonia

20 extras.

brandonia

34-5 it would have been, that will hurt us. I can feel it.

brandonia

*58-4, not 8 unfortunately.

brandonia

Harrison bowled Horton, on a no ball earlier......

brandonia

Our change bowlers have been wayward. 58-8. As I predicted, these two are repairing the damage.

Latest

Lancs 58-4 after 17 overs, 23 overs remain tonight.

5:38pm

brandonia

Phillip Hughes has started well for Worcester. Just think, what benefits an overseas player brings.......

brandonia

54-4.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Yeah, especially those lucky then wickets they took for next to nowt earlier. Jammy B******

brandonia

Hope you're right Frank. I'd take Marchy's suggestion now. Don't think either will be right though.

brandonia

Edge for FOUR. They're getting all the luck.

Frankjw

Brando they will not pass our score

marchy22

9

brandonia

I think 5.

brandonia

So, Sweep time.... How many wickets will be down when Lancashire pass our score??

brandonia

WIDE.

brandonia

No chance Marchy.

marchy22

wicket in his first over coming up

Bowling change

Stephen Harmison replaces Onions at the Finchale End for the 15th over. Lancs 48-4.

5:27pm

brandonia

Harmy on to bowl.

brandonia

48-4.

brandonia

46-4. Horton into double figures.

brandonia

No. They're comfortable now.

marchy22

are we looking like getting another wicket?

salmon

So why doesn,t the captain bring him on to blow them away if he has the ability, he is picked for that surely

stephsafc

Came to c my mum after onions got the 2nd wicket. Half wish I left a little later.

brandonia

Lancashire getting all the luck now.

brandonia

Yeah, that says more about the stupidity of the contract than the ability of the player though.

SuperBenks

So our most expensively contracted player bats at 11 and is 4th choice bowler. Out of 3.

brandonia

I don't think he is, lost a lot of pace and doesn't tend to seam it much. Also, Onions and Harrison have it on merit.

salmon

Is Harmy no longer a new ball bowler

brandonia

My only worry is that Stokes can be expensive.....

Bowling change

Bowling change for the 12th over - Ben Stokes replaces Harrison. Lancs 40-4.

5:14pm

brandonia

Stokes to bowl!

Frankjw

Interesting to see what Harmy does when he comes on which can't be far off

marchy22

That's poor. We shouldn't be helping them

chinesecut

15 extras from 40 scored

Frankjw

Brando - just keeping pitch inspectors at bay

brandonia

40-4. Harrison really needs to sort his no balling out.

brandonia

We're letting it slip now I'm afraid. These two will repair the damage. Lancs 150-6 at Close IMO.

salmon

CAN I HAVE SCORE UPDATE PLEASE, ARRIVED HOME AFTER SEEING OUR DEMISE.

hazza1882

u cant go wrong with an average of 12.92

marchy22

Leave the tail exposed to harmy

marchy22

Come on onions one more or two more before the end of Ur spell

durham_andy

According to Cricinfo Onions has the best bowling average in division 1 this season. 132 overs 349 runs 27 wickets at an average of 12.92!

marchy22

Anyone else worried about norm? We ain't heard from him in a while

Frankjw

Thats more like it marchy, now you are getting into your rhythm!

marchy22

Harmy will come on and finish them off

hazza1882

4 i ment

hazza1882

onions figures 4 overs 1 maiden 11 runs 1 wicket

durham_andy

Onions is incredible! We're a 1 man team like...

marchy22

Procter definitely gonna get a fifty to go with his 5fer

marchy22

How many wickets has onions this season and at what cost per wicket

via SMS

Brandonia: Im just worried about our usual trick of letting their middle order out of the mire.

Tynevalleyblackcat

He won't need to at this rate!!

via SMS

Brandonia: Only worry is, Onions can't bowl all day!!

Tynevalleyblackcat

Might not get any points, but it helps with the match situation!!

Stan Drop

Don't get points for them nowadays!

IAIN6W

Fantastic stuff from Onions. 1st innings lead on the cards??

chrissafc

superb again from onions, outstanding

Wicket!

Woop! A fourth wicket for Graham Onions! Lancs 19-4 as Croft is caught behind on 4.

4:50pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

4 down

chrissafc

2 not outs

IAIN6W

3-1-7-3 Onions figs,shocking he has only bowled 1 maiden so far!!!!

chrissafc

his average is 22.60 which is decent for a bowler prior to today. 7 innings, 113 runs

Tynevalleyblackcat

That was supposed to be a joke by the way :)

Tynevalleyblackcat

3rd best batting average you say? Whats he on? 12!!

marchy22

Let's have 6 down by the time they reach 50

BrianT

Meant to write could be

BrianT

Don't mind posts I don't agree with. But who sits at home sending anonymous acrimonious posts in? Could me Mick The Pen.

chrissafc

this has been an excellent responce

chrissafc

onions is bowling very well and his batting average is 3rd best at the club in the lvcc

via SMS

Brandonia: I think we know SMS isn't his/her name Bri! It's just the one way of addressing the anonymous poster.

via SMS

Some of the comments posted show a lack of cricket knowledge , like the one suggesting a player only got a game because he was the captains cousin.

marchy22

Where would we be without onions. Is there a better bowler than onions at the minute?

BrianT

Well done bowling so far lads. Batting obviously ain't easy today. And Marchy: SMS ain't his name. It's an anonymous texter. Don't bite. It's a game of cricket!

via SMS

Brandonia: 7 more please. Good wicket that, Prince is a top batsman.

IAIN6W

The 16pts are in the bag!! Believe Believe Believe.

via SMS

Brandonia: Yes miss, sorry miss. Now 8 more of them Wicket icons today will be nice. Cheers.

Lancs three down!

That makes three for Onions! Prince is caught in the slips on 6. Lancs 13-3!

4:39pm

Update

Lancashire 13-2 after 4.1 overs, Horton 3* and Prince 6*.

4:38pm

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4:37pm

via SMS

bottom of the League - is that acceptable in your eyes?

via SMS

Brandonia: So then, SMS, how do you know certain people don't go? AND how do you think they know nothing about cricket? People are moaning because we're

chrissafc

good start this, keep the pressure on lads

via SMS

I'm just sick of the constant moaning from people who haven't seen Durham play and know very little about cricket.

chrissafc

(please keep away england)

And another!

Onions strikes again! Brown is trapped lbw for 2. Lancs 7-2 after 2.4 overs!

4:29pm

chrissafc

(please keep away england)

Lancs one down!

Wicket for Onions! Moore is caught by Borthwick on 2. Lancs 5-1!

4:26pm

via SMS

Has marchy22 ever seen any of these players play he's Not criticising?

chrissafc

before today, claydon had a better average than collingwood. colly 8 innings, claydon 7

chrissafc

muchall has had 2 knocks in the lvcc this season prior to today and has scored 30 runs. not good enough that.

Bowling update

Lancashire 4-0 as Jamie Harrison bowls from the Lumley End.

4:21pm

chrissafc

because he's failed with the bat when given a chance in the lvcc. i'm not talking about the cb40, totally different that

via SMS

season.....

via SMS

How can you include Muchall in the disappointing batsmen this season, he's averaging around 60 in pro 40 and this is only his 2nd championship game this

IAIN6W

Oh dear!! Just switched on!!

Update

Horton and Moore open for Lancashire. Graham Onions to bowl the first over.

4:13pm

marchy22

i havent criticised any players sms, i put up a team i would look to the future with, thats not criticism, get ur facts right

chrissafc

we'll never know if the youth players are good/bad if they aren't played.

chrissafc

harmison poor vs somerset with the ball, and plunkett poor with the ball vs somerset. they aren't youth players

via SMS

Has marchy22 ever seen any of these players he's criticising play?

chrissafc

& a lot of people seem to be raising questions regarding mustard's captaincy. that has nothing to do with the youth players.

chrissafc

the players who are more senior are letting us down. muchall, collingwood, benks has been poor with the bat this season, blackwell

marchy22

if we were to go down id let the lot go, except rocky and go youngsters next season with a couple of oldies, my team would be smith jennings rocky stokes benks colly richardson mustard plunkett harrison onions

tomb

3 points is not why we nned the draw, a Lancashire win would take them a fair way ahead of us, so a draw instead of a defeat would make a massive difference

via SMS

me!! Madness.

via SMS

Brandonia: It's a worrying thought but our best players are too old and the youth is rubbish. Well, some of the youth are alright but they can't get a ga

Update

play is due to re-start at 4.15pm with 40 overs remaining today. Tea has already been taken.

4:03pm

marchy22

id let diva thorp and rushworth go for sure, not sure about the others

SuperBenks

and which ones would you keep?

marchy22

wheres yvette with the updates on any play?

marchy22

divas i think is too, thorp surely, maybe rushworth, muchall, claydon and rockys too

chrissafc

fairly sure mdv's is

SuperBenks

does anyone know which players contracts are up at the end of this season?

chrissafc

3 points won't keep us in this division, i guess it#s better than 0 points but hardly worth getting excited about

marchy22

3 points arent better than 0, we will go down getting three points from the rest of our games if we could get it to rain for all of them

via SMS

Brandonia: 3 points are better than 0 points! I know we need wins like, but we aren't good enough.

marchy22

who wants rain to gain us 3 points, at this stage of the game we dont deserve three points and the rain to save us from defeat, should we hope for the rest of our matches to be rained off so we are guaranteed the three points for the draw from each of the matches

via SMS

Brandonia: I don't know why people are complaining about the weather, it could earn us 3 draw points!! Otherwise all we'll get is a defeat!

chrissafc

that's a text i recieved about 20 mins ago

chrissafc

"big cover coming off, and have gone back on, very wet under covers"

marchy22

any update yvette

chrissafc

just passing on what i have been told from people at the ground. i'm 25 mile south and it hasnt rained

marchy22

how come, it didnt rain long

chrissafc

"will take ages to dry the pitch" - so i'm told

marchy22

the rain makes no difference, this match wont last two days full play (192 overs)

tomb

Yet again the other games in the country are going ahead untroubled by the weather. And we're meant to be the dryest region in the country

Tea

The teams will now take tea at 3.10pm and hopefully the weather will improve.

3:10pm

chrissafc

rain forecast all day tomorrow

chrissafc

main covers are on and its very dark

BrianT

I meant 7 July

BrianT

Thanks for that Tomb. While we are on the subject of misinformation, I may have misled some of you in thinking the Ashbrooke Beer Festival had been moved to Nissan SSC. This is a completely separate event. Ashbrooke BF is, (I could be wrong again) on the weekend of 7 June. I have no connection with either event.

tomb

Is it, thanks for that was gonna head up tonight!

Members Q and A

To clarify, the Members Q and A is 6 June, day two of Durham v Warwickshire.

2:53pm

tomb

On the subject of Cook explaining his decisions, I think the members forum is tonight which Geoff usually attends so there may be an opportunity to ask these questions, I thought Claydon was doing well before he was left out, Thorpe is reliable and Brathwaite loks good yet we recalled Plunkett and Harmison for the Somerset game.

tomb

Yeah and he did have a few excellent seasons leading up to when he was picked. Just feel he has disapointed when playing for us in recent times, another factor could be livelier wickets than used to when playing for England.

myboyharry

To be fair to collingwood tomb, his best years were with England - thats why he was called up by them and played for so long with such distinction.

tomb

Its incredible that we have had som nuch time lost in the county games, at home we have had a lot of rain and last season three of our four last home matches were badly affected by the weather. If test matches had the same bad weather we do England would never win a test series.

tomb

On the Durham website in tne archives section you can view averages for every player for every season, was having a look the other day, Collys record is around 33 for us, nowt to write home about.

Stan Drop

Colly top score on 25. only 3 others in double figures (just). Almost makes you wish for a pitch inspection, but a points penalty will make our position worse!

durhamgooner

Cheers stemc

christoff

Onions is our second best bat with an average of 23

Rain...

Just as the players come out for the Lancashire innings the rain starts - like we haven't had enough of that already!

2:20pm

stemc

Under Tournament Averages

stemc

If you look at the live match on cricinfo, click on statistics, has the live figures for the XI playing in this match..

Tynevalleyblackcat

I was 'joking' about the dodgy pitch. They are always decent at Durham, which makes that score even worse.

durhamgooner

Does anyone know where you can see the averages for this CC season

tomb

Hoying down in Durham as well, we are getting a lot of poor weather this year, Somerset aside

durhamgooner

Lets see how lancs bat first, let silce through the attack onions

SuperBenks

Agreed Tomb, Cook picks the team. He has to come out and explain his recent decisions.

via SMS

o Allah that Onions and Harra can sort this mess out.

via SMS

Brandonia: Hoying it down in Stanley, no doubt Lancs will be saved the bad batting conditions and get to come back when it's hot and sunny. I'm praying t

tomb

Do you think they will come out on time or is it too dark to resume playing?

stemc

Turner is averaging 25.22? How is him leaving affecting this performance...? Shocking by Durham mind. The confidence is shot, good or bad pitch.

christoff

Sunday not yesterday

tomb

If so why leave out Thorp?

christoff

The pitch was brilliant yesterday, the conditions favour swing bowling

stephsafc

Not raining here but very dark... I'm speechless at that performance. Simply not good enough.

Tynevalleyblackcat

All we need now is to skittle them for 180 today and lose points due to a dodgy track!!!

durhamgooner

Shambles when extras is your second highest score

durhamgooner

Is the pitch that bad, or are Durham batting that poorly? Or bit of both

via SMS

Put quite simply. Shocking.

Durham post 102

The last wicket falls and Durham post a first innings total of 102.

2:12pm

tomb

Cook isnt an idiot, however some poor or strange decisions are being made at the moment.

tomb

Its very dark in Durham, and raining, I'm at work, cant believe they're still playing. How come England always get to bat in fine conditions on good pitches!

Tynevalleyblackcat

That's three points further away from safety already this morning. What's going on with our batting??

Durham 100-9

Durham 100-9 after Harrison is bowled for 1.

2:08pm

stemc

Lets hope the pitch is a shambles, as the batting ain't been great. that kid proctor has got best career figures - 5-15.. Does the club still have the option of signing a overseas player, whether we can afford it or now, for the CC?

marchy22

They will have at least a 100 lead. Theres no scoreboard pressure on them and our Bowlers have nothing to bowl with

stemc

fair comment myboyharry.

Update

Dark conditions here now - pretty gloomy!

2:02pm

myboyharry

I also note that there are some very low scores around the country today and it will be interesting too see what Lancashire do when they bat.

myboyharry

Its pointless being too harsh. i think that we may well come to realise that this was the end of an era and time to start building a new dynasty. Being demoted wouldnt be the end of the world and would allow the club to rebuild.

Durham eight down

Durham 93-8 after Collingwood is trapped lbw by Procter for 25.

1:59pm

via SMS

Brandonia: So much for our long batting line-up. Durham are a shambles this season. Time to realise that relegation looms.

chrissafc

Durham 92/7

chrissafc

very very dark i'm told

via SMS

When was the last time we were all out for under 100!

christoff

This is turning into a disaster

Wicket...

Durham 88-7, Borthwick is caught off Procter for 2.

1:43pm

chrissafc

borthwick gone

chrissafc

steph saying another wicket has gone

Second session

The second session begins - Durham resume on 85-6 with Borthwick 2* and Colly 22* at the crease.

1:38pm

tomb

Worcestershire going well at th moment which is also bad news for us

chrissafc

fair comment.

tomb

I believe there was a decline, we were top by a distance for most of the season but then fell away disastorously losing to Hampshire at home, Somerset and Notts towards the end and drawing with Notts and Yorkshire. We were appalling in the Somerset semi final and the t20 quarter final

marchy22

Utter crappy once again. We will be bowling before tea again. We are the whipping boys. We have only took one match to the three days that hasn't been affected by weather. This is looking like another two dayer

chrissafc

cant really say i've noticed a decline. nobody predicted this, absolutely nobody

via SMS

Brandonia: This is utter gash. Heads must roll NOW or we'll be playing 2nd Division cricket next year.

christoff

@tomb, last season we finished 3rd in championship, quater final in T20 and semi final in CB40 your a better man than me if you saw signs of a decline last season??

stephsafc

I don't like beer, but i'll eat scones lol

chrissafc

on sky on sunday

chrissafc

free pints would be better

stephsafc

Did I just hear that there are free scones on sunday for the jubilee??

Lunch

Lunch here at Emirates Durham - we're 85-6.

1:04pm

SuperBenks

The downward spiral started when Mustard took the captaincy. He's too much one of the boys.

tomb

There were signs last season which we finished poorly and rumours about issues in the dressing room then and arguments over team selection. Phil has not looked a happy bunny this season, not his usual self.

via SMS

Cook and Mustard have been let down by some of the senior players this season, but it will be one of them two that pay the price.

tomb

The bowlers seem to be carrying the can for the bad start as they are the ones being droppesd, any of the batsmen could have been dropped this season.

raydetmold

so we decide to not score any runs at all and just wait till we are out , 20 dot balls then the wicket , YOU COULDNT MAKE IT UP

Six down...

Durham 82-6 after Mustard is caught off Procter for 4. Borthwick joins Colly (21*)

12:57pm

chrissafc

82-6

stephsafc

This is terrible viewing. Lancs get their 2nd bowling point.

via SMS

Brandonia: I was going to put money on us to get relegated but the odds won't even be any good......

stephsafc

So much 4 a Benks 100. He's out on 10

christoff

damn and blast!!

chrissafc

http://thepca.co.uk/competition-rankings-12.html?comp=lv

Durham 78-5

Benkenstein is caught behind off Procter for 10. Durham 78-5.

12:37pm

Tristan

big hairy balls :(

christoff

Colly and Benks grafting to put that right!!

Tristan

stoneman, colly, benks, blackwell, muchall all abovering below 20

Tristan

oh god why did i look at that. mdv the only player averaging above 25 on a heady 29 :(

chrissafc

i'm sure their is another website but cant remember which 1

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Durham 67-4 after 22 overs, Benks 10* and Colly 17*

12:32pm

Tristan

cheers chrissafc, was having trouble finding my way round that site! cheers christoff but they are still showing last years figures too

chrissafc

http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Events/ENG/LV_County_Championship_2012/Durham_Bowling.html

christoff

ecb.co.uk

chrissafc

cric archive?

chrissafc

Durham 59/4

Tristan

is there anywhere that keeps up to date [ish] averages season by season? cricinfo just has career averages, and the bbc site still has last year's averages up.

via SMS

Richardson tweaked a muscle whilst batting at the weekend, that's why he's not with the seconds this week.

chrissafc

thought as much yvette, the lad just played on saturday

Latest

Durham 54-4 after 16.2 overs, Benkenstein 6* and Collingwood 10*.

12:09pm

Richardson

Just to clarify - Michael Richardson is not injured, as far as I am aware.

12:08pm

via SMS

Brandonia: Someone press Ctrl+Alt+Del so we can start again.

via SMS

Ridgeley: simple fact is sumat needs doing now, can't keep on like this, in other news where's poolynorm??

Tristan

have some faith lads, benks, colly, mustard all capable of 100s, scotty can hold a bat anarl, the rest can add something to the total. we could still reach a competitive total were not all out yet!

chrissafc

weather tomorrow is naff

stephsafc

Tomorrow is supposed to be bad weather

via SMS

Brandonia: At the rate we're going it might not make it to Thursday Teatime.

tomb

Best bet I meant. Maybe if we can get to 150 or better that would be a competitive score, still a long way off though.

tomb

Is Thorp injured, I would have thought he was the best bit in swinging conditions. Also would have picked Claydon over Harmison, it cant be donig much for morale this constant changing of the bowling attack.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Games with a wicket every ten mins, rarely go to the 4th day!!

tomb

I hope thisl asts till Friday at least as Ih ave booked the day off to watch, don't think it will go to four days unless there is bad weather

christoff

If conditions stay the way overcast and warm (ideal swing conditions) there is no reason why we could not have Lancs 41-4 with Onions and Harrison ripping them apart keep the faith people!!

SuperBenks

I think you've got to look at the bumper contracts handed out to some of the senior players as the reason there's no overseas player and no signing of new players for 3 years. They've been gambles that have backfired on the board.

BrianT

Good job we're not playing Holland. Think I'll wait till end of the day before making any more comments. Need a few breaks lads.

via SMS

Brandonia: Sack the board.

Tom87

worrying times this like, looks like a good toss to have won but it's no excuse.

chrissafc

wicket condition plays a part but 4 down in 40 minutes is poor

Tristan

it does seem odd that geoff has shown such faith in the younger bowlers coming through, scotty, wood, harrison, rushworth, and yet batsmen showing promise, jennings, richardson, raine etc have not been given a sniff

stephsafc

I don't understand what's making the players batting so poor. It was brilliant on Sunday, best iv seen them play in a long time, now after 45 minutes of an LVCC game we are 4 down and already praying for rain... will take a miracle to keep us up.

BrianT

Seems very difficult out there at present.

peter_brent

The batting is injured. Bloke scores 207 not out in a 3 day second team game and is no where to be seen. Just recylcing the same players. Lets hope for 100 a piece for colly and benks.

Tristan

absolutely gutting. its the same team that won the championship!

chrissafc

can't really argue against that

Tynevalleyblackcat

After this game we will have played over 40% of the championship season. We are averaging less than 5 points per game and we still show zero signs of any form at all. With only 40 mins gone of this current game, we already look second favorites and against the team currently sitting third bottom. I cannot see how anybody can ignore the fact that we are firmly in a relegation battle now.

chrissafc

what about thorp?

Di Venuto and Blackwell

News from Nigel, our physio, is that Di Venuto is suffering from achilles strain and Blackwell from back spasms.

11:41am

christoff

Tristan, how could you drop Smith and Stoneman??

Tristan

whoops, thats 12, oh well, we need them

chrissafc

richardson hit 171 on saturday so it must be a very recent injury

Durham 34-4

Durham 34-4 as Stokes is caught behind off Hogg for 2. Collingwood joins Benkenstein.

11:40am

via SMS

Richardson is injured.

Tristan

diva, jennins, stokes, colly, benks,richardson, blacky, mustard, borthwick, wood, onions, harrison ??

christoff

Can I remind you Stoneman scored 100 on Sunday and Smith 100 last cc match, oh blast another 1 gone :-(

chrissafc

4 down

Tristan

and jennings, he is an opener i believe

peter_brent

morning all, the mystery is why the guys getting 100's in the two's Richardson and Jennings aren't given a change.

chrissafc

the calls for richardson to be given a chance are only going to get louder. he hit 171 on saturday

christoff

Our two best bats at the crease now, lets have a big partnership please!!

Noz

Brando, I'm not convinced he nicked it. he looked up to the heavens when Willey gave him out

stemc

colly batting at 6 or not have his boots on?

Tristan

and it all looked so good when we creamed 8 off the first 10 balls of the day

via SMS

Brandonia: Well as usual Muchall succeeds.

chrissafc

3 down

Durham 33-3

Durham 33-3 as Muchall is caught behind off Hogg for 1.

11:33am

Noz

Muchall out - didn't look happy about it though!!

Tristan

good god

via SMS

Brandonia: WE NEED AN OVERSEAS PLAYER. Flipping listen to the punters Durham you idiots.

Noz

Was he bowled round his legs? He seemed to be trying to flick it down leg side and just missed it :(

Ben Stokes to the crease

New man in Ben Stokes

11:30am

Wicket...

Will Smith bowled by Hogg for 11.

11:29am

chrissafc

2 down

Tristan

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Update

Durham 20-1 after 6 overs, Muchall 8* and Smith 4*.

11:24am

Tristan

bloody rain saving middlesex otherwise we would have that win

stemc

One win and I think we'll see confidence come back, we know we have some great players, just need a win.

chrissafc

it's difficult not to think about relegation, but here's hoping we can get sorted and move up the table

Tristan

i dont think we will go down, but with kent coming up it would be just my luck

chrissafc

thorp injured?

Stan Drop

Quite right Christoff. I've been looking back at the Championship table since it was split into two divisions. Four wins is usually enough to guarantee staying up. Although in 2008 Yorks stayed up with 2 wins while Kent went down with 4. So bonus points and draws important as well.

christoff

can we stop relegation talk its depressing a couple of wins (starting with this game) and we are mid table

Tristan

Would by just my luck if this year durham go down while kent go up, i live 5 minutes from canterbury's ground

marchy22

They have to make close to 400. They bat to 8 then onions and Harrison seem no mugs with the bat. Anything below 300 is an embarrassment

Stan Drop

Morning all! All games should be regarded as "must win" games.

christoff

Keep your chin up Marchy we are only 15 mins into a 4 day game

via SMS

Brandonia: Whats the betting we fail to make 250??

marchy22

What a start! If we don't win this game I can't see us avoiding relegation

Noz

I didn't notice it then Mark! Mind I was busy talking most of the time :-/

Mark

Noz-there was a problem with that board on Sunday as well.

Durham 8-1

Durham 8-1 after Stoneman is caught by Kerrigan off Chapple for 8.

11:07am

Noz

Very soft dismissal

Tristan

you are kidding me

stemc

Morning all, interesting team selection. Come on lads, massive game. A must win?

Noz

Yvette, do you know there is a problem with the total on the old scoreboard? The middle line of the 8 is missing

It starts!

Durham 8-0 after 1.4 overs, Stoneman 8*.

11:05am

Tristan

not that ive heard, not sure if he is still consulting with ecb physios or if its our lot

SuperBenks

is there a date on which we know Stokes can bowl again?

Tristan

@marchy: i just ment stokes cant bowl. benks may not bowl due to just returning from injury

Noz

Morning all! Hopefully we can bat all day today! Cone on Durham!

chrissafc

diva is injured

chrissafc

worst start since 1996

marchy22

Why can't Colly bowl? I think they should have another seamer in but think they have went batters heavy with our poor performances with the bat this year

Tristan

wow. this is our worst start to a first division season, thats surprising considering how bad weve been

christoff

Morning all. Great to see Benks back. Are Diva and Blacky injured? Very surprised not to see Thorp and Claydon or at least one playing - Howay the lads!!

Tristan

just noticed blackwell is missing, still troubled by teh shoulder injury? bowling attack looks a little light, harmison & harrison unknown how they'll perform, onions & borthwick, then colly, benks and stokes cant bowl am i correct? depending very heavily on onions here, especially first innings & later if it doesnt spin

Tristan

ah hello yvette! hope you enjoyed your day off, but you missed a good game! Not often you see positivity on here

Tristan

borthwick in the side

Response to Tristan

It is me - I was away for the Scotland game but back in place now!

10:46am

Tristan

who are you mystery personage??

Tristan

wait, is it yvette? i remember she said something about being away and some new characters in charge of updates, or is that later in the match?

Tristan

thank you

Team news update

I'll update on Borthwick when I get an update from the dressing room.

10:41am

Tristan

radio link above doesnt work btw http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/18235086

marchy22

can u clariffy the borthwick situation yvette

Lancashire team

Lancashire: Horton, Moore, Brown, Prince, Croft, Procter, Cross, Shahzad, Chapple, Hogg, Kerrigan

10:40am

Tristan

great minds do think alike marchy, mine just that little bit faster ;)

marchy22

where has borthwick came from, he wasnt even in the squad?

Tristan

i didnt think borthwick was in teh squad??

Durham team

Durham: Smith, Stoneman, Muchall, Stokes, Collingwood, Benkenstein, Borthwick, Mustard, Onions, Harmison, Harrison

10:39am

marchy22

when is richardson even gonna be named in a squad to be in the reckoning, he scored a mammoth 171 n.o. for newcastle on sunday and i imagine it would have been at more than a run a ball

Toss result

Lancashire won the toss and will field first.

10:38am

Tristan

onions & thorp imo, but i think it would be harrison over harmison or claydon if thorp doesnt play

marchy22

do u think harrison will keep the new ball now onions is back or do u think it will be onions and thorp to keep it

BrianT

Off out to work now. Will see how it goes weatherwise before deciding whether to come through after 4. Think Muchall will play. I know he wasn't in long on Sunday but he looked in fine form.

marchy22

when i seen the squad i thought they would be the two to miss out too tristain, great minds think alike!!! i would have considered dropping thorp but conditions might be perfect for him this week

Tristan

poor colonel. must be frustrating to play such a good knock, win the game and still feel disappointed. its not like it football, if you score two goals thats great, you dont fret about not getting a hatrick.

Tristan

morning marchy, bryn. i think muchall & claydon will miss out. not sure why but i just hink harmison and thorp will be persevered with. personally i think i would use brathwaite & borthwick, or claydon if no chance of spin

bryn

Mornin peeps im off to the lakes this aft but i'll be back for day 4 to see us home haway the d's!

BrianT

Tristan@ I've just seen your post about Mark Stoneman. Yes I noticed what you said. Spot on. I got there when we were in 180's. Phil Mustard looked really down after the game. Mixed feelings missing 100 but playing a magnificent innings.

marchy22

morning everyone, so which two will miss out today in peoples opinions? will they play harmy today?

Tristan

0/4 today, i think im going to stop asking questions.

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Brandonia: Alright like? I'd like to know about the date too. Got 2 tickets for Day 2.

Tristan

Just noticed ive been emailed about ashes tickets, any news yet on when dates are going to be set? DCCC 130* lolzenberger

trissafc

take me with you, dad

chrissafc

can't grumble, i'll hopefully be down on friday and saturday

chrissafc

:)

Tristan

if i changed my name to Trissafc would you adopt me and i could go watch the cricket too?

chrissafc

enjoy it steph whilst i sit at work to pay the bills ha ha

Tristan

enjoy yourself. hope we get to see another rocky ton to settle the nerves

stephsafc

leaving for the cricket shortly, looking forward to a nice relaxing day. Haway Durham

Tristan

@BrianT: I hope you read the next few comments after that, where i pointed out to the guy that rocky was doing fine, just playing himself in and getting into good form. I was pretty right there ;)

BrianT

Slightly apprehensive today. Two teams you would expect to be near the top and aren't. Hope we both continue where we left off in CB40.

chrissafc

big win for them that yesterday, didnt realise they were playing

raydetmold

Holland had a cracking game yesterday Brian , they have now won 4 out of 5

raydetmold

Good morning everybody from a sunny Germany , desperately need to win this one , lets play positive cricket right from the start

BrianT

I wasn't exempting myself from the criticism either! What do you make of Lancs and Essex this week? Are Holland that good?

chrissafc

must admit brian i did chuckle at that whilst at the game as i thought to myself that we're g oing along fine early doors.

BrianT

Good luck today Durham. Just read the archive for Sunday's game. Quite funny really when you look back. Comments like "what's Stoneman playing at?" seem rather silly.

chrissafc

weather seems crap tomorrow but dry for fri and saturday

Tristan

just popping out for a bit but will be back in abit. if anyone can answer my questions that would be cracking

Tristan

hope the weather holds out for you chris

chrissafc

big game today, will be down friday and saturday

Tristan

Also yvette, i hav enot yet got a reply from that email address you gave me :(

Tristan

Morning all! Can anyone answer this question for me- Can you get the cricket commentary on a DAB radio or is on line/smart phone only?

Day one

Durham v Lancashire this week at Emirates Durham - day 1 looks like a normal start time!

8:37am

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