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Durham CCC v Lancashire CCC Day Two

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That's it...

More rain and we're now off for the day - join us again tomorrow!

5:28pm

Mark

So that's two players who at least tried to get stuck in.

Mark

the pain to try and help the team. So it was a great effort by him to try and stick in yesterday.

Mark

Just been reading the Evening Chroncicle-Benks is not fully fit but is playing through th

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Mbh: still raining.

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Umpires out on the pitch.

Mark

Very good idea Brian.

BrianT

Delay the acquisition of the second blotter till tomorrow. Tell the umpires there's a pint waiting for them in the Smiths Arms if they get there by 5:30.

Update

So, the umpires were going to try and re-start at 5.15pm but as the covers started to come off - the rain started again!

5:01pm

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MBH: started raining again.

Mark

He's playing for the Academy so the rules must be different for first class cricket. Agree about Wellock, the full article is online on TNE site.

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Brandonia: Thought he was already signed? As for Wellock he's an excellent writer.

BrianT

So that's why he ain't been picked yet! Norm went off last Wednesday to bowl 16 - 3 ball overs. Not sure how long that would take. Hope he's ok.

Mark

sorry keyboard playing up! Durham are keen to sign Keaton Jennings to play for the first team-his mother is from Sunderland so he would qualify once he fulfills the ECB rules by spending a mimimum number of days in the country. He is apparently keen to play first class cricket for us.

FENNERS

Just came down at 4 norman could be scouting for players somewhere

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Brandonia: Yvette, is there an after-tea price for tomorrow? Might call in after graft........

Mark

Interesting article by Tim Wellock in TNE. Durha

FENNERS

No knitting just on about claude greengrass and how tyrone from corrie was on heartbeat before he joined the street

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Brandonia: You should be at work Fen. Has anyone seen Norm this week btw? He's MIA.

BrianT

Are they knitting?

FENNERS

Two couples talking about heartbeat under the shelter of bannatynes gym great crack

Mark

Of course not Brian! They are noted for using common sense on all occasions(just in case Peter Willey is reading!)

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Brandonia: Im not sure batting will be as hard as yesterday. It's slightly chilly in Newton Hall where as yesterday it was very humid and heavy - which m

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akes the ball swing. It's fresher today. That said we'll no doubt be 40-4.

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Brandonia: 400 wins us the game.

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Brandonia: ECB and BBC are frozen on 44 overs.......

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Brandonia: Sunny spells tomorrow. I'm just surprised we survived 3 balls!!

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MBH; very dismal weather at the ground.

SpickandSpan

The BBC have it down as cloudy right through till past tea with a bit of rain likely early doors which will pass, so plenty of play and probably a result tomorrow

BrianT

Mark: are you implying that umpires can not use common sense? How very dare you.

Mark

cloudy tomorrow? I don't like the sound of that.

SpickandSpan

It's supposed to be cloudy for most of the morrow so I doubt we're going to see any strokeplay at all during this game, day for bedding in and leaving anything that ain't going to hit the stumps

Mark

I suppose the umpires can't assume what's about to happen but, during th ebreak in innings yesterday afternoon it was obvious the rain was coming yet the fielders were all in place and the umpires waited until the Lancs openers came down the steps before stopping(or not starting) play.With the way things have been going I'm surprised we didn't lose a wicket in the half an over!

Mark

Without wanting to upset anyone at the ground hoping for more play I hope the rest of the day is rained off. We've got nothing to gain from any more play-and a lot to lose(prob about 6 wickets on current form :-) )

stephsafc

Never been so pleased to see rain.

chrissafc

good

Tynevalleyblackcat

Yipee!!

Rain!

Three balls into the Durham second innings and we're off for more rain...

4:18pm

Mark

Only Colly really managed to knuckle down for us, batting can't have been easy though and it could be about to get a whole lot trickier-I haven't been to the ground today but my guess is if we start our 2nd innings this afternoon it will be in the worst batting conditions of the match.

SpickandSpan

Horton's the sort of player who always seems like he should have a better record than he does, has the ability to really knuckle down.

BrianT

In the context of this game that's a good knock from him. Would he have got that many yesterday morning? Maybe not.

Mark

We don't want to be batting here! If the rain comes lets hope it comes before the innings starts because conditions for batting are bound to be lethal!

SpickandSpan

Well played Horton, Huge innings against the bears and again here carrying his bat even though he only made 49

chrissafc

horton got 49 not out

Noz

Just stopped raining here in Newcastle

Tynevalleyblackcat

Start the rain dance lads!!

chrissafc

that's a decent lead that

Lancs all out!

And that is Lancashire all out for 170 with a lead of 68. Onions claims the last wicket.

4:06pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

Torrential rain here now and I am only 5 miles away

FENNERS

I would be over the moon if harmison left

BrianT

Wouldn't even risk one over at the crease tonight if we can avoid it.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Yeah, that would be the ideal scenario Brian, or even better be something for 0 when the rain comes.

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Brandonia: I'll be over the moon if we get the final wicket then it hammers down!

BrianT

I thought maybe you were in a different time-zone Marchy, getting news in advance. Hope for last wicket before rain and then start again in morning.

Tynevalleyblackcat

And raining here again now.

marchy22

Sorry ninth wicket my apologies

Tynevalleyblackcat

First things first, lets get this last wicket and then worry about knocking off the lead. Does not look like great conditions for batting mind. Very Dark here in Doxy Park.

BrianT

The tenth wicket hasn't started yet!

christoff

YEEESSS nice one Harmy lets get this last one sharpish and start putting some runs on the board!!

marchy22

46 runs for the tenth wicket and about 25 extras given away. Very poor

marchy22

Can't believe we have let them put this many on for the tenth wicket i such a low scoring game

Wicket!

Harmison claims the ninth wicket! Hogg is caught on 33. Lancs 155-9, leading by 53.

3:46pm

Response to chrissafc

Yes, agreed, big thanks to the ground staff. They certainly put in the hours and do an excellent job!

3:42pm

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Brandonia: I think we'll be 3 or 4 down Marchy.

chrissafc

seems to be raining all over the region, suprised they have got any play in today but fair play to the ground staff

marchy22

We will be a couple of wickets down by the time we get the scores level or maybe more

Mark

Don't think there's any chance of KP being dropped from the test side but if it did happen he'd retire from all cricket apart from the IPL.

Update

Graham Onions opened the Durham attack, with Stephen Harmison bowling at the Lumley End.

3:34pm

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Brandonia: Horton plays out a maiden.

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Brandonia: Bunny.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Whees Bowling?

SpickandSpan

Finally we get some play. And with regards to KP, yes of course England should do the 'right thing' and drop a player who averages just shy of 50 in test cricket with a good four or five seasons left in the game. Probably should axe Bell as well.

Tom87

He doesnt like playing ODI's apprently and there is a few scheduled over the summer before t20 wc. England wont get rid of him, there is nobody else like him to replace him.

marchy22

No tea break?

Day two

Day two finally begins! There are 48 overs to be played this session. Lancs resume on 141-8.

3:29pm

chrissafc

*t20

chrissafc

england will get rid of him, you can see it happening. they have said they are dissapointed with the timing of his decision close to the t2 wc

marchy22

I think England will get rid of him altogether and I wouldn't have him at Durham

BrianT

When he first played for England in one dayers he used to make the hair stand up on my neck he was so exciting. Since then, not so good. The selectors should now do the sensible thing and drop him altogether. Would you want him at Durham if he moved his caravan on?

Mark

He said he would have continued to play t20 internationals so-with only ahandful of 50 over games to go-why didn't he just wait until after the t20 world cup and then retire?

chrissafc

KP is only bothered about KP. He couldn't give a stuff about england

Noz

Are we still currently rain free in CLS? Teeming here in Newcastle :(

Tom87

http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/story/258181.html "Pietersens's reasoning"

BrianT

Just got back in and seen the posts about Peterson. Highest honour to play for your country. That's the whole point, he is South African! So where in the ratings does playing for somebody elses country stand?

Update

We're hoping to start at 3.30pm providing there's no further rain.

2:18pm

chrissafc

guess so, i'm down in boro at work, never sunny down here

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Don't be so hasty chris, sunny in Newton Hall.

chrissafc

Martycricket Covers coming off here in CLS but there's a lot of work to do. Can't see play being possible before 3pm and that's if it doesn't rain again

chrissafc

that sounds to me as if its game over for the day

Update

There will be a pitch inspection at 2.15pm

1:33pm

Latest

Still raining here I am afraid!

1:01pm

Mark

Of course if there is half an hour of play we'll probably getthe 2 wickets in the first over and then be 10-3 when the rain returns!

Mark

Yeah, get the ;ast 2 wickets in tricky conditions and then hope for good weather when we bat...and then ,ore cloud cover for the Lancs second innings! That would be perfect.

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Brandonia: It could play into our hands if they can get on for even half an hour. Ideally we want to be batting under clear skies tomorrow.

Stan Drop

There will barely be time to mop up before it starts again.

Mark

I'm a couple of miles away from the ground and it does look a bit brighter. It's just about stopped raining but think more is forecast later in the afternoon.

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Brandonia: Can anyone bring news of brighter weather for C-L-S today?!

dalesgirl

It used to be the highest honour a sportsman could achieve playing for his country. Now its playing where the biggest money is

Tom87

rights he will continue to play in the IPL, stupidly easy money, he's not daft is he.

keenasmustard

He wanted to play T20 cricket but the ECB have a rule that you can't quit one without the other. That's the ECB for you. Stupid.

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Brandonia: Agree with dg, he's retiring from International Limited Overs to blatantly allow him to commit to the IPL.

dalesgirl

Bet KP still plays in the IPL.

keenasmustard

Off Topic but Kevin Pietersen has just announced his retirment from limited overs cricket.

chrissafc

agreed

marchy22

they seem like the most promising alongside richardson but not sure you can say richardson is a promising youngster

chrissafc

wood, raine and jennings seem very positive in the 2nd XI

marchy22

i was gonna say i thought that durham rated him as one of our best youngsters, i did see him get a golden duck at blaydon last year

chrissafc

checking the scorecards r.singh played for durham 2nds last week down at york

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vers - what is it?

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Brandonia: Yvette, i know it's a while away but if it rains in the Ashes Test and play is lost, can money be recompensed? I imagine there's a number of o

chrissafc

we must have a fair few players on trial at the moment as i don't recognise some names in that 2nd XI team. not sure is r.singh is still with durham

marchy22

is he still with durham

chrissafc

aye thats him, he's from newcastle

marchy22

thanks for that, jennings seems full of promise and raine seems like a good one too, hopefully will get a chance soon to get down to blaydon and see him play, isnt r singh for eng u19s who played for durham accademy

chrissafc

Raine got 27 and 3 wickets

chrissafc

jennings got 66

chrissafc

must admit i've never heard of some of those bowlers mind.

chrissafc

marchy http://www.cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/412/412317.html

marchy22

why is it then brian

BrianT

I wonder why that is?

marchy22

any idea who got runs and wickets? i hope they improve from the 2nd innings but i cant see where the improvement is gonna come from, the confidence of the batters seems shot to pieces

chrissafc

fingers crossed our fortunes with the bat change very soon. i see where you're coming from, I guess we've just got to hope we can improve and get some valuable points on the board

chrissafc

the 2nd xi i believe beat england under 19s yesterday

marchy22

any highlights from yesterday yvette and any scores from the 2nds 20 20 matches this week?

marchy22

everytime we bat you know that wicket icon is just gonna keep popping up regularly and to be honest i feel like it isnt gonna change when we back 2nd time round

Update

Still raining here at Emirates Durham...sorry I can't give you better news!

10:43am

chrissafc

would like to think I was confident but you can't really be confident based on recent scores. hopefully we can put things right in the 2nd innings and move forward.

Response to keenasmustard

I think it was over 60% last time we checked.

10:42am

marchy22

feeling confident of seeing a good durham batting display chris

keenasmustard

Yvette would you please ask Brian Hunt how many overs we have lost to rain this season prior to today's play?

BrianT

Can't do much about the rain so don't worry about it. What you can do is try and acquire another blotter which would speed up the restart on occasions. Whilst it might not affect the result of this game at the rate they're going down, it can affect other games. Or am I missing the point?

chrissafc

aye i'm heading down tomorrow

marchy22

looks like the match will be over tomorrow now instead of today

chrissafc

cant see much happening today

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Brandonia: I think it's fair to say the start will be delayed......

Stan Drop

Aye, and looks as if it will last at least until mid-afternoon and then start again this evening. No play today i would guess.

Day Two

Rain here at Emirates Durham this morning - oh dear!

8:55am

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