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Durham CCC v Lancashire CCC Day Three

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Close on day three

Close of play on day three - Lancashire 56-1, tomorrow is a big day!

6:29pm

One over remains

One over remains tonight - Lancs 56-1.

6:25pm

via SMS

Chrissafc should we be concerned that the over rate is -4?

Update

Three overs remain tonight...Lancs 50-1.

6:17pm

marchy22

They are a quarter off the way there we only have one wicket

Mark

Yes, we really need at least one more wicket tonight. Might be an idea to get Stokes on, he'll be feeling confident.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Unless we strike quickly here, this game can run away from us tonight.

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Chrissafc harmison expensive here. 12 off first over. 44-1. 6 to go

Stan Drop

Scoring quite quickly.

marchy22

Lancs seem to be cruising here

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Stephen Harmison comes on from the Lumley End. Lancs 36-1 with 6.5 overs remaining.

6:04pm

Mark

29-1

marchy22

What's the score

raydetmold

Afternoon everybody , question , will the whole of the North East Terrace be temporary seating at the ashes test ?, many thanks

Tynevalleyblackcat

Could do with another wicket just to keep them in check.

Update

Lancs 17-1 after 4.4 overs, 11 remain.

5:45pm

christoff

he is getting his name changed by deed poll

Stan Drop

Nah. He's too busy eating his intemperate words!

Frankjw

Hope Durham Dave is cheering us on and not booing!!!

Bowling update

Lancs 4-1 after the first over, Harrison to bowl from the Lumley End.

5:31pm

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Chrissafc or -4

Tynevalleyblackcat

Average for the match is now 17.4, so par score would be 174!!

christoff

Get in Graeme your a legend, pressure on them now come on!!!

Tynevalleyblackcat

I wanted early and you can't get much earlier than that!!

Wicket!

Onions strikes first ball! Horton out lbw. Lancs 0-1!

5:26pm

DCCCLiz

Get in Onions!

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Chrissafc wicket first ball. Haway

We're back!

We're back and the boys look raring to go and ready to take these wickets!

5:25pm

Mark

Horton & Prince probably the big wickets for Lancs. I'm confident we will win this-probably the famous last words!

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Chrissafc lot of dark cloud. We need to strike early. Haway lads

christoff

I say 40-3 at close

Frankjw

Lancs batting has been every bit as fragile as ours this season, sometimes more so. Come on Durham

Mark

Thanks.

christoff

Sussex look like there going to lose and Worcester draw come on lads get a win

Response to Mark

Sixteen overs remain this evening.

5:21pm

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Ridgeley: I saw actual barry from barrys bargains consett this morn, he's the double of brendan from coach trip! :)

Tynevalleyblackcat

With a relatively modest total to defend, we must strike early and often.

Mark

How many overs are left tonight?

christoff

Come on Onions and Harra get into them early

Tynevalleyblackcat

Food for thought. 538 runs scored in the match at an average of 17.9, so par score should be 179. The target is 200!!

Mark

Well done Ben and also to Colly for giving us a genuine chance

Durham all out

Durham all out for 267, Lancashire's target is 200. COme on Durham!

5:16pm

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Chrissafc all out. They want 200 to win

christoff

AAArrrggg, great knock Stokes lad

Durham nine down

Stokes is caught by Hogg off Kerrigan for 121. He leaves the field to a standing ovation!

5:14pm

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Chrissafc stokes gone

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All but one fielder and the keeper on the ropes for Stokes! Durham 266-8...

5:11pm

christoff

A partnership now and there heads will drop and start to get frustrated

Mark

I think we already have a very good chance-a few more runs would be nice but Lancs won't fancy batting against our bowlers tonight.

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Chrissafc stokes going mad now. Dropped twice in 2 balls

christoff

Come on Stokes keep hold of the strike

Durham 254-8

Durham 254-8, Onions is bowled on 5. Harrison joins Stokes 109*.

5:05pm

bryn

aftas all im back from the lakes (no fishing involved) another 50+ and tomorrow could be interesting...ish least weve shown a bit fight

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Chrissafc 254-8

durham_andy

Mark Davies in a CB40 for Kent currently 3 overs, 3 maidens, 2 wickets!!

christoff

10 quick runs there, nice!

christoff

massive tvbc

Tynevalleyblackcat

If we are still batting at the close we should be nigh on 250 ahead. Big hour or so coming up.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Lancs will now need to better their first innings to win. Still think we need another 80 runs or so from somewhere.

DCCCLiz

Come on Onions just stick in!

christoff

oh no, someone stick around with Ben please

Stan Drop

All centuries are good, but when you can deliver when your team is up against it and wickets tumbling at the other end, it makes it a great one. Well done our lad!

Durham 237-7

Durham 237-7 after Borthwick is caught by Prince off Procter for 3. Lead 169.

4:54pm

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Chrissafc borthwick out. Lead 169

marchy22

I'll take some of the credit for tipping century from him

Update

So, the latest here is that we're 235-6, leading by 167, 25 overs remain this evening.

4:50pm

brandonia

Ha ha, I'll let you off Yvette, tell him to dig in and get another 50 please.

Response to Brandonia

Sorry , was out on the balcony showing my support!

4:48pm

keenasmustard

Well done Ben.

Tom87

Well done Ben lad.

Stokes 100

Big celebrations from Ben Stokes as he reaches 100!

4:47pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

Well done to Stokes. Now settle down and dig in.

brandonia

Ha'way Yvette, keep up!

DCCCLiz

Wooo well done Stokesy!

brandonia

Well, I asked him for it and he's delivered. Now, head down again son and see us past 230 lead!

christoff

Great effort Ben, keep going my son!!

brandonia

Well batted BEN!!

christoff

backing up Scotty

brandonia

*Scotty.

brandonia

Stokes 99*, 1 ball left of over. Scoty on strike.

brandonia

Stokes 98*, 3 balls of the over left.

brandonia

Maiden from Hogg. Kerrigan to Stokes now, on 96.

brandonia

Hogg and Kerrigan.

christoff

who is bowling for them at the moment?

brandonia

Nervy 90's now for Ben though, he's just nearly ran himself out..... Keep calm Stokie!

christoff

deffo especially if he is the next man out cos Stokes could score 30-40 in that time

Tynevalleyblackcat

His main job is to stick around and support Ben.

brandonia

PHEW. Stokes survives big lbw shout.

brandonia

Scotty's average in CC is 25, I'd deffo take 25 from him now.

Tynevalleyblackcat

I mean a 250 lead Christoff. Still 95 short of that. If the weather is better tomorrow, I think we will need that many.

christoff

A bit more for me tvbc, a lead of 200 makes us narrow favourites imo

Tynevalleyblackcat

154 for 6. Normally we would not be happy with that, but from -3 for 3 it looks ok. Game in the balance here. If we get to 250 I think we are favourites.

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Ridgeley: mystic marchy is correct with his forcast! :)

brandonia

Shot Stokes! FOUR.

Tom87

Mustard doesnt seem there mentally this season some shocking batting.

brandonia

Borthwick off the mark.

brandonia

I have a new opinion of our current situation - WE MUST NOT, be all out tonight..... I think we have to start tomorrow batting.

Wicket...

Mustard is caught by Horton off Kerrigan for 3. Durham 216-6 - lead is 148.

4:29pm

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Chrissafc I'm at the game as well liz. I certainly wasn't insulting this morning. It was rubbish. Mustard out

brandonia

Mustard gone..... Idiot, trying to reverse sweep when you've just come in.

brandonia

Big appeal against Mustard - NOT OUT.

brandonia

215-5 (147 ahead).

christoff

Come on lads get another partnership going!!!

brandonia

Shot Ben! Four first ball.

Final session

The final session of the day begins...Durham resume on 208-5, Mustard 3* and Stokes 80*.

4:23pm

brandonia

I think we all support. Others however are more scathing than others..... Tim Wellock used to get lambasted for being a negative journalist, when in truth he was just honest.... Which probably describes the majority of posts this morning. As I say, we're not out of the woods yet. Still think we're 100 short of a decent lead, even if the ball is moving around a bit.

christoff

Nobody on here is happy being bottom but the majority rightly support the lads in there effort to put things right

DCCCLiz

No Chrissafc I'm not on here often because I'm at the games. There is a difference between a valid point and a negative insult.

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ppy. Great session that. Got to keep going

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Chrissafc fair weather fans? Can't say I've noticed you on here before liz. People are allowed an opinion. We are bottom. Only natural people won't be ha

brandonia

We were in a hole this morning, no doubt and people made their feelings known. Rightly so. We are now fairing much better however I still make Lancs the favourites.

christoff

me too liz I had to leave cos it was doing my head in earlier and it got a lot worse after that

Mark

Pitch "showing some alarmingly inconsistent bounce" according to tea report in The Journal. So it looks as if our lead might already be a good one.

brandonia

You did Marchy, I remember. Why lost for words christoff? I think it was just the general feeling, there was only really Durham Dave who went berserk......

DCCCLiz

Fair weather fans Christoff! I can't be on here when some people express their 'opinions' it drives me mad.

marchy22

Stokes is the man I tipped for big runs today in one of the first posts today

christoff

Just read some of the comments from earlier in the day, just lost for words.... This match is evenly poised big session this next one - Howay the lads

Mark

Brilliant session and well done to Stokes and Colly for coming good when we desperately needed a partnership. Lancs batting is notoriously brittle so we should have a very good chance-provided there isn't a total collapse after tea.

brandonia

Excellent session for us there. Typical of our luck that Colly fell just short of Tea but a fantastic effort by him and Stokes to put on 132! I'm not even that greedy now, a 50 partnership will do from these two!

Tea

Tea time, Durham 208-5, Mustard 3* and Stokes 80*. Lead is 140.

4:05pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

I think 250 and its a tall order for Lancs on the last day. That has to be the minimum target from here.

christoff

yep 200+ lead gives us a fighting chance

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Brandonia: Need another 100 MINIMUM.

keenasmustard

I'd be happy if they end up chasing anything over 200.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Right lads. Lead is 135 with 5 down, we need to kick on as this could still go pear shaped.

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Brandonia; Oh well, can't criticise him. Mustard's turn to prove his worth.

Stan Drop

Oh sorry!sorry! Sorry!

Durham five down

Colly is trapped lbw off Hogg for 50. Durham 203-5 with Stokes 78*.

3:58pm

Stan Drop

Colly only needs twelve more to hit 12 000 first class runs in his career!

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Chrissafc 203-5 colly lbw. Great knock. Lead 135

christoff

Great effort Colly lad, when the chips are down the quality comes to the fore

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Brandonia: Well batted Colly, still say one of these has to make 100 though. Keep going. Knuckle down for a cup of tea.

Colly 50

Colly gets his fifty too - a brilliant stand from him and Stokes! Durham 203-4, leading by 135.

3:57pm

Stan Drop

50 for Colly. Woo Hoooo!

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Chrissafc well played colly

Stan Drop

Not just a heroic stand in the circumstances but they've been scoring consistently at over 4 runs per over! Brilliant!

christoff

Cheers Brandonia, i'll settle for 3 maidens and start again after tea

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Brandonia: 3 overs christoff.

christoff

Great stuff this, I predicted earlier it would be Benks and Colly that would do this nearly right, how long til tea?

keenasmustard

I hope Ben doesn't go down the wicket to take Kerrigan on. Last season he'd have hit the ball over the pavilion but this season with our luck he'll hole out.

Durham 200

Durham 200-4, leading by 133, Stokes 78* and Colly 48*.

3:49pm

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Brandonia: Here's hoping Stain.

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Durham 182-4 with a lead of 114.

3:36pm

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Ridgeley: its looking much better! Howay the lads! Norm must of got that part time job in barrys bargains consett I reckon! Bryns probs on a fishing trip...

keenasmustard

This is quality from this pair.

Stan Drop

Maybe so Brando, but we will have shown that we can fight and have a chance of winning that battle. Haway the lads!

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00 runs, we will still be in a relegation battle.

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Brandonia: People on here generally are positive. It's just sometimes a bit of perspective is needed. Even if we go on to have a lead of 350 and win by 2

Hundred partnership

Hundred partnership for Colly and Stokes! Durham 172-4 with 42 overs remaining today.

3:28pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

100 partnership, well done lads.

DCCCLiz

Yes but we need to be positive otherwise what's the point!

Tynevalleyblackcat

Some of the damage has been repaired, but we still need these two to go from here. 2 quick wickets down now and we would be 100 for 6

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Brandonia: We're far from out of the woods yet Liz.

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Chrissafc think it may have been stokes oops. Weather much better. If we can keep digging in here. 43 overs remain in the day

DCCCLiz

Well that's shut all the negative 'supporters' up! Come on lads lets get another 100+

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Chrissafc colly downed. Looks like he'll be fine. Lead is 100

Lead of 100

And there is our lead of 100 - let's keep it going! Durham 168-4, Colly 35* and Stokes 58*.

3:21pm

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Brandonia: Make em pay for that Colly. If one of these lads make a ton I believe we have a chance.

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Brandonia: Thanks Yvette, love you x x x

Latest

Durham 160-4, Colly 33* and Stokes 53*. Our lead currently stands at 92.

3:14pm

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Chrissafc shahzad very frustrated. Keep it going lads. Lead is 92

Update

Some luck on our side, finally! Prince drops Colly. Durham 154-4.

3:13pm

Response to Brandonia

Tea is taken with 32 overs remaining

3:06pm

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Brandonia: Will tea be taken at 3:40 or when a certain number of overs have been bowled?

Stan Drop

Ben has had twice as much strike as Colly

Stan Drop

Well played that lad. Just keep going! Glass filling up nicely.

Mark

Well done Ben.

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Brandonia: Well batted Ben, if he can double that I may start to believe.....!

Stokes 50

A well deserved fifty for Ben Stokes! Durham 148-4.

3:01pm

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Chrissafc 50 for stokes. Well played. 91 balls with 7 4s

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Chrissafc 145-4 lead off 77.

BrianT

Radio Manchester suggesting that wicket is dodgy and a lead of 100 - 150 would be a dangerous one for Lancs.

Latest

Durham 130-4, with a lead of 62, Stokes 41* and Colly 21*.

2:41pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

Needs to get a fair bit more decent yet though as we are effectively 55 for 4 and if we lose a few quick ones now, we will be stuffed.

Lead of 50

Lovely four from Colly takes us past a lead of 50. Durham 121-4.

2:29pm

safcluke

Decent partnership this

Latest

Durham 110-4, leading by 42 with Colly 12* and Stokes 30*.

2:24pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

100 up and lead now 35, keep it going lads.

Mark

Sorry for double capitol letters! still having probs with keyboard.

Mark

AS for Jennings, I wouldn't advocate panic measures and dropping half the team but if someone is doing well in the seconds they must be in contention for the first team especially when things are not going well. I'm sure Geoff Cook will know when is the right time to introduce a youngster into the team.

Mark

Yes, I think 160 would give us a chance but the forecast for tomorrow is much brighter so batting will probably be easier.

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Chrissafc these 2 are digging in here. Lead of 30

manurule175

yes, we are going to win this easy! We can get to 300all out as i said earlier, giving us a lead of 220ish we will be laughing

Latest

Durham 93-4, leading by 25 with Stokes 16* and Colly 9*.

2:09pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

In the context of this match, does anybody think if we can somehow get a lead of 160-180 we could win it? Currently 21 for 4

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Chrissafc nobody is saying he would make a difference. Many would say he'd struggle to do much worse. Same with others. We're 89/4 here.

Tom87

why rush him in? why will he make such a difference? he has no experience of 1st class cricket.

Mark

Thanks, I wasn't clear about his eligibility after reading Wellock's article. If he is eligible he's certainly doing everything he can to press for a first team spot.

Update

Come on folks get behind your team! Durham 80-4...

1:56pm

Keaton Jennings

As far as I am aware he is eligable to play county cricket.

1:55pm

Stan Drop

Glass half full. Still six wickets in hand. Colly stokes and Colonel. support roles from Scott and Bunny. Still game on despite the early collapse.

Mark

Someone will have to play a special innings, we have players capable of doing it but-without wanting to be too negative-I'd be very surpised if we can turn this game around.

Tynevalleyblackcat

We need a wicket free session here, which seems about as likely as me being asked to be the best man at the Pope's wedding.

Mark

I'm confused by the rules as to who is and isn't eligible to play! Presumably we could bring in Keaton as an overseas player but that would probably mean we couldn't play him next year as an England qualified player? If that's the case better to look to the longer term because, according to Tim, he is very keen to have a first class career with Durham.

durham dave

On the 1st of June 2012, in the time of our Queens jubilee Durham County Cricket Club have ceased to exist.

Australia T20

Tickets for Eng v Australia on 2013 are not on sale yet. Tickets are only on sale for the Ashes Test Match.

1:46pm

Latest

Back from lunch, Durham 71-4 with Colly and Stokes at the crease.

1:43pm

Mark

Yes and I'd bring Richardson in for the next match luke just to freshen up the batting.

safcluke

thanks Mark. Surely Richardson can play though? As he has done last season.

Mark

that's minimum number of days in the country because of the ECB registration rules.

BrianT

I'm off, some of you are getting on my nerves, Drive safely.

Mark

I don't think Jennings is eligible to play-according to Tim Wellock's TNE article Keaton needs to spend a minimum number of days in the country-the impression I got from the article was that he would be eligible to play first class cricket for us next season.

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Chrissafc uncalled insults? Its an opinion. We are bottom are are 3-4 against 3rd off bottom. I'm not at all been insulting. Here's hoping for a gd afternoon

durham dave

Have a great day guys cheering the losers on and be like mice not men and not say anything. Thats our english problem lets be polite and hope it gets better .

safcluke

Yvette - is the 20/20 v Australia £80 too?

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Chrissafc just on the tannoy £80 for the australia game per day. Dear me. Is that £80 for the t20 game also?

safcluke

everyone is entitled to their opinion.

safcluke

we have two young batsman who are scoring runs in the 2nd xi. Which I thought was kind of the point of 2nd xi cricket. Give them a chance.

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ggest we get behind the team or dont bother watching. Keep the criticism constructive

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t's the point in taking a day off work to delve out personal uncalled for insults, it's sad and the negativity is typical of a Sunderland supporter! I su

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Think the people who call themselves 'supporters' should either stop the personal criticism or change allegiances and stop watching DCCC. Chris safc; wha

durham dave

always clubs problem lets produce loads bowlers, but no batsmen and now benks and diva too old and we are finished .

manurule175

*Their form isnt much better

safcluke

Yes, i'm fully aware Stonema got a hundred against Scotland before some clever sod tries to correct me. But they aren't much better than Div 2 standard.

manurule175

Well let them make the decision in time, they know what they are doing.

safcluke

Whilst they persist with Muchall/Stoneman/ it wont get any better

manurule175

We both know thats not going to happen, to much of a good team. Best squad in the league, keep the faith.

Mark

I was there on day one and we might have had a 1st innings lead even though we only scored 102. Couple of catches went down and missed run outs. No ones fault when those things happe but my point is batting was exceptionally difficult for both sides. If Lancs had responded to our 102 with 350 it would have been different but the found it as hard as we did.

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Chrissafc I'm happy to support the team through a tough time. That said its rubbish & we are bottom. We've won 1 lvcc game in about our last 10.

durham dave

Sorry it hurts guys but we all speak truth if u want bad days back then carry on clapping and cheering Remember when we were laughing stock of league.

manurule175

Wey if you dont like it you no what you can do...

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Brandonia: I think rubbish is a fair point. We're bottom of the CC. How else should that be described?

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Chrissafc I'm at the game showing my support and taken a day off work. What I've seen & continue to see is rubbish. Relegation form simple as that

Mark

I agree, it's desperately disappointing but I'm sure the players are doing their best. Amazing in cricket how luck deserts a team when they need it the most-you get dodgy decisions, fielders take brilliant catches etc

Frankjw

We are not rubbish, we are just not playing well right now. Supporting the team with positive encouragement will work a lot better than ranting and raving and booing. The players know better than us that they are not performing - shouting at them will not help

manurule175

Well we can all see how bad we have been so whats the point in spending hours moaning on about it? Might aswell just stop watching and leave if your going to be like that? At least show abit of support, fair enough being realistic but being negative all the time is no good for anyone.

safcluke

Rubish maybe a tad harsh, but it seems a million years ago since we won the championship.

durham dave

Guys stop drinking your wine and eating cucumber sarnies we are rubbish and wise up .

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been awful this year. It's not even like its a blip either, we've had ONE decent score all season. That aside we've been dire EVERY innings.

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Brandonia: It's disgusting how bad our batting has been. Everyone is guilty too. I keep ranting on about certain players but even the reliable ones have

Frankjw

We wont go down.

manurule175

I think we will still win this game. Stokes should just tee off, nothing to loose, get a wuick fire 50. Colly will get a 50, have a canny partnership coming up and Mustard who has just hit 91 last game all be it in a CB40. DURHAM WILL STAY UP, KEEP THE FAITH!

durham dave

Seriously guys you got to start having a go let the club know you wont stand for it.

durham dave

They should all hand their contracts back and be shamed into playing minor county cricket or 2nd eleven.

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ell. I'm not saying others will change things but raine/wood/jennings/richardson can't do any worse. Expect this over by today. So dissapointing sadly

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Chrissafc tin hat on here but what I've seen since smith went has been pathetic. Muchall struggling to hold a bat, he's had his chance. Chapple bowling w

durham dave

Make up for what? you actually think we are going win 5 championship games and stay up???

durham dave

Make up for what? you actually think we are going win 5 championship games and stay up???

Frankjw

Looking forward to some good batting this afternoon. Even if we do lose, plenty time after t20 to make up for it.

durham dave

Its not geoffs fault hes doing his best. Who knos whats going on behind the scenes . but maybe wipe the board clean the rot is in the club and who knows how bad it is.

marchy22

20-4 at the end of a promising session PATHETIC

safcluke

Marty "batting is shocking and worrying"

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Brandonia: Anyone actually think this game will go into Day 4?

BrianT

But you'd still have the same people in control!

durham dave

We have returned like I predicted to the bad old days . Bottom of the league and a joke.

durham dave

Some guys are injured falling over tennis balls . Other guys got problems being motivated. Others got pyschological issues , its all rubbish get their contracts canncelled .Pay them off and get them out

Tynevalleyblackcat

173 runs for 14. Even allowing for the poor batting conditions that is shocking.

Tynevalleyblackcat

3 for 4. Oh Dear Oh Dear Oh Dear.

71-4

Durham 71-4 after Benkenstein is caught off Chapple for 2. Lunch is being taken.

1:02pm

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Brandonia: Game over. Another loss. DEEP TROUBLE.

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Chrissafc 4 down. Benks gone. Pathetic this. Lunch

safcluke

Benks out.

durham dave

Thats what I want from the crowd some payback let these guys know they are taking us down .

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Brandonia: Whey!! A lead!! Ha'way Stokes, Benk and Colly. Now the bottlers are out you need to make big runs!!

durham dave

Im a England fan too but Durham comes first and these guys are a laughing stock and a disgrace to club as players.

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Chrissafc few sarcastic cheers from the don robson stand I can hear when we have got some runs in that prev over. 69-3

Tynevalleyblackcat

We lead, 1 for 3!!

safcluke

Would love to see Richardson given a chance.

durham dave

I said after only 2 games we go down but everyone on here laughed at me . One guy offered me £100 bet . Whos laughing now ???

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Chrissafc fairly sure benks has just been dropped at slip. Richardson and jennings must be close to a chance now surely?

Frankjw

Things are never as bad as they seem

safcluke

to me it as an England fan.

durham dave

yes I agree ashes is important to the club not to us and the team.

BrianT

Here we go. Are you there supporting them?

safcluke

That was maybe harsh.

safcluke

Club wont be bothered Dave, aslong as the grounds full v Australia.

durham dave

My advice to anyone at game start letting the club no that this is a disgrace.

safcluke

Tristan - yes i'm sure as I was there. Debranture tickets will of been £90.

keenasmustard

Keep Calm and Carry on.

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Brandonia: Painful listening to Muchall play and miss ball after ball. 'Clueless' according to Marty.

Tynevalleyblackcat

-3 for 3. Not looking good at all. We desperately need a 100 stand but I cannot see where it is coming from.

durham dave

Players injured or out of of form or hiding ??? Who knows its a disgrace to the name of the club . Sort it Manager . Coach and Board

Durham 65-3

Gordon Muchall is trapped lbw by Chapple for 7. Durham 65-3.

12:49pm

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Chrissafc muchall gone. He was due to go. Was struggling. 65-3

Update

Durham 65-2 after 25 overs

12:46pm

durham dave

Why dont we make Smith captain again, or maybe sack mustard or maybe even Cook . Clubs got no idea where they are going !!!!

mak

see you later christoff hope our sunday performance carries on from the scotland game

christoff

well dave and mak have depressed me enough, i'm off - howay Durham keep battling!!

keenasmustard

We can still get a lead of 300 and get them all out cheaply. That'll wilt those Roses on that Lancs supporter's hat or whatever it is he's got on his head.

durham dave

220 all out ,Lancashire knock runs off for easy 5 wicket win . Usual bottlers performance.

Tom87

If we can bat through for the afternoon the sun is due and batting will get easier.

mak

just wish we could form a partnership once we lose a wicket

christoff

howay mak a bit of positivity man

mak

here comes the big collapse

Tynevalleyblackcat

We need a big stand now. Effectively -5 for 2

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Durham 63-2, Stoneman is caught off Procter for 28. Stokes joins Muchall (5*).

12:36pm

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Chrissafc rocky out 63-2

durham dave

Thats right you had to buy 2 years in advance but the offer was there.

mak

ive got tickets in the new stand @ £55 for the first four days

durham dave

Massive batting display needed here guys or its another defeat.

durham dave

Ashes tickets were available for £50- £55 last summer. I got first day in the new stand for £55.

christoff

Keep going the way we are going, get to lunch just 1 down and we are right back in this match

Tristan

@safcluke are you sure? im sure i saw 90 a ticket at lords against bangladesh. unless im confusing if with another match but..

Tynevalleyblackcat

Shame the openers could not overcome the deficit, but its a solid start and we now need another couple of stands like that to get us firmly back in the match.

Tristan

nice one christoff :(

Durham 53-1

Durham 53-1 after Smith is trapped lbw by Shahzad on 22. Muchall joins Stoneman (23*).

12:12pm

christoff

Brilliant effort, proper 4 day batting at last, taking there time and building an innings

Durham 50

Durham 52-0 after 16.5 overs, Smith 22* and Stoneman 22*.

12:09pm

safcluke

Bangladesh at Lords was £35, £55 in the grandstand/mound stand. Just find £80 + £3 booking fee per day alot of money for the North East. No doubt £4.90 a pint too.

Tristan

@safcluke, how is £80 for an ashes ticket bad? they wanted more to see bangladesh at lords, and £70 to see ***stan at the oval...

Update

Durham 36-0 after 13.5 overs, Smith 16* and Stoneman 14*

11:55am

safcluke

£80 for an Ashes ticket. dear me.

parttimeanalyst

Stan Drop - are you a Lancs fan? Steady start indeed... there's etiquette here y'kna ;-)

BrianT

No boundaries yet, that is due to wet outfield, not a lack of ambition.

christoff

So far so good, no boundaries just sensible batting knocking it about for singles and 2s keep it going!!

Update

Durham 25-0...

11:38am

Stan Drop

25/0. Nice steady start. keep it going lads!

Tristan

will people be able to see that well from all the way over there?

Response to keenasmustard

I'll have more details next week!

11:34am

keenasmustard

Yvette, when will the work on the new stand over by Lumley Castle commence?

Tristan

cant wait to have the tickets in my hand!!!

christoff

Morning Tristy, all to nervous to speak/type at the minute - keep going lads slow and steady is good!!

Tristan

thanks for the reply

Tristan

seeing the dates announced has made it that little bit more real

Response to Tristan

The tickets for the Ashes will b eposted out 6 weeks before the event. Updates will follow shortly - still some admin to do regarding the annoucnement!

11:28am

Tristan

not very active on here today. great to see the ashes dates. when will tickets get posted out?

Stan Drop

If Will gets a fifty it will also bring up his 5 000 first-class runs and bring him our undying appreciation inthis game.

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11:06am

Stan Drop

Woo Hoo! Got my Ashes tickets already. Dates suit me just fine! see you all ther!

foxbat

Well it's about time they told us that! Weren't we supposed to know back in October? As for the matter at hand, crack on lads I'm sure you can do it.

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11:02am

Stan Drop

Get stuck in lads! Durham expects ...

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Brandonia: Time to stand up and be counted batsmen..... Ha'way Durham!!

manurule175

How much is it to get in on a day like today? And how much would it be if you went say, halfway through the day?

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Chrissafc on our way down now. Here's hoping for a good day. Cls are playing hetton at 6. May pop up for that weather pending

BrianT

I notice that people in my local are talking about Durham Cricket Club. Never got a mention when we were top of the league last year. I suppose it shows that they care about it.

BrianT

They are certainly good enough.

manurule175

Take 300all out.

christoff

I think Colly and Benks will both get 50s and 1 will go on to make a ton!!

BrianT

I'm forever in your debt Yvette. Thanks. Will be there as soon as work permits.

Frankjw

I think we will have a good day, we are due one, but England are coming for Bunny so the others need to find some form. Harmy seems to be improving which is good, but we need solid batting from everyone, four or five 50s and one 80+ would be good.

christoff

Good morning all. The most important innings of the year so far. Agree with most comments that we need to set 200 min target so come on Durham dig in and lets score 270+

Update

Just a reminder - 11am start!

10:13am

Frankjw

An optimistic one marchy, but the most we can be down is ten!

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Brandonia: 2 but I'd actually take 3 if someone offered me it now.

Stan Drop

Oh come on Marchy. Be more positive! the fewer the better obviously and as I said before preferably none at all.

marchy22

So what does everyone think is the most wickets we can be down by the time we get back on level terms

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e of captaincy has got to him.

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Brandonia: Morning all, Marty doesn't come on air til about 10:50 mind. As for Norm, he's been spotted moonlighting on another forum. Perhaps the pressur

Response to Brian T

That should work now.

10:03am

BrianT

Radio link takes me to Radio 5.

Update

Thanks to another cracking effort by the groundstaff we'll be starting on time at 11am!

9:34am

crook jim

Does anyone have an idea what is happening about the new stand???????. There are plenty of rumours going round but nothing official. Any help yvette!!!

marchy22

Someone has to score a century today. I fancy.stokes to get one. Anyone fancying someone for ton other than stokes

Noz

Agree Stan. The key will be how many wickets we are down by the time the deficit has been wiped out

Stan Drop

Ideal would be to knock off the deficit without loss by lunchtime, then bat the rest of the day to give the bowlers a chance tomorrow. I reckon anything in XS of 200 would be a tough chase.

Stan Drop

G'day all. Hope that the rain is only on the covers and not under them. Forecast is reasonable for the next two days but overcast and damp conditions could make batting difficult.

Noz

Morning Yvette! Morning all (in advance)! We could maybe do with a delayed start as the forecast seems cloudy til around 3 but Durham had already been bowled out by then on Wednesday. Fingers crossed for a good, productive days cricket for Durham

Day three

No rain here this morning but still a fair bit of water on the covers - it rained very heavily last night. We'll update again around 9.30am to allow the umpires to arrive and determine whether play will start on time.

8:32am

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