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Durham CCC v Warwickshire CCC Day One

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Tristan

see you all tomorrow then

Tristan

indeed

Mark

From what I saw this afternoon it would have been very risky to try and up the scoring rate. Batting was very difficult so the most important thing was to try and get a decent first innings score. I think it was a superb effort by Smith, Stokes, Benks & Colly.

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't a slight touch higher. Pray for some sunshine tomorrow!

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Brandonia: It's fair to say Norm had flourished since the pressure of the captaincy is off his shoulders. Good day for us, just a shame the run rate wasn

Tristan

http://www.miniclip.com/games/pixel-cricket/en/

Tristan

and thanks to yvette, for putting up with us all!

Tristan

well done everyone

Tristan

standrop makes it to 7* but who knows who will resume by the time we get more cricket. shame for bryn near the close but a great knock from former captain poolynorm with 109

Close of play

Close of play on day one - Durham 228-5, Colly 43*.

6:43pm

Tristan

dont fret bryn, it was a good knock given the conditions, you done well

bryn

giz a mb chaser this batting larks draining!

Five down

Jamie Harrison comes in as night watchman after Benks is dismissed on 40. Durham 225-5.

6:33pm

bryn

sorry bout that lads,mind i am on my 5th pint so not too bad! good luck stan

Tristan

indeed pooly, pour him a nice big one, just a bit smaller than your one ;)

Tristan

mustard is questioning my captaincy here by sending in stephsafc. chaos in the dressing room!

poolynorm

Well done bryn.Large mb?

Tristan

next in is standrop

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Brandonia: Aye Norm, it's nice. NWM in, not happy with that like.

Tristan

bryn goes for 78

Tristan

should have listened to mark

poolynorm

Let bryn swing from the hip.

Mark

He should try and shut up shop and resume the innings in the morning!

poolynorm

Boyne Park? Anywhere near Langley Moor?

Tristan

just googled it brandy, looks very nice.

Tristan

5 overs left. 29 needed by bryn to get to his century. will he up the rate in attempt to get to three figures now? or will he just make it to close and start again tomorrow?

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Brandonia: Aye, I'm going to the Boyne Park for 5 nights!

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t a target - boosting our chances of bonus points!!

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Brandonia: I'm thinking way ahead here but should tomorrow be lost to rain - Warwickshire may hoy a few pasties down for us on Day 3, in an attempt to se

Tristan

nee bother brandy, going anywhere nice?

Tristan

we wont need one pal, but i dont really believe in them so that answers your question

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Brandonia: Oh, Noz has reminded me I'm away next week Skipper. So don't pick me for Colwyn Bay.

poolynorm

Are you sending in a NWM if needs be Tristy?

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Brandonia: 40 without loss from the last 7 overs would be lurvely!!!

Tristan

enjoy noz, hope its lovely out there

Update

Durham 210-4 with seven overs remaining, Colly 37* and Benks 32*.

6:13pm

Noz

Must dash. Go Durham :)

Noz

Cheers Chris

Tristan

from bowling or during fielding?

Noz

lol. Hope he;s ok. bloody foreign keyboards :(

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Chrissafc 13 lost. 8 to go. Colly was hit. He's batting again now. 205-4

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Colly was hit. He is fine.

Tristan

hes been hurt somehow but not sure how, no one will tell me :(

Noz

Cheers Brando

Noz

Cheers Trist. Has Colly just been hit??

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Brandonia: Lost 13 overs Noz.

Tristan

hi noz, think weve lost 13 overs today

Tristan

*39 off the last 10

Noz

Hi all. Im in Sidari, Corfu at the moment. The boys have done well. Have we lost some overs today??

Tristan

not what we need just when colly ws picking up the tempo, 30 off the last 10 overs. what happened, cant hear commentary atm

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a bit of confidence from their team mates success.

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Maximum batting points won't happen now but that's not the msot important thing. What's important is that the lads stick around and score a few runs. Get

BrianT

It hurt me and I'm 100 yards away.

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Chrissafc ouch that must have hurt colly.

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Brandonia: Be great if these two can get up to 50 and beyond. They're just the lads to score sharply too and get up to 300-350 in time for 110 overs.

poolynorm

Well batted bryn.Can't even claim reversed pyschology.Just thought you didn't have the mindset for the longer game.Good job Tristy doesn't take notice of reputations,

Two hundred up!

Durham 200 up with ten overs to go tonight.

6:02pm

Tristan

clap clap clap. well done chaps

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Chrissafc 1 point for us

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200 up. Well played Durham.

Partnership 50

Fifty partnership for Benks (30*)and Colly (25*)

6:00pm

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Brandonia: Good partnership. Now double it! You all knew I was ganna say that!!

Tristan

well done mate, well deserved 50

bryn

in bryn we trust :)

Tristan

220-4 at close would be a decent achievement. hardly seems a day you would have chosen to bat, weve done decent enough i reckon up to here

Update

Eleven overs remain tonight - Durham 186-4, current partnership between Colly and Benks is 43.

5:56pm

Tristan

nearing a half century here bryn, and to think pooly thought you werent up to batting this high, shame on you pooly

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Chrissafc getting darker here. 175-4

BrianT

Maddy is bowling wide of off stump and has 6 offside fielders. Difficult to score in this situation. Good job their slip fielders are crap. 2 dropped in 9 balls off Milnes.

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kely to achieve a result.

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Brandonia: I wonder if it's worth getting a wiggle on for the sake of bonus points. I say that because if Marty's forecast is right this one will be unli

Tristan

great achievement by collingwood. in teh words of brandy; now double it

raydetmold

12000 first class runs for Collingwood

Update

Twenty overs remain this evening, Durham 165-4

5:23pm

marchy22

Let's be 230-4 at the close come on lads

Correction

Correction on the overs remaining - it's 22.

5:17pm

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Chrissafc tannoy said 23 overs. Scoreboard got 35

Tristan

bryn the man resuming batting on 11*. off the mark with a four

Latest

Play resumes...Durham 154-4 with 36 overs remaining here.

5:12pm

Response to Brian T

I need to look into that!

5:11pm

BrianT

Arrived at ground at 4.30 and was told by steward at the gate that play had been abandoned for the day. Good job I ignored him!

Tristan

i hear the bell. haway

Update

We're starting at 5.15pm, weather permitting!

5:05pm

brandonia

Ahhhhh thu's reet Tristy. They had a day/nighter the day afore.

Tristan

that game started at 12 instead of 11, i forget why

brandonia

So what happended last week when they were still playing at 7:30pm? I don't rate the ground staff. Their averages are shocking. Nogger is the only one who puts any graft in!

Tristan

they can only use an extra half hour. another one of those ridiculous rules designed to ensure weather>cricket

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Chrissafc still injured so he told us on sunday

brandonia

I don't understand why only 23 overs...... Surely they can play until after 7pm like last week? Meaning surely a full session of play of atleast 32 overs?? Baffling.

safcluke

Yvette - do you know what happened to Breese? Sure he got injured at Surrey and not heard how long he is out for.

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Chrissafc ha ha tristan. We should be gd to start at 5.15. Ground staff again working well. Credit to the club those lads

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Chrissafc play due to start at 5.15 with 23 overs remaining. 13 overs lost

Tristan

chrissafc do you have to be so critical of the umpires constantly? and brandonia, that was a very personal attack on the rain. i think you both want to get a life

safcluke

Hope this chat doesn't turn into a happy clappers paradise.

brandonia

Good news!!

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Chrissafc hardly raining. Umpires are out & have been 5-10 mins. A lot brighter also. Some covers coming off

Mark

Just back from the ground, a shame Stokes and Smith got out when both well set but it was a super partnership in tricky conditions. Fingers crossed the dodgy forecast for the next 2 days turns out to be wrong.

brandonia

I hate rain me. It's dry in Brandon.

brandonia

He's probably bored with not having school to go to.

Tristan

albeit one i imagine we would all give our right arm for!

Tristan

you would have to ask yvette but i hope the answer is no! she does a fantastic job

Tristan

at the same time i dont think we are crossing the line now. just some people seem to be causing trouble intentionally. he is probably a warks 'supporter'

brandonia

Aye I suppose. Most of us regulars don't give Yvette any gip though do we?

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Chrissafc umpires are out in the middle. Still raining. No sign of covers coming off. Umpires have gone in now. Hope it stops raining

Tristan

brandy; you can see why though, i wouldnt like to think i spent my time and effort giving us all these updates and a forum to chat and have people just come on starting arguments, cant be easy

brandonia

Its a bit extreme to ban public comments on the basis of one whinger. I thought you liked us all Yvette?!

LMC

Opnions are welcome - keep them constructive. Worst case scenario is that public comments will no longer be able to be made and that would be a real shame. Thanks for your co-operation.

4:37pm

trissafc

if its that bad here why are you wasting your time coming on to tell us?

brandonia

Hughes scored another ton for Worcs. Cracking signing for them that.

brandonia

Poor grammar and spelling is worse than personal and offensive comments.

trissafc

the only complaing ive seen here today is from you tbh

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ts about the players are frankly a disgrace. I'm surprised that Yvette dint bar the person who made the comment about Gordon Muchell. Shocking.

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PD; what's rude in telling you that you are a set of whingers. You complain at everything that Durham does. Its embarrassing. Some of the personal commen

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Chrissafc more covers coming on now and the rain appears to be getting a bit heavier.

bryn

its goin canny norm,steady away as they say

brandonia

When I looked at Wednesday's forecast yesterday it looked like it may be a washout, now however it looks like the bulk of the rain will be early, meaning we may start late but should get a decent chunk of play in the afternoon/evening.

brandonia

Is it forecast rain in Parklife tomorrow Norm?

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Chrissafc would sms be happy if all the players averaged 9? More covers coming on here. Cold & gloomy

trissafc

could the d stand for dave? he is a miserable so and so

trissafc

dont worry chrissafc, we all love you

poolynorm

Could PD be Corkball in disguise?

Rain

Oh...it's more likely the rain!!

4:18pm

poolynorm

Shaq in. PD out.

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Going off for rain.

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Chrissafc ok sms thanks for the comments. I'm happy here supporting durham. I'm sorry you're offended by my "not good enough" comment on an average of 9.

Bad light

Off for bad light at the minute...

4:17pm

brandonia

Off again..... Rubbish from the umpires, one member clearly thinks its ok to continue!

Tristan

players are coming off due to a downpour of abuse from the lmc

poolynorm

Knew them when they went to Esh school.

Tristan

funny how its always the miserable and rude people who complain about everyone else isnt it?

brandonia

Oh look. More drivel from the anonymous poster.

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Ridgeley: I'd walk out to the saxophone instrumental opening to georges careless whisper...in me tennis shorts. Who's this PD fool anyway? Ignore him brando

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Still think u need to get a life Chrissafc. Comments get worse in here every game..

brandonia

I must say, at the current rate of wickets I'd accept 6 down at Close (should we get the full allocation of overs). Mind it'd be nice to see the run rate upped slightly. 110-2 this session will do me nicely.

Tristan

are you using rainfinder.com did you say?

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Brandonia: Norm, I thought you'd be a Prefab Sprout fan.

Tristan

very good pooly haha

poolynorm

Commentators suggest its gloomy at the Riverside.PD must have gone in.

Play resumes

Play resumes with Durham 152-4, Colly 4* and Benks 9*.

4:11pm

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Chrissafc its a light if that drizzle. Covers have been on & off twice. Umpires back on. Ready to start in a moment. Let's have a good session

poolynorm

The Plainfinder suggests rain shortly.

poolynorm

Its tea time FENNS.Time to relax.Anybody else for the domino? Maybe SLF or CLASH for me.

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Brandonia: Still raining?? Cloudy but dry in Brandon like.

Tristan

chris; i reckon it was like

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Brandonia: I Wanna Be Adored for me. I don't think PD adores me though. :(

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Chrissafc it wasn't pd who sent in that comment aimed at me. Never mind all about opinions. You rarely win games when top order are averaging less than 10

FENNERS

I always walk out to sally cinammon stone roses one of my mates ***ed out to the wicket to gangsters by the specials sorry if this is drivvel

Tristan

chrissafc; not sure anyone would say his average is good. im not sure what PD's point is, perhaps youre just not allowed to mention things like that?

poolynorm

Anyway,how's it going bryn ?Legs eleven so far.What tune do you want playing as you come out to bat? A bit of Kajagoogoo or Modern Romance?

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Chrissafc all about opinions. Some may think less than 50 in 5 innings is good, some may think its bad & not worthy of a place. Each to their own.

FENNERS

Just been talking to chris woakes nice lad good bowling figures today bowling in to the wind rain has started could be the end for today

poolynorm

The whole point of having a 2nd team and Academy side is that all scenarios are covered.Injuries,out of form,40 overs,t20,illness etc.Even happens at local club level.Opinions about who comes in/out will always differ.Ask Rio.

manurule175

Id say give it 5-10 overs after tea then need to push on the runs for batting points

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Chrissafc we are 152-4 at tea. 37 overs left in the day. Hoping for some batting points

Tea

I think tea has beeen taken...back shortly!

3:55pm

CollingwoodFTM

Tea?

trissafc

couldnt agree more

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Chrissafc ah well I'm not clapping an average of about 9 runs by a top order player. Tough if people think that's insulting. I don't think its a gd average

Tristan

chrissafc: no opinions welcome here. just clapping and saying good show old chap

Durham 150

Durham pass 150 with Colly and Benks at the crease!

3:51pm

Tristan

brandy: aye richardson is massively in form as well, but i guess if we say he deserves a game that is seen as slagging off our players. we cant win eh?

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Chrissafc erm... I've said I don't think he's good enough. 5 innings & less than 50 runs. Take those stats whichever way u want. Far better players in the 2ndxi

Tristan

when a batsman gets out for 0 what do you expect to be said about him?

brandonia

Anonymous - chrissafc said Muchall is out of form and suggested another batsman be given a go. What's wrong with that?? Muchall IS out of form.

Tristan

ive been sat here most of the day and can barely recall any comments about the players. the worst i can remember is one person saying 'muchall isnt up to it' if that is really too much to bare then you must live under a rock

brandonia

I think 300 would do me. Or alternatively put - 3 batting points. So there isn't any worry aslong as we keep batting.

poolynorm

The silent assassins back.

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Just reading some of the previous comments made esp by Chrissafc regarding Muchall. You really need to stop being personal and making derogatory comments

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Chrissafc personally think we're doing alright at the moment. We were 24-2 at 11.50am. Got to make sure we get some batting points though

Tristan

tbf if we had got more in the first innings we would have had less time to take wickets in the second innings so it probably would just have been a draw. although with no chance of winning we probavbly would have bowled scotty to get the over rate down so we could have squeezed a few more points out of the game

manurule175

TVBC, yea, but the point is we didnt get 147 did we. We got 102.

CollingwoodFTM

Afternoon all. Hope we've all been behaving today. Based on this year's form this isn't a bad score. A bit of hard work should get us up to 300+. That should give the bowlers something to bowl at.

manurule175

who said go hell for leather? i said 3-4 an over, not 10 lol. Its hard like, knowing when is the right time to push on a go up a gear. Ive still got faith, if we are 200-4 ill be very happy, but again needs to happen in next 15 overs!

Tynevalleyblackcat

147 for 4 is an awful lot better than 20 odd for 2. If we have learned anything from this season so far, it is probably that our bowlers can win us game IF the batsmen can get them a big enough target. If we had scored 147 in the first innings v Lancs, we probably would have won.

Tristan

aye but if they had just gone hell for leather they may well have been out with 50 less runs on the board...

manurule175

im not having a go, but earlier when people said those 2 would play themselves in using up the overs then push on. what has happened now is they have wasted 15 overs still going at 2 an over and all of a sudden were back needing a good partnership.

manurule175

My thoughts exactly brandonia!

brandonia

What do you reckon PD??

brandonia

The trouble with slow scoring, is that when wickets do invariably fall - You don't have many on the board.

Durham 143-4

Durham 143-4 after Smith is out lbw to Wright on 47.

3:35pm

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Chrissafc smith gone. Shame as he's batted well.

Tristan

get out there bryn.

brandonia

Not happy like.

FENNERS

Smudge gone

brandonia

Smith gone.

archietino

please no wickets before t

Tristan

itll pick up dont worry

brandonia

I think I am slightly worried about this runrate now too.

archietino

cheers

brandonia

141-3.

archietino

any scores please

BrianT

Top tip: Tell your wife you're off to the allotment then nick off to the cricket instead. Don't forget to buy some rhubarb on the way back or she'll suss you out. I'm off there now pet.

Tristan

well done bryn, your in next so pad up and get yourself in the nets for a quick session, hopefully christoff will give you a fairly long wait

bryn

just got down the ground,stripped and ready for action once ive finished my pint!

poolynorm

T

Tristan

still some chicken left if you want it anarl

Tristan

you know we cant afford the cameras for drs pooly. just console yourself with the irn bru

Tristan

still digging in the bag of kets, he can come on when the ball is a bit softer. not sure if christoff is here, i think he has been in the nets since 11am. another century here please

poolynorm

Check the DRS tristy.I'm sure that was a no ball.Where's Bryn?

Tristan

poolynorm great knock but departs on 109. next man in is christoff

Durham three down

Durham 132-3 after Stokes is bowled by Wright for 66.

3:11pm

FENNERS

Stokes gone

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Chrissafc stokes gone

Tristan

stokes gone

poolynorm

Cheers guys,however it may be advisable to warn some viewers that I'm not actually playing and this is a bit of fun!! See you at tea time.Hot chocolate and a spring roll thanks

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Stokes dropped

Tristan

life

FENNERS

Not the warmest day down here norm you can be my v i p guest in the brandon marquee/hospitality centre any home game you want

Tristan

would that stop the yolk from braking as well? bum tish

brandonia

Shot Will. Cracking work Norm. 100 partnership up. Next target - 200-2!

Hundred partnership

Hundred partnership for Stokes (61*) and Smith (40*) - Durham 123-2.

3:02pm

Tristan

well done pooly lad

brandonia

Love Viz Top Tips me Brian.

BrianT

A tip from Viz: when you go into Austens to eat your sandwiches, smuggled in and hidden under table, plug phone into hoover socket. Do not recommend this if socks are wet.

brandonia

Mark Davies has bowled 8 overs for 15 runs in the CB40, as economical as ever.

brandonia

Leicester 126-7.

brandonia

Looking at the bowling figures it seems Wright has been more expensive than Barker/Woakes so perhaps we may see a few quick runs here.

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PD: GReat partnership here. Stokes in particular looks in great nick. Touches wood.

brandonia

I think in response to manurule - another half hour or so with these two still there will see the runs start to flow. Just finding their feet again after a couple of rain breaks.

brandonia

114-2.

brandonia

Phew. Off Nelson, now on 113 though!

Tristan

steady pooly, nervous nineties

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Ridgeley: power monkeys? Bet they cost peanuts! Ha ;)

manurule175

Yea of course, just would like to see the RR get to 3-4 an over now as were 40 overs in, but like you say id be happy to see that.

brandonia

Uh oh, Nelson.

Tristan

cheers archietino. not a name i recognise off here but with insight like that you could well find yourself batting for lmc cc before long

Tristan

the run rate will go up as the ball gets older and the batsmen get more comfortable. and its better to get 400 on the board and 2 points than three on the board and all out for 300

BrianT

That would bring our average up.

manurule175

Just thinking about batting points really, 70ish overs left going at current 2.5 rate will see us on 275ish which is only 2 out of 5 points....

archietino

well said tristan

Tristan

get up to 350 then go for it

manurule175

You reckon? Get up to 150 then go for it?

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PD: well said Yvette. Let's hope everyone takes note.

Tristan

safety first marra

brandonia

There's nee rush.

manurule175

Run Rate abit slow like,take it up a notch lads!

BrianT

Buy a power monkey at TKMaxx when they get thenm in. You can charge phones from sun's rays. No good on a night mind.

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Brandonia: Have you got a smart phone Steph?? They're terrible for battery life.

Tristan

and to you steph

stephsafc

Phones low on battery. Chris will have to keep me updated on here. Enjoy your day people.

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Chrissafc great going by stokes. Brollies going up again. 105-2. Credit to both lads here. Let's get some batting points

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Brandonia: Good work Ben! Now double it fella.

Stokes 50

Fifty for Ben Stokes! Durham 105-2, current partnership stands at 82.

2:33pm

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2:31pm

BrianT

I work full time, sometimes on bank hols and weekends. I always get to at least one session each day. I consider myself very lucky to only live 9 miles from the ground. If, for example, I lived in Darlington or Stockton it would be less practical to do so. Never forget though, it is only a game of cricket.

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they are hurting every bit as everyone else at the minute.

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g yourself then why not go and watch Kent? The comment about Muchall before was bang out of order. Time people started to support the lads. I'm sure that

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PD: yes Yristan people do seem to be having a good time slagging the players off and making personal comments about them. If this is your idea of enjoyin

stephsafc

There wasnt much point to the players going off there. Never mind. Back on now. Haway Smith and Stokes

We're back!

Just a short break - we're back! Durham resume on 102-2.

2:26pm

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Chrissafc we've played in wetter & darker conditions this season. Players coming back on now. That was a needless break.

Tristan

you start off complaing that players are getting personal insults, and now you start throwing personal insults at us? i think someone needs an mb

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PD: We should be back on shortly.

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Brandonia: Working today mate. Sorry. I know I've let the lads down.

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PD: Brandonia why aren't you at the game? Washing your hair today?

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Chrissafc I have a ft job & go as much as I can. Use most my hols up. I'm not even sure that its raining here.

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Brandonia: I had the same problem with my BB Ridge. No idea why, might be to do with the phone's cookies.

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PD: so some of you live local, slag the players off and yet don't even go to the games? Unbelievable.

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Chrissafc crazy that they have gone off here mind. Stokes & smith are going along nicely. Umpires heading off. I expect to be back on shortly

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Ridgeley: Yvette how come I can log in here on a lap top but can't on my double B?

Tristan

i only get to a handful of games a year at most, but then i live in kent. hope this is ok with PD?

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to the game.

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Brandonia: Quite a few comment from the match, others are out of the area/country. Then there are those who work for a living and therefore can't make it

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Chrissafc raining here. 102-2

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PD: BTW how many people on this forum go and watch Durham? How many commenting are there today for example. Starting to rain now.

Tristan

clap clap clap. good show chaps

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PD: 100 up. Well played lads.

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Brandonia: That was me by the way.

Hundred up!

Hundred up for Durham in the 37th over, Stokes 45* and Smith 33*.

2:12pm

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Thick edge brings up Smith's first runs after Lunch. Keep your head down Smudger!

Update

Durham 91-2 after 35.1 overs, Smith 28* and Stokes 41*.

2:07pm

Tristan

was thinking more of keaton but you never know

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Brandonia: Pat's daughter?!!

Tristan

did i hear right? will smith's sister's surname is jennings, is that just a coincidence?

manurule175

Good start after lunch then, just what i want to see, runs. Get that rate up ro 4 and over please :)

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PD: poolynorm is madeleine up for the match?

stephsafc

Stokes getting his eye in here. Was his 21st birthday yesterday.

Tristan

clap clap clap. good show old chap

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PD: here's hoping for a good afternoon session. Great shot by Ben.

Tristan

ta yvette. all on the bone brandy, as it should be. my secret identities bein g well and truley rumbled today

poolynorm

I tend to agree with Brando.What sort of undrivel would you like on here? Cricinfo and Yvette supply the scores etc.Emmo provides the commentary.What are we supposed to do for over 7 hours? Say splendid chap old chap about 40 times.This is jovial banter amongst people with a sense of humour.Also lets you get to know each other a bit better.Join in,you might enjoy yourself.

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Brandonia: Nee boneless chicken like Twisted? Nor?!!

Response to Tristan

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

1:55pm

We're back!

We're back on after lunch - just a short delay because of the rain.

1:54pm

Tristan

@yvette can you clarify something i read the otherday - apparently jennings cannot play for the first team this year due to something to do with his contract?

Tristan

agreed chrissafc. time for richardson imo. by the way, i grabbed a few bags of chicken wings/thighs/drums off the rotiesserie. tuck in lads n lasses

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Chrissafc the players will be gutted. I just think other players are far more deserving of a place in the team. All about opinions.

Tristan

the most frustrating thing is how we are romping in teh cb40 but barely getting half way to par in 4 day matches

Tristan

people get offended on other peoples behalf far too much these days. im sure muchall would be the first to say he is massively disappointed by his form so far.

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Chrissafc got to stick in but I'm not blinded in my view about a batsman with around 45 runs in 5 innings. Rain has stopped at the ground.

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Brandonia: Can anyone at the game confirm the heaviness of the rain and the amount of cover on the field??! Not raining in The People's Republic of Brandonia.

BrianT

Here we go. Personal criticism and not exactly newsworthy.

Tristan

watch out chrissafc, youre going to get lmc in trouble again ;)

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Brandonia: Match delayed by rain according to BBC.

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Chrissafc stick with them, been a good recovery. Muchall sadly isn't good enough & is a major flaw in the team. Hope these 2 can push on & get us some points

Tristan

i doubt anyone on here disagrees with you PD

FENNERS

I think the banter on here is class bit like tms we cover allsorts of topics if people dont like it they dont have to participate

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them. We're all disappointed. Good too see Smith and Stokes digging in here.

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PD; I'm a concerned member hoping that things will get better. What's clear though is that the players need the members to be on side with them and back

stephsafc

To be fair on here we r all having a laugh despite being bottom of the league and the rain starting. To have a go and call what we talk about drivel is a bit harsh.

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we?

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ome on here...... I'd say 90% of comments are productive and constructive criticism. We're bottom of the league so we're hardly going to be delighted are

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Brandonia: Apart from perhaps one or two posters - in the main we are quite a supportive bunch. If certain people don't like it then they don't have to c

BrianT

I was sitting near the family of one of our players when things started to go wrong at the end on Saturday. The crowd were quite supportive for a change. I felt good about that although disappointed with the end result.

Tristan

thats the other thing, people type things but you cant see just by reading it whether they are spitting bile or saying things jokingly

Tristan

i consider myself a calm, kind and supportive bloke but im sure ive said things in the heat of the moment that when read by others would look like personal insults

manurule175

Good recovery from Smith and Stokes but id like to see the run rate increase after lunch, see if we can build on these two and get up to a good score = batting points!

BrianT

Nowt wrong with death threats but let's not get personal.

Tristan

im not saying its right, im just saying sadly, it is unavoidable really

Tristan

@brianT i totally agree but im just saying, anywhere people gather there will be good people, bad people and good people who say bad things when annoyed/frustrated/disappointed etc

Tristan

i listen to talksport when im driving at work and they were talking about how in america, whether its twitter or something else, but the wife of some baseball player was recieving death threats due to some poor pitching from him

BrianT

Doesn't need to be like that on here though.

Tristan

modern media has made it a world were insults are thrown around like pennysweets, sadly its part and parcel of fame now.

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A few drops of rain during the lunch break - hopefully it will pass!

1:31pm

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Most of the chat on here is drivel, it's got nothing to with the game in hand.

poolynorm

Interesting debut from PD. Would he care to elaborate? Don't recall him being elected moderator.Within limits I'm all for free speech.After all this is LIVE MATCH CHAT.

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Brandonia: Is that PD Collingwood?!! We are supportive. We're bottom of the league but still here. Is that not supportive?

BrianT

PD: agreed. I'm not coming down till tea time, doing a spot of babysitting. On the evidence of Saturday and Monday, tide seems to be turning.

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PD: some of the personal comments that appear on here are now out of order. Time to be a bit more supportive of the lads.

FENNERS

Whatever happened to spangles they were quality kets

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Brandonia: Not a fan of liquorice like.

poolynorm

Oddly enough Fenns I thought of thorpedos myself but remembered Brando is partial to them.

FENNERS

Ive bought some liquorice torpedos norm and some gold rush bubblegum

Lunch

Lunch here at Emirates Durham - we're 83-2 with Smith 28* and Stokes 33*.

1:01pm

stephsafc

Iv got a clubcard if you need it like

poolynorm

Don't forget your clubcard Tristy.See if they've got any school computer vouchers.Keep up with play Emmo

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Brandonia: Shot Norm. One more over to see out marra.

Tristan

ill be off to tesco at lunch so i can grab whatever you like. youve earned it lad

poolynorm

Is fenns back with with the collection yet? Take a tenner out and treat everyone to some kets.I'll have some lemon bon bons.

Tristan

if you see a chance to score take it but nothing too wide. i have you pencilled in for a ton here

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Brandonia: Every ball on its merit Norm.

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Durham 78-2 after 29.2 overs, Smith and Stokes both 28*.

12:53pm

Tristan

just play the ball on its merits pooly, nothing too risky mind

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Brandonia: Shhhh Steph. Say nowt.

poolynorm

Whats the tactics Tristy? Play for bait or play normally?

stephsafc

Doing well here. Need to stay there.

Tristan

smith is nearly 9 years older than stokes and has 5000 runs, stokes has just passed 3000

poolynorm

Congrats Smudger.

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Brandonia: Well batted Norm. Now double it.

Tristan

well done pooly

poolynorm

50 for Pooly.Memories of 1981.Smudge needs 6 more for 5000 first class runs.

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Brandonia. No offence taken. I'll be happy if Norm is still there at the Close.

Tristan

aye, now you all know my surname anarl, i better hope we win this or you can track me down and pour yoghurt through my letterbox

poolynorm

Is that you Tristy on Radio Emmo?

Tristan

no offence brandy but im hoping you wont have to bat today.

poolynorm

batting after Ridgey,Yvette and Marchy.

poolynorm

Don't think you'll be needed mate.Bit embarassing

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Brandonia: I think I might have a Cheese and Ham toastie with some fruit for Lunch. Nothing too heavy if I'm batting later.

FENNERS

Norm i think you could be heading for an england call is anyone a fan of rice cake

poolynorm

Canny crack with one of the umpires.Used to be in Hawaii-5-0.

stephsafc

You can get some curly fries in for me from Austins. Theyll go nicely with the cheese sarnies I prepared earlier.

poolynorm

Check whats for bait Brandy.I fancy dab and chips with a gherkin.Maybe a Wagon Wheel for sweet.Ask Fenns to take the hat round when I get to 50.

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Brandonia: We'd be better off playing Gordon the Gofer than Gordon Muchall.

poolynorm

Fetch them out in the blue and white stripey carrier bag.

Tristan

youre doing grand pooly. i can see im going to have to pop to tesco during lunch to get asix pack of irn bru

stephsafc

Ha, fairplay. Nice boundary there, by the way.

poolynorm

HAPPY WITH THAT SKIP?

poolynorm

Daresn't play any daft shots Steph.Captain Mainwaring's orders.However if the Freddie Flintoff wannabe comes on I'm going for it.

Tristan

sensible batting please lads & lasses were still in a hole here

stephsafc

Pooly, aim to get it over the media centre :)

Tristan

i imagine he'll be chuffed to hear that

Durham 50

Durham 54-2 after 18.5 overs, Smith 21* and Stokes 13*.

12:14pm

poolynorm

Only listening at the end of each over Tristy.Total concentration.Tell bryn he's in for a long wait.

poolynorm

Keep your eyes on the game Steph.Thats where I'm aiming to hit Madeleine to.

Tristan

you got headphones on under that helmet pooly?

poolynorm

Mention of Brando and his Plainfinder on Radio Emmo.

stephsafc

The burger van next to the old scoreboard does a nice cup of tea like. Sat on top of the County Durham stand with it. Bliss.

Bowling change

Wright and Maddy come into the attack - Durham 44-2 after 16 overs.

12:04pm

Tristan

keep batting like this and ill bring you a girder anarl

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Durham 43-2 in the 15th over, Smith 15* and Stokes 8*.

11:58am

poolynorm

I'm seeing it like a squash ball Tristy.Firm believer in using all parts of the bat.Nice can of Irn Bru at next break please.

Tristan

lovely shot pooly

Tristan

will always appreciate any input you have pooly, you were an inspirational skip and i feel i let you down badly with the bat. hopefully releasing the captaincy will let you get your batting form back and you can still lead us to a win, albeit with your runs rather than your captaincy

poolynorm

Too true Tristy.There's nowt worse than an old skip saying what they would have done.Keep the Blaydon Racer happy and you're halfway there.

Tristan

you just worry about getting bat on ball pooly, the focus is off you now so you can show your skills as a batsman

poolynorm

Bit risky batting bryn at 4.He's more suited to carrying the drinks.He's even bought the Graham Onions Test Match DVD.Brando send my regards to Davy G if he's playing.

stephsafc

And Tristan, we r doing well in cb40. Very very well.

stephsafc

Stoneman yes I did expect more than 7. That said, if your asking whether we expected anything else, why shouldn't we expect it, they are first in batting line up.

Tristan

hoped certainly, they are both in fine form for the cb40

SuperBenks

Did anyone, hand on heart, expect anything else from Stoneman & Muchall?

stephsafc

Muchall was actually out for 0

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Brandonia: Muchall...... Lolz.

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Brandonia: He's got a back injury Norm.

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Brandonia: Here Norm, Parklife away on Wednesday in the Cup.

Durham 23-2

Muchall is caught off Woakes. Durham 23-2. Stokes joins Smith (5*).

11:40am

Tristan

oh dear, fenners gone for just one. heres your chance to show you are more than just captain but a quality batsman pooly

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Chrissafc I'm here. Muchall out. Utter joke needs chasing. Harsh maybe but that's 5 innings he's failed with

stephsafc

Muchall out...

Tristan

good man fenner, survival the key for the minute, lets get the lads believing in the pitch, make it through to lunch and ill make sure you get the biggest fritter we have

Tristan

chris where were you? im afraid youre too late to take your place in the side. stay available incase we need you as sub fielder ok?

FENNERS

Im gunna bore the bowlers karl turner got a bit of back trouble wish he was playing for us at brandon norm the lad is a class act

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Chrissafc rocky gone caught at slip. 22-1

Durham 22-1

Durham 22-1 after Stoneman is caught off Barker for 7.

11:32am

Tristan

oh dear. captains out for 22. fenners get out there and fill your boots

stephsafc

Stoneman out. Bad start.

manurule175

Morning all,haway the lads!!!!!

Tristan

thats afairly long batting lineup, and with marchy we have one of the most inform bowlers in commentary cricket

poolynorm

See Mark Turner got 3 for Derbys yesterday.Any sign of KT Brando? Definitely sacked Tristy.No light at end of tunnel.Cruel but LMC's bigger than one player.

Tristan

grand, we needed a number 11. tristan, fenners, pooly, bryn, christoff, standrop, ridgeley, yvette, marchy, brandy, stephsafc

stephsafc

I'm a bowler :D cant hold a bat to save me life if I'm honest :P

Tristan

alreet bryn. only one player short now

bryn

Mornin peeps nearly finished at work then moochin down

Tristan

hello stephsafc, not sure if youve heard but poolynorm has resigned captaincy and put me in charge, im embarrassed to say i dont know whether youre a batsgirl or bowler?

Tristan

you fast bowlers are a breed apart marchy

stephsafc

Yes there have been 11 extras. Byes and leg Byes.

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Brandonia: Have there been 11 extras already?

marchy22

I'm not a massive psycho tristan lol

marchy22

Hat trick by derbys palladino against leicester

stephsafc

Not bad weather down here today. Glad we've got the old scoreboard back :) Durham need to get a big score today as the weather forecast for the rest of the week is awful.

Tristan

that would be magic, thought about telling you where we are sat but was scared you might sit next to us and turn out to e a pyscho ;)

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Brandonia: After. Willington did a nice tea, I thought. Until I got home and there was scotch broth all over the toilet pan!!

Tristan

@brandy: says were at 310-4 for me, happy days ;)

marchy22

Pleased to say I got my ashes tickets for the Saturday. Might see u there tristan

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Brandonia: BBC website is rubbish like. Game not started according to them yet.

poolynorm

Any news of the Spam Fritters? Was that before or after tea Brando?

Tristan

youll be there for every ball, always attacking fields, i have great confidence in our attack

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Brandonia: Nah, I'm in. I could never desert the Durham lads. Mind I took 3 catches yesterday at 2nd slip so make sure I'm in there.

Tristan

how about this for a batting order, tristan, fenners, pooly, christoff, standrop, ridgeley, yvette, marchy, still waiting for a few lads to turn up, lets not lose any wickets here. hoping to twist brandys arm into propping up the lower order and taking the new ball along with marchy

poolynorm

Tristy is more reliable.When Stouty comes calling you'll be sneaking off at 5.00.Fenns I have been known to pick the seam.Ah Pity Me that brings back memories of FMCS.Ridgey I'm down your way the morra night.Half 6 at the Park.I'm still available Tristy.

marchy22

Somerset 1-2

Tristan

thanks yvette, will do that now

Tristan

Campaign is off to a bad start if youre out brandy, i hope your still available for selection norm? not sure ill be on lmc enough to be a captain, although im around today

Ridgeley

morning lads and merry jubilee and that...wasnt cheryl amazing! norm is it true u ben moonlighting at barrys bargains consett? a win is vital here like!

Response to Tristan

Can you forward your email to me and I'll pass it on. yvette.thompson@durhamccc.co.uk Thanks.

11:13am

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Durham 8-0 after three overs

11:12am

FENNERS

Now norm the pity me gazette says you have been done for ball tampering

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Brandonia: It's older then. You wait til Day 3! If it gets that far!!

christoff

Its the same pitch as Sunday Brandonia

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Brandonia: I'm not happy with that like Norm. I'm out.

poolynorm

Morning campers.Thanks for your concern but the computer has been out of fettle.During my absence I lost the captaincy of the LMC CC.Poor results and high expenditure on ice creams,sweets and burgers etc.I've nominated Tristy as interim skip.Today might be the start of our CC season.5 ex Safc players,1 ex Rochdale and a tin of rice.350-4 at close

Tristan

yvette, ive not yet had a reply from that email address you gave me, could you kick some bottom on my behalf?

We're off!

Day one begins, Smith and Stoneman open for Durham. Barker bowls the first over.

11:02am

Tristan

ah commentary working now

Tristan

also does anyone know where i can check out the stats for the 2nds? interested to see how brathy is doing

Tristan

is there no comms?

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Brandonia: This will be a different pitch though. And a 60 over old ball on Day 3 will behave differently to a 20 over old one day ball.

Warks team

Warks: Westwood, Chopra, Porterfield, Milnes, Maddy, Ambrose, Clarke, Woakes, Barker, Patel, Wright.

10:40am

marchy22

plunkett bowled well on sunday, surprised he wasnt in the squad

christoff

Get in I feel a 400+ coming here

Durham team

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

10:39am

marchy22

surprising, thought we might have bowled, think it will swing a bit

Toss result

Durham won the toss and will bat first

10:38am

christoff

No sign of the pitch taking turn on Sunday thats the only reason I would leave Scotty out and mitch and rushy bowled really well as did Stokes

Tristan

W R Smith, M D Stoneman, G J Muchall, B A Stokes, P D Collingwood, D M Benkenstein, P Mustard, S G Borthwick, J Harrison, S J Harmison, C Rushworth ??

Stan Drop

Get away Marchy. Leave outany one of the five specialists (agree with Christoff - Harmison, but not Borthwick) and we still have Ben and Colly to back up and facilitate rotation. We need a positive outlook after the last two games.

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Brandonia: Nah, Borthwick must play. Need a spin option plus he's excellent in the field and decent with the bat - albeit not at the moment!

christoff

Thats the spirit marchy leave out harmison and borthwick for me and that is 4 in form bowlers on me way now howay the lads!

marchy22

we look very short in the bowling department without onions in the team, think we will struggle to take 20 wickets and if the batsmen dont fire it could be another dissappointing match

Stan Drop

Bit of a long way for me and I have a meeting in Brussels all day. Won't be home until well after c.o.p. Good to see Rushy in the squad. Deserves the game after his heroics on Sunday. Lets hope that that and the fighting performance against Leics are the turning of the corner. Give Warks a seeing to! Hawaay the lads!

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Brandonia: Morning, wonder if Norm is back to fitness for this one? Crucial game, must win. Simple as that.

Day one

Day one of Durham v Warwickshire at Emirates Durham is set to start at 11am - come on down!

8:52am

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