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Durham CCC v Warwickshire CCC Day Two

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raydetmold

to be honest Chris , i think we make batting look hard every game , 5 batting points from 7 games ? personally i dont think we are positive enough , just my opinion

Close of play

Durham 28-2, leading by 108, at the close of play on day two. Join us again tomorrow!

6:42pm

christoff

The point is you don't want to give them the chance of getting Stokes out at the end of the day

marchy22

the only good thing that comes from a nigh***chmen is if they can add 20+ runs the next morning and frustrate the bowlers when they are expecting a free wicket

christoff

So you are saying because we have a lead batting should be easier?

marchy22

isnt someone who is paid to bat less likely to get out that a bowler who isnt paid to bat

raydetmold

because instead of pushing home our advantage , we are now 2 down already with only 20 on the board

christoff

Would you rather risk losing Stokes?

marchy22

i dont agree with nigh***chmen

christoff

The run rate has been just over 2 all game why would you expect that to change at the end of the day?

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Brandonia: Night watchman in again. Not sure I agree with it (again).

marchy22

we are 100 in front but i still dont feel confident

raydetmold

we will always let teams back in the game because we will never be positive , leading by 80 , push home the advantage , no dot ball after dot ball till the wickets come , 2 runs an over with a lead like that , crazy

marchy22

oh dear we have let them right back in the game

Wicket...

Durham 20-2, Smith out lbw to Woakes for 7. 2.3 overs remain tonight.

6:31pm

marchy22

100-1

marchy22

lets hope that last wicket stand for them doesnt come back to bite us, we could have had a lead of 130 now instead of 98

marchy22

doesnt surprise me the umpires are always against us

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Brandonia: The assorted media have questioned a few decisions from the umpires in this game......

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Beautiful weather down at the ground.

salmon

I,m back, good day for Rushy.Bad decision to give Stoneman out according to the radio

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Durham 17-1 with four overs remaining...

6:26pm

marchy22

5 very tricky overs

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3 after this one

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Brandonia: How many over remain?

marchy22

we cant afford another wicket to go down tonight

marchy22

stoneman averaging about 10 now

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Brandonia: Drat.

marchy22

not what we needed 94-1

Durham 14-1

Darn it. Big appeal and the umpire gives it. Durham 14-1 as Stoneman is out lbw to Barker for 9.

6:18pm

marchy22

i agree, just play it sensibily first session see what we have got in the bank and if we have plenty then really push on

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aration around Tea.

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ere going to be lucky to play at all today and look what's happened! Perhaps if we score at a decent rate of knots in the morning we could look to a decl

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Brandonia: I think we just have to play the game. Can't worry too much about the weather - as daft as it sounds because according to the forecasters we w

marchy22

i think we might get a fulls day play tomorrow not much on friday so dont know how durham should go about this 1

marchy22

tbh i think 300 will be to much for them this wicket should maybe strat turning seeing it was used for the cb40 to

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Brandonia: 250 all out. So we lead by 330. Minimum of course.

marchy22

rogers is going berserk against somerset

2XI update

2XI: Notts won the second t20 by 8 wickets.

6:09pm

Durham Second Innings

Durham's second innings begins as Mark Stoneman and Will Smith head out to the middle. We have a lead of 80. 11 overs remain.

5:58pm

Durhamlad

Well done rushy! Top man and just the bowler to get our season back on track :-)

christoff

Great effort lads just proving what most of us have said our poor start has been a dip in form and nothing else lets keep this going and get the win

marchy22

*brandy

marchy22

whats that brany a 250 lead overall or 250 allout and a lead of 330

marchy22

its not going to be the 170 lead with 1 wicket down that u wanted now its gonna be a tricky 10 overs cos of that last partnership, i reckon we will be 120 in front with 8 wickets in hand by the close

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Brandonia: 80 lead will do me nicely. I reckon 250 in the second innings wins it for us. Rain permitting and that like.

marchy22

well bowled rushy/steph, that means 4 brandy, 3 steph 2 for me and 1 for ridgeley

Tynevalleyblackcat

We lead by a useful 80. Now lets build on that.

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Chrissafc so happy for rushy

Tynevalleyblackcat

No because oddly enough, what I type on here or what underwear I chose to wear for that matter, has ZERO effect on what happens on the pitch. Its a novel concept I know, but true non the less!! PS - They are all out for less than 200!!

Wicket!

And that makes five for Rushworth! Warks dimissed for 197 - no batting points, we're keeping those for ourselves!

5:49pm

marchy22

28 and counting not regretting ur over confident statement now

Bowling change

Ben Stokes comes on for the 67th over.

5:43pm

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Warks 196-9 with 15 overs remaining tonight, Milnes 23* and Wright 21*. Come on Durham!

5:42pm

Tynevalleyblackcat

Anybody would think I was out there batting for Warwickshire!!

marchy22

24 and counting TVBC

marchy22

brandy off and steph on

marchy22

well u had to say not straight forward when the ninth wicket fell, remember its 10 wickets to get a team all out next time not 9

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Brandonia: I think I'm due I be replaced Skipper. I just cannot shift these ferrets.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Cheers!!

marchy22

20 runs for this last wicket so far, i blame TVBC for his over confidence when the 9th wicket fell

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Brandonia: Aye. My fatha used to play over 40's here for the Rams Head!

poolynorm

Not much room for coffins etc.Built when there were no subs either.Bat first if possible.

marchy22

are you gonna get this wicket for ur 5fer or do u need someone else to come on now

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These two batsmen are living a charmed life. Loads of edges just missing or going over fielders.

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Brandonia: Aye, glorious weather at the Park. Changing rooms have seen better days like.

poolynorm

Seems my theory of no captain on the field has worked.Well done everyone.Brando remember to get forward tonight.Tends to keep low at the Park.

marchy22

come on last have this last wicket

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Brandonia; Might try a bit chin music to the ferrets.

marchy22

come on brandy 1 more for a 5fer and the first time this season i have been out bowled

Tynevalleyblackcat

What chance 170 ahead tonight with 9 wickets still left. I would take that.

marchy22

dont curse TVBC we dont want them getting a fifty run partnership for the last wicket

Tynevalleyblackcat

Yeah. not straightforward at all!!!

marchy22

another wicket for davies

Wicket!

Rushworth again! Patel caught behind on 0. Warks 168-9! 21 overs remain tonight.

5:19pm

marchy22

patel has an average of 20 and wright 16 so not gonna be straight forward

marchy22

well in brandy finish them off, hat trick maybe ;)

Tynevalleyblackcat

Good stuff. Lets get these last 2 with a decent lead still intact.

Wicket!

Rushworth strikes! Ambrose is out lbw on 23. Warks 168-8.

5:15pm

marchy22

lead down to just above 100 need a wicket now like

marchy22

over to you now brandy

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Brandonia: The trouble with these brummies is that they bat all the way down......

marchy22

one more over then its over to you brandy

Tristan

see you all in the funny pages

Tristan

save that tactic for brandy then. im gonna have to run, keep plugging away for a bit but dont be afraid to throw the cherry to brandy, stephsafc or ridgeley, theyre all capable. i wont bowl, im gonna go have a quick net session in the hopes we get to bat soon!

marchy22

i dont have the greatest slower ball

Tristan

harmy & rushy in tandem is this then? soudns good

Tristan

try surprising them with a slower ball right into the pads, they'll be thinking about hooking and end up walking

Bowling change

Chris Rushworth returns - can he add to the two wickets he's already taken?! Warks 155-7 with 24 overs remaining.

5:05pm

marchy22

get in at short leg and make them think im gonna bounce them with a couple but ill just keep it pitched up

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Brandonia: Ive just had a Nutri-Grain bar so I'm raring to go if needed but I'm still hoping Marchy blast them out in the next 5!

Tristan

sounds good, you take the wickets and ill make inroads into extending our lead tonight. 3 slips and 2 gullys, though i do think we want to think about having a close leg side fielder, maybe ill stick teh helmet on and go short leg jsut to unsettle them a bit

Bowling change

Stephen Harmison returns - Warks 148-7 with 25 overs of the day remaining.

5:01pm

marchy22

i want them out in the next 10 overs

marchy22

i want 3 slips and two gullies

Tristan

ill put and extra slip in and do you want a gully or a leg slip marchy? lets get them out tonight eh?

Stan Drop

Nice going lads! Let's keep them away from the batting points. Hawaay!

marchy22

lets have another wicket plz

Tristan

think i may have lost it all now? haway durham, shame we coudlnt squeak out a few more runs to get the chance to put them in again

BrianT

Briant: a 30 yarder into the top corner from Stokes.

Tristan

bizarrely my internet wont work for the commentary, or for loading pages but this one is working fine. must be thanks to yvettes computer wizardry

Tynevalleyblackcat

Good stuff here. Well done lads.

Tristan

nee bother brandy, if marchy doesnt mop the tail here i can chuck down a few pies

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29 overs left. The young lads have bowled brilliantly so far.

chrissafc

keep it going durham. great to see jennings again scoring runs in the 2nd xi

marchy22

i fancy getting the last 3 for another 5fer this season

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Brandonia: Well bowled Marchy!! Ha'way lads, get the ferrets in!!!!

Wicket!

A second wicket for Stokes! Warks 140-7 as Barker is bowled for 5. Good stuff!

4:46pm

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tle Bank Butchers burger from their Esh Winning shop. Immense.

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Brandonia: I don't fancy a bowl yet. Im tucking into a Burger. Not ideal pre-match I know but just got in from graft and it's quick. Oh, and it was a Cas

Tynevalleyblackcat

At least we are picking up some much needed bowling points and if the weather is bad, its difficult to see how Warwickshire can win from here.

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Harmison was off for about 15 minutes. Wicket

marchy22

just as i post that he gets it back down to 2.75

Tristan

wow, there is a first time for everything i guess!

marchy22

davies has an early wicket for kent but is going for over 3 runs an over, disgraceful

Tristan

commentary has dropped out for me

Tristan

you're a real workhorse marchy

marchy22

that sounds fair, ill go full tilt for 20 more mins and see what damage i can do then its over to brandy

Tristan

i'd hazard a guess that he probably wont bowl but they must have hopes of him bowling again otherwise they would keep him off the field surely. not sure how long hes been off already, he may not be able to bowl legally anyway

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Is Harmy likely 2 bowl again this match? Tomb

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Harmison back on. Seems ok now.

Tristan

shall we say 1 for marchy, 2 for brandy, 2 for stephsafc and one for ridgeley then. clean up the tail marchy and we'll all pop in the pavillion for custard creams & tea?

marchy22

im not sure, i have that one there with it being just after tea but took none in opening up

Tristan

Jennings in good form again, good to see. harmy jogging around apparently, good news

Stan Drop

Keep it up lads! Don't let the tail wag.

marchy22

this jennings sounds like he is going to be a seriously good player

Tristan

not sure brandy, ive only just popped in during my lunch break, still at work, you have the lmc scorecard to hand marchy?

2XI

2XI: Batted first in the 2nd t20 - posted 145-5, Clark 27, Plunkett 21 and Jennings 63*.

4:38pm

marchy22

i think we need to be looking for a lead of 100 minimum

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Brandonia: Who took the wickets for LMCCC while I was away off the field, grafting......

marchy22

we will struggle to bowl them out a second time with no harmy

Tristan

nice little mixed bag, very nice! gutted for harmy, sounds a serious injury, teh poor lad has no luck with injuries

marchy22

harmy two, rushy two harrison and stokes 1 each

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t Langley Park. They take on Brandon!

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Brandonia: Gerrrin!!!! Ha'way lads. Lead of 80 plus could be massive like! If we can get it. If anyone's looking to take in a game tonight - T20 action a

Wicket!

Woakes is caught behind off Harrison for 29. Warks 133-6.

4:35pm

Tristan

whos been taking the wickets?

marchy22

nice one skip you couldnt have timed your return any better, clean the tail up for 30 or less

Tristan

ask and you shall recieve marchy lad

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Woakes gone

Tristan

hey presto!

marchy22

yeah good things have been happening but this partnership is getting on to much, u need to find a way of breaking it as captain

Tristan

with the exception of harmy being injured

Tristan

hey all, seems good things have been happening?

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Harmison off injured. Looks like he has pulled his hamstring. Innocuous looking fielding incident. Rami Singh fielding.

marchy22

thats irrelevant cos we wouldnt have enforced but we do need to break this partnership fast

Stan Drop

Follow-on saved then

Update

Warks 128-5 with 33.3 overs remaining this evening.

4:24pm

marchy22

steven davies called into england squad to replace prior

Stokes to bowl

Ben Stokes continues from the Lumley End, bowling at Tim Ambrose

4:11pm

We're back!

The final session begins...five wickets please!

4:08pm

marchy22

bbc weather for tomorrow suggests we should miss the rain tomorrow

chrissafc

aye nice bloke, seemed in a hurry but to his credit stopped for a chat and signed his book.

Stan Drop

He is very funny, but there is no-one on the planet who has done as much in cricket and therefore know s more about it than him. First class player and captain, umpire and coach of the England team. One of the greats.

marchy22

id say bumble is my favourite of the commentators on sky sports

chrissafc

on the subject of sky sports, met bumble on sunday after the game. what a character he is

marchy22

sky sports news are a disgrace, they have just 2 mins of news from the county cricket matches and showed just middlesx somerset clips, no one cares about the euros

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Brandonia: I'd settle for another 5 wicket session like!

marchy22

gifted them 14 runs

Noz

Hi all. Just logged on to lmc. Last score I saw was 56-0 so well chuffed. Hopefully we can knock the rest over and have a decent lead. In answer to Tristan yesterday, It's 29 degrees in Sidari and will be until I get home!! :)

marchy22

dont understand bringing borthwick on when we were so close to tea would have just kept harmy and rushy on

Tea

Tea time here - Warks 115-5 - back soon!

3:53pm

BrianT

Are Durham appealing against penalty on Saturday? Time was wasted every over by batsmen walking away and/or getting fingers mended.

marchy22

chris rogers in the runs again, he is someone id like to see at durham

marchy22

borthwick nine off his over

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Over rate is zero

marchy22

how is our over rate?

Bowling change

Scott Borthwick joins the attack - Warks 100-5 after 41 overs. 40 remain today.

3:43pm

FENNERS

Stick in tonight branders

marchy22

still work to do, woakes is good with the bat and barker aint bad to

Stan Drop

Great spell by these two. Between them 22/8/46/4! What's the follow-on total, 127?, not that I would enforce it though.

BrianT

I'd call it moaning.

tomb

Will tea be at 4?

tomb

128 in total

marchy22

no they dont they need 31

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Warwickshire need 128 to save the follow on.

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Brandonia: YES!!!!!

marchy22

its all reverse psychology brian

marchy22

chuffed for rushworth, he bowled really well on sunday and seems vastly improved from last season

BrianT

Even less confident now. Just scrolling down the comments earlier today, can't see where the wickets are coming from!!! etc etc. Gulity as anyone.

chrissafc

thrilled for rushworth

christoff

YeeeeHAAA - COME ON DURHAM!!

marchy22

geriiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnn

Rushworth again!

Rushworth strikes again! Clarke is bowled for 0. Warks 90-5...yeah!

3:31pm

marchy22

how many overs left today

marchy22

id say we would have to bat 15-20 overs ourselves tonight

Stan Drop

Easy Yvette! we still need another 16 wickets before you can use that one ;-)

tomb

Shame, will be hard to win it then unless we get a good first innings lead

chrissafc

batting conditions were difficult yesterday, hence why i think we batted well and sensibly once we were 2 down

BrianT

Bet they aren't feeling confident about batting now.

marchy22

no chance of much play if any over next 2 days

stephsafc

i kno this is late, but get in rushy

marchy22

we need one of these early, ambrose is averaging 50 and clarke 84 this season

chrissafc

nice one rushy

tomb

Any improvement in the forecast for the 3rd and 4th days?

christoff

Yeess, come on, first innings lead anyone?

tomb

We've won according to the graphic!

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Rushy deserves that wicket. He has bowled really well.

marchy22

nice one rushy

Four down!

Warks 86-4! Maddy is bowled by Rushworth on 8.

3:24pm

Stan Drop

By , we were tough in them days!

tomb

I used to do the great north run with two broken legs and a severed head, it didnt put me off. I think I was cursing Harmy that day as i'd booked the full day off work.

marchy22

i remember that one, im sure we won it just before rain set in

BrianT

radio warks just been talking about it. also talking about his injuries last year including a broken arm and spinal ligament. sounds a bit of a softy really.

tomb

Two new batsmen. Come on, 100-5

Bowling update

Chris Rushworth returns with Warks 78-3 after 34 overs.

3:15pm

tomb

Anyone remember a game against these where Harmy skittled them out early on the morning, think he got 7 wickets, maybe they are still scared of him!

christoff

My request for wickets has worked well!!

chrissafc

keep it going lads, another point on the board

tomb

Get them all out today, and then see if the weather behaves itself

stephsafc

Weey Get in Lads!!!!

Mark

Well done Harmy!

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Great catch by the colonel.

A third wicket!

Chopra is caught behind off Harmison for 29. Warks 78-3!

3:10pm

BrianT

Bugger, harmy again.

Stan Drop

Another one for Colly! He's getting on for 250 f/c catches now.

Mark

Definitely, we are heading in the right direction.

BrianT

There seems to be a bit of calmness and confidence about our play lately.

Mark

Is Harmy bowling quickly?

Mark

This is why I thought our tempo was fine yesterday afternoon, very risky on this pitch to try and score freely.

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Batsman skied it and it landed just short of rushworth.

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50 overs left today. Nearly another wicket.

BrianT

Estimate 36 after tea which will be at normal time.

Mark

Brilliant! Well done Ben.

tomb

How many overs left according to our scoreboard? might come along later as its livening up.

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As soon as warwickshire have tried to up the run rate they have lost two wickets.

stephsafc

Well done lads, keep it going!

BrianT

And again, ct Colly bowled Stokes

Mark

Well done to Harmy, let's have a couple more quickly.

Another wicket!

Stokes strikes and Warks are two down!

2:59pm

Stan Drop

Old firm job!

Wicket!

Harmison strikes! Westwood is out for 36. Warks 61-1.

2:57pm

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Harmy's variation did for Westwood

BrianT

Yes, caught Colly. Nearly got Porterfield with next ball but leaked 3 runs instead.

christoff

Well done Harmy lad. And Mustard rotating bowlers well

tomb

Good delivery? How out?

chrissafc

good team these, we just need to stick in.

BrianT

Disappointing! Harmy gets a wicket.

christoff

We could do with a wicket or two please

Warks 50

Warwickshire reach fifty in the 28th over - Westwood 33* and Chopra 16*.

2:44pm

tomb

England can wait, he'd be better off playing for us for a few years (wishful thinking maybe....)

chrissafc

he's also only 21 years old

christoff

and England very shortly!

chrissafc

stokes batted very well yesterday. he got stuck in, showed a different side to his batting.

tomb

We should remember he has also had a horrendous injury to his hand, his fingers are still a bit of a mess, so maybe he cant bowl 100 per cent. Love watching him bat.

BrianT

He would be a fixture in any other club in the country.

Mark

He batted very well yesterday, showed that he can play tough, gritty innings when required.

christoff

From what I have seen of him this season he has improved from last and has the ability to be the 4th seamer

tomb

He's not really a front line bowler, he would get in the team for his batting alone, he is a useful bowling option who breaks up a few partnerships. He should really be the 5th bowling option.

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Stokes 10 runs are from a 4 through slips, I thick edge past gully for 2 and a four driven through offside, only one loose ball bowled.

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Warks 45-0 from 24.5 overs...

2:33pm

christoff

Thank you Stan Drop a bit of common sense

Stan Drop

Ben Stokes 3.1.10.0 Perfectly respectable.

marchy22

his economy rate is 3.96 for the whole season, is that what u want from from one of ur supposed front line bowlers

christoff

Marchys not there

BrianT

I'm not there so I'll take Marchy's word.

christoff

he has only conceded 10 runs!!

christoff

except his economy rate is 3.33 and how do you know they did not come from an edge through slips??

marchy22

stokes economy rate is always above four an over, not good enough especially in these conditions

BrianT

Is he bowling to a defensive field and misdirecting his bowling?

marchy22

stokes giving them free runs as usual

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It's amazing how a little bit luck can help change a game, we just need bit to get us started.

chrissafc

richardson and jennings hitting runs again. time they were given a chance

marchy22

really thought we would be into them by now

marchy22

jennings seems a very exciting prospect

BrianT

So one of those bonny lads might get a chance?

2XI update

2XI: Durham win by 7 wickets with 3 overs to spare. Clark 25, Richardson 27, Jennings 55*.

2:13pm

Response to christoff

That is correct.

2:11pm

christoff

With the T20 just over a week away I assume there will be no replacement for Mitch Johnson?

Stan Drop

Run rate well under 2/over. Pressure should get to them soon. Lads must be bowling dec

Bowling change

Ben Stokes joins the attack - Warks 30-0 after 18 overs.

2:08pm

Update

Harrison returns for the 18th over - Warks 28-0, Westwood 19* and Chopra 9*.

2:04pm

via SMS

Rushy bowling well without any luck, batsmen played and missed a few times and a couple of leg before shouts.

BrianT

A few good appeals. I was going to ask Marchy if it was moving about a bit but you've answered my question.

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Rushworth bowling really well. Ball moving around quite a bit.

Mark

It would be just typical if Onions doesn't play again tomorrow. No doubt he will also be picked for the England Lions games and Stokes will probably go with him.

marchy22

looking extremely toothless without onions

Mark

Yes, he is looking more like his old self.

tomb

Colly is at least applying himself at the wicket, some of his old shots are coming out again. Not sure why he is at 6, surely he is esxperienced enough to bat higher up the order, could move Muchall to 6

BrianT

Agreed and maybe harmy will show his worth soon. I hope so.

chrissafc

colly has been batting well recently. played well yesterday, sensible batting.

marchy22

are we close to getting a wicket

BrianT

Anyway if Harmy is the new anti-Christ it takes the pressure off Colly.

tomb

Yes indeed. Phil in Austins is looking for sponsers for his charity golf game if anyones interested.

marchy22

very true mark, everyone would have a different bowling line up with only onions definitely going to be in everyones

chrissafc

i still dont understand how a player can be injured yet host their own golf day and take part in it. mystery to me that

Mark

I definitely wouldn't pick him just because he is a high earner. He is under pressure but I just have a feeling he has more to offer. If he struggles this afternoon I might change my mind! However I do understand why it's difficult to pick a seam attack because a lot of us on here would have different combinations.

tomb

Anyway, to the lads who have been picked, best of luck. Come on Durham!

marchy22

we need a wicket please

tomb

At least Claydon and Brathwaite make themselves available for every game.

chrissafc

he wouldn't be an automatic choice in the 2nd xi for me but as he's reportedly one of the higher earners at the club, i guess some people may think he has to play purely because of that.

tomb

Harmisons bowling spell late on Saturday was absolutley pathetic and cost us the game. Anyone can bowl a few bad overs but his body language was poor, undid all the good work of Onions and Harrison. he is an all time Durham great, but on current form he should have to compete with the other bowlers for a spot

Mark

So by automatic choice I mean in the near-future. I agree he can't go on much longer because of his past reputation but he still needs a chance to prove he is still a force. Ideally he would have had more bowling in the seconds but the rain prevented him doing so.

chrissafc

personally disagree. i think others are far more deserving of a place in the 1st xi. claydon, thorp, brathwaite.

Mark

My feeling about Harmison is there's no point in him playing in the 2nd X1 so we can't just drop him after a couple of games. If he struggles badly then it might be time to make a final decision on him but I'd give him at least the first 2 CC games after the t20 break.

chrissafc

Ruel is a canny lad, time for everyone

tomb

I would think 23, 24?

chrissafc

harmison has done nothing to be an "automatic choice" - was he even taking wickets for the 2ndxi?

Update

We're back on after lunch - Warks resume on 7-0.

1:29pm

tomb

Harrison as stand in for Onions when called up. We have plenty of bowlers which creates selection problems admittedly.

BrianT

Ruel was sitting in front of me at the Scotland game. Seems very pleasant and cheerful. How old was Graeme Onions before he became a regular for Durham?

Mark

Difficult to juggle the bowling attack especially as the batsmen have been short of runs. Harmison should be an automatic choice provided he bowls well and no point ditching him after a couple of comeback games, Harrison has come in and done brilliantly and Claydon & Brathwaite can be expensive.

chrissafc

probably not picked because they aren't earning a fortune like some?

tomb

Never said the bowlers had to be dropped. People were hoping for the batting order to be freshened up. Onions and Thorp would be automatic picks for me, personally I would have Claydon and Brathwaite in as well. Harrison shows plenty of promise.

BrianT

But then you keep saying we're bottom of the league and things have to change. Go along tonight to the members' meeting and ask why they're not picked. Turn your mic down Marty.

tomb

And also Claydon had a fairly decent start to the season and has found himself out the first team.

tomb

Feel sorry for Ruel, dont know what he has done wrong

brandonia

Any update on the prospects of play Yvette? Are the covers off?

marchy22

Thorpe would ideal today and can't believe how far brathwaite has fallen down the order

tomb

Why isnt Thorp in our first team, is it because his contract is up soon?

chrissafc

especially thorp

chrissafc

yeah the bowlers, some of who should be in the 1st xi. further stakes their claim for a game

BrianT

That would be the bowlers?

CollingwoodFTM

A dissapointing morning. We'll only find out how good \ bad our score is after their innings.

chrissafc

good to see the usual suspects taking wickets.

brandonia

Do you know if Turner is playing for Notts Yvette? This rain might just be what the doctor ordered for our seamers!

2XI latest

2XI: Notts post 112-8 off 20 overs. Claydon 2-28, Brathwaite 2-19, Buckley 1-8, Plunkett 1-24, Thorp 2-17.

1:10pm

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The rains eased off now, the sun is out for a little while.

safcluke

mitch and thorp playing for the second team.

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Lunch was taken at 12.45, raining heavy but bright skies on the way.

marchy22

They having an early lunch?

safcluke

Aye, still an outer ground.

christoff

Sussex v Surrey at Horsham

safcluke

Surrey playing down at Sussex? Think it's at Arundel.

Rain...

Looks like we're coming off for rain...will keep you posted!

12:37pm

christoff

Surrey 57/6

Latest

Tight bowling here - Warks 7-0 off the first seven overs.

12:33pm

marchy22

We won't get a wicket before lunch

christoff

Is there plenty of playing and missing going on or are they just defending? excellent point tomb!

tomb

In terms of fixtures the second half of the season looks easier on paper for us. We still have to pay Sussex and Worcestershire twice and Surry, all struggling teams. We dont have to play Warks or Somerset again

marchy22

Nothing happening for me. Time for a change captain

Update

Warks 3-0 after 3 overs...Harrison and Rushworth are the attack.

12:19pm

Mark

Surrey 5 down now.

Tristan

bye all, best of luck. in your hands pooly

Tristan

showing great faith in harrison, good to see youth being given the chance to shine, hope he continues to impress

BrianT

Didn't mean to post that, I was thinking out loud.

Tristan

right ive got to be off all. heres hoping next time i check it marchy & brandy have taken a few wickets each. haway the lads!

Warks first innings begins

Warwickshire's first innings begins - Jamie Harrison opens the Durham attack!

12:08pm

BrianT

Suggest we copy Maddy's tactics of bowling far wide of off stump with 8 fielders on the off side. We could bore them out.

brandonia

Dissappointing first session so far but I'm hoping that batting is near impossible and that Warks are 31-5 at Lunch.

Tristan

i wont settle for anything less that 11 wicket sin his first three balls tbh, im a real hard taskmaster mind

tomb

His county form has not been great, done a very good job in the 40 over stuff. Wouldnt have picked him personally for this, but hope he goes well.

safcluke

Can we promise that if Rushy doesn't take 10 wickets in his first 3 overs we wont brand him rubbish and not worth of a place in the team like last time?

BrianT

I've got Radio Essex commentary with The Durham one. Can't switch one off without the other. Years of practice listening to wife and telly has trained me to filter out the Essex sound.

christoff

Somerset 155/8 Lancs 64/2 Surrey 32/4

Tristan

oh aye ridgey, hard to remember everyone with the field spread so wide

poolynorm

Might be a good idea to give Ridgey a bowl if Christoff's right.

Tynevalleyblackcat

Over to the bowlers.

christoff

Rushy and Harra to open?

christoff

Not a bad effort, lets get amongst them ideal swing conditions!!

poolynorm

You've got some apologising to do Marchy!! 3 wkts before bait.Whereabouts down the Cleveland Riviera are you Brando.Heard HT got in the WL last night.

Tristan

marchy youre on new bal duties, brandy first change, with stephsafc, standrop and myself to bowl on top, am i forgetting anyone?

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Quite humid at the ground. Ideal bowling conditions.

Tristan

lets hope we can geth them a few wickets down before lunch

Durham post 277

Durham post a first innings total of 277 after Rushworth is caught off Woakes for 1.

11:59am

Tristan

all out 277. :(

tomb

Damn, only 2 batting points after all that!

poolynorm

He watches too many Blaydon games.

Tristan

sorry, stephsafc to come

Tristan

marchy goes for 5 trying to smash the ball into the statosphere, MBH to come

BrianT

Another crazy shot?

Wicket...

Durham 277-9 after Mustard is caught off Barker for 25.

11:57am

poolynorm

I'll do my best Tristy.Wise choice not to burden Marchy with the captaincy.Brando has the potential to be a leader but needs a bit more guidance at the Fenns Academy.Hexham Panther could be a wise choice.He likes to get around all the grounds.

christoff

keep them no balls coming, 2 this over so far

Tynevalleyblackcat

Be nice if we could scrape 300 here as I fancy our bowlers to do some damage in these conditions.

brandonia

If the Colonel can make a 50 we'll be laughing here.

chrissafc

300 would be nice lads

Tristan

brandonia departs for 42, well batted mate

Wicket...

Scott Borthwick is caught off Barker for 15. Durham 272-8 as Rushworth joins Mustard.

11:53am

Tristan

pooly mate jsut in time, im going to be leaving fairly shortly, i know you reitered captaincy but someone is goign to have to organise the field and sort the bowling change, i have a tricky choice between leaving brandy or marchy in charge unless you want to?

Tristan

will probably be using you fairly heavily, in tandem with brandy.

poolynorm

Morning guys and dolls.Ill timed entry,sorry Brando.

marchy22

How many overs u wanting me to bowl tristan

Tristan

only just realised i could have had the commentary on for the last hour. got to leave soon :(

tomb

Bowl them out for 150, stick them in again, bowl them out for 140, job done!

christoff

16 off that over, these two are going at more than 6 an over great stuff

Tristan

bit of cloud but plenty of blue sky too, here in kent

Tynevalleyblackcat

I am at Doxy Park and we have just had a heavy shower and it now drizzle.

BrianT

Not raining at all in Millfield.

Tristan

brandy quickly up to 30*, dont take too many risks here pal, but bonus points are a factor, would be nice to get up to 300 before any stoppages in play

Tynevalleyblackcat

Raining heavily in Sunderland now.

Tristan

that does look a strong line up for the 2nds. always a concern how quickly the top order turn into all rounders though, we need somemore young batsmen coming through the system. high hopes for jennings, raine, richardson & wood, not sure who this clark fella is?

chrissafc

keep it going lads

Latest

Durham 260-7, Mustard 20* and Borthwick 10*.

11:41am

tomb

Strong bowling attack for the 2nds

2XI update

2XI: Won the toss and will bowl first in their t20 at Darlington. Durham: Jennings, Raine, Clark G, Richardson, Wood, Plunkett, Thorp, Claydon, Buckley, Brathwaite, Morley

11:38am

BrianT

Sunny on the coast if that's where the weather is coming from.

tomb

Hows the weather in West Cornforth?

Tristan

drags us that bit closer to surrey. still a big gap mind. haway durham lads. we need a win here!!

brandonia

Drizzle in Hartlepool.

tomb

Starting to cloud over again in Durham. Would happily settle for 300-320 Troughtons illustrated book of the county season is worth looking at in the Warwickshire club shop.

brandonia

Well done lads, 250 up. Let's get to 300. That could be a great total in these conditions!

BrianT

He was a good doctor though and an outstanding Quilp.

christoff

a nice 12 off the over brings us our 2nd batting point

marchy22

Pouring down in Blaydon

tomb

Troughton is one of the eorst batsmen I have seen in the County Championship, his leadership qualities may be a loss possibly.

Tristan

great start brandy, show us your all round capabilities here

BrianT

Yes but they are financially re-imbursed for the absence of the first two and can plan accordingly and sign replacements eg Clarke. Pinching Onions without central contract does not give Durham the same advantage of planning ahead.

christoff

two fours in two balls for Mustard, keep it going lads

christoff

Warks are weaker without Bell, Trott and Troughton!!

Tristan

aye of course we are weaker without onions, and thats a good point tomb

tomb

Reversed not reserved

tomb

In the lads defence, we were unfortunate to lose that Lancashire game on Saturday, two big decisions went against us, and if those had been reserved we would have won the game and been a few places up the table. The run out was clear cut and not given. One of the most exciting sessions I have seen here.

marchy22

Somerset 4-4 this morning. Rushworth deserves his chance but any attack is going to be weaker without onions

chrissafc

i've got every faith in rushy and harrison, they are in the squad rightfully on merit. i can't say the same for harmison though

christoff

I think these two will put a few on, Scotty is due a score

Tristan

no i wouldnt declare so early in the match, jsut saying i woudl be confident defending a small total as i have faith in our attack

Tristan

rushy deserves his spot, the way i always think of it is if they can get us out cheaply we can do even better!

BrianT

Would you declare at 250 though Tristan?

tomb

Bit worried about our bowling attack now without Onions. Would have loved Thorp to open the bowling today, never mind. Wish I was there.

marchy22

2-2 this morning very disappointing can we get to 250

Tristan

i agree standrop, as i said yesterday, just dont believe in them

Tristan

to be honest i would take 250 all out if it means getting them in and out quickly

Stan Drop

Don't say you weren't warned. Watchmen of the night are basically gift wickets.

BrianT

Brando: Colonel tried that last Friday with disastrous consequences.Screw every run and every minute out of this game. Make them chase.

Wicket...

Harrison is caught off Barker without scoring. Durham 230-7 as Borthwick joins Mustard.

11:14am

Tristan

mustard, borthwick, harmison & rushy to come iirc?

brandonia

I wonder now if it's worth playing some shots in a bid to get up to 300 before we get shot out?

Tristan

thats standrop gone for 11, sadly i didnt scribble down the order. next man in will be tomb, followed brandy, marchy, mbh & stephsafc

chrissafc

shame for colly, he batted very well yesterday

marchy22

The worst start possible we need another 67 ball century from mustard

Tristan

not the bst start. still mustard can come in and get eh run rate up at least! maiden half century for harrison here would be most welcome

tomb

Yeah, I've been ***** for mentioning the watchman (night)before, guess the moderator isnt a fan of that tactic. Oh drat, Collys out, sigh

Six down...

Colly is out lbw to Woakes on 43. Durham 228-6.

11:02am

myboyharry

On my way down now. Hopefully the lads can build on yesterday.

Day two begins!

Play begins on day two as Durham resume on 228-5, Colly 43* and Harrison 0*.

10:59am

Stan Drop

Hell Tristan! You know that I don't like coming in as watchman of the night (to avoid the **** if I wrote ****). I don't really believe in them, like fairies, and have you forgotten how I ran out Colly in the Lancs game?. Well I will give it my best shot, no shots, but I doubt if I can do anything about the run rate. I'll leave that to the guy at the other end and run like the clappers. Hawaay the lads!

christoff

4.5 per over to get 4 batting points will be a tough ask probs 3 is more realistic

Mark

10 points would be a decent return. Just have to keep an eye on the over rate! Although I do think it was ridiculous to be docked points against Lancs, that over rate rule needs looking at.

Tristan

same thing against middlesex, we would have romped to that win had it not been for the weather

tomb

It certainly would be, however if we can get 3-4 batting points (probly not enough time for 5)3 bowling points and a draw, thats ten points, not a bad return. I agree, I think our performance was good yesterday, the batsman applied themselves and showed a good attitude despite the interruptions.

Mark

Wouldn't it be infuriating tom if the one time we've battled hard for a good first innings score ends up as a rain ruined draw. Impression I got yesterday was that our current score is a good one.

Tristan

events, sporting or otherwise, are generally ridiculously expensive, i think by camparison to most things, the ashes test is priced very reasonable.

salmon

Thanks Tristan, maybe it was the wet glasses. We have ordered and paid for our Ashes tickets, 2 for 4 days @ £75 each plus b00king fee.

tomb

I'm going to miss most of the rest of this one, back to back weeks of cricket make it hard for me to get time off work. I hope to pop over Thursday but forecast is rubbish.

Mark

probably be at*

Mark

I'll probably at the forum provided the rain stays away this afternoon-heading down to the ground after lunch.

tomb

The ashes prices are ridiculous but if you get a full day of good weather its possibly worth it. If you get a stop start day with limited action its extremley expensive bearing in mind the average wage round here. Anyone going to the forum tonight? Chance to ask Geoff a few questions ot his face instead of us posting our views on here to each other.

Tristan

sorry to hear that salmon. hope you get patched up, we may need you in the field before long

salmon

Morning all,cant make today ,off to the Docs, think i caught pneumonia yesterday.hope you keep us all up to date.Raining in Northumberland

brandonia

To quote a fantastic philosopher and poet - "Rain, rain, stay away. Come again another day!!"

bryn

Mornin peeps from a muggy cls work today and tomorrow so I'll catch you all on Friday hwtl!

stephsafc

Yeah the suns out slightly in Wheatley Hill,Haway Durham lads

Tristan

would love to catch a match against south africa but dont think its going to be possible

Tristan

my mate was in australia for the whitewash, luckily he hadnt gone just for the cricket! got to a couple of days and saw england bat for one session and oz pilig on runs for fun

stephsafc

I've got a ticket to come to the 1 dayer in July this year. The rest of the games I'll have to see if I can get the time off work before I buy the tickets... although I'd love to be on the sick forever lol

brandonia

The sun is out in Hartlepool!!!!! Albeit surrounded by cloud.

christoff

It could be worse for them to come all the way from oz and get hammered!

Tristan

good good marchy, the last thing i want to do is upset lmc's premier pace bowler

Tristan

still could be worse, you could come all teh way from australia only to have it rained off!

marchy22

No you haven't upset me tristan. I love the darts but agree some of the crowds have been terrible towards the players off late

Tristan

aye its horrendous to think that me and the lass, we bought our tickets for all 4 days when they came out, shelling out for somewhere to stay for the week, travelling to teh other end of the country and it could just hammer it down all week.

brandonia

Until next series when they return to the show with a new dilemma!

stephsafc

Sound like they r from London. Gone off together into the sunset hand in hand lol

brandonia

Where are the happy couple from? On the subject of Ashes Tickets - I've bought one for myself and one for my old man and whilst it is a steep price I don't have any complaints. Its a full day of entertainment. Providing it doesn't rain!

Tristan

ahhhh how sweet!

stephsafc

Oh my Goodness she said yes!

Tristan

hello btw marchy, hope i havent upset you by besmirching the good name of arrows

Tristan

i think i must have spelt that wrong, not sure solut is a swear word is it??

Tristan

i used to love watching the darts. cant watch that sky premierleague nonsense though, the crowds booing competing dartsmen during their throws ab***ely disgusted me

Tristan

just heard they have invented urinals that can you can play music on depending on where you pee. how long till we can have them at chesterle street please? perhaps in time for the ashes??

marchy22

I think 80 for an ashes ticket is great value. I have paid 55 for the darts final in blackpool at the end of July and that will last an hour at best

stephsafc

And yes, she's 6 months gone lol

Tristan

smooth

stephsafc

Nah, not his cousin, just a doped up bloke accused of cheating on his pregnant girlfriend. And he thinks the solution is to propose ha.

Tristan

even money theyre already pregnanat. probably with the brother of the bloke proposing or some such...

stephsafc

Not sure, it just showed the clip of him proposing. I'll let you know the craic after the adverts lol

Tristan

is it to their cousin?

stephsafc

Ha, after the break someone is going to propose on The Jeremy Kyle show. How romantic....

stephsafc

Jezza first Chris, then dishes, then ironing lol

chrissafc

get the ironing done first :)

stephsafc

Just following on LMC today. Think its going to be a stop start day. Hopefully Durham can get to 300.

Tristan

*obviously yvette is in charge really!

Tristan

im going to have to be elsewhere by about 12 so hopefully ill get to follow the first hour but then im going to have to leave you guys in charge

chrissafc

hopefully 11am start. collingwood looked in good nick yesterday

christoff

Morning all. Back to work today so can't be at the ground today :-( lmc is a good substitute though - hope we can continue the good efforts of yesterday and build a big score - Howay the lads!

Tristan

anyway, onto the cricket! lets hope for pelnty of play, plenty or runs and early inroads into the warks batsmen

brandonia

Brandonia: No complaints from me Tristy. I was wrong and I feel I need to apologise and clear the air. Just a shame it couldn't all fit in one text! Ha ha.

Tristan

i forget who made the gordon teh gopher comment but i thought it was fairly obviously tongue in cheek, i bet muchy got called that in the play ground plenty of times!

Tristan

well put brandy, cant say i think its fair that you got singled out mind, dont see anything wrong with your posts, dont think there is many that want to see dccc success than you, perhaps except the players!

chrissafc

my brother paid around £30 in our money for a seat for the boxing day test last year aus vs india at the MCG. the ashes will be a superb event for durham ccc and i hope the club make a fortune out of it which will help the club progress.

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oster..... After all, a summer wouldn't be a summer without Durham Cricket and no matter how bad the team is doing I'll still keep the Durham flag flying

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the decent folk on here. I will continue to support the lads, as I've done so since I became a Junior Member in 1996 but I intend to be a more positive p

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their disposal. I promise not to make such mistakes again. I hope we can all continue to comment on here, I'd hate to think my idiocy had ruined it for

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w stupid it was. I can be negative on here from time to time but I insist this is merely through frustration, because i know what talent the lads have at

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d was a poor attempt at humour. I didn't mean offence, I merely intended to lighten the mood a little during a moment of disappointment. I now realise ho

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-timed, misplaced and of bad taste. I can only apologise to Yvette, The player(s) concerned, Durham CCC and the rest of the users and members. What I sai

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Brandonia: LMC - An apology. It has been brought to my attention that certain comments I made yesterday have caused offence. In reflection, they were ill

chrissafc

personally i think £80 is expensive. i'm happy paying £55 for july 7th 1 dayer but £80 a day is extreme money. for me and the other half to go to 4 days it would be £640.

CollingwoodFTM

Good luck to the lads today. Let's build on yesterday's hard graft. £80 for an Ashes ticket is obscene. The players will only waste it on rubbish hair dos and carp tattoos.

Tristan

its a full days play [hopefully!] you can spend a similar amount seeing a pop star perform for 45 minutes or 40/50 ish quid seeing 90 minutes of football

Tristan

am i the only one who thinks 80 quid is fair enough for an ashes test?

billimac

Saw the price of Ashes tickets yesterday (£80; isn't it time we said enough is enough!! Is professional sport protected from austerity?

Update

Providing there is no more rain we should be starting on time this morning!

9:01am

Day two

There has been overnight rain and drizzle this morning, but at the minute it has stopped. The groundstaff are currently mopping up. We'll update at 9.30am

8:35am

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