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By Iron Mike
#19956
Onwards to the lovely market town of Chester-le-Street.

Be interesting to see if Onions and Stokes play for Durham, who are usually strong at home. Their demotion being well documented but they have won a lot of friends around the country for being a happy side playing fair and to win. For example a young lad being given a Durham Jets cap, signed by the whole team, at Swansea as a thank you for helping out a fielder retrieve the ball from beyond the rope. Da iawn indeed.

After we fielded a strong two xi at Neath this week it would have not done anyone harm. Bumble got a ton and Waggy played again en route back to the first xi.

Another win will see us move a little closer to Kent while Durham, who had a fighting draw at Canterbury last week will surely clear their deficit with a draw. After the thriller in Swansea it should be another good one.

Our first visit to the Riverside since the t20 qf in 2008. This is our 5th cc visit, with 4 wins in 96, 02, 03 and 04 and a draw in 98. We were the 13th fc opposition to visit there and the 11th county in 96, the ground staging twos cricket in 95 whilst the ground was being built. Middlesex twos with two future international coaches playing...one facing Frankyn Rose in the first over!
http://cricketarchive.com/Durham/Scorec ... 59307.html

Hard to believe this fixture goes all the way back to mc days in 1905 with home and away matches then and in 1906. The matches there in West Hartlepool by their famous rugby ground and Sunderland.

This should be a popular trip as our visits have been rare...and a great part of the world to visit. Chester-le-Street not only smallest place with a county fc hq let alone an international ground...also has 2 fc venues. Ropery Lane their old ground now has their mccu fixture. Nice ground it is too, the 2 settings as close as Hoovers and Hills Plymouth or the Diamond and Radyr.

Be great to hear from anyone there. 1st of 3 cc matches before the t20 break...2 wins could well tee up a run in effecting the promotion picture.

The last cc visit had Roger Skyrme scoring...
http://cricketarchive.com/Durham/Scorec ... 79563.html
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By TWrex
#19961
No England stars for Durham, I have just had a little look round. Mark Wood is playing in the first 20/20 international & Ben Stokes is being rested from the series so he surely will not be allowed to play in a county match. All England contracted players are being made available for the day/night championship matches the following week.
It is a lovely part of the world up there, hopefully both the weather & cricket are good & perhaps a bit of sight seeing ca be fitted in, enjoy your trip.
By hujon64
#19968
Just seen team list and no Cooke - hope he's not suffering with a bad back again. Cullen is in - understand he's the Australian MCCU wk who won at Lords this week. I presume he's played for our seconds so good opportunity for him.
#19972
hujon64 wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:29 pm
Just seen team list and no Cooke - hope he's not suffering with a bad back again. Cullen is in - understand he's the Australian MCCU wk who won at Lords this week. I presume he's played for our seconds so good opportunity for him.
Cooke hit on he head in the nets,presume concussion
By otis
#19974
notgoingoutreprise wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:48 pm
hujon64 wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:29 pm
Just seen team list and no Cooke - hope he's not suffering with a bad back again. Cullen is in - understand he's the Australian MCCU wk who won at Lords this week. I presume he's played for our seconds so good opportunity for him.
Cooke hit on he head in the nets,presume concussion
Shame as he has been in form with bat this season, and has proved a good no 1 keeper!
By lovecricket
#19975
Shame Cooke is injured, hope he's ok. We've not had a chance to see what the plan is for back-up at wicketkeeper so not a bad thing to see what happens.

Interesting to see Salter coming in at 3! Seems to be doing a decent job so far.
By hujon64
#19976
Although a head injury has to be managed carefully, hopefully Cooke should only be out for one game. Understand that, in the panic, Wallace was approached to be on standby for this game as an emergency but he recommended Cullen, who had impressed him. However, it was a mad scramble to register Cullen because of rules and regulations so Wallace might have ended up in the team again!!! Surprised that Donald who kept wicket through all age groups up until his 1st team appearances, wasn't asked to step in - Young and fit! Also, Ingram, who kept wicket in Australia. At least, now, they've had to sort it out and good luck to the lad - must have been a wonderful, well-deserved call up for him!

Good start this morning and pleased that Salter has been given a chance to build on his recent batting heroics. Welcome back to Wagg, too, who will certainly add to the Hwyl!
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By glamman
#19979
I like the inclusion of the extra bowler but without Cooke the batting will be under pressure. Need Lloyd to deliver with the bat - think he scored a ton for the 2s last week.
By Iron Mike
#19980
From Dai of Ponty...
A fabulous morning here at Chester le Street.A considerable sprinkling of Glamorgan Travellers in attendance.
Glam won toss and elected to bat.Opener Rudolph bowled early by Rushworth stuck in his crease when the score was on 18.Salter promoted to No3.
As we approach lunch the ever watchful Selman is not out 35 and Salter is 17 not out.
Lunch 66/1
By Iron Mike
#19985
Tea time update from Dai of Ponty

Soon after lunch Salter was caught behind for 25 being replaced by Ingram.The hundred was passed in the 47th over.
Tea 147/2
Selman not out 80
Ingram. Not out27

Go on Sellers!
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