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9th May 2011

Durham CCC team news v Somerset

Phil Mustard returns to captain the four day side for Durham’s fifth LV= County Championship fixture of the season with Michael Di Venuto also set to play having been rested from last weekend’s CB40 fixtures after picking up a thigh injury in the last Championship game. 

Callum Thorp, Ruel Brathwaite and Graham Onions make up the seam attack with Scott Borthwick playing as a second spin option.

Play is scheduled to start at 11.00am, each day, with gates open from 9.00am.  Supporters can purchase tickets on the day priced at £15 for adults and £6 for juniors.

Those supporters unable to attend can follow the action online via Durham CCC’s Live Match Chat ( or by listening to BBC Radio Newcastle’s online commentary.

MJ Di Venuto (23)
WR Smith (2)
GJ Muchall (24)
BA Stokes (38)
DM Benkenstein (44)
ID Blackwell (37)
P Mustard (19) Captain/Wicket keeper
SG Borthwick (16)
CD Thorp (36)
G Onions (9)
RMR Brathwaite (8)

Mark Davies (foot) – Seeing a specialist this week and hopefully will be able to start putting weight through his foot soon.

Mark Stoneman (hand) – Has started to bat a little in the throw downs and, subject to a satisfactory x-ray this week, could possible play for the 2XI next week.

Liam Plunkett (Thigh) – Making good progress in his rehabilitation- is doing increased running sessions and walk through bowling.