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10th May 2009

Durham Dynamos v Gloucestershire Gladiators

Welcome to Gloucester

The ground is at the top of some very narrow streets and with cars parked on both sides of the road there had to be some very imaginative manoeuvring from the bus driver in order to drop the team off at the gates. 

As the lads come out of the pavilion a few of the early arrivals ask for autographs and the lads take the time to oblige.  The warm up began with a session in the nets followed by the usual game of football between the youngsters and elders in the team.  Over the duration of this away trip the older generation seem to have had the edge, claiming more victories, however some doubt has been raised about the impartiality of the refereeing!

Team Talk

Gloustershire Gladiators won the toss and elected to bat first.  Will Gidman will make his one day debut for Durham today against his older brother Alex’s team and the Durham website will chat to him after play to see how the day went. Will ran onto the pitch ahead of his teammates to signal his first appearance. 

Liam Plunkett and MItchell Claydon opened the Durham attack with Kadeer Ali being trapped lbw with Claydon’s first ball of the day.  Will Gidman was brought on to bowl from the eleventh over, with Stephen Harmison taking over the duties at the opposite end.

Stephen Harmison caught Marshall (56) off the bowling of Gareth Breese which left Gloucestershire 118-2 before the start of the first block of Powerplay overs began, the first of which was bowled by Harmy. 

Gloucestershire were 138-3 after Porterfield (68) was given out lbw off the bowling of Blackwell.  Plunkett claimed the wicket of Spearman (37)after he was caught by Blackwell leaving Gloucestershire 153-4 in the 25th over.  

Will Gidman bowled six balls to his brother before claiming him as his first one day scalp for Durham after he was given out lbw in the 36th over.  A mix up between the stumps saw James Franklin run out for 3. 

Stephen Harmison resumed his attack during the powerplay and a fantastic catch from Phil Mustard saw Taylor dismissed for 71, with Gloucestershire seven wickets down for 251 runs.  Mitchell Claydon picked up his second wicket of the day when Jon Lewis (27) was given out lbw.  

Gloucestershire reached 300 runs on the last ball of their innings so with 301-8 on the board.  Michael Di Venuto was dropped twice in the first three overs of Durham’s innings but Phil Mustard (2) wasn’t so lucky when Porterfield kept hold of the ball in Jon Lewis’ second over of the day.

Will Smith (4) was caught by Spearman off the bowling of James Franklin, leaving Durham 16-2 in the fourth over.  Ian Blackwell was moved up the order and joined Michael Di Venuto at the crease.  James Franklin brought the partnership to an end when he caught Di Venuto (17) in Anthony Ireland’s first over, leaving Durham 30-3. 

Dale Benkenstein was Franklin’s second victim when he was caught by Adshead for 3. After 12 overs Durham were 43-4.  Gordon Muchall was caught by Adshead off the bowling of Ireland for 2 while Ian Blackwell added 23 to Durham’s score before falling to the same fate.

Liam Plunkett was caught on the boundary by Porterfield off the bowling of Banerjee for 14.  The same combination saw Will Gidman returning to the pavilion after scoring 15 runs.  Gareth Breese was the Dynamos top scorer putting 47 on the board before being caught by Kadir Ali off the bowling of Anthony Ireland in the 40th over.   Durham’s innings came to an end when Mitchell Claydon (19) was caught by Banerjee off Franklin.

Michael Di Venuto (23)
Phil Mustard (19)
Gordon Muchall (24)
Will Smith (2)
Dale Benkenstein (44)
Ian Blackwell (37)
Gareth Breese (70)
Liam Plunkett (20)
Will Gidman (21)
Mitchell Claydon (25)
Stephen Harmison (10)