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10th May 2010

Latest from day one at Trent Bridge

Play eventually resumed at 4.00pm and Durham were 36-3 after half an hour, with conditions not favourable to the batting side. 

Kyle Coetzer was caught by Paul Franks off the bowling of Charlie Shreck for 3.  Michael Di Venuto added 15 before he was caught at gully by Samit Patel, becoming Pattison’s first victim.

Dale Benkenstein, returning from injury, was joined at the crease by Ian Blackwell after Will Smith was caught behind off Shreck.

Bad light stopped play at 5.10pm with Durham 66-3 and just 22 overs having been played during the day.

Play resumed at 5.40pm and Durham had 20 minutes in the middle before play stopped again because of more rainfall.  At this point Durham were 79-3 of 27.2 overs, with Benkenstein 20* and Blackwell 24*.

Play was called off for the day at around 6.15pm, which is when we spoke to Geoff Cook, “The conditions were tricky when we started and then obviously the rain freshened it up a bit and obviously stopping and starting is never the easiest thing so the combination does make life hard.
“To lose only three wickets was a double edge sword, there were some good balls flying around and it could have been a little bit worse. 

“We have to do what we’ve only done once in the three games so far and try to take 20 wickets and Ben Harmison has bowled really well in one day cricket, Mitchell Claydon, Callum Thorp and Mark Davies are injured and we need someone to come in and take wickets so Ben got the nod ahead of Luke Evans. 

“Liam will be fit to bowl his full allocation of overs and it’s great to have Dale back, he hasn’t missed any of the four day cricket after struggling with his knee against Yorkshire and we definitely saw the benefit of his experience and expertise today.”

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