Close of Play

  • Thu, 09 Apr - day 1 - Durham 1st innings 244/4 (WR Smith 43*, ID Blackwell 63*, 72 ov)
  • Fri, 10 Apr - day 2 - Durham 1st innings 311/4 (WR Smith 71*, ID Blackwell 102*, 89 ov)
  • Sat, 11 Apr - day 3 - no play
  • Sun, 12 Apr - day 4 - Marylebone Cricket Club 1st innings 126/7 (47 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • England hopefuls fall to Aussies

    Michael Vaughan's much-anticipated start to the season fizzled out for 12 as England's prospective No. 3 candidates were given a torrid time at Lord's

  • Foster stays calm after call-ups

    James Foster has learnt to be patient. It is more than six years since he last played for England so he isn't getting too carried away after enjoying a good week

  • Rain forces Vaughan to wait

    Michael Vaughan was once again left kicking his heels in the Lord's changing room as rain prevented any play on the third day of the season-opener between MCC and Durham

  • Blackwell hopes for fresh start after early ton

    Ian Blackwell couldn't have moved any further during the winter, uprooting his career from Somerset in the south west and transplanting into to the defending county champions, Durham, up in the north-east corner of England

  • Miller wants swift coach decision

    Geoff Miller, England's national selector, hopes the new head coach is named quickly so that he can begin putting his plans in place for the hectic season ahead

M.C.C. 2nd innings Partnerships

1st18RWT KeySC Moore
2nd32MP VaughanSC Moore
3rd26IR BellSC Moore
4th1IR BellT Westley
5th4JS FosterT Westley
6th43T WestleyAU Rashid
7th1TT BresnanT Westley
8th1Kabir AliT Westley