Tuesday 19 April 2011 

Plunkett And Onions To Miss Sussex Clash

Plunkett And Onions To Miss Sussex Clash
Plunkett And Onions To Miss Sussex Clash
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Ruel Brathwaite and Mitchell Claydon are in contention for a start as Durham take on Sussex in their first home LV= County Championship match of the summer.

The pair come into the squad due to a quadracep muscle injury to Liam Plunkett and the decision to rest Graham Onions as he continues his recovery from a back operation.

Phil Mustard remains unavailable due to a toe injury so Dale Benkenstein continues as skipper with Michael Richardson, who scored two half-centuries on debut against Yorkshire last week, still in the side as wicket-keeper.

make Durham 9/4 favourites to win the match with Sussex available at 7/4.

Off the field, the crowd will be entertained by the brass section of the National Youth Orchestra at the lunch interval during the opening day's play.

Durham (from): Dale Benkenstein (captain), Michael di Venuto, Will Smith, Gordon Muchall, Ben Stokes, Ian Blackwell, Michael Richardson, Scott Borthwick, Callum Thorp, Mitchell Claydon, Ruel Brathwaite, Gareth Breese

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