I had played plenty of limited-overs cricket over the years but opening the batting
was new for me this season.
Burnham then completed an impressive all-round display by opening the batting
and scored 33, as Durham reached their target for the loss of only two wickets with 17 overs in hand.
On a cold and dark April evening Mills and Reeve batted first and scored 123-5 with John Tickle opening the batting
and hitting 35 before retiring.
He is going to be opening the batting
for us in this series and that should be really exciting to watch," he said.
They had earlier been indebted to Matt Prior (78), down at number six after opening the batting
in five of this winter's seven one-day internationals against Australia, for his combined effort with Jonathan Trott (57) to muster a competitive total.
I'd like to see him opening the batting
in the one-day series.
I hope to see Monty opening the batting
at the Gabba next week.
India, of course, was aware that with Dilshan and Jayasuriya opening the batting
it was going to be a close thing and that's how it was.
Skipper Ian Sutcliffe takes up the story: "Without Guy, I asked Nathan Heath cliff-Core if he fancied opening the batting
Can you imagine him opening the batting
with Matt Hayden?
Middlesbrough-born Matt Renshaw made 39 not out opening the batting
I remember (just) the likes of Oates/Pearson opening the batting
(1960ish) against my precision accurate medium fast bowling and stroking the ball to all corners of Paddock and Linfit CC, whom I was playing for as a 15-yearold.