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Match Report: Darlington Mowden Park 50 Blackheath 10

Darlington and Stockton Times: DARLINGTON, UK. 22nd NOV.  Darlington Mowden Park vs Blackheath in the RFU National League 1 match at the Northern Echo Arena, Darlington on Saturday 22nd November 2014. (Photo: Mark Fletcher | Shutter Press) (13320604)

9:04am Monday 24th November 2014

THE thickening fog which enshrouded this match could not obscure the fact that Mowden are far too good to be lurking just above the relegation places in National One.

Match Report: Billingham 26 Westoe 5

Darlington and Stockton Times: BILLINGHAM V'S WESTOE: Anth Rumis receives the ball. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (11365780)

8:26am Monday 13th October 2014

IT always seemed likely last season that one of the trio of North-East teams in National Three North would be relegated and ultimately it was Percy Park who left Billingham and Westoe to carry the flag.

Match Report: Mowden Park 41 Macclesfield 12

Darlington and Stockton Times: Mowden's Callum Mackenzie tackled by a Macclesfield player at the match on Saturday.       Picture: ANDY LAMB (11105755)

8:58am Monday 6th October 2014

WHAT a difference six months makes. This was far from the pulsating cliff-hanger in which Macclesfield snatched automatic promotion at the death last April.

Blaydon fightback secures victory

Darlington and Stockton Times: Mowden's Cameron Mitchell sets up their team's first try against Macclesfield on Saturday.       Picture: ANDY LAMB (11107266)

8:35am Monday 6th October 2014

FOR the second successive week Blaydon came back strongly to win 29-12 at Blackheath after trailing 12-3.

Durham's season ends with a heavy defeat

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:39pm Thursday 25th September 2014

AFTER the euphoria of Lord’s came the anti-climax of Edgbaston as Durham ended their season with their third mauling in two seasons by the Warwickshire Bears.

Hastings to return as Durham's overseas player

Darlington and Stockton Times: : Durham batsman John Hastings in action against Warwickshire at Chester le Street. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8238994)

1:57pm Thursday 25th September 2014

JOHN Hastings is to return as Durham's overseas player next season with skipper Paul Collingwood saying: “He's been a rock for us in terms of the effort and skill levels he's brought to the team.”

Warwickshire v Durham (day three, lunch)

12:37pm Thursday 25th September 2014

MARK Stoneman completed his 1,000 championship runs, only to depart ten minutes before lunch as Durham slid towards a three-day defeat.

Long day for Durham as Bears pair hit tons

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:36am Thursday 25th September 2014

ON a day when neither took a wicket during Durham’s trouncing at Edgbaston, Mark Wood was named in the England Performance Programme for this winter while Scott Borthwick was not.

Warwickshire v Durham (day two, lunch)

12:13pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

DURHAM were unable to take a wicket in the hour’s play this morning before rain arrived. It lasted only a few minutes, but by then the square had been covered in sheeting and it was decided to take lunch at 12.15.

Curtain finally falls on the panto

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:51am Wednesday 24th September 2014

AFTER the Lord Mayor’s Show the first hour at Edgbaston yesterday seemed to set the stage for an end-ofseason pantomime.

Warwickshire v Durham (day one, tea)

3:41pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

RYAN Pringle rode to the rescue for Durham in only his second championship match, reaching an unbeaten on 63 out of a total of 201.

Warwickshire v Durham (day one, lunch)

12:34pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AFTER the Lord Mayor’s Show came the back-to-earth debacle for Durham as they followed Saturday’s Royal London Cup triumph with an early collapse against the same opponents three days later.

Durham face a quick return meeting with Warwicks

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DURHAM will have to find a way to combat Keith Barker, who was left out of Saturday’s Royal London Cup final, when they finish their season at Edgbaston, starting today.

The Breese that blew Durham to Lord’s title

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:19am Monday 22nd September 2014

HAD it been the perfect script, Gareth Breese’s winning boundary for Durham at Lord’s on Saturday would have flown off the middle of the bat.

Mowden boosted by healthy home crowd

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:50pm Sunday 21st September 2014

WHILE Darlington Mowden Park had a 1,000 crowd for their first win in National One on Saturday, leaders Ealing attracted fewer than 300 for the visit of Blaydon.

Warwickshire give Bell time to face Durham

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:56am Friday 19th September 2014

WARWICKSHIRE will wait as long as possible before deciding whether to risk England batsman Ian Bell in tomorrow’s Royal London Cup final against Durham at Lord’s.

It’s a Rush job! 15 wickets in a day for Durham bowler

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:47am Thursday 18th September 2014

GIVING up the demon drink has evidently worked wonders for Durham bowler Chris Rushworth, who twice routed spineless Northamptonshire yesterday to storm into the record books.

It's remarkable from Rushworth

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:57pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHRIS Rushworth’s remarkable 15-wicket haul propelled Durham to a third successive championship win yesterday and lifted them, however briefly, to fourth in the table.

Durham v Northamptonshire

2:34pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHRIS Rushworth, without a five-wicket haul this season, routed Northamptonshire by taking nine for 52, the second best figures in Durham’s first-class history.

Durham v Northamptonshire (day three, lunch)

12:43pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

DURHAM failed by eight runs to pick up the fifth batting point this morning when they were all out for 392, but Chris Rushworth quickly reduced Northants to 48 for three.

Borthwick reaches Durham landmark

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:48am Wednesday 17th September 2014

DURHAM’S man in form, Scott Borthwick, yesterday sympathised with the colleague he keeps replacing at the crease in the first over.

Hastings unavailable for Lord’s final

Darlington and Stockton Times: : Durham batsman John Hastings in action against Warwickshire at Chester le Street. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8238984)

10:45am Wednesday 17th September 2014

DURHAM heard yesterday that John Hastings will not be available for Saturday’s Royal London Cup final against Warwickshire at Lord’s.

Durham v Northamptonshire (day two, tea)

3:49pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SCOTT Borthwick and Paul Collingwood continued their rich veins of form as they piled up the runs against hapless Northamptonshire this afternoon.

Durham v Northamptonshire (day two, lunch)

12:52pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SCOTT Borthwick became the first Durham-born batsman to make 1,000 championship runs twice when he reached the landmark on 19 this morning.

Mustard allowed a week off to prepare

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:20am Tuesday 16th September 2014

DURHAM are resting Phil Mustard this week ahead of Saturday’s Royal London Cup final against Warwickshire at Lord’s.

Financial incentives are in store for Durham squad

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:42am Monday 15th September 2014

PRIDE and prizemoney are at stake for Durham in their last two LV= County Championship games, starting at home to Northamptonshire today.

Middlesex v Durham (close)

3:03pm Friday 12th September 2014

DURHAM won by 141 runs and will be safe as long as Lancashire do not pull off an unlikely win at Hove, where Sussex are chasing a target of 251 in 59 overs.

Middlesex v Durham (day four, lunch)

12:44pm Friday 12th September 2014

MORE excellent bowling by Chris Rushworth helped Durham to close in on victory at Lord’s as he took three of the six wickets to fall this morning.

Durham edging closer to Division One safety

Darlington and Stockton Times: Gordon Muchall of Durham cuts from the bowling of Toby Roland-Jones of Middlesex

10:44am Friday 12th September 2014

AS DURHAM closed in on Division One safety at a murky Lord’s yesterday new arrival Varun Aaron must have wondered if he would be surplus to requirements.

Middlesex v Durham (day three, tea)

3:34pm Thursday 11th September 2014

DURHAM again lost a wicket in the final over before a break, but as Paul Collingwood had made an invaluable 58 the lead had been stretched to 319 with three wickets standing.

Middlesex v Durham (day three, lunch)

12:39pm Thursday 11th September 2014

WHILE Scott Borthwick dug in with his 1,000-run landmark approaching, Michael Richardson rode his luck after a sticky start for Durham this morning.

Durham tempt Malan and wickets tumble at Lord's

Darlington and Stockton Times: Sam Robson of Middlesex is bowled by Chris Rushworth of Durham (10237481)

10:46am Thursday 11th September 2014

A THIGH injury to one-day captain Mark Stoneman ten days ahead of the Royal London Cup final cast a cloud over Durham’s progress at Lord’s yesterday.

Middlesex v Durham (day two, tea)

3:51pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

BEN Stokes bowled a 14-over spell this afternoon to take the two wickets which appear to have broken the back of Middlesex’s resistance.

Middlesex v Durham (day two, lunch)

12:35pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

DURHAM added only 29 runs as they lost their last three wickets at Lord’s this morning to be all out for 377.

Borthwick century gives Durham the upper hand at Middlesex

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:26am Wednesday 10th September 2014

SCOTT BORTHWICK was at the Lord’s crease to face the third ball yesterday and after surviving a perilous first half hour he was still there at the close on 169.

Middlesex v Durham (day one, tea)

3:35pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE Middlesex attack holds no fears for Scott Borthwick, who completed his second century of the season at Lord’s today. His first was the double hundred he made against the same opponents at Chester-le-Street.

Middlesex v Durham (day one, lunch)

12:33pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

AS Durham look ahead to the Royal London Cup final, they were reminded of the perils of choosing to bat first at Lord’s with a 10.30 start in September when they slipped to 24 for three today.

Durham go back to reality with relegation battle

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:29am Tuesday 9th September 2014

DURHAM will need to have their feet back on the ground today in the first of their two visits to Lord’s as they attempt to stave off any threat of relegation.

Durham reach Lord's final after record-breaking win over Notts

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:23pm Saturday 6th September 2014

DURHAM smashed their one-day batting records, courtesy of a magnificent 164 by Ben Stokes, as they swept to an 83-run win in today’s Royal London Cup semi-final at home to Nottinghamshire.

Durham break their batting records as they close in on Lord's

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:56pm Saturday 6th September 2014

DURHAM smashed their one-day batting records, courtesy of an astonishing 164 by Ben Stokes, in today’s Royal London Cup semi-final at home to Nottinghamshire.

Durham sign India's fastest bowler who broke Broad's nose with bouncer

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:51am Friday 5th September 2014

DURHAM have signed India’s fastest bowler, Varun Aaron, who broke Stuart Broad’s nose with a bouncer in the Old Trafford Test, for the final two weeks of the season.

Chase is Durham’s hero

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:19am Thursday 4th September 2014

DURHAM must have thought their new recruit had a leprechaun on his shoulder when a long hop by Peter Chase secured the crucial breakthrough in yesterday’s 54-run win at home to Nottinghamshire.

Debutant stars in Durham’s vital win

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:05am Thursday 4th September 2014

DURHAM found an unlikely new hero yesterday as 20-year-old Irish debutant Peter Chase bowled them to the victory which greatly eases their relegation worries.

Durham need breakthrough

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:01am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

DURHAM skipper Paul Collingwood will be looking for a quick breakthrough on the final day against Nottinghamshire to ensure that his heroic hundred is not in vain.

Durham v Nottinghamshire (day three, tea)

3:57pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MICHAEL Lumb’s charmed life prevented Durham from making deep inroads into Nottinghamshire’s pursuit of 375 to win.

Durham v Nottinghamshire (day three, lunch)

2:05pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A HEROIC hundred by Paul Collingwood took Durham to the unexpected heights of 309, setting Nottinghamshire a target of 375 to win.

Captain leads the fight to break free from drop zone

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:22am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

PAUL Collingwood’s determination to keep his side in Division One shone through as Durham crucially won the final session of a rollercoaster second day at home to Nottinghamshire.

Durham v Nottinghamshire (day two, tea)

4:09pm Monday 1st September 2014

PAUL Collingwood’s best four-day haul since 2008 helped to wrap up the Nottinghamshire innings for 188, but when they looked like taking command Durham slipped from 51 without loss to 83 for five in their second innings.

Advantage Durham at Riverside

Darlington and Stockton Times:

8:33pm Sunday 31st August 2014

TWO wickets in two balls in John Hastings’ first over and one for Paul Coughlin with the last ball of the day helped Durham to gain the upper hand on the first day against Nottinghamshire.

Mowden loan Thompson

4:44pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Darlington Mowden Park will have Newcastle Falcons’ longest-serving player, Matt Thompson, on loan for the start of their National One campaign.

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