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Durham Day Four Report: Durham top after six-wicket win

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:55am Wednesday 27th May 2015

DURHAM needed only 42 minutes to complete a six-wicket win at Worcester and leap to the top of the table.

Worcestershire v Durham (day 3, tea)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:01pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

DURHAM enjoyed a good afternoon as the sun came out and Worcestershire's lack of bowling depth was exposed.

Worcestershire v Durham (day 3, lunch)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:07pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

THINGS began to go badly wrong for Durham from the sixth ball of the day, when Joe Leach edged Chris Rushworth past Gordon Muchall 's left ear at the third slip.

Worcestershire v Durham (day two, tea)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:27pm Monday 25th May 2015

CRICKET is becoming increasingly bizarre with last-wicket stands often being the highest of the innings. They don't usually involve a No 3 batsman but Scott Borthwick stood firm to reach a marvellous century and put on 95 with Graham Onions.

Worcestershire v Durham (day two, lunch)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:09pm Monday 25th May 2015

WHERE Durham failed yesterday, lowly Worcestershire succeeded by bowling the right length on a cloudy morning, reducing their visitors to a shambolic 73 for six.

Worcestershire v Durham (day one, tea)

4:09pm Sunday 24th May 2015

JUST when batting appeared to have become relatively comfortable after the sun came out, Durham took two wickets in two balls to leave Worcestershire on 178 for five at tea.

Worcestershire v Durham (day one, lunch)

1:06pm Sunday 24th May 2015

DURHAM failed to press home the advantage of winning the toss on a steamy morning at Worcester after taking a wicket with the second ball following a delayed start.

Warwickshire v Durham (day 4, lunch)

1:05pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

DURHAM were slithering towards defeat this morning, not helped by Mark Stoneman being run out for 111, until Paul Coughlin put bat to ball.

Warwickshire v Durham (day 3, lunch)

1:05pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

KEITH Barker continued to torment Durham as only he can when he took three wickets in six balls this morning to leave them on 182 for eight at lunch.

Warwickshire vs Durham (Day One, Lunch)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:35pm Sunday 17th May 2015

DURHAM left it too late to start testing Jonathan Trott with a short-pitched barrage from John Hastings and at lunch he had reached 42 out of 97 for two.

Durham's batting strength secures six-wicket win

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:22pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

DURHAM put their recent batting woes behind them with four half-centuries as they coasted to a six-wicket win against Nottinghamshire at Chester-le-Street.

Durham v Nottinghamshire (day 3, tea)

4:11pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

DURHAM, on 240-4, needed only 21 to win when the third shower of the day at Chester-le-Street prompted an early tea.

Durham v Nottinghamshire (Day Three, Lunch)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:11pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

DURHAM got through the morning without losing a wicket in their pursuit of 261 to beat Nottinghamshire at Chester-le-Street, reaching 107 for one at lunch.

Durham v Nottinghamshire (day two, tea)

4:25pm Monday 11th May 2015

ALEX Hales and James Taylor bottled up their one-day expertise and dug deep into their reserves of patience as they set out to bat Durham out of the game at Chester-le-Street.

Durham v Nottinghamshire (day 2, lunch)

1:07pm Monday 11th May 2015

WICKETS always looked likely following morning rain at Chester-le-Street and after much playing and missing in the first 50 minutes Durham lost three wickets in nine balls on 110.

Durham v Nottinghamshire (day one, tea)

4:05pm Sunday 10th May 2015

RIKI Wessels found a dogged ally in Vernon Philander as they revived Nottinghamshire from 102 for seven with an unbroken stand of 89.

Durham v Nottinghamshire (day one, lunch)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:09pm Sunday 10th May 2015

DURHAM made better use of winning the toss than at Lord's last week when they again put the opposition in at Chester-le-Street and reduced Nottinghamshire to 72 for five at lunch.

Middlesex v Durham (day four)

12:55pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

SENSATIONAL bowling by James Harris hurried Middlesex to a 187-run victory against Durham at Lord's.

Middlesex v Durham (day 3, tea)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:05pm Monday 4th May 2015

SO the game wasn't meandering towards a draw after all. Stalemate seemed certain when nightwatchman Chris Rushworth lasted for 95 minutes this morning, then 13 wickets went down in 30 overs.

Middlesex v Durham (day two, tea)

4:19pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

JOHN Hastings finally had some reward for his unstinting toil when he took four wickets as Middlesex declined from their overnight 327 for four to 463 all out.

Middlesex v Durham (day one,close)

6:10pm Saturday 2nd May 2015

SO Sam Robson can bat after all. The man who totalled 14 runs in four innings against Durham in 2013 kept them at bay for all but five minutes of the day to make 178.

Middlesex v Durham (day one, tea)

3:49pm Saturday 2nd May 2015

THE anticipated afternoon of toil duly materialised as Durham again took only one wicket in the session and Middlesex reached 220 for two at tea.

Middlesex v Durham (day one, lunch)

1:01pm Saturday 2nd May 2015

DURHAM decided not to risk Graham Onions because of a minor knee problem at Lord's this morning and Sam Robson must have been mightily relieved.

Borthwick stars as Durham make it two wins from two

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:49pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

SCOTT Borthwick took his season's first-class average to 123.3 by steering Durham to their second win in two games this afternoon. Now he heads to Lord's on Saturday to play a Middlesex team against whom he scored 216 and 176 last season.

Durham v Sussex (day 4, lunch)

1:04pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

DURHAM closed in on their second victory in two games when they reached 211 for four at lunch, needing a further 51 against table-toppers Sussex at Chester-le-Street.

Durham v Sussex (day two, tea)

4:07pm Monday 27th April 2015

DISTANT observers must wonder if the batting orders have been reversed at Chester-le-Street. After Sussex's record tenth-wicket stand of 164, Durham's ninth-wicket pair of John Hastings and Usman Arshad put on 116 after three wickets went down on 222.

Durham v Sussex (day one,tea)

4:52pm Sunday 26th April 2015

OLLIE Robinson, sacked by Yorkshire last season for “unprofessional actions” looked the model pro as he showed his new Sussex team-mates how to bat with a century on his first-class debut.

Durham v Sussex (day one, lunch)

1:19pm Sunday 26th April 2015

SUSSEX reacted in almost cavalier fashion to being inserted and losing a wicket to the third ball at Chester-le-Street. But after a second-wicket stand of 88 in 18 overs they lost three further wickets to reach lunch on 117 for four.

Somerset v Durham (Day Three, Tea)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:11pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

DURHAM took advantage of perfect batting conditions to cruise towards victory at Taunton, despite a blip when both openers got out on 53.

Somerset v Durham (Day Three, Lunch)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:06pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

MORE sensational bowling by Chris Rushworth hurried Durham towards victory on the third morning at sunny Taunton.

Durham skipper getting better with age

Darlington and Stockton Times: Durham's Head Coach Jonathan Lewis - Photo mandatory by-line: Harry Trump/JMP - Mobile: 07966 386802 - 13/04/15 - SPORT - CRICKET - LVCC County Championship - Day 2 - Somerset v Durham - The County Ground, Taunton, England. (23131182)

8:26pm Monday 13th April 2015

LIKE a vintage claret, Paul Collingwood seems to be getting better with age. Ripening in the Somerset sunshine, he yesterday became only the second player to score a century and take a five-wicket haul in the same match for Durham.

Somerset v Durham (Second Day, Tea)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:49pm Monday 13th April 2015

PAUL Collingwood continued to justify his decision to play on this season by guiding Durham towards a healthy first innings lead at Taunton.

Somerset v Durham (Day Two, Lunch)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:03pm Monday 13th April 2015

SCOTT Borthwick fell six short of a richly-deserved century on another sunny morning at Taunton as Durham reached lunch on 224 for four, 74 behind, after adding 126 in the session.

Somerset v Durham (day one, tea)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:14pm Sunday 12th April 2015

DURHAM had to suffer a century by Johann Myburgh at Taunton today before Paul Collingwood revived his side's flagging fortunes by taking four wickets.

Somerset v Durham (first day, lunch)

1:19pm Sunday 12th April 2015

AFTER losing the toss, the first morning of championship action was one of toil for Durham in bright, blustery conditions at Taunton.

Borthwick stars in win against students

5:11pm Thursday 9th April 2015

SCOTT Borthwick took four for 61 as Durham dismissed Durham University for 170 today to win by 379 runs. It completed a good match for the leg-spinner, who hit a century in the first innings.

LUNCH REPORT: Onions straight into the groove for Durham

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hove Sussex UK 25 September 2013  - Graham Onions of Durham looks thoughtful against Sussex during the second days play in their LV Championship Cricket match at Hove today (12059582)

1:32pm Wednesday 8th April 2015

GRAHAM Onions dispelled any doubts about his fitness by taking four Durham University wickets on a glorious morning at the Emirates ICG.

Day One Report: Jennings stars as Durham's batsmen make strong start to the season

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:55pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

KEATON Jennings shrugged off his nightmare end to last season to pass his previous career-best score when Durham began their season in sunny weather against Durham University at the Emirates ICG today.

Home sweet home for Darlington's England internationals

Darlington and Stockton Times:

8:20am Saturday 14th March 2015

IT WAS home sweet home for the Darlington Mowden Sharks players on a memorable night at The Northern Echo Arena.

England Under-20s win international opener in Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:25pm Friday 13th March 2015

THE gap has narrowed since England and Scotland met at Under-18 level at Darlington two years ago, resulting in a mostly even contest in tonight's curtain-raiser at The Northern Echo Arena.

COMMENT: As one club prospers in Darlington, another flounders

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEW HOME: Darlington FC is hoping to move to Blackwell Meadows Rugby Club from the start of next season

5:32pm Thursday 12th March 2015

THE irony is remarkable. While the Darlington rugby club which took over the football stadium prepares to stage an international double header, the one preparing to groundshare with the football team has plumbed unforeseen depths.

Bring on England, Mowden declare

Darlington and Stockton Times: MOWDEN V'S COVENTRY: Mowden's Darren Fearn. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (20138261)

11:09am Monday 9th March 2015

A THRILLING win, a cracking game, a crowd of 1,015 – it all added up to the perfect start for what should be a tumultuous week for Mowden Park.

Match Report: Blaydon 34 Wharfedale 27

Darlington and Stockton Times: ON THE RUN: Darlington's Sam Hardy in action against Consett. Picture: STUART BOULTON

7:21am Monday 23rd February 2015

IN a game of nine tries, the only one resulting from creative open play was finished off by dual-registered Newcastle Falcons lock Will Witty.

Match Report: Darlington Mowden Park 27 Tynedale 18

Darlington and Stockton Times: Darlington Mowden Park take on Tynedale at the Echo Arena, Darlington.  Mowden's Cameron Mitchell on the attack.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (18506873)

7:53am Monday 16th February 2015

WHILE Mowden Park bed in their new signings and look ahead with confidence to a second season in National One, Tynedale look doomed to suffer their first relegation.

Match Report: Darlington Mowden Park 26 Wharfedale 27

Darlington and Stockton Times: HOME WOE: Action from Darlington Mowden Park's home defeat on Saturday to Wharfedale. Picture: Mark Fletcher

7:51am Monday 22nd December 2014

THE signs are that there isn't room for three North-East teams in National One. Come the New Year, Mowden and Tynedale will be locked in a tussle to avoid the third relegation spot.

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.

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