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Northamptonshire v Durham (Royal London Cup)

6:10pm Saturday 25th July 2015

PAUL Collingwood showed there's plenty of life in the old dog yet as he made his highest one-day score at Northampton.

Hampshire v Durham

3:22pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

DRIZZLE prompted an early tea with Hampshire on 75 for five and 42 overs left. The shower was expected to pass quickly.

Hampshire v Durham (Day Four, Lunch)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:12pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

DURHAM took a big stride towards victory on the final morning at the Ageas Bowl when they set Hampshire a target of 305 and Chris Rushworth struck with the first ball.

Hampshire v Durham (day 3, tea)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:52pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

ALTHOUGH Will Smith departed for 85 just before tea, it was only the third wicket Durham had taken in the day in what continues to be a stalemate.

Hampshire v Durham (Day Three, Lunch)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:03pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

DURHAM had to play the patience game at the Ageas Bowl this morning, taking only one wicket as Hampshire dug in for dear life.

Hampshire v Durham (day two, tea)

4:05pm Monday 20th July 2015

AFTER three wickets fell in the previous three sessions, six went down this afternoon with Hampshire reaching 80 for three at tea in reply to 421.

Hampshire v Durham (Day Two, Lunch)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:05pm Monday 20th July 2015

GORDON Muchall and Usman Arshad shone under the Ageas Bowl floodlights as they took their stand to 128 on a gloomy morning.

Durham v Warwickshire (Close)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:18pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

AN unbeaten 24 by Jeetan Patel, ably supported by Tom Milnes, carried Warwickshire to a two-wicket win against Durham at Chester-le-Street.

Durham v Warwickshire (Day Four, Lunch)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:06pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

WHENEVER Warwickshire seemed to be gaining control at Chester-le-Street this morning they lost a wicket, reaching 227 for seven at lunch with a further 38 needed.

Durham v Warwickshire (Day Three, Lunch)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:07pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

CHRIS Woakes, making his first appearance of the season for Warwickshire, took three for three in ten balls against Durham at Chester-le-Street this morning.

Durham v Warwickshire (day 2, lunch)

12:47pm Monday 13th July 2015

CHRIS Rushworth took three wickets in seven balls to have Warwickshire rocking on 12 for three during the brief passage of play which was possible at Chester-le-Street this morning.

Durham v Warwickshire (Day One, Tea)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:11pm Sunday 12th July 2015

DURHAM suffered a wobble after Mark Stoneman completed his second century in successive championship innings.

Durham v Warwickshire (Day One, lunch)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:04pm Sunday 12th July 2015

DURHAM'S decision to bat at home to Warwickshire was probably helped by their visitors fielding a depleted attack. Mark Stoneman continued his good form and was on ?? out of ?? for one at lunch.

Durham v Yorkshire (day 2, tea)

3:53pm Monday 29th June 2015

JONNY Bairstow and Tim Bresnan shared the highest seventh-wicket stand in county championship history when they put on an unbroken 366 against Durham at Chester-le-Street.

Durham v Yorkshire (day 2, lunch)

1:09pm Monday 29th June 2015

YORKSHIRE continued to dominate the clash between the LV County Championship's top two as Jonny Bairstow and Tim Bresnan extended their unbroken stand to 256.

Durham v Yorkshire (day one, lunch)

1:07pm Sunday 28th June 2015

WINNING the toss rarely offers a big advantage these days and it would not have been a straightforward decision for Paul Collingwood when he inserted Yorkshire today.

Sussex v Durham (Day Three, Lunch)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:06pm Wednesday 17th June 2015

A CENTURY by Gordon Muchall, rapturously received by the visiting fans, put Durham into an impregnable position at Arundel.

Sussex v Durham (Day Two, Lunch)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:07pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

DURHAM made good progress at Arundel this morning as they captured six wickets to leave Sussex on 135 for eight at lunch, 166 behind.

Durham go to top of County Championship table

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:40pm Tuesday 9th June 2015

DURHAM moved back to the top of the table with their fifth win from seven games in the LV County Championship.

Durham v Somerset (day two, tea)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:08pm Monday 8th June 2015

DESPITE brighter conditions, batting was no easier in the afternoon at Chester-le-Street as Durham struggled to 140 for six at tea, leading by 104 Skipper Paul Collingwood dredged the depths of his experience to survive against the swing and variable bounce, while remaining alert to opportunities to put away bad balls in reaching 44 not out.

Durham v Somerset (day two, lunch)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:07pm Monday 8th June 2015

CONDITIONS clearly favoured the bowlers on a cloudy morning at Chester-le-Street as Somerset declined from their overnight 147 for four to 225 all out. But a lead of 36 looked useful as they quickly removed Keaton Jennings, leaving Durham on ten for one at lunch.

Durham v Somerset (Day One, Tea)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:01pm Sunday 7th June 2015

DURHAM failed to gain a batting point for the fourth successive match when they were dismissed for 189 after losing four wickets for three runs in four overs after lunch. Somerset reached 34 for one at tea with Marcus Trescothick on 26.

Durham v Somerset (Day One, Lunch)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:06pm Sunday 7th June 2015

DURHAM gambled on batting first in the LV County Championship match against Somerset at Chester-le-Street and were indebted to Keaton Jennings' unbeaten 48 for holding things together.

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.

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