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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.

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.

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