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Gale slams ECB for removing coin toss

Darlington and Stockton Times: UNHAPPY: Yorkshire's Andrew Gale. Picture: ALEX WHITEHEAD/SWPIX.COM

5:55am Friday 27th November 2015

YORKSHIRE captain Andrew Gale last night blasted the England and Wales Cricket Board’s decision to remove the mandatory toss in both divisions of next year’s LV= County Championship.

A couple of weeks rest may have done Darlington good, says Cartman

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Saturday 28th November 2015

A RATIO of a goal every other game would please most strikers. Having scored 29 by this time a year ago, however, forgive Darlington’s Nathan Cartman if he appears a little underwhelmed with his total of ten goals in 21 appearances this term.

Darlington selling mini-season tickets

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Friday 27th November 2015

DARLINGTON are selling mini-season tickets, enabling supporters to attend all 14 of the club’s remaining league matches of the season for £100.

White may have played his final game for Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Thursday 26th November 2015

DARLINGTON’S Alan White is facing the prospect of having played the final game for his hometown club after being appointed as a coach – just one game short of his 200th Quakers appearance.

Four-try Peter Homan makes his mark in Darlington Mowden Park win

Darlington and Stockton Times: Jake Henry of Darlington Mowden Park is tackled in midfield whilst team mate Ed Coulson looks on during the National League Division One match between Darlington Mowden Park and Hull Ionians at the Northern Echo Arena, Darlington on Saturday 21st November

6:06am Monday 23rd November 2015

Darlington Mowden Park 43 Hull Ionians 11

Brown about to head back to Darlington from Shildon

Darlington and Stockton Times: RETURN: Gary Brown is expected to rejoin Darlington. Picture: TM HICKMAN

6:07am Monday 9th November 2015

GARY BROWN is poised to return to Darlington as one of two new signings.

George Friend: Middlesbrough are mentally strong enough

Darlington and Stockton Times: DENIED: Middlesbrough left-back George Friend sees his shot saved by Hull City goalkeeper Allan McGregor.

6:06am Monday 9th November 2015

AFTER losing on the road for the third time in their last four league games, left-back George Friend disputed the notion that Middlesbrough lack the mental strength required when going a goal down.

We should've been more ambitious at Hull City, says Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka

Darlington and Stockton Times: UNIMPRESSED: Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka appears unhappy during the Championship defeat against Hull City at the KC Stadium. Picture: PHIL COOK/PHCIMAGES.COM

6:05am Monday 9th November 2015

A LACK of ambition undermined Middlesbrough’s hopes of taking the points in Saturday’s encounter with Hull City, believes manager Aitor Karanka.

Boro well beaten by Hull in biggest match of season so far

Darlington and Stockton Times: RESPECT: Middlesbrough players stand in a minute's silence before Saturday's Championship match against Hull City at KC Stadium in Hull. Picture: PHIL COOK

6:04am Monday 9th November 2015

Hull City 3 Middlesbrough 0

Darlington Mowden Park to give two debuts against Richmond

Darlington and Stockton Times: OLD BOY: Cameron Mitchell will face former club Mowden with for Richmond today. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

6:41am Saturday 7th November 2015

DARLINGTON Mowden Park will blood two 23-year-old players as they attempt to relaunch their season at home to Richmond today.

Adam Jackson joins Hartlepool United on loan from Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times: LOAN SIGNING: Adam Jackson. Picture: CHRIS VAUGHAN/CAMERASPORT

5:37pm Wednesday 4th November 2015

HARTLEPOOL UNITED have bolstered their squad with the arrival of young defender Adam Jackson joining from Middlesbrough.

Heed humbled by Worcester

3:34pm Sunday 25th October 2015

Gateshead 1 Worcester City 2

York without a win in nine matches

3:29pm Sunday 25th October 2015

York City 1 Wimbledon 3

VIDEO: Clinical Quakers back on top with win over Workington

Darlington and Stockton Times: Clinical Quakers got back to the top with win over Workington

11:16pm Tuesday 20th October 2015

Darlington 4 Workington 0

VIDEO: Armstrong's injury-time winner puts Darlington back on top

Darlington and Stockton Times: Armstrong's injury-time winner puts Darlington back on top

11:07pm Tuesday 13th October 2015

Ashton United 1 Darlington 2

Another Darlington away game is a short trip for Gaskell

Darlington and Stockton Times: HAT-TRICK HERO: Darlington striker Lee Gaskell with the match ball after scoring a hat-trick on Saturday. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

6:05am Tuesday 13th October 2015

DARLINGTON’S away days continue this evening, though the fixture at Ashton United is effectively a ‘home’ game for Saturday’s hat-trick hero Lee Gaskell.

Darlington defender White receives four-game ban

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:00am Thursday 8th October 2015

ALAN WHITE has been handed a four-match ban following his sending-off last Saturday and Darlington are waiting to hear if the Football Association will take any further action.

Darlington aiming to stay on top

Darlington and Stockton Times: AWAY AGAIN: Phil Turnbull chases the ball during Darlington's win at Ramsbottom United on Saturday. This evening Quakers at Skelmersdale United. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

6:06am Tuesday 29th September 2015

TABLE-TOPPING Darlington this evening bid to extend their good form on the road when they head to Skelmersdale United, a team who have lost three successive games.

Yorkshire end season in record-breaking style

Darlington and Stockton Times: TITLE WINNERS: Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale (left) and head coach Jason Gillespie. Picture: MIKE EGERTON/PA

5:58am Saturday 26th September 2015

FIRST team coach Jason Gillespie hailed his record-breaking Yorkshire side as they ended their campaign with victory over Sussex.

Darlington's homecoming is delayed

Darlington and Stockton Times: HEADING HOME? Blackwell Meadows, where Darlington hope to move to eventually.

9:37pm Friday 25th September 2015

DARLINGTON are resigned to playing for the remainder of the season at Heritage Park as talks with Darlington Rugby Club continue to stall.

Yorkshire captain Gale reaches landmark

Darlington and Stockton Times: LANDMARK: Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale yesterday surpassed 1,000 Championship runs

5:50am Friday 25th September 2015

YORKSHIRE captain Andrew Gale hailed a “fairytale year” as he surpassed 1,000 Championship runs for the season and led the Tykes into a commanding position against Sussex.

Yorkshire working hard to end season on a high

5:52am Thursday 24th September 2015

YORKSHIRE battled hard to remain in control of their final Championship clash of the season against Sussex.

Burgess poised to make big impact against Fiji

Darlington and Stockton Times: Sam Burgess during England training this week at Pennyhill Park, Bagshot. Picture: ANDREW MATTHEWS/PA

5:50am Wednesday 16th September 2015

SAM BURGESS insists club allegiances have been put to one side as England go in search of World Cup success on home soil.

Poor Yorkshire are given 'a kick up the backside'

5:45am Wednesday 16th September 2015

YORKSHIRE’S champions last night received a “kick up the backside” from coach Jason Gillespie after taking their foot off the gas during the closing stages of the season.

England back-line has world-class potential, says May

Darlington and Stockton Times: MAY DAY: Jonny May during training at Pennyhill Park, Bagshot, ahead of England's World Cup opener on Friday. Picture: ADAM DAVY/PA

5:39am Wednesday 16th September 2015

JONNY MAY believes England’s back-line can develop into the very best in rugby as a gruelling summer of World Cup preparation comes to a head on Friday.

Uncertainty surrounds Esh's promotion

5:59am Saturday 12th September 2015

Readers Durham Cricket League

Blaydon on the brink

5:57am Saturday 12th September 2015


Dramatic day ahead in the NYSD

Darlington and Stockton Times: RUN CHASE: Hartlepool's Stephen Percifer and Jack Wilkinson batting for Hartlepool against Barnard Castle last weekend. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

5:54am Saturday 12th September 2015

Darlington Building Society NYSD ECB Premier League

Mowden still awaiting call from All Blacks

Darlington and Stockton Times: BACK IN ACTION: Mowden's Grant Connon, who has had an injury, could play today.

5:48am Saturday 12th September 2015

DARLINGTON MOWDEN PARK are grateful to be allowed to play on the main pitch at The Northern Echo Arena today, but are still waiting to hear what use the All Blacks will make of their facilities.

Women referees lead the way

Darlington and Stockton Times: GIRLS ALLOWED: Members of the North-East Women Referee Development Group, who officiated at a recent under-16s tournament

5:23am Saturday 12th September 2015

MEMBERS of a womens referees group officiated all of the matches at a recent under-16 girls football tournament

Record-breaking Collingwood cannot hide his frustration

Darlington and Stockton Times: MEDIA DAY: Squad member Paul Collingwood from Durham County Cricket Club attends the media day at the Durham Emirates ICG in Chester le Street Picture: DAVID WOOD (37501626)

5:20am Saturday 12th September 2015

PAUL COLLINGWOOD shrugged off the two Durham records he set yesterday and said: “I don't give a monkey's about those. All I care about is winning, so it hasn't been a good day at all.

Champions Yorkshire in danger of losing unbeaten tag

Darlington and Stockton Times: STAYING CLOSE: Middlesex's Nick Compton bats watched by Yorkshire's Andy Hodd at Lord's yesterday. Picture: PAUL HARDING/PA

5:09am Saturday 12th September 2015

YORKSHIRE’S unbeaten LV= County Championship record is under threat from Middlesex at Lord’s after some determined batting from the hosts turned this contest around during yesterday’s third day.

Middlebrook takes centre stage as Yorkshire edge towards another win

Darlington and Stockton Times: Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan (centre, left) unsuccessfully appeals for the wicket of Middlesex's Sam Robson during day two of the LV= County Championship Division One match at Lord's Cricket Ground, London. Picture date: Thursday September 10, 2015. See PA sto

5:18am Friday 11th September 2015

JACK BROOKS has hailed James Middlebrook’s contribution to Yorkshire’s LV= County Championship title success and admitted “we don’t want him to finish playing”.

Moxon: The disruptions make winning title a remarkable achievement

Darlington and Stockton Times: ANOTHER ONE GONE: Yorkshire celebrate Tim Bresnan taking the wicket of James Franklin of Middlesex

6:03am Thursday 10th September 2015

MARTYN MOXON described Yorkshire’s second successive LV= County Championship title as a better achievement than the first.

Sidebottom stars as Yorkshire skittle Middlesex to seal title

Darlington and Stockton Times: GREAT START: Ryan Sidebottom celebrates taking the wicket of Middlesex's Dawid Malan - his third wicket in his opening over - with Yorkshire team-mate Gary Ballance. Picture: MATT BRIGHT

5:56am Thursday 10th September 2015

RYAN SIDEBOTTOM bowled Yorkshire to back-to-back LV= County Championship titles yesterday during a hectic opening day of their clash with Middlesex at Lord’s.

LIVE: Colwyn Bay v Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:54am Saturday 29th August 2015

Deputy Sports Editor Craig Stoddart is at Colwyn Bay v Darlington for the Evo-Stik Premier Division clash.

Yorkshire reach semis after win over Essex

Darlington and Stockton Times: STAR MAN: Liam Plunkett scored 49 not out off 32 balls, including three sixes and as many fours, in Yorkshire's victory. Picture: DAVID DAVIES/PA

6:42am Friday 28th August 2015

YORKSHIRE’S hopes of winning the double are still alive after squeezing past Essex in the quarter-finals of the Royal London one-day Cup at Chelmsford last night.

Durham defeated by Derbyshire in Second XI final

Darlington and Stockton Times: Phil Mustard of Durham Jets in batting action during  the NatWest T20 Blast Northern Division match between Durham Jets and Leicestershire Foxes at the Emirates Durham ICG on Friday 3rd July 2015                                (31014078)

9:34pm Thursday 27th August 2015

THE second team were unable to provide any consolation yesterday for Durham following the loss of their Royal London Cup crown.

Sunderland Ladies lose to Liverpool Ladies

10:19pm Wednesday 26th August 2015


Sunderland go top thanks to late leveller

5:20pm Sunday 9th August 2015

Sunderland 2 Liverpool 2

Strong defence sees Durham defeat Villa

Darlington and Stockton Times: WINNER: Nicki Gears (left) scored Durham's goal against Aston Villa. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:10pm Sunday 9th August 2015

Aston Villa 0-1 Durham

Karanka understands why Middlesbrough's expectations are higher

Darlington and Stockton Times: WE GO AGAIN: Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka takes his team to Preston North End tomorrow for the first game of the season. Picture: CHRIS VAUGHAN/CAMERASPORT

5:37am Saturday 8th August 2015

IT’S Preston and not the Premier League this weekend for Middlesbrough as the season kicks-off, the Teessiders again bidding to claim a place in the topflight.

Middlesbrough target Crystal Palace striker Gayle

Darlington and Stockton Times: WANTED: Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle, left, is on Middlesbrough's hit list

5:13am Friday 7th August 2015

WITH a move for Jordan Rhodes having stalled, Aitor Karanka admits he is interested in bringing Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle to the Riverside.

Fabbrini plays in Boro win at Barnsley

Darlington and Stockton Times: FRIENDLY WIN: Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka was pleased with the performance against Barnsley. Picture: CHRIS VAUGHAN/CAMERASPORT

10:07pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Barnsley 0 Middlesbrough 4

Roche on target as Cats make it six wins in a row

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:34pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

STEPHANIE Roche bagged her first Sunderland goal as the hosts won their sixth straight game in all competitions with a 5-2 FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup victory over Everton.

Wantaway Brown on the scoresheet as Darlington draw with York

Darlington and Stockton Times: GOALSCORER: Darlington's Gary Brown scored in last night's game against York City while playing as a makeshift forward. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

10:15pm Monday 27th July 2015

Darlington 1 York City XI 1

Mead doubles up for four-midable Sunderland

1:43pm Sunday 26th July 2015

SUNDERLAND defender Victoria Williams believes the sky’s the limit for the Black Cats after they underlined their FA WSL 1 title ambitions with a 4-1 win at Bristol Academy.

Darlington's Cartman and Youhill to face former Harrogate RA team-mates

Darlington and Stockton Times: Evo-stik First Divison North playoff final at Hertiage Park, Bishop Auckland between Darlington 1883 and Bamber Bridge.  Darlington's Nathan Cartman scores the first goal of the game.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (24975301)

6:06am Saturday 25th July 2015

DARLINGTON today play the first of two games inside three days with both friendly fixtures having been a long time in the making.

Hatch heads for RCA after leaving Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times:

8:30pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

LIAM HATCH has left Darlington to join Sunderland RCA in the Northern League, just weeks agreeing a new deal to stay with Quakers.

Yorkshire dominate first day's play against Worcestershire

5:48am Monday 20th July 2015

JONNY BAIRSTOW sent a further reminder to the England selectors of his abilities with the bat as his century helped Yorkshire dominate the first day of their Championship encounter against Worcestershire.

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