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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.

Turnbull returns to Gateshead with Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: EX FACTOR: Phil Turnbull, left, during Darlington's friendly with Sunderland last week. This evening Quakers play away to Turnbull's former club Gateshead.

6:09am Friday 17th July 2015

PHIL TURNBULL returns to his former club this evening when Darlington travel to Gateshead.

Stoneman: We want to put Durham's name on the trophy again

Darlington and Stockton Times: LAST YEAR'S WINNERS: Mark Stoneman of Durham, captain of the defending Royal London One Day Cup champions. Picture: ACTION IMAGES/ANDREW COULDRIDGE

5:29am Tuesday 14th July 2015

AS IT stands there is only one name on the Royal London One-Day Cup – and man of the moment Mark Stoneman is determined to keep it that way.

Kneeshaw catches the eye in Darlington's friendly win

Darlington and Stockton Times: ON TRIAL: Wilson Kneeshaw, pictured in training with Middlesbrough in 2013, is on trial with Darlington

6:06am Monday 13th July 2015

TRIALIST Wilson Kneeshaw enhanced his chances of being offered a deal by Darlington after making an impact in his latest appearance of pre-season.

Darlington to look at trialists against South Shields

Darlington and Stockton Times: FRIENDLY RIVALRY: Darlington striker Nathan Cartman, left, closes in on Sunderland's Billy Jones during Thursday's friendly. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

6:08am Saturday 11th July 2015

DARLINGTON will again supplement their line-up with a handful of trialists when they play their latest pre-season game today at South Shields.

New Darlington signings to face Sunderland

Darlington and Stockton Times: FIRST GAME: Rob Youhill, a former Harrogate RA winger, will play for Darlington this evening. Picture: MARK P DOHERTY

6:05am Thursday 9th July 2015

DARLINGTON supporters will get a first glimpse of the club’s four new signings this evening as manager Martin Gray gives game time to the new recruits in a pre-season friendly against Sunderland, but a club stalwart is on his way out.

Last chance for Darlington v Sunderland tickets

Darlington and Stockton Times: Darlington fail spot test - again

6:00am Wednesday 8th July 2015

THIS morning is the final opportunity to purchase tickets for Darlington’s friendly with Sunderland, which takes place tomorrow evening.

Darlington sign midfielder from Gateshead

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:25pm Monday 29th June 2015

DARLINGTON have pulled off a transfer coup with the arrival of an experienced midfielder from Gateshead.

Darlington striker Armstrong making a good recovery

Darlington and Stockton Times: IMPACT: The moment Bamber Bridge goalkeeper Lee Dovey collided with Graeme Armstrong, leading to the Darlington striker requiring an operation on his pancreas. Picture: NICK BURTON

6:03am Saturday 27th June 2015

GRAEME ARMSTRONG’S recovery from major surgery continues apace and he will be involved when Darlington’s pre-season gets underway next week.

Thompson leaves Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:08pm Monday 22nd June 2015

DARLINGTON stalwart Andrew Thompson is leaving the club after accepting a job offer in the Football League.

Bairstow salutes Farbrace's impact

Darlington and Stockton Times: 5th One Day International between England and New Zealand at Durham ICG, Chester-le-Street. Jonny Bairstow after hitting the winny runs. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (29572410)

5:09am Monday 22nd June 2015

JONNY BAIRSTOW'S late dash up the A1 proved priceless for England as his maiden one-day international 50 clinched a thrilling Royal London Series against New Zealand at Chester-le-Street.

Former Quakers keeper joins Gateshead

Darlington and Stockton Times: ON THE MOVE: Former Darlington goalkeeper Sam Russell has signed for Gateshead. Picture: TED BLAIR

6:02am Friday 12th June 2015

FORMER Darlington goalkeeper Sam Russell has become Gateshead manager Malcolm Crosby’s first signing.

Jameson needs to become a 'big mouth', says Darlington boss

Darlington and Stockton Times: NUMBER ONE: Darlington's Peter Jameson. Picture: DAVID WOOD

6:05am Thursday 11th June 2015

DARLINGTON Martin Gray has challenged goalkeeper Peter Jameson to become a ‘big mouth’ in order to continue his improvement since becoming Quakers’ No. 1.

Darlington launch programme and DVD celebrating promotion

Darlington and Stockton Times: COMMEMORATIVE: The front cover of Darlington's special promotion programme.

6:02am Saturday 6th June 2015

DARLINGTON today launch their commemorative programme and DVD looking back on the promotion-winning 2014-15 season.

Defoe to face former club in friendly

Darlington and Stockton Times: FRIENDLY RIVALRY: Sunderland will face Toronto FC, one of Jermain Defoe's former clubs, in pre-season. Picture: TOM BANKS

4:50pm Friday 5th June 2015

SUNDERLAND will travel to the USA and Canada this summer for three pre-season friendlies, including one against Jermain Defoe’s former club Toronto.

Gateshead appoint Crosby

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEW JOB: Malcolm Crosby, right, with Gareth Southgate when working for Middlesbrough. Crosby is Gateshead's new manager.

4:27pm Friday 5th June 2015

GATESHEAD have appointed former Sunderland manager Malcolm Crosby as their new boss.

Portas predicts a step up in class for Quakers

Darlington and Stockton Times: GOING UP: Tom Portas takes the ball past Bamber Bridge's Jon Macken. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

6:03am Thursday 4th June 2015

TOM PORTAS predicts Darlington find the step up to the Evo-Stik Premier Division will be tough, though says his team should set their sights on again finishing in the play-offs.

Gray looking forward to the next challenge after first three years as Darlington boss

Darlington and Stockton Times: IN CHARGE: Martin Gray on the sidelines during the Evo-Stik First Division North playoff final at Heritage Park last month against Bamber Bridge. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:02am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Darlington last month achieved their second promotion inside three seasons, both coming under the guidance of manager Martin Gray. Deputy Sports Editor Craig Stoddart speaks to Quakers’ boss about his three years at the helm

Durham suffer heavy defeat to Reading

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:47pm Sunday 31st May 2015

Durham 0 Reading 5

Quakers could again look outside region for new talent

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEW RECRUIT: Darlington signing Adam Nowakowski, who has joined from Harrogate Town

6:03am Saturday 30th May 2015

AFTER raiding Yorkshire for his third successive signing, Darlington manager Martin Gray has suggested that he will again look away from the North-East when bolstering his squad.

Three new arrivals at Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEW ARRIVALS: Darlington manager Martin Gray has appointed three new scouts. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:38am Friday 29th May 2015

FOLLOWING the transfer of Adam Nowakowski to Darlington this week, the club have now announced the arrival of three new scouts to assist in their elevation to the Evo-Stik Premier League.

Former Darlington manager in court charged with assaulting police officer

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:18pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

FORMER Darlington manager Dave Penney has been charged with assaulting a police officer.

Darlington's name remains the same

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:01am Saturday 23rd May 2015

QUAKERS’ name will remain as Darlington 1883 after opting not to submit a request to the Football Association to change it for at least another season.

Durham defeated

10:12pm Thursday 21st May 2015

GOALS from Emily Roberts and Courtney Sweetman-Kirk ensured Durham Women were defeated 2-0 at home by Doncaster Rovers Belles, who return to the top of FA WSL 2.

Darlington striker Armstrong vows to make a speedy recovery

Darlington and Stockton Times: IMPACT: The moment Bamber Bridge goalkeeper Lee Dovey collided with Graeme Armstrong, leading to the Darlington striker requiring an operation on his pancreas. Picture: NICK BURTON

6:03am Thursday 21st May 2015

AS entertainment choices go, selecting television show Walking Dead to kill time while stuck in hospital is somewhat apt given Graeme Armstrong’s fragile condition after sustaining a serious abdominal injury.

Gray to appear at fans forum tonight

Darlington and Stockton Times: FANS FORUM: Darlington manager Martin Gray

5:37am Thursday 21st May 2015

DARLINGTON manager Martin Gray will appear this evening at a fans forum in Northallerton.

Robshaw pleased to see Wilson return

Darlington and Stockton Times: COMEBACK: Bath's David Wilson, from South Shields, has returned from injury. Picture: DAVID DAVIES/PA

5:18am Wednesday 20th May 2015

ENGLAND captain Chris Robshaw insists David Wilson’s return from injury is a timely one for his country’s hopes of World Cup glory.

Time for a new England era, believes Root

Darlington and Stockton Times: EXCITING TIME: England's Joe Root. Picture: RICARDO MAZALAN/AP PHOTO

5:47am Monday 18th May 2015

BEN STOKES’ abrasive on-field antics may have rubbed the West Indians up the wrong way during the recent Test series, but England’s new vice-captain Joe Root claims it did nothing but endear him to his team-mates.

Maxwell to make Tykes bow

5:46am Monday 18th May 2015

YORKSHIRE fans will get an early glimpse of Australian signing Glenn Maxwell over the next three nights when he debuts for the county against league opposition in Twenty20 matches in Bradford, Harrogate and York.

Long-awaited debuts for Redcar and Stokesley

Darlington and Stockton Times: NYSD: Aamir Sajjad batting for Barnard Castle against Guisborough last weekend. Picture: STUART BOULTON

5:48am Saturday 16th May 2015

Darlington Building Society NYSD ECB Premier League

Fisher lights up Headingley

5:47am Saturday 16th May 2015

DEBUTANT Matthew Fisher sparkled under the new Headingley floodlights last night with five wickets to fire Yorkshire to an opening round NatWest T20 Blast seven-wicket win over Derbyshire.

Lifetime best for Avery

5:39am Saturday 16th May 2015

SHILDON’S Great Britain international and European Cross Country Championships silver-medallist Kate Avery, representing New York’s Iona College at Stanford University in the United States, ran a lifetime best 10,000m time of 31 mins 41.44 secs – inside the qualifying time for this year’s World Championships in Beijing and next summer’s Olympic Games in Brazil.

Darlington sign winger from Harrogate RA

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:03am Friday 15th May 2015

DARLINGTON last night made their first signing since the end of the season by bringing in right-winger Rob Youhill from Harrogate RA.

Brooks wants to make a name for himself in T20

Darlington and Stockton Times: JACK'S BACK: Yorkshire's Jack Brooks, centre, is in the squad for this evening's game.

6:01am Friday 15th May 2015

JACK BROOKS is keen for a more regular role in Yorkshire’s NatWest T20 Blast team, starting tonight, although the England Lions fast bowler accepts that playing every game is unrealistic.

Durham without Wood for first T20 fixture of the season

5:58am Friday 15th May 2015

DURHAM will have to face one of the world's most explosive hitters without Mark Wood in their opening NatWest T20 Blast match at home to Northamptonshire this evening.

Lyth ready to make Ashes bow

5:09am Friday 15th May 2015

YORKSHIRE opener Adam Lyth is targeting a maiden Ashes appearance as he prepares to make his England Test debut against New Zealand at Lord’s on Thursday.

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