Onions determined his benefit year will not mark the start of his cricketing swansong

Darlington and Stockton Times: IN THE SWING: Graham Onions is proud to have been offered a benefit year at Durham - but insists he is not ready to start winding down

6:32am Wednesday 29th October 2014

HE might be about to embark on his benefit year, but Durham seamer Graham Onions is adamant his best days are not behind him despite the need for a second bout of back surgery.

Seven Tykes get Lions call

Darlington and Stockton Times: Yorkshire's Jack Brooks celebrates taking the wicket of Nottinghamshire's Alex Hales during day two of the LV= County Championship Division One match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. SSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 10, 2014. See PA

12:28pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

YORKSHIRE have got a magnificent seven players in the provisional England Lions touring party for their New Year trip to South Africa, where they will play a mixture of first-class and one-day cricket.

Onions awarded Durham benefit year

Darlington and Stockton Times: WORRIES EASED: Graham Onions

9:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

DURHAM fast bowler Graham Onions has been awarded a benefit year for the 2015 season.

Champions Yorkshire are crowned at the Palace

7:25am Friday 17th October 2014

Andrew Gale has revealed that even Prince Philip is backing Yorkshire to build on this summer’s LV= County Championship title success.

Gale looks back on toughest times

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10:43am Tuesday 7th October 2014

YORKSHIRE captain Andrew Gale has described the last month as one of the toughest times in his career.

Yorkshire ace Gale focuses on coaching

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11:08am Sunday 5th October 2014

Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale is forgoing the sunshine of Australia this winter to concentrate on preparing for life after cricket.

Two more awards for Yorkshire openers Lees and Lyth

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8:48am Friday 3rd October 2014

Opening partners Adam Lyth and Alex Lees continued their domination of the end of season awards last night at Yorkshire’s champions gala dinner at Elland Road football ground in Leeds.

Moxon's aim is to re-sign Finch and Williamson

Darlington and Stockton Times: Yorkshire's Aaron Finch hits outPicture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

10:59am Thursday 2nd October 2014

MARTYN MOXON says Kane Williamson and Aaron Finch are Yorkshire’s top targets when it comes to overseas recruits for their 2015 title defence.

Hastings to make Durham return

Darlington and Stockton Times: COMING BACK: John Hastings

9:25am Saturday 27th 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.”

Durham's season in review

Darlington and Stockton Times: Durham fans celebrate Gareth Breese winning runs  against Warwickshire on his final match during the Royal London One Day Cup Final at Lord's Cricket Ground, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 20, 2014. See PA story CRIC

8:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

IF success is measured in silverware then Durham’s capture of a fifth trophy in eight seasons was cause for huge satisfaction.

Collingwood: We were ‘out-skilled’

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:38am Friday 26th September 2014

SKIPPER Paul Collingwood admitted that Warwickshire had “out-skilled” Durham twice this season, but also felt the match at Edgbaston was a game too far for his battle-weary troops.

Yorkshire heading for draw

Darlington and Stockton Times: Yorkshire's Adam Lyth celebrates his half-century

10:36am Friday 26th September 2014

IT hasn’t all been good news for Yorkshire’s Adam Lyth this last fortnight despite an LV= County Championship title win, nearly 1,500 runs in a season and an England Performance Programme call-up.

Durham are mauled by Bears

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8:19am Friday 26th 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.

Seeing Breese score the winning runs on his farewell appearance was the stuff of dreams – Around The Wicket

Darlington and Stockton Times: Durham CCC players celebrate victory against Warwickshire in the Royal London One Day Cup Final at Lord's Cricket Ground, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 20, 2014. See PA story CRICKET Cup. Photo credit should read: J

4:08pm Thursday 25th September 2014

AFTER all the worry, all the doubts and all the near and not so near misses, the conclusion was glorious.

Tea Report: Yorkshire rally against Somerset

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:41pm Thursday 25th September 2014

YORKSHIRE have started their second innings against Somerset in fine fashion during the third afternoon at Headingley by reaching 102-1 at tea.

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.

Tykes in danger of ending season on a losing note

Darlington and Stockton Times:

8:16am Thursday 25th September 2014

Yorkshire are in danger of ending a special season with only a second defeat against Somerset at Headingley.

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.

Emotional day at Headingley for opener Lees

Darlington and Stockton Times: Yorkshire's Alex Lees hits out against SomersetPicture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

10:48am Wednesday 24th September 2014

ALEX LEES dedicated his county cap to his late father Simon yesterday after describing the presentation as his proudest moment.

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.

Rashid out to continue his progress and development

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:10am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

IT has been one heck of a summer for Yorkshire’s Adil Rashid both on and off the field, but the all-rounder is aiming to ensure his career continues on an upward curve in the years to come.

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.

Norton return to top flight after 16 years

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:25am Monday 22nd September 2014

NORTON will be back in the top division for the first time in 16 years next season, and they’ll be joined by Normanby Hall whose climb back after just one summer in the lower league led to a nail biting final hour.

Stokes ends difficult season on a magnificent high

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:28pm Sunday 21st September 2014

HAVING started the year taking out his frustrations on a dressing-room locker, Ben Stokes finished it punching the air in delight as he celebrated Durham’s sixth major trophy in the last eight seasons. Transformations don’t come much more pronounced than that.

Durham triumph in nail-biting Royal London Cup final

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:37pm Saturday 20th September 2014

GARETH BREESE signed off his Durham career in the best possible manner as he hit the winning runs in his side’s three-wicket win over Warwickshire in the Royal London Cup final.

Live LIVE BLOG: Durham in the Royal London Cup final

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:13am Saturday 20th September 2014

Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson provides live coverage as Durham take on Warwickshire in the Royal London Cup final

Durham boosted as Bell is ruled out of one-day final

Darlington and Stockton Times: UNAVAILABLE: Ian Bell will not be facing Durham in the Royal London Cup final after his toe injury failed to heal

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

DURHAM received an early boost ahead of today’s Royal London Cup final when Warwickshire batsman Ian Bell was ruled out with a broken toe yesterday afternoon.

ECB set dangerous precedent by charging skipper

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:57am Friday 19th September 2014

THE England and Wales Cricket Board are opening up a huge can of worms by levelling a racism charge at Yorkshire’s Andrew Gale.

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.

Yorkshire will back Gale

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10:54am Friday 19th September 2014

YORKSHIRE have confirmed that they are fully behind Andrew Gale in his fight against a charge of racism from the ECB’s Cricket Disciplinary Commission.

A Lord's win would be icing on the cake for a downright silly week in Durham's history – Around The Wicket

Darlington and Stockton Times: Day 3 of County Championship match between Durham and Northants at the Durham ICG, Chester-le-Street  -  Durham's players celebrate match victory after Chase takes the final wicket of Northants' Wagner.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (10491362)

4:06pm Thursday 18th September 2014

HAVING grumbled darkly about relegation in the wake of the one wicket defeat to Lancashire, this week was one of the most enjoyable and silly Durham have had in recent years and they haven’t even been to Lord’s yet.

Gale could miss Yorkshire celebrations

Darlington and Stockton Times: Andrew Gale has admitted to being gutted at missing Yorkshire's final two championship games

11:57am Thursday 18th September 2014

YORKSHIRE captain Andrew Gale has been charged with a racism offence by the ECB, it has been reported.

Rich reward for Tykes’ top all-rounder Pyrah

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:56am Thursday 18th September 2014

RICH PYRAH has been granted a benefit year in 2015 by Yorkshire.

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.

Brooks hails Siddy

Darlington and Stockton Times: Yorskhire's Jack Brooks appeals during day three of the LV= County Championship Division One match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham

10:43am Wednesday 17th September 2014

JACK BROOKS has hailed the influence of Ryan Sidebottom on Yorkshire’s County Championship- winning campaign, particularly their titleclinching win against Nottinghamshire last week.

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.

Yorkshire pride for delighted Bairstow

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:22am Tuesday 16th September 2014

JONNY BAIRSTOW is hoping Yorkshire’s LV= County Championship title triumph can be the first of many for a group of players primed for long-term success.

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.






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