Stokes ready for his Durham return after England axe

Darlington and Stockton Times: KEEN TO PLAY: Ben Stokes

9:54am Tuesday 29th July 2014

DURHAM will have Ben Stokes available for their second Royal London Cup tie against Kent at Canterbury today, plus the visit of Warwickshire to South Northumberland on Thursday.

Williamson staying positive after bowling action deemed illegal

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:52am Tuesday 29th July 2014

YORKSHIRE overseas star Kane Williamson is determined to remain positive about his future as a bowler after his action was deemed illegal last week.

Gillespie delighted with Yorkshire’s repsonse to T20 exit

10:28am Monday 28th July 2014

YORKSHIRE found the perfect remedy for losing Friday’s key Twenty20 game with Nottinghamshire by seeing off Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford 24 hours later to start their Royal London oneday Cup campaign with a bang.

Somerset v Durham Royal London One-Day Cup

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:27am Monday 28th July 2014

THE return to 50-over cricket inspired a vintage performance from Paul Collingwood yesterday but it wasn’t enough to save Durham from defeat in a high-scoring Royal London Cup match at Taunton.

Burnmoor’s defence of title takes further hit with Castle loss

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:12am Monday 28th July 2014

JUST what’s gone wrong at Burnmoor? The champions suffered their third defeat in the last six outings, and in surrendering their home game to Castle Eden they also surrendered the leadership of Division One as both Tudhoe and Esh Winning grabbed their chance for a spell in the spotlight.

Somerset v Durham (Royal London Cup)

1:58pm Sunday 27th July 2014

PAUL Collingwood rolled back the years with a magnificent century for Durham in their opening Royal London Cup match at Taunton.

Is it time for Stoneman to stand up ?

1:50am Saturday 26th July 2014

MARK Stoneman’s credentials as the successor to Paul Collingwood as Durham captain will be further tested in the Royal London Cup, starting at Taunton tomorrow.

Attention turns to Royal London Cup after T20 exit

12:14pm Friday 25th July 2014

THERE will be an inevitable air of anti-climax when Durham complete their NatWest T20 Blast programme at home to holders Northamptonshire this evening.

Quarter-final place at stake as Tykes face Outlaws

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:05am Friday 25th July 2014

RYAN SIDEBOTTOM believes Yorkshire will have done it the hard way if they qualify for the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals tonight.

Lancashire v Durham Natwest T20 Blast (Day One)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:04am Friday 25th July 2014

DURHAM are hoping a disappointing Twenty20 campaign will not deter the fans from turning out in force for the final match at home to holders Northamptonshire this evening.

Yorkshire v Middlesex LV=County Championship (Day Three)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:05am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LOSING Middlesex captain Chris Rogers says Yorkshire remain his tip to win the LV= County Championship after the hosts completed a comprehensive 220-run win at Scarborough yesterday to return to the top of Division One.

Durham’s Poynter out to make his point for Ireland

10:01am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DURHAM’S Stuart Poynter, will have his sights firmly on next February’s World Cup in New Zealand when he plays for Ireland in three one-day matches against Sri Lanka A, writes TIM WELLOCK.

Durham prospects land North-East T20 silverware

11:12am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DURHAM’S ACADEMY team won the North East Premier League T20 title at Tynemouth on Sunday.

Gale blasts Tykes on course

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YORKSHIRE captain Andrew Gale scored an unbeaten century during yesterday’s third day of their LV= County Championship match against Middlesex at Scarborough to put his side on course for victory.

Yorkshire v Middlesex LV=County Championship (Day Two)

10:13am Monday 21st July 2014

RYAN SIDEBOTTOM took seven wickets in a first-class innings for the second time in his career yesterday as Yorkshire claimed the initiative at the halfway stage of their LV= County Championship match against Middlesex at Scarborough.

Durham fail to kickstart season as Sri Lanka side take victory

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:09am Monday 21st July 2014

DURHAM’S hopes that a home friendly against Sri Lanka A would help them return to winning ways were shattered in the space of three balls yesterday.

League programme decimated by heavy rainfall

10:03am Monday 21st July 2014

IT WAS decimation by downpour, with none of the seven First Division matches extending beyond a few overs of first innings skirmishing.

Frustration for Marton and Hartlepool in stalemate

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:02am Monday 21st July 2014

MARTON beat the weather which knocked out the rest of the day’s matches, but they couldn’t spring the surprise they wanted – a 25 point win – which would have given them the chance to recharge hopes of a top six place.

Durham v Sri Lanka A

12:37pm Sunday 20th July 2014

IF Durham thought a home friendly against Sri Lanka A would help them emerge from the doldrums they were mistaken as seamer Panagamuwa Gamage took a hat-trick this morning.

Lees having a Blast, believes Williamson

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:44am Friday 18th July 2014

KANE WILLIAMSON has hailed the form of Yorkshire young gun Alex Lees in this summer’s NatWest T20 Blast.

Depressing days for Durham – Around The Wicket

Darlington and Stockton Times: : Durham batsman John Hastings in action against Warwickshire at Chester le Street. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8238994)

4:04pm Thursday 17th July 2014

It’s been nothing short of a dreadful week for Durham.

Every game is now crucial to Yorkshire, says Gale

10:08am Thursday 17th July 2014

ANDREW GALE says every remaining match in the LV= County Championship or the NatWest T20 Blast is pivotal for Yorkshire, starting tomorrow against Birmingham Bears at Headingley.

‘Aggressive’ Rashid feels he is in better form

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:53am Wednesday 16th July 2014

ADIL RASHID says a determination to be aggressive has left him feeling as good about his bowling as he has for years.

Durham v Warwickshire LV=County Championship (Day Two)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:47am Wednesday 16th July 2014

IT was a throwback to the bad old days at Chester-le- Street yesterday as Durham suffered an extraordinary collapse to lose by an innings and 188 runs to Warwickshire.

We need a reaction - Lewis

9:36am Wednesday 16th July 2014

AFTER their thrashing by Warwickshire yesterday, Durham face a run of oneday games before a crucial relegation clash against Lancashire at Old Trafford, starting on August 15.

Durham v Warwickshire (day three, tea)

3:54pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

FOR the second successive week Durham are staring down the barrel. But they have much longer to survive than at Headingley after being made to follow on 25 minutes after lunch.

Durham v Warwickshire (day three, lunch)

1:18pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

KEITH Barker continued to torment Durham this morning, taking two wickets in the day’s seventh over and the slump continued until the Duke rode to the rescue.

Gillespie happy with form

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:54am Tuesday 15th July 2014

YORKSHIRE are one win away from the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals, and Jason Gillespie is hoping his Vikings are peaking at just the right time.

Durham v Warwickshire LV=County Championship (Day 1)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:52am Tuesday 15th July 2014

IT’S almost an action replay of Headingley for Durham. Win the toss, put the opposition in, concede more than 400 runs and see any remote chance of a decent first innings lead washed away by the weather.

Durham v Warwickshire (day two, tea)

3:38pm Monday 14th July 2014

SAM Hain received good assistance from the tail as he ground relentlessly on to his second century in seven first-class matches as Warwickshire totalled 472.

Durham v Warwickshire (day two, lunch)

1:05pm Monday 14th July 2014

JOHN Hastings picked up his fourth wicket of the innings with the tenth ball of the day, but a stand of 101 followed before the Australian completed his first five-wicket haul for Durham.

Top-scorer Lees underlines his talents in Derbyshire win

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:10am Monday 14th July 2014

ALEX LEES enhanced a remarkable record in matches against Derbyshire as Yorkshire tightened their grip on a NatWest T20 Blast quarterfinals place with a thumping 59-run victory at Chesterfield yesterday.

Collingwood rues another winning toss as Durham toil in the field

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:08am Monday 14th July 2014

DURHAM skipper Paul Collingwood must be wishing he could lose the toss. For the second successive game he put the opposition in yesterday and had cause to regret it.

Burnmoor get back on track after hiccup

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:40am Monday 14th July 2014

CHAMPIONS Burnmoor recovered their composure yesterday after a Saturday setback, and a convincing 84- run victory over close rivals Dawdon took them 15 points clear at close of play last night.

Darlington defeat has opened up title race

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:37am Monday 14th July 2014

A SURPRISE defeat for the leaders, Darlington, has opened up the championship fight with five clubs now back in the reckoning and the second half of the season set for a grandstand finish.

Durham v Warwickshire (day one, tea)

4:30pm Sunday 13th July 2014

PAUL Collingwood must be wishing he could lose the toss. For the second successive game he put the opposition in and had cause to regret it.

Bairstow's brilliance blasts Yorkshire to victory

Darlington and Stockton Times: Jonny Bairstow top-scored for Yorkshire

9:21pm Friday 11th July 2014

A STUNNING century by Jonny Bairstow left Durham shellshocked and propelled Yorkshire to a 49-run win in last night’s NatWest T20 Blast match at Chester-le-Street.

Durham ready to bring Onions back into championship fold

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:03pm Friday 11th July 2014

DURHAM expect to finally recall Graham Onions after a two-month absence for the championship match at home to Warwickshire, starting on Sunday.

Yorkshire v Durham LV=County Championship (Day Four)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:32am Friday 11th July 2014

MICHAEL RICHARDSON must have developed a dislike for Yorkshire while at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire.

Draw feels like defeat for Yorkshire’s skipper

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:06am Friday 11th July 2014

YORKSHIRE were hoping to tune up for this evening’s NatWest T20 Blast match at Chester-le-Street with a winning run chase against Durham at Headingley yesterday.

Pitch battle for Durham – Around The Wicket

Darlington and Stockton Times: LEEDS, ENG. Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan and Durham's Paul Collingwood exchange words during Day 3 of the LV County Championship match between Yorkshire vs Durham at the Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Wednesday 9th July 2014. (Photo: Mark Fletcher | Shut

4:15pm Thursday 10th July 2014

AT THE time of writing, Durham are spending a day sweating on saving a game at Leeds on a pitch which has crumbled and produced bounce and turn that has been far from batsman-friendly.

Yorkshire v Durham (day four, tea)

3:44pm Thursday 10th July 2014

MICHAEL Richardson’s liking for the Yorkshire attack continued to keep Durham afloat as he made 95 out of 261 for six at tea, when the lead was 66 with 32 overs left.

Yorkshire v Durham (day four, lunch)

1:05pm Thursday 10th July 2014

MARK Stoneman, who has made centuries in each of the last three Durham matches against Yorkshire, led the staunch resistance as the visitors reached 163 for three, only 32 behind, at Headingley this morning.

Yorkshire v Durham LV=County Championship (Day Three)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:49am Thursday 10th July 2014

DURHAM could face a trial by spin today in their attempt to avoid a heavy defeat by Yorkshire at Headingley. More rain following Tuesday afternoon’s downpour would help after their struggles in yesterday’s sunshine left them still 136 behind with nine wickets standing after following on.

Pitch battle as Durham fall flat at Headingley

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:12am Thursday 10th July 2014

IT’S all happening in Yorkshire. After the Grand Depart it’s the Great Yorkshire Show, both at Harrogate and Headingley.

Yorkshire v Durham (day three, tea)

3:46pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

DURHAM succumbed to the leg spin of Adil Rashid this afternoon as they failed to support skipper Paul Collingwood. He was on 61 out of 231 for eight at tea, with 52 still needed to avoid the follow on.

Yorkshire v Durham (day three, lunch)

1:14pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

THE loss of three wickets in five overs just before lunch left Durham perilously placed on 119 for five after Keaton Jennings had battled to a half-century.

Day Two report: Weather intervenes as Durham and Yorkshire look to improve position in title chase

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:27pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

ANY threat of Durham mounting a belated charge in defence of their title receded with the rain at Headingley today.

Yorkshire v Durham (day two, tea)

3:41pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

RAIN restricted the afternoon’s play to 11.4 overs, during which Durham lost Mark Stoneman for 21 in advancing cautiously to 50 for one.

Yorkshire v Durham (day two, lunch)

1:06pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

YORKSHIRE achieved maximum batting points with one ball to spare before the 110-over cut-off as a last-wicket stand of 46 took them to 426 all out.

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