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Durham County Cricket Ground

Durham CCC

Durham County Cricket Club is one of 18 county clubs that make up the English and Welsh national cricket structure. They play in a blue kit with yellow trims and represent the city of Durham. They are based at the Emirates International Cricket Ground in Chester-le-Street and in 2008 won their first County Championship, retaining it in 2009.

No Kumar Sangakarra as Durham prepare for Somerset visit

Sri Lankan batsman not yet in the country as Durham host Somerset in first home game of the County Championship season.

David Willey of Northamptonshire

Chris Rushworth: Northampton reminded us how tough Division One will be

Four really hard days in the Northamptonshire sun just showed how hard life in Division One of the County Championship will be this season

Keaton Jennings (L) of Durham celebrates after catching David Murphy off the bowling of Scott Borthwick (R)

Durham CCC miss an opportunity they ought never really to have had

Durham had to settle for a draw in their first County Championship match of 2014 but to have even been thinking about victory was an achievement

Usman Arshad of Durham

Newcastle United scout Graham Carr watches a future Durham CCC star

Newcastle United chief scout Graham Carr was at Northampton's County Ground yesterday to watch yet another emerging talent

Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka

Kumar Sangakkara announces he will play for Durham CCC

Kumar Sangakkara has announced he will play "two or three" County Championship games for Durham CCC

Michael Richardson of Durham in action

Restraint order of the day as Michael Richardson and Phil Mustard impress in their new roles

Michael Richardson and Phil Mustard both showed the discipline their batting promotions require at Northampton yesterday

Phil Mustard

Durham aim to make the most of Phil Mustard's experience

Phil Mustard will start the new County Championship season batting at five as Durham aim to make better use of his experience

Durham CCC Captain Paul Collingwood with the County Championship Trophy

Paul Collingwood interview: Looking to Durham's future with confidence

Sunday marks the start of Paul Collingwood's last season as a cricketer, but he tells Stuart Rayner he is just as interested in the next five or ten

Durham batsman Paul Collingwood in action

Leaving Durham would be hard if coach call comes reckons Paul Collingwood

Paul Collingwood enjoyed his first forray into professional coaching - but that does not mean he is guaranteed to go back

Chris Rushworth of Durham CCC

Chris Rushworth: A big season for me - and I can't wait to get going

After the loss of some key players this winter, the rest of us at Durham are going to have to step up a level in 2014 says Chris Rushworth

Scott Borthwick of Durham CCC

No lack of discipline, but Durham's X-factor is scarce without Scott Borthwick

After an explosive morning, Durham showed why they could do with Scott Borthwick fully fit at Northampton on Sunday

Durham batsman Paul Collingwood in action

Paul Collingwood's century is cause for Durham celebration

Playing their first match at Chester-le-Street since winning the Championship there in September, Paul Collingwood gave Durham cause for celebration

Scott Borthwick

Scott Borthwick injury a concern for Durham

A side strain for all-rounder Scott Borthwick threatens to disrupt the whole balance of Durham's side at Northamptonshire on Sunday

Scott Borthwick

Scott Borthwick out to upset odds again with Durham

Little will be expected of Durham this year. But having upset the odds last season, Scott Borthwick thinks they can do so again

Durham bowler Chris Rushworth in action

Chris Rushworth: After a surreal winter, a new season brings fresh excitement

It's just nine days until Durham begin the defence of our County Championship and you can feel the excitement in our dressing room

Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes

Mark Douglas: NUFC Academy could learn a lot from Durham

Durham CCC prove that background doesn't matter and that Newcastle's Academy coaches could learn a thing or two from them

Durham Cricket Club, Head Coach Jon Lewis

Warm-up team highlights importance of youth to Durham

Even with the defence of their County Championship a fortnight away, Durham are having to call on their reserves of youth

Paul Coughlin of Durham bowls during day four of the Champion County match between Marylebone Cricket Club and Durham

Virender Sehwag century ensures Durham CCC succumb to defeat

Virender Sehwag’s quickfire century condemned Durham to a six-wicket defeat in their season curtain-raiser against the MCC in Abu Dhabi

Mark Stoneman of Durham bats during day three of the Champion County match between Marylebone Cricket Club and Durham

Durham CCC on the back foot despite skipper's tonne

Durham were staring at defeat in the season curtain-raiser against the MCC despite a century from opener Mark Stoneman

Gordon Muchall

Gordon Muchall was facing retirement, now he's out to win Durham place

Little over six months ago Gordon Muchall was contemplating retirement, now he has his sights set on a regular place in Durham's four-day team

Journalists

Dan Warburton
Chief News Reporter
David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Adrian Pearson
Regional Affairs Correspondent
Angela Upex
Head of Business
Mark Douglas
Chief Sports Writer
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer