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.
Brian was appointed Editor of The Journal in December 2003, joining from Trinity Mirror's Liverpool base where he was Editorial Development Manager for the company's regional titles. He has also held senior positions at the Daily Record and the Evening Express, Aberdeen, as well as being a former Editor of the Lincolnshire Echo.