England go into a Test this week without a quality specialist spinner available. Stuart Rayner looks into the efforts being made to address that
As a new England era begins, it is disappointing Ben Stokes will not be there at the start of it, reflects Stuart Rayner
Durham captain Paul Collingwood believes Mark Stoneman is "perfect" if England want to play more positive cricket
Paul Collingwood believes Angelo Mathews will regret his decision to allow Jos Buttler's run-out to stand - as he rues his own moment of controversy
Durham will consider England's wishes before deciding Ben Stokes' Twenty20 role for them, but it will not dictate their ideas
Paul Collingwood enjoyed his first forray into professional coaching - but that does not mean he is guaranteed to go back
A surfeit of would-be coaches could leave Durham short of players for 2014. Stuart Rayner on a period of uncertainty
Graham Onions' selection in a 30-man provisional ICC World Twenty20 squad is a sign he is still in England's thoughts
After a Festive season of giving to England, Durham might need to think about receiving a new player in 2014
Durham CCC all-rounder Ben Stokes can be the North East's next genuine star believes Chief Sports Writer Mark Douglas
At the start of the Ashes series, England's team looked reassuringly settled. Now it smacks of stagnation.
Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes has been handed an early opportunity to be England's No.6 in the forthcoming Ashes series
Michael Di Venuto has tipped Durham's Mark Stoneman and Scott Borthwick for England honours
For more than 20 years North East cricket fans have dreamt of Ashes cricket in their own backyard. None could have imagined it would be like this
Unless Graham Onions gets the nod this morning, Chester-le-Street’s first Ashes Test will be its first five-day game not to feature a Durham player
GRAHAM Onions admits he is still “desperate” to play for England, although he admits to feeling a “long way off” national team recognition.
WILL Smith started the 2008 cricket season fearing it could be his last but ended it being tipped to play for England and captain his county.
STEVE Harmison has been left out of the England side for the First Test against Sri Lanka which started this morning as coach Peter Moores was unwilling to take a risk with the fast bowler, writes LUKE EDWARDS.
DURHAM will not try to replace last season’s leading wicket-taker Ottis Gibson as the West Indian concentrates on his coaching career with England.
HE was expecting to spend his winter honing his batting in India, but Phil Mustard believes there is a place “up for grabs” as England’s Test wicketkeeper after instead being one of four players promoted to the five-day squad for the first time after impressing in the limited overs series win over Sri Lanka.