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

Even with John Hastings Durham left short, says Jon Lewis

Durham have announced John Hastings as their first fully-fledged overseas player for five years but they are still light on players

Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes is left 'heartbroken' over World Twenty20 place

The Durham all-rounder, who came out of the Ashes whitewash with his reputation enhanced, was pencilled in for a key role in this month’s tournament in Bangladesh until he fractured his right hand last week in Barbados

Durham CCC pull off inside job to beat rush for Calum MacLeod

With Paul Collingwood on Scotland's coaching staff, Durham were ahead of the competition to sign Calum MacLeod

World Twenty20 call-up shows Graham Onions is still in England's thoughts

Graham Onions' selection in a 30-man provisional ICC World Twenty20 squad is a sign he is still in England's thoughts

Geoff Cook will be back in charge for next season

Durham County Cricket Club have confirmed that head coach Geoff Cook will be back in charge next season

Paul Collingwood to help coach Scottish national team

Former England international Paul Collingwood is to join Scotland's coaching team with winter

Chris Rushworth: Proving Durham critics wrong made win extra special

Chris Rushworth explains how proving Durham's doubters wrong made the County Championship win extra special

Mitchell Claydon wins Durham reprieve for crucial clash

Mitchell Claydon has been handed a Durham reprieve for today’s County Championship game at home to Sussex

Ryan Buckley on alert for Durham's crucial clash

Ryan Buckley could make his first appearance in more than two months in the most important game of Durham’s season

Paul Collingwood excited about Durham's title run-in

Durham go into today’s County Championship clash at home to Surrey in with a good chance of the title believes Paul Collingwood

Michael Di Venuto interview: I had to get out before I hated cricket

Former Durham cricketer Michael Di Venuto explains to Stuart Rayner why he had to retire from cricket last year – or risk “hating” it

Durham already have plans to build from the Ashes

After four memorable days, Durham already have plans to take the next step

Durham Dynamos sent to six-wicket defeat by Essex

Durham slipped off top spot in Yorkshire Bank 40 group B as Essex maintained their hopes of reaching the semi-finals by crushing the Riversiders by six wickets

Durham look to get back on track

TWENTY20 cricket has been the death knell of many a county season, but Mark Stoneman is determine to ensure it does not derail Durham’s YB40 campaign

Graham Onions won’t get on the Ashes team sheet as a home crowd pleaser

Today the North East hosts its first Ashes Test but sentiment will play no part in deciding whether the only locals are watching from the stands

Local knowledge from Di Venuto can assist Australia at Chester-le-Street

Few know the pitch at Chester-le-street better than Michael Di Venuto, Australia’s batting coach who joined Durham in 2007

Ben Stokes tipped to star for England in The Ashes

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

Turning batting talent into tons is big puzzler for Di Venuto

Michael Di Venuto tells Stuart Rayner that Australia’s current crop of batsmen are the most skilful yet. Turning them into the most effective is his challenge

Switched on Eoin Morgan sees off Durham at Lord's

Twenty20 specialist Eoin Morgan showed the rest how to switch into four-day mode as he stood firm to guide Middlesex to a six-wicket victory against Durham

Durham are primed for 'a big 10 days'

Durham are in good form having won six of their last seven matches in all competitions and are primed for 10 big days says Jon Lewis

Ben Stokes smashes it around park again

Durham's Ben Stokes smashed his side through to victory against Leicestershire brining them nearer to the knockout stages of the Twenty20 Cup

Keeping line-up is tribute to stand-in Stoneman

Paul Collingwood is staying out of the Durham side as he is still not fully fit which means Mark Stoneman remains captain for the time being

Ben Stokes is content to drop down order

Ben Stokes is enjoying his new role as Durham’s Twenty20 finisher. It is a job the 22-year-old will take on again at Nottinghamshire’s Trent Bridge tonight.

Mark Stoneman has pedigree to lead Durham

Mark Stoneman has the dressing room respect he needs to be a great captain of Durham CCC believes Dale Benkenstein

Tykes trounced as Phil Mustard hits a record score for Durham

The left-hander struck 11 fours and three sixes in scoring his runs off 52 balls as Durham amassed 215 for six, their joint second highest T20 total

Durham make a habit of thriving in adversity

Durham's high-scoring win over Derbyshire has shown their resilience in the face of adversity

Durham v Derbyshire: In short this is a flawed policy

Twenty20 cricket has done plenty to enrich the longer forms of the game, but yesterday was a reminder of the cost

Jon Lewis delight as Graham Onions is back on the Ashes menu

Graham Onions is in many ways the ideal man to have a bit of a bowl at an Australian when the Ashes start on Wednesday

Collingwood sits out T20 trip to Leicester

Skipper Paul Collingwood's finger injury has ruled him out of Durham's T20 trip to Leicestershire this evening

Cool Phil Mustard keeps head in heat of battle

Phil Mustard yesterday guided Durham Dynamos to their first Twenty20 Cup win of the season

Blaydon hopeful of a winning weekend after victory over Durham Academy

Blaydon bounced back to winning form last week with a comprehensive victory over Durham Academy, and they will travel to Ashbrooke today expecting to do well

In-form Durham Dynamos up for T20 opener says Jon Lewis

Geoff Cook continues to make “steady progress” following a heart attack. His side is in even more robust health – and Jon Lewis believes that bodes well for their latest challenge

Latest setback for sidelined skipper Dale Benkenstein

DALE Benkenstein’s first-team return has been delayed three weeks in one last try to save his season.

Where there's a WILL there's a way

It was an historic year for Durham County Cricket Club and one that batsman Will Smith certainly won’t forget.

Where there’s a Will there’s a way

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.

Safety first leaves Durham also-rans

TWENTY20 cricket may have evolved rapidly, but at no stage has it been for the faint-hearted.

Durham chosen for Sky lift-off

DURHAM will open Sky’s coverage of the 2008 county cricket season.

Uncertain future for rebel Dale

DURHAM captain Dale Benkenstein’s future at the Riverside has been thrown into question following his decision to sign up for the controversial Indian Cricket League.

Hero Gibson proves to be irreplaceable

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.


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