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

Durham coach Geoff Cook (r) and captain Paul Collingwood

Durham CCC stable after staring into financial abyss

Chairman Clive Leach's inside account of how Durham managed to win the Championship despite struggling for financial stability

Preview: Sussex v Durham CCC

Durham's Will Smith will be aiming to bow out on a high as he makes his final appearance for the Riversiders

Will Smith of Durham in action

Will Smith's ton provides a platform for Durham

Few will mourn the last 40-over game at Chester-le-Street, but Will Smith ensured the competition was seen off in style

Ben Stokes of Durham CCC

Master blaster Ben saves Durham again

Ben Stokes boosted Durham’s Friends Life t20 hopes with 46 from 24 balls as they recovered from a poor start to beat Derbyshire

Jon Lewis

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

Players make it easy for captain Smith’s tribute to colleagues

MODEST to the end, honoured Durham captain Will Smith found lifting the County Championship his greatest day in cricket.

Rivals left far in their wake as a dynasty is established at Durham

IT will eventually crumble and fall as every dynasty must, but for now Durham are on the rise.

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.

DO NOT REUSE PIC: A scene from the movie I Am Legend

I Am Legend

BASED on Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel, which inspired the films The Last Man On Earth and The Omega Man, I Am Legend is a post-apocalyptic thriller about the last remaining survivor of a terrible man-made catastrophe.

Stoneman has big shoes to fill

MARK Stoneman will have the difficult task of stepping into Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s sizeable shoes when Durham take on Lancashire at Blackpool today.

Club must build on best ever campaign

NORTH-EAST cricket fans, not to mention the odd Durham player, will have woken yesterday morning nursing sore heads but feeling on top of the world after England’s newest first-class county romped to a stunning 125-run victory over Hampshire in the Friends Provident Trophy final.

Di Venuto puts Durham in command

DURHAM only managed to squeeze in one session of play against Surrey yesterday, but it was still enough to put them into a commanding position in this Liverpool Victoria County Championship match.

Kent clash not just a 'fitness test' for Steve

STEVE Harmison hopes to continue his rehabilitation from a hernia operation by facing Kent in tomorrow’s Pro40 League Division Two game at Canterbury, but coach Geoff Cook stressed he cannot treat such an important match as a fitness exercise.

Harmy’s ready to lead us

DALE BENKENSTEIN expects a refreshed and fit again Steve Harmison to spearhead the county’s glory bid in the last six weeks of the season, (writes JEFF BOWRON).

Batsmen miss chance to shine

FOUR of the five batsmen fighting for the final place in Durham’s line-up to face Hampshire in the Friends Provident Trophy final failed to make the big score yesterday that would have boosted their chances, (writes JEFF BOWRON).

Harmy back but Durham struggle

DURHAM, without six first-team regulars, endured a hard day in the field on the opening day of their first-class game against Sri Lanka A at a sun-baked Riverside.

Rapid recovery impresses

DURHAM coach Geoff Cook has praised Steve Harmison for his determination to recover from injury as the England star prepares to make his comeback against Sri Lanka A today.


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