Yorkshire v Middlesex LV=County Championship (Day Three)

The Northern Echo:

10:05am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LOSING Middlesex captain Chris Rogers says Yorkshire remain his tip to win the LV= County Championship after the hosts completed a comprehensive 220-run win at Scarborough yesterday to return to the top of Division One.

Durham’s Poynter out to make his point for Ireland

10:01am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DURHAM’S Stuart Poynter, will have his sights firmly on next February’s World Cup in New Zealand when he plays for Ireland in three one-day matches against Sri Lanka A, writes TIM WELLOCK.

Moores backing captain Cook

The Northern Echo:

10:01am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ENGLAND stood by their united assurances that Alastair Cook is still the man to lead them forward, by confirming him as captain for the third Investec Test against India.

Durham prospects land North-East T20 silverware

11:12am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DURHAM’S ACADEMY team won the North East Premier League T20 title at Tynemouth on Sunday.

Gale blasts Tykes on course

The Northern Echo:

11:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YORKSHIRE captain Andrew Gale scored an unbeaten century during yesterday’s third day of their LV= County Championship match against Middlesex at Scarborough to put his side on course for victory.

Afternoon shambles gives India a victory at Lord’s

The Northern Echo:

10:54am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ENGLAND collapsed to a 95- run defeat at Lord’s, to concede a 1-0 Investec series lead and pile ever more pressure on their captain Alastair Cook.

Stokes can’t shake off bad form

The Northern Echo:

10:51am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BEN STOKES scarcely seems to know where his next run is coming from for England.

Captain vows to carry on in charge

The Northern Echo:

10:48am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ALASTAIR COOK is experiencing the toughest moments of his professional career, by his own admission, but remains determined to lead England out of their long losing run.

Vaughan blasts England’s performance as ‘pathetic’ after loss

The Northern Echo:

10:44am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ENGLAND have been heavily criticised in the wake of their 95-run defeat to India, with former captain Michael Vaughan calling for change after labelling their performance at Lord’s “pathetic”.

Yorkshire v Middlesex LV=County Championship (Day Two)

10:13am Monday 21st July 2014

RYAN SIDEBOTTOM took seven wickets in a first-class innings for the second time in his career yesterday as Yorkshire claimed the initiative at the halfway stage of their LV= County Championship match against Middlesex at Scarborough.

Durham fail to kickstart season as Sri Lanka side take victory

The Northern Echo:

10:09am Monday 21st July 2014

DURHAM’S hopes that a home friendly against Sri Lanka A would help them return to winning ways were shattered in the space of three balls yesterday.

League programme decimated by heavy rainfall

10:03am Monday 21st July 2014

IT WAS decimation by downpour, with none of the seven First Division matches extending beyond a few overs of first innings skirmishing.

Frustration for Marton and Hartlepool in stalemate

The Northern Echo:

10:02am Monday 21st July 2014

MARTON beat the weather which knocked out the rest of the day’s matches, but they couldn’t spring the surprise they wanted – a 25 point win – which would have given them the chance to recharge hopes of a top six place.

Bridge’s double delight

10:01am Monday 21st July 2014

AS WEEKENDS go it was one of the best for Shotley Bridge, a Friday night League Cup final victory over Swalwell followed a league win over Ponteland taking them to the top of the NTSL table with nine games remaining.

Farbrace insists squad are in support of failing Cook

9:59am Monday 21st July 2014

ENGLAND are clinging to the belief they can defy the odds for victory against India at Lord’s, and that Alastair Cook remains the best man to lead them in the rest of the Investec series.

It’s hard for Hetton as they trail leaders by some 40 points

10:00am Monday 21st July 2014

THE hopes of Hetton Lyons putting pressure on the leaders, South Northumberland, suffered a setback on a day which saw just one of the six top-flight games achieve an outright result.

England on brink of another Test defeat

The Northern Echo:

9:57am Monday 21st July 2014

ENGLAND are in danger of a defeat captain Alastair Cook can ill afford, in the second Investec Test against India at Lord’s.

Durham v Sri Lanka A

12:37pm Sunday 20th July 2014

IF Durham thought a home friendly against Sri Lanka A would help them emerge from the doldrums they were mistaken as seamer Panagamuwa Gamage took a hat-trick this morning.

Lees having a Blast, believes Williamson

The Northern Echo:

9:44am Friday 18th July 2014

KANE WILLIAMSON has hailed the form of Yorkshire young gun Alex Lees in this summer’s NatWest T20 Blast.

Rahane’s resistance frustrates England

The Northern Echo:

9:41am Friday 18th July 2014

FRUSTRATED England were left cursing their luck after India recovered admirably to double their total for the loss of only two wickets despite abundant seam and swing movement at Lord’s.

Depressing days for Durham – Around The Wicket

The Northern Echo: : Durham batsman John Hastings in action against Warwickshire at Chester le Street. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8238994)

4:04pm Thursday 17th July 2014

It’s been nothing short of a dreadful week for Durham.

Every game is now crucial to Yorkshire, says Gale

10:08am Thursday 17th July 2014

ANDREW GALE says every remaining match in the LV= County Championship or the NatWest T20 Blast is pivotal for Yorkshire, starting tomorrow against Birmingham Bears at Headingley.

Cook suspects ulterior motive

The Northern Echo:

10:07am Thursday 17th July 2014

ALASTAIR COOK believes India have cynically escalated James Anderson’s spat with Ravindra Jadeja in the hope England’s premier bowler may be banned for part of the Investec series.

Yorkshire's Ballance escapes bother

The Northern Echo: Gary Ballance scored 89 for the England Performance Programme against Western Australia's second team

9:57am Thursday 17th July 2014

GARY BALLANCE was not breaking team rules when he was pictured shirtless in a Nottingham bar following last week’s drawn Test against India, but coach Peter Moores has reminded his squad to “uphold the best possible image for England cricket”.

‘Aggressive’ Rashid feels he is in better form

The Northern Echo:

9:53am Wednesday 16th July 2014

ADIL RASHID says a determination to be aggressive has left him feeling as good about his bowling as he has for years.

Ballance: We’ll learn from draw

The Northern Echo:

9:52am Wednesday 16th July 2014

ENGLAND arrive at Lord’s for the second Investec Test with self-professed belief in their abilities but inevitable doubts too after a patchy performance in the largely unrewarding draw at Trent Bridge.

Durham v Warwickshire LV=County Championship (Day Two)

The Northern Echo:

9:47am Wednesday 16th July 2014

IT was a throwback to the bad old days at Chester-le- Street yesterday as Durham suffered an extraordinary collapse to lose by an innings and 188 runs to Warwickshire.

We need a reaction - Lewis

9:36am Wednesday 16th July 2014

AFTER their thrashing by Warwickshire yesterday, Durham face a run of oneday games before a crucial relegation clash against Lancashire at Old Trafford, starting on August 15.

Durham v Warwickshire (day three, tea)

3:54pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

FOR the second successive week Durham are staring down the barrel. But they have much longer to survive than at Headingley after being made to follow on 25 minutes after lunch.

Durham v Warwickshire (day three, lunch)

1:18pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

KEITH Barker continued to torment Durham this morning, taking two wickets in the day’s seventh over and the slump continued until the Duke rode to the rescue.

Gillespie happy with form

The Northern Echo:

9:54am Tuesday 15th July 2014

YORKSHIRE are one win away from the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals, and Jason Gillespie is hoping his Vikings are peaking at just the right time.

Durham v Warwickshire LV=County Championship (Day 1)

The Northern Echo:

9:52am Tuesday 15th July 2014

IT’S almost an action replay of Headingley for Durham. Win the toss, put the opposition in, concede more than 400 runs and see any remote chance of a decent first innings lead washed away by the weather.

Durham v Warwickshire (day two, tea)

3:38pm Monday 14th July 2014

SAM Hain received good assistance from the tail as he ground relentlessly on to his second century in seven first-class matches as Warwickshire totalled 472.

Durham v Warwickshire (day two, lunch)

1:05pm Monday 14th July 2014

JOHN Hastings picked up his fourth wicket of the innings with the tenth ball of the day, but a stand of 101 followed before the Australian completed his first five-wicket haul for Durham.

Top-scorer Lees underlines his talents in Derbyshire win

The Northern Echo:

11:10am Monday 14th July 2014

ALEX LEES enhanced a remarkable record in matches against Derbyshire as Yorkshire tightened their grip on a NatWest T20 Blast quarterfinals place with a thumping 59-run victory at Chesterfield yesterday.

Collingwood rues another winning toss as Durham toil in the field

The Northern Echo:

11:08am Monday 14th July 2014

DURHAM skipper Paul Collingwood must be wishing he could lose the toss. For the second successive game he put the opposition in yesterday and had cause to regret it.

Kerrigan gets a call into the England squad as spin option

The Northern Echo:

10:54am Monday 14th July 2014

ENGLAND captain Alastair Cook admits his side would be taking a step into the unknown if they played Simon Kerrigan against India at Lord’s next week, but the hosts could be ready to take that gamble after drawing the first Test.

Nine without a win after tame finale

The Northern Echo:

10:51am Monday 14th July 2014

ENGLAND extended their sequence without victory to nine Tests as the Investec series opener against India reached the most predictable of stalemates at Trent Bridge.

All fun for batsman Anderson

The Northern Echo:

10:45am Monday 14th July 2014

ENGLAND’S record-breaking number 11 James Anderson admits his career-best knock against India on Saturday was such a surprise he did not know how to celebrate his half-century.

Stockton’s title hopes are left in tatters with Blaydon defeat

The Northern Echo:

10:44am Monday 14th July 2014

STOCKTON’S fifth defeat of the season, and their fourth in five games, brought an end to any lingering hopes that they could retain the championship.

Burnmoor get back on track after hiccup

The Northern Echo:

10:40am Monday 14th July 2014

CHAMPIONS Burnmoor recovered their composure yesterday after a Saturday setback, and a convincing 84- run victory over close rivals Dawdon took them 15 points clear at close of play last night.

Tynedale into driving seat as Bedlington make an inroad

10:39am Monday 14th July 2014

ON A day of top two battles Tynedale regained the leadership of Division A1 as they defeated the team who had temporarily replaced them, Annfield Plain, and Bedlington put themselves in a great position to claim the Division A2 title at the first time of asking as they humbled challengers Percy Main.

Darlington defeat has opened up title race

The Northern Echo:

10:37am Monday 14th July 2014

A SURPRISE defeat for the leaders, Darlington, has opened up the championship fight with five clubs now back in the reckoning and the second half of the season set for a grandstand finish.

Durham v Warwickshire (day one, tea)

4:30pm Sunday 13th July 2014

PAUL Collingwood must be wishing he could lose the toss. For the second successive game he put the opposition in and had cause to regret it.

Bairstow's brilliance blasts Yorkshire to victory

The Northern Echo: Jonny Bairstow top-scored for Yorkshire

9:21pm Friday 11th July 2014

A STUNNING century by Jonny Bairstow left Durham shellshocked and propelled Yorkshire to a 49-run win in last night’s NatWest T20 Blast match at Chester-le-Street.

Durham ready to bring Onions back into championship fold

The Northern Echo:

3:03pm Friday 11th July 2014

DURHAM expect to finally recall Graham Onions after a two-month absence for the championship match at home to Warwickshire, starting on Sunday.

Yorkshire v Durham LV=County Championship (Day Four)

The Northern Echo:

10:32am Friday 11th July 2014

MICHAEL RICHARDSON must have developed a dislike for Yorkshire while at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire.

It’s a toil for Broad and fellow England bowlers at Trent Bridge

The Northern Echo:

10:24am Friday 11th July 2014

FAST bowler Stuart Broad admitted to feeling frustrated as England battled a slow pitch at Trent Bridge on the second day of the first Test against India.

No let up for Cook after his latest fail

The Northern Echo:

10:21am Friday 11th July 2014

ALASTAIR COOK was powerless to prevent a record last-wicket stand, then registered another batting failure of his own, as the England captain’s fortunes steadfastly refused to improve.

Draw feels like defeat for Yorkshire’s skipper

The Northern Echo:

10:06am Friday 11th July 2014

YORKSHIRE were hoping to tune up for this evening’s NatWest T20 Blast match at Chester-le-Street with a winning run chase against Durham at Headingley yesterday.



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