Durham play waiting game with Sangakkara

The Northern Echo: Sangakkara takes top honours

6:34pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AS they wait to hear when Kumar Sangakkara will arrive, Durham will also keep an eye on the Indian Premier League to see whether their chief overseas signing, John Hastings, is in the Chennai Superkings line-up on Friday.

Good signs, despite opening-game draw - Around the Wicket

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4:02pm Thursday 17th April 2014

SO near and yet so far.

Onions hails Durham's efforts in Northants draw

The Northern Echo: MAXIMUM EFFORT: Durham’s Graham Onions strives for a wicket at Wantage Road

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

DURHAM paceman Graham Onions hailed the “tremendous effort” put in by his team-mates after they failed agonisingly to clinch victory in the opening match of their title defence at Northampton.

Somerset v Yorkshire: LV= County Championship (Day Four)

The Northern Echo: Jason Gillespie

6:17pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

JASON GILLESPIE says there is room for improvement both batting and bowling wise for his Yorkshire side after their opening round LV= County Championship draw against Somerset at Taunton.

Lunch Update: Yorkshire ease to safety at Taunton

The Northern Echo: Yorkshire County Cricket - zxc

1:25pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

YORKSHIRE'S opening pair Adam Lyth and Alex Lees have comfortably moved their side to safety before lunch on day four against Somerset at Taunton.

Northamptonshire v Durham (day four, tea)

3:48pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ANY result remained possible until Chris Rushworth struck with the last ball before tea to tip the balance in Durham’s favour.

Northamptonshire v Durham (day four, lunch)

1:01pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THINGS did not go entirely to plan for Durham on the final morning as their five remaining wickets went down for the addition of 66 runs in 90 minutes.

Somerset v Yorkshire: LV= County Championship (Day Three)

The Northern Echo: Gary Ballance will take over as skipper today in the absence of Andrew Gale (pictured)

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

YORKSHIRE captain Andrew Gale last night revealed that he declined an approach from Somerset’s Marcus Trescothick to set up a day four run chase in the opening LV= County Championship match at Taunton, which finishes today.

Northamptonshire v Durham: LV = County Championship (Day 4)

The Northern Echo: Durham frustrated as Northamptonshire hang on for draw

6:14pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

IT’S never dull with Durham, but while almost all last season’s drama ended in wins they had to settle for a nerve-shredding draw at Northampton on Wednesday.

Durham delight as Sangakkara announces signing

The Northern Echo: Sangakkara takes top honours

7:17pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

SRI Lankan star Kumar Sangakkara confirmed he will join Durham, but he might be available for only two County Championship matches.

Northamptonshire v Durham: LV= County Championship (Day Three)

The Northern Echo: ANOTHER ONE GONE: Durham players celebrate another wicket taken by Usman Arshad of Durham, right, during day three of the County Championship Div One match at Northampton

7:15pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

DURHAM have wasted no time in bringing their title-winning nous to bear and since their attritional approach laid the foundation on the first day they have steadily cranked it up at Northampton.

Northamptonshire v Durham (day three, tea)

4:55pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

IN his seventh first-class game Usman Arshad bagged his first four-wicket haul as Durham dismissed Northants for 378.

Northamptonshire v Durham (day three, lunch)

2:39pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

DURHAM would probably have settled for taking four wickets this morning after coming under fire in the first half hour.

Somerset v Yorkshire: LV= County Championship (Day Two)

The Northern Echo: Yorkshire's Adil Rashid

11:28am Wednesday 16th April 2014

ADIL RASHID gave the England selectors an early nudge with a century for Yorkshire yesterday as they retained the initiative in their opening LV= County Championship match against Somerset during day two at Taunton.

Northamptonshire v Durham: LV= County Championship (Day Two)

The Northern Echo: MAXIMUM EFFORT: Durham’s Graham Onions strives for a wicket at Wantage Road

10:02am Tuesday 15th April 2014

WITH Tom Jones due to appear at the Wantage Road cricket ground this summer, it could be said that where Durham lead, Northamptonshire follow.

Northamptonshire v Durham (day two, tea)

4:04pm Monday 14th April 2014

WHEN the No 9 batsman, with a previous best score of 35, plunders 65 off 62 balls it’s a fair indication that conditions are favouring the batsmen.

Northamptonshire v Durham (day two, lunch)

1:10pm Monday 14th April 2014

DURHAM cashed in on the first day’s hard graft by progressing to 404 for eight this morning, adding 139 runs for the loss of three wickets.

Northamptonshire v Durham: LV= County Championship (Day One)

The Northern Echo: GOOD START: Michael Richardson of Durham batting on the first day of the LV County Championship Division One match at the County Ground, Northampton

11:01am Monday 14th April 2014

DURHAM’S two South Africans have evidently wintered well and were glad to have the sun on their backs as they laid a firm platform at Northampton yesterday.

Somerset v Yorkshire: LV= County Championship (Day One)

The Northern Echo: Adam Lyth hits out against Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities

7:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

YORKSHIRE have seized the early initiative in their opening LV= County Championship match against Somerset after Sunday's commanding batting display at Taunton underpinned by Adam Lyth, Gary Ballance and Adil Rashid.

Afternoon Update: Yorkshire claim their first County Championship point of the season

The Northern Echo: Yorkshire County Cricket - zxc

3:50pm Sunday 13th April 2014

YORKSHIRE have secured their first point of the season by advancing to 219-4 from 65 overs at tea on the first day of their LV= County Championship match against Somerset at Taunton.

Northamptonshire v Durham (day one, tea)

3:51pm Sunday 13th April 2014

DURHAM’S South African duo, Keaton Jennings and Michael Richardson, made half-centuries as the champions reached 174 for three from 64 overs at tea.

Northamptonshire v Durham (day one)

1:08pm Sunday 13th April 2014

DURHAM reached 70 for two from 31 overs on a sunny opening morning of their first LV County Championship match of the season at Northampton.

Arshad is confident of making an impact

The Northern Echo: Durham University batsman Liam Dickson faces a ball from Durham bowler Usman Arshad in the match at Chester-le-Street on Wednesday

10:32am Friday 11th April 2014

A FIRST-CLASS debut, the LV= County Championship title and a new contract all within two months of each other – it’s no wonder Usman Arshad is confident of starring across all formats for Durham this season.

Hodd gets the nod from Gillespie for start

10:34am Friday 11th April 2014

YORKSHIRE senior coach Jason Gillespie has given his full support to wicketkeeper Andy Hodd as the former Sussex gloveman prepares to deputise for the injured Jonny Bairstow in the opening games of the LV= Division One season.

Ireland may step up to the Test table

10:41am Friday 11th April 2014

AN INAUGURAL England- Ireland Test match at Lord’s has become a foreseeable reality after the International Cricket Council specified its pathway to the top table for associate members.

Cautious optimism for Championship defence - Around the Wicket

The Northern Echo: File photo dated 12/09/2013 of Durham's Usman Arshad. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday March 31, 2014. In a handful of matches at the end of Durham's championship-winning 2013 summer, all-rounder Arshad made an instant impact as a signi

4:34pm Thursday 10th April 2014

WITH the threat of frost being scraped from car windows in the morning barely alleviated, we return once more to the cricket season and what we laughingly refer to as summer.

Durham are held to draw by University

The Northern Echo: DEFENSIVE: Durham University batsman Liam Dickson faces Durham bowler Usman Arshad Pictures: ANDY LAMB

11:48am Thursday 10th April 2014

DURHAM ran into some steely resolve yesterday after reducing Durham University to 65 for six at Chester-le- Street.

Lees hits century in Tykes warm-up

The Northern Echo: Alex Lees celebrates his century

11:45am Thursday 10th April 2014

ALEX LEES warmed up for the start of LV= Division One season on Sunday by hitting an outstanding century against Northamptonshire on the second day of Yorkshire’s practice match at Wantage Road.

Injury concern for Bairstow’s international ambitions

The Northern Echo: HOSPITAL CHECK: Jonny Bairstow

10:40am Wednesday 9th April 2014

JONNY BAIRSTOW’S hopes of retaining his place as England’s wicketkeeper by impressing behind the stumps for Yorkshire may have suffered a blow when the 24- year-old injured a finger in yesterday’s three-day practice match against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.

Collingwood’s ton

The Northern Echo: CENTURIAN: Durham captain Paul Collingwood plays this ball safe on his way to 102 against Durham University yesterday

10:39am Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE first sound of leather on willow is always pleasing and for Paul Collingwood the chance to get bat on ball was very welcome yesterday after a winter of coaching.

Root signs a new Yorkshire deal

The Northern Echo: Joe Root has signed up to stay at Yorkshire until at least December 2016

1:01pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

JOE ROOT could be back in the nets by the end of this week after breaking his right thumb in eight places on England duty last month.

Wood is hopeful of making a return

The Northern Echo: NEW DEAL: Mark Wood has signed a three-year contract extension for Durham

1:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

DURHAM’S England Lions paceman Mark Wood hopes to be back in action by the end of the week after a frustrating winter.

Durham seamer Graham Onions signs new contract with county champions

The Northern Echo: IF THE CAP FITS: Grahame Onions meets the media at the Emirates Durham ICG yesterday

5:30pm Monday 7th April 2014

DURHAM bowler Graham Onions has signed a new two-year contract extension with Durham, committing himself until the end of the 2017 season.

Yorkshire's Joe Root pens new two-year contract

The Northern Echo: England batsman Joe Root has signed a two-year contract extension with Yorkshire until at least December 2016, the county have confirmed

10:55am Monday 7th April 2014

ENGLAND batsman Joe Root has signed a two-year contract extension to stay with his native county Yorkshire until at least December 2016.

Durham hoping to land Sangakkara

11:26am Monday 7th April 2014

DURHAM are hoping to pull off a thrilling coup by signing former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara for an early part of the cricket season.

Australia women far too strong for England

11:25am Monday 7th April 2014

ENGLAND were blown away by Australia in the final of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 as Charlotte Edwards’ side fell to a six-wicket defeat.

Stoneman will lead Durham out as their one-day captain

The Northern Echo: IN CHARGE: Mark Stoneman will continue his role as one-day captain having taken over from Dale Benkenstein last year

4:31pm Friday 4th April 2014

DURHAM have confirmed that Mark Stoneman is now their official one-day captain.

Collingwood back to skipper Durham

The Northern Echo: DURHAM RETURN: Captain Paul Collingwood

11:41am Friday 4th April 2014

PAUL Collingwood will be at the helm when Durham begin their final preparation for the defence of the County Championship title against Durham University at Chester-le- Street on Monday.

Ton-up Bairstow gets Gillespie support

The Northern Echo: Jason Gillespie is expecting a closer Ashes series than last summer

11:42am Friday 4th April 2014

JASON GILLESPIE says one of Jonny Bairstow’s rivals for the England Test wicketkeeper’s spot is going to have to pull a rabbit out of the hat to usurp him for the opening Test against Sri Lanka in June.

Rushworth’s dry challenge

The Northern Echo: CHARITY CHALLENGE: Durham fast bowler Chris Rushworth

10:52am Thursday 3rd April 2014

FROM village green to Test arena, it has always been taken as read that fast bowlers would replace their lost fluids by supping a few pints of ale.

Ballance in fine form for Tykes

The Northern Echo: Gary Ballance bats during the tour match at Traeger Park, Alice Springs, Australia

10:51am Thursday 3rd April 2014

GARY BALLANCE is confident of retaining his place in England’s Test team for June’s home series against Sri Lanka after starting the summer with a bang for Yorkshire yesterday.

Cook backed KP’s axe

The Northern Echo: ALL WILL BE REVEALED: England captain Alastair Cook, right, with Kevin Pietersen. Cook expects the reasons behind Pietersen’s controversial axing to be made public soon

11:16am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

ALASTAIR COOK has given his captain’s seal of approval for England’s ‘‘brave call’’ to axe record runscorer Kevin Pietersen.

Yorkshire have to remain patient in afternoon session

The Northern Echo: STILL GOING STRONG: Ryan Sidebottom

1:28pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Yorkshire’s bowlers were forced to remain patient this afternoon as Leeds/Bradford captain Will Vanderspar passed 50 to fashion some kind of recovery from 30-4.

Can it really get any worse for England?

The Northern Echo: Alex Hales

11:08am Tuesday 1st April 2014

ENGLAND’S lamentable winter lurched to a new low as they bowed out of the World Twenty20 with a shambolic 45-run defeat to Holland.

Hero Hales revels in remarkable day

The Northern Echo: Alex Hales

10:40am Friday 28th March 2014

ALEX HALES was left to reflect on the most remarkable night of his career after becoming the first England batsman to score a Twenty20 century.

Sehwag century sinks Durham

11:12am Thursday 27th March 2014

VIRENDER SEHWAG’S quickfire century condemned Durham to a six-wicket defeat in their season curtain-raiser against the MCC in Abu Dhabi.

Bopara’s focused on “must-win” match

11:09am Thursday 27th March 2014

Ravi Bopara insists England cannot rely on complex mathematical equations or favours from elsewhere and must beat Sri Lanka to keep their World Twenty20 hopes alive.

Kieswetter renews rivalry with Buttler

The Northern Echo: CALL-UP: Craig Kieswetter

11:12am Wednesday 26th March 2014

CRAIG KIESWETTER is ready to resume a long-standing professional rivalry with his friend Jos Buttler after joining England’s World Twenty20 squad in Bangladesh.

Three wickets for Borthwick

11:54am Tuesday 25th March 2014

LANCASHIRE opener Luis Reece helped MCC eke out a minor mid-match advantage in the curtain-raising fixture against county champions Durham in Abu Dhabi.

Lewis to welcome Hastings from IPL

11:52am Tuesday 25th March 2014

DURHAM coach Jon Lewis believes the overseas signing of powerful Australian allrounder John Hastings will help him get the best out of the club’s promising young bowlers this summer.

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