Moores’ positive approach is key

The Northern Echo:

10:14am Wednesday 30th July 2014

STUART BROAD senses a new beginning is under way for him and his England team-mates as they finally free themselves from the hangover of last winter’s Ashes whitewash.

Yorkshire’s one-day mixed fortunes continue at Headingley

10:12am Wednesday 30th July 2014

YORKSHIRE’S mixed bag of a limited overs season continued yesterday as they lost their Royal London one-day Cup clash with Gloucestershire at Headingley by three wickets on the back of a poor batting performance.

Kent v Durham Royal London One Day Cup

The Northern Echo:

10:08am Wednesday 30th July 2014

IN what looked like a Canterbury canter yesterday Durham somehow contrived to let Kent off the hook and slipped to a second Royal London Cup defeat.

Stokes ready for his Durham return after England axe

The Northern Echo: KEEN TO PLAY: Ben Stokes

9:54am Tuesday 29th July 2014

DURHAM will have Ben Stokes available for their second Royal London Cup tie against Kent at Canterbury today, plus the visit of Warwickshire to South Northumberland on Thursday.

Williamson staying positive after bowling action deemed illegal

The Northern Echo:

9:52am Tuesday 29th July 2014

YORKSHIRE overseas star Kane Williamson is determined to remain positive about his future as a bowler after his action was deemed illegal last week.

England build up a healthy tally as batsmen run riot

The Northern Echo:

9:56am Tuesday 29th July 2014

IAN BELL and Test debutant Jos Buttler turned on the style to put England in command against India at the Ageas Bowl.

Gillespie delighted with Yorkshire’s repsonse to T20 exit

10:28am Monday 28th July 2014

YORKSHIRE found the perfect remedy for losing Friday’s key Twenty20 game with Nottinghamshire by seeing off Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford 24 hours later to start their Royal London oneday Cup campaign with a bang.

Somerset v Durham Royal London One-Day Cup

The Northern Echo:

10:27am Monday 28th July 2014

THE return to 50-over cricket inspired a vintage performance from Paul Collingwood yesterday but it wasn’t enough to save Durham from defeat in a high-scoring Royal London Cup match at Taunton.

Joy and relief as England skipper admits he needed it after a torrid time of late

10:16am Monday 28th July 2014

ALASTAIR COOK is back on the front foot as England captain and opener, after answering his many critics with a pivotal innings for England.

Cook falls so close to the perfect response

The Northern Echo:

10:15am Monday 28th July 2014

ALASTAIR COOK fell five agonising runs short of a longoverdue Test century, but still helped Gary Ballance put his team in a dominant position against India at the Ageas Bowl.

Burnmoor’s defence of title takes further hit with Castle loss

The Northern Echo:

10:12am Monday 28th July 2014

JUST what’s gone wrong at Burnmoor? The champions suffered their third defeat in the last six outings, and in surrendering their home game to Castle Eden they also surrendered the leadership of Division One as both Tudhoe and Esh Winning grabbed their chance for a spell in the spotlight.

Hetton’s hopes hang in balance after draw

The Northern Echo:

10:10am Monday 28th July 2014

THE TITLE hopes of Hetton Lyons are hanging by a thread after they were unable to overpower the championship favourites, South Northumberland, in their top-ofthe- table confrontation.

Swalwell shoot down Shotley Bridge in revenge mission

10:08am Monday 28th July 2014

SWALWELL gained swift revenge for their league cup final defeat at the hands of Shotley Bridge when they toppled the league leaders by an emphatic 96 runs to re-ignite their own hopes of making it eight successive championships.

Twist at the top as Stokesley move ahead of Richmondshire

The Northern Echo:

10:07am Monday 28th July 2014

THE fascinating fight for the league title took another twist and turn as Stokesley leapfrogged Richmondshire back into second place and, at the same time, moved to within ten points of leaders Darlington.

Somerset v Durham (Royal London Cup)

1:58pm Sunday 27th July 2014

PAUL Collingwood rolled back the years with a magnificent century for Durham in their opening Royal London Cup match at Taunton.

Is it time for Stoneman to stand up ?

1:50am Saturday 26th July 2014

MARK Stoneman’s credentials as the successor to Paul Collingwood as Durham captain will be further tested in the Royal London Cup, starting at Taunton tomorrow.

Attention turns to Royal London Cup after T20 exit

12:14pm Friday 25th July 2014

THERE will be an inevitable air of anti-climax when Durham complete their NatWest T20 Blast programme at home to holders Northamptonshire this evening.

Quarter-final place at stake as Tykes face Outlaws

The Northern Echo:

10:05am Friday 25th July 2014

RYAN SIDEBOTTOM believes Yorkshire will have done it the hard way if they qualify for the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals tonight.

Lancashire v Durham Natwest T20 Blast (Day One)

The Northern Echo:

10:04am Friday 25th July 2014

DURHAM are hoping a disappointing Twenty20 campaign will not deter the fans from turning out in force for the final match at home to holders Northamptonshire this evening.

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.

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.

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.

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.



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