Bresnan full of confidence

The Northern Echo:

10:06am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TIM BRESNAN has revealed his confidence in Yorkshire’s ability to end the season in style by winning two trophies, the LV= County Championship and the Royal London one-day Cup.

Yorkshire v Sussex LV = County Championship (Day Two)

The Northern Echo:

9:42am Tuesday 19th August 2014

YORKSHIRE maintained their position as the leaders of the LV= County Championship by easing past Sussex by nine wickets at Scarborough yesterday, their sixth win of the season.

Lancashire v Durham LV = County Championship (Day Four)

The Northern Echo:

9:38am Tuesday 19th August 2014

REIGNING champions Durham will spend the last month of the season battling against relegation after a heart-stopping defeat at Old Trafford left them in next to bottom place.

Skipper vowing to fight

The Northern Echo:

9:35am Tuesday 19th August 2014

DURHAM skipper Paul Collingwood described yesterday’s one-wicket defeat against Lancashire as “gutwrenching” but pledged his side would fight all the way to avoid relegation.

Back to normal for McLean and her World champions

The Northern Echo:

9:44am Tuesday 19th August 2014

ENGLAND’S triumph at the Women’s Rugby World Cup can prove the catalyst for a move into professionalism, according to head coach Gary Street.

Hales to get his chance

The Northern Echo:

9:31am Tuesday 19th August 2014

ALEX HALES appears set to become captain Alastair Cook’s new opening partner after being named in England’s 15-man Royal London Series squad to face India.

Lancashire v Durham (day four, tea)

3:38pm Monday 18th August 2014

DESPITE the best efforts of Paul Collingwood, Durham were all out for 187, leaving Lancashire to score 107 to win in what will be around 35 overs.

Lancashire v Durham (day four, lunch)

1:05pm Monday 18th August 2014

AS expected, Durham found it tough going on the final morning at Old Trafford, losing five wickets to reach 129 for six.

Anderson feeling on top of his game as India crumble

The Northern Echo:

10:47am Monday 18th August 2014

ENGLAND paceman James Anderson paid tribute to the whole bowling attack after the hosts wrapped up a massive victory over India in the fifth Test at The Oval.

Tynedale close in on title

10:35am Monday 18th August 2014

A SHOCK defeat to Leadgate blew Shotley Bridge’s title dreams out of the water, and they now trail leaders Tynedale by 24 points with only five games of the season remaining.

Benwell Hill dent South Shields’ hopes for top-flight return

10:34am Monday 18th August 2014

A BOLD bid by South Shields to return to the Premier Division after just one season’s absence suffered a setback when they missed out on a seventh win by a tantalising margin of just two runs.

Darlington boost title bid with away win

The Northern Echo:

10:28am Monday 18th August 2014

DARLINGTON’S hopes of wresting the championship trophy from the hands of Richmondshire were boosted when their lead at the top was extended for the second time in three games.

Tudhoe and Burnmoor cement their promotion credentials

10:29am Monday 18th August 2014

BOTH Tudhoe and Burnmoor took significant strides towards promotion, or at least consideration for promotion, when they recorded relatively comfortable victories on Saturday.

Yorkshire v Sussex LV=County Championship (Day One)

10:24am Monday 18th August 2014

KANE WILLIAMSON ended his wait for a maiden Yorkshire century yesterday, but more importantly the county are on course for another LV=County Championship victory against Sussex at Scarborough.

Lancashire v Durham LV=County Championship (Day Three)

10:21am Monday 18th August 2014

DURHAM will have to bat for their Division One lives on a pitch in its seventh day of use at Old Trafford today.

Lancashire v Durham (day three, tea)

3:48pm Sunday 17th August 2014

THE fifth shower of the day proved the heaviest and prompted an early tea with Lancashire on 380 for seven, leading by 40 with Ashwell Prince on 98.

Lancashire v Durham (day three, lunch)

1:08pm Sunday 17th August 2014

FOR the second successive day Durham have had a poor morning, not helped by three interruptions for rain. In 20 overs Lancashire have added 80 for the loss of one wicket and are only eight behind on 332 for six.

Yorkshire's Root completes fifth Test century as England pile on the woe for India

The Northern Echo:

12:49pm Sunday 17th August 2014

YORKSHIRE'S Joe Root completed his fifth Test century as England piled up 486, and a lead of 338, on a hectic third morning against India at The Oval.

Lancashire v Durham (day two, tea)

6:01pm Saturday 16th August 2014

WILL Durham enter the bidding for Azeem Rafiq, the off-spinner released by Yorkshire, or are the purse strings still too tight?

Lancashire v Durham (day two, tea)

3:51pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A COOL, grey, blustery afternoon at Old Trafford was accompanied by attritional fare on the pitch as Lancashire reached 165 for two from 59 overs at tea.

Lancashire v Durham (day two, lunch)

1:11pm Saturday 16th August 2014

IT was a poor morning for Durham as their remaining two wickets fell in three overs then Lancashire replied to 340 by reaching 78 without loss at lunch.

Lancashire v Durham (day one, tea)

3:51pm Friday 15th August 2014

CALUM MacLeod led an afternoon recovery as Durham’s right-handers found batting much easier than the left-handers.

Lancashire v Durham (day one, lunch)

1:11pm Friday 15th August 2014

LANCASHIRE have taken a calculated gamble in their battle against relegation by playing on the pitch used for the recent Test match.

Durham v Surrey LV=County Championship (Day One)

The Northern Echo:

10:15am Friday 15th August 2014

SURREY’S lack of interest allowed Durham to defy the mysterious machinations of the Duckworth/Lewis method and win yesterday’s Royal London Cup tie by five wickets.

Brooks sets his sights on a dream summer double

The Northern Echo:

10:09am Friday 15th August 2014

JACK BROOKS is on the verge of 50 LV= County Championship wickets in a season for the first time in his career, but the Yorkshire seamer has set his sights much higher as the summer reaches a climax.

Cook believes Anderson is the world’s number one

The Northern Echo:

10:08am Friday 15th August 2014

ALASTAIR COOK has no hesitation in describing James Anderson as the world’s most skilful bowler.

Durham's Nottinghamshire demolition is a step in the right direction – Around The Wicket

The Northern Echo: Royal London One-Day Cup, Emirates ICG, Chester-le-Street. Durham V Nottinghamshire.
Stoneman batting for Durham.
Picture: TOM BANKS (9220153)

4:04pm Friday 15th August 2014

AS I sit here writing in the aftermath of Durham’s comprehensive defeat of Nottinghamshire, it feels somewhat improbable that they sit third in group B, after weeks of fairly abject white ball cricket.

Yorkshire ease into quarters

10:11am Thursday 14th August 2014

YORKSHIRE booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Royal London One- Day Cup yesterday with the simplest of victories over Derbyshire.

Broad and Dhoni both miss out on practice

The Northern Echo:

10:07am Thursday 14th August 2014

STUART BROAD was one of two notable absentees from practice at The Oval before the fifth Investec Test between England and India.

Coughlin to play a key role

9:54am Thursday 14th August 2014

DURHAM embark on five days of cricket today grateful that Paul Coughlin has emerged as an all-rounder worthy of a first-team place.

Gillespie hails the ongoing development of Leaning

10:14am Wednesday 13th August 2014

JASON GILLESPIE has hailed the rapid development of Jack Leaning after his maiden hundred for Yorkshire in Monday’s Royal London One-Day Cup defeat to Essex at Scarborough.

Durham v Nottinghamshire Royal London One Day Cup

The Northern Echo:

10:13am Wednesday 13th August 2014

DURHAM shrugged off an injury to Graham Onions in the day’s second over to win yesterday’s Royal London Cup tie at home to Nottinghamshire by six wickets.

Onions facing a spell out

9:56am Wednesday 13th August 2014

DURHAM’S delight in seeing Ben Stokes score a match-winning century against Nottinghamshire yesterday was tempered by a worrying injury to Graham Onions.

Durham v Nottinghamshire

1:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

DURHAM’S injury troubles continued today when Graham Onions bowled only three balls in the home Royal London Cup tie against Nottinghamshire before departing with a side strain.

Stokes plays for Durham before England duties

The Northern Echo:

10:10am Tuesday 12th August 2014

BEN STOKES will play for Durham today in the crucial Royal London Cup tie at home to Nottinghamshire but his availability for the rest of the week hinges on whether he regains his England place for the fifth Test at the Oval.

Yorkshire v Essex Royal London One Day Cup

The Northern Echo:

10:09am Tuesday 12th August 2014

JACK LEANING ended his impatient wait for a first Yorkshire century but it was not enough to prevent Essex Eagles claiming an important victory as both sides attempt to secure places in the Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-finals.

Hodd hoping to get the nod

10:08am Monday 11th August 2014

WHEN you type ‘Andrew Hodd - Lord’s final’ into Google, you don’t have to look too far to get an idea of how frustrating it has been for the former Sussex man when it comes to the business end of a one-day knockout competition.

Durham could face a derby at Yorkshire

The Northern Echo:

10:07am Monday 11th August 2014

DURHAM can still scrape into the Royal London Cup quarter-finals, with a possible trip to Yorkshire, despite yesterday’s home tie against Middlesex being washed out after 14 overs.

Chasing Lyons won’t give up their title aspirations

10:04am Monday 11th August 2014

THE championship fight, now narrowed to two clubs, is looking more likely to be won by South Northumberland, but challengers Hetton Lyons continue to chase.

Three-way run chase is on but who will hit 1,000?

10:03am Monday 11th August 2014

THE battle of the batting giants to see who can be the first to reach the top-ranking 1,000 runs milestone is on.

Singh’s innings is a blast

10:00am Monday 11th August 2014

A SENSATIONAL innings from Anirudh Singh kept Ashington’s title hopes alive, while ending any lingering ambitions Annfield Plain had of mounting a late challenge.

Moores never doubted Cook

9:50am Monday 11th August 2014

ENGLAND coach Peter Moores never doubted the ability of captain Alastair Cook to turn around his and the team’s fortunes.

Stop-start season mars Durham’s progression

The Northern Echo:

4:31pm Friday 8th August 2014

AS A microcosm of Durham’s season, the promising victory followed by farcical defeat this week seemed pretty apt.

Yorkshire v Worcestershire Royal London One Day Cup

The Northern Echo:

10:11am Friday 8th August 2014

TIM BRESNAN delivered his second impressive performance of the week to move Yorkshire closer to qualification for the Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-finals.

Broad and Anderson run riot in spectacular opening salvo

The Northern Echo:

10:07am Friday 8th August 2014

STUART BROAD toasted a “fantastic toss to lose” after he authored India’s demise on day one of the fourth Investec Test.

England rip through India’s batsmen

The Northern Echo:

10:05am Friday 8th August 2014

ENGLAND grabbed control of the Investec Series after India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s risky decision to bat first in the fourth Test backfired spectacularly at Emirates Old Trafford.

Victory then defeat sums up Durham's season – Around The Wicket

The Northern Echo: : Durham bowler Paul Collingwood in action againt Warwickshire CCC at Chester le Street. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8206256)

4:04pm Thursday 7th August 2014

AS A microcosm of Durham’s season, the promising victory followed by farcical defeat this week seemed pretty apt.

Gale lauds Lees and Lyth

10:47am Thursday 7th August 2014

YORKSHIRE’S opening partnership between Alex Lees and Adam Lyth has been compared to one of the all-time great alliances by their captain Andrew Gale.

No more ‘Mr Nice Guy‘ for Cook

The Northern Echo:

10:43am Thursday 7th August 2014

ENGLAND captain Alastair Cook has no intention of tempering side’s behaviour in the aftermath of James Anderson’s disciplinary hearing, claiming international cricket should never be “nicey nicey”.

Northamptonshire v Yorkshire Royal London One Day Cup

10:08am Wednesday 6th August 2014

YORKSHIRE bounced back strongly from their shock home defeat to Gloucestershire last week with a ruthless triumph in a rain-affected encounter in Northampton to put their Royal London oneday cup campaign back on track.



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