DURHAM'S fixture list for the new 2018 season has been released.

After a friendly with Durham University on April 13, Jon Lewis' side will open their County Championship campaign with a game with Kent at the Emirates Riverside on Friday, April 20.

That will be followed a week later by a first trip of the year to Northamptonshire.

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And Durham will finish their County Championship season at home against 2016 champions Middlesex on Monday, September 24. 

Durham's opening 50-over one-day game will be against Yorkshire on Friday, May 18.

The Northern Echo: