It's remarkable from Rushworth

The Northern Echo:

6:57pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHRIS Rushworth’s remarkable 15-wicket haul propelled Durham to a third successive championship win yesterday and lifted them, however briefly, to fourth in the table.

Durham edging closer to Division One safety

The Northern Echo: Gordon Muchall of Durham cuts from the bowling of Toby Roland-Jones of Middlesex

10:44am Friday 12th September 2014

AS DURHAM closed in on Division One safety at a murky Lord’s yesterday new arrival Varun Aaron must have wondered if he would be surplus to requirements.

Durham tempt Malan and wickets tumble at Lord's

The Northern Echo: Sam Robson of Middlesex is bowled by Chris Rushworth of Durham (10237481)

10:46am Thursday 11th September 2014

A THIGH injury to one-day captain Mark Stoneman ten days ahead of the Royal London Cup final cast a cloud over Durham’s progress at Lord’s yesterday.

Chase is Durham’s hero

The Northern Echo:

10:19am Thursday 4th September 2014

DURHAM must have thought their new recruit had a leprechaun on his shoulder when a long hop by Peter Chase secured the crucial breakthrough in yesterday’s 54-run win at home to Nottinghamshire.

Durham ease relegation fears with crucial victory

The Northern Echo:

1:49pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

DURHAM have moved out of the County Championship relegation zone after claiming a crucial 54-run victory over Nottinghamshire at Emirates Durham ICG.

Advantage Durham at Riverside

The Northern Echo:

8:33pm Sunday 31st August 2014

TWO wickets in two balls in John Hastings’ first over and one for Paul Coughlin with the last ball of the day helped Durham to gain the upper hand on the first day against Nottinghamshire.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Yorkshire v Durham LV=County Championship (Day Three)

The Northern Echo:

10:49am Thursday 10th July 2014

DURHAM could face a trial by spin today in their attempt to avoid a heavy defeat by Yorkshire at Headingley. More rain following Tuesday afternoon’s downpour would help after their struggles in yesterday’s sunshine left them still 136 behind with nine wickets standing after following on.

Yorkshire v Durham: NatWest T20 Blast

The Northern Echo: LEEDS, ENG. during the Nat West T20 Blast match between Yorkshire Vikings vs Durham Jets at the Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Wednesday 2nd July 2014. (Photo: Mark Fletcher | Shutter Press)

8:33am Thursday 3rd July 2014

THE NatWest T20 Blast failed to live up to its billing on a dry Headingley pitch last night as Durham won a low-scoring match by 28 runs.

Durham v Derbyshire: NatWest T20 Blast

The Northern Echo: HASTINGS ON A HIGH: Durham bowler John Hastings celebrates another wicket, while below Phil Mustard is bowled after an entertaining innings of 54. Pictures: MARK FLETCHER

9:35am Monday 30th June 2014

CAREER-BEST Twenty20 figures by John Hastings knocked the stuffing out of woeful Derbyshire as Durham cruised to an eight-wicket home win in yesterday’s NatWest T20 Blast match.

Durham v Sussex: Day Four (LV= County Championship)

The Northern Echo: CLINCHER: Chris Rushworth after bowling the winning ball against Sussex yesterday. Picture: TOM BANKS

8:51am Thursday 26th June 2014

DURHAM hope to have Graham Onions and Mark Wood bowling for the second team at Middlesbrough next week ahead of what could be the season’s make-or-break game at Headingley.

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

The Northern Echo: TOP PERFORMER: Durham’s Ben Stokes has three second innings wickets to his name, after taking seven in the first innings

9:08am Wednesday 25th June 2014

BEN STOKES’ sensational bowling helped Durham to close in on their second successive championship win before John Hastings capitalised on Sussex’s disenchantment.

Durham trio help side to a decent total

The Northern Echo: MAKING A STATEMENT: Durham’s Ben Stokes hits out during day one of the LV= Championship match against Sussex

10:05am Monday 23rd June 2014

ROCKY and the Duke, with a little help from the Colonel, marshalled Durham to a respectable total on the first day of their championship match at home to Sussex.

Durham v Lancashire LV=County Championship (Day Four)

The Northern Echo: FIRST WIN: Durham’s Chris Rushworth bowling prior to taking the match winning wicket

10:13am Thursday 19th June 2014

DURHAM skipper Paul Collingwood paid tribute to his bowlers, particularly Chris Rushworth, after they dramatically clinched their first LV County Championship win of the season by 27 runs at home to Lancashire.

Durham v Lancashire LV=County Championship (Day Three)

The Northern Echo: Durham batsman Scott Borthwick was not out for 45 as play broke for lunch

10:47am Wednesday 18th June 2014

DURHAM will hope there is as much cloud around this morning as there was yesterday to enable Chris Rushworth to complete the task of securing their first LV = County Championship win of the season.

Durham v Lancashire LV=County Championship (Day Two)

9:57am Tuesday 17th June 2014

PAUL COUGHLIN continued his sensational championship debut for Durham by taking the three wickets which sparked Lancashire’s collapse at Chester-le-Street yesterday.

Durham v Lancashire LV=County Championship (Day One)

The Northern Echo: FACING UP: Durham’s Scott Borthwick plays this one straight

10:07am Monday 16th June 2014

DURHAM keep shrugging off injuries by saying they create opportunities for others and yesterday they unveiled yet another star from Sunderland.

Worcestershire v Durham Natwest T20 Blast North Division (Day One)

2:39pm Monday 9th June 2014

MERCIFULLY, perhaps, a free week now gives Durham an opportunity to clear their heads after a miserable weekend in the Midlands.

Durham suffer defeat at Edgbaston

10:09pm Friday 6th June 2014

A day of memories, from the fields of war and sport, ended for Durham with a best-forgotten performance at Edgbaston in the first leg of a two-day double-header in the Midlands.

Durham v Middlesex LV=County Championship (Day Four)

The Northern Echo: BACK BOTHER: Graham Onions

10:45am Thursday 5th June 2014

DURHAM skipper Paul Collingwood is confident his team are heading in the right direction, even without their bowling spearhead Graham Onions.

Durham v Middlesex LV=County Championship (Day Three)

The Northern Echo: NO RUSH: Chris Rushworth bowls against Middlesex

10:47am Wednesday 4th June 2014

PATIENCE was the watchword for Durham yesterday as they kept chipping away at the Middlesex batting on a fairly lifeless pitch. But they took only eight wickets on an uninterrupted day and will require a further eight today, when rain is forecast.

Durham v Middlesex LV=County Championship (Day Three)

The Northern Echo: BACK IN ACTION: Ben Stokes steams into the Middlesex batting order after his teammates racked up 568-9 declared

10:33am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

A CHANGE in the weather was a mixed blessing for Durham yesterday as it helped them to blow away Middlesex’s top order before the final session was washed out.

Durham v Middlesex LV=County Championship (Day Two)

The Northern Echo: TOP OF THE ORDER: Durham batsmen Scott Borthwick and Mark Stoneman in action against Middlesex at Chester le Street

10:49am Monday 2nd June 2014

TABLE-TOPPING Middlesex may have arrived at Chesterle- Street confident of wresting the title away from Durham, but their bowling was cannon fodder for the reigning champions yesterday.

Durham v Lancashire LV=County Championship (Day Two)

The Northern Echo: RED ALERT: Durham Jets’ Phil Mustard on his way to making 17 against against Lancashire Lightning

10:51am Friday 30th May 2014

THE craziness of Twenty20 cricket was amply illustrated last night as Durham did a Devon Loch in falling in a heap with the winning line in sight.

Muchall takes his chance

The Northern Echo: TIME TO RESPOND: England head coach Peter Moores talks with his players ahead of today’s ODI with Sri Lanka at Old Trafford

10:27am Wednesday 28th May 2014

TO play at all was a tale of the unexpected for Durham yesterday; for Gordon Muchall to reach 158 not out and help to bag three batting points was a huge bonus.

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

The Northern Echo: IN TROUBLE: All-rounder Ben Stokes

10:57am Monday 26th May 2014

THE belief that Ben Stokes has the gift of making things happen gained credence yesterday when, in successive overs, he had Nottinghamshire’s two top scorers caught at third man.

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

The Northern Echo: Somerset v Durham: Day Four (LV= County Championship)

10:21am Friday 23rd May 2014

DURHAM will be hugely grateful for the return of Ben Stokes in the County Championship match starting at Trent Bridge on Sunday after running into an injury crisis yesterday.

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

The Northern Echo: CENTURY: Michael Richardson recorded another ton

11:28am Thursday 22nd May 2014

MICHAEL RICHARDSON’S fourth century in his last ten championship matches and a career-best 46 by Chris Rushworth underlined that Durham really ought to have done better in being dismissed for 326 at Taunton yesterday.

Somerset v Durham LV=County Championship (Day Two)

The Northern Echo: FIVE STAR: Durham paceman Mark Wood took 5-37

10:42am Wednesday 21st May 2014

SUPERB bowling by Mark Wood dragged Durham back into the contest at Taunton yesterday before half-centuries by Mark Stoneman and Michael Richardson wiped out a first innings deficit of 79.

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

The Northern Echo: BACK IN THE SWING: Durham and England all-rounder Ben Stokes hit 97 on his return to action for Durham Academy

10:59am Tuesday 20th May 2014

EVEN the first-ball dismissal of Marcus Trescothick and the removal of their other nemesis, Nick Compton, for seven could not brighten the gloom for Durham yesterday.

Collingwood leads the charge as Durham pick up T20 win

The Northern Echo: A firework reception for Worcester Rabids at The Emirates. Pic Keith taylor (6299985)

8:02am Saturday 17th May 2014

PAUL Collingwood seemed determined not to be upstaged by the Scot he recommended to Durham as they shared a rollicking stand of 113 in 12 overs last night.

LV= County Championship: Sussex v Durham

The Northern Echo: Durham's Graham Onions celebrates bowling out Sussex's Michael Yardy with a catch from K Sangakkara.

Sussex County Cricket Club v  Durham County Cricket Club - LV= County Championship Division One - The County Ground, Hove

9:02am Thursday 15th May 2014

AS Durham prepare to begin their Twenty20 campaign tomorrow evening they managed to engineer a brief period of run-chasing drama at Hove yesterday.

LV = County Championship Division One: Sussex v Durham:

10:24am Wednesday 14th May 2014

WHEN Kumar Sangakkara said he wanted to play two games for Durham in order to acclimatise he obviously didn’t expect the monsoonlike rain to which he is accustomed in Sri Lanka.

Durham take a battering

The Northern Echo: Durham's Chris Rushworth celebrates taking a wicket off Sussex's Chris Nash.

Sussex County Cricket Club v  Durham County Cricket Club - LV= County Championship Division One - The County Ground, Hove - Day 1

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8:37pm Sunday 11th May 2014

AS a cold, overcast morning gave way to a sunny afternoon at Hove yesterday Durham’s fortunes spiralled into an ever steepening decline.

Plunkett makes happy return

The Northern Echo: TON UP: Durham’s Mark Stoneman celebrates his century

9:44am Wednesday 7th May 2014

KUMAR SANGAKKARA, out second ball, was not the only Durham batsman to miss the boat yesterday as career-best scores by Mark Stoneman and Michael Richardson failed to stave off the threat of the follow- on against Yorkshire.

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

The Northern Echo: LONG DAY: Paul Collingwood appeals for a wicket on a frustrating day for Durham and spectators

10:56am Tuesday 6th May 2014

NEVER have Durham been kept in the field for so long. Yorkshire batted for 163.2 overs to amass 589 for eight, beating by five balls the record set by Essex in crawling to 484 at Riverside in 2010.

Durham v Somerset: LV= County Championship

The Northern Echo: ON THE SIDELINES? Gareth Breese has been forced to stay behind while Durham open their season in Abu Dhabi

6:44pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FOR someone from Montego Bay the scene at the Emirates Durham ICG must have been utterly depressing on Tuesday. Yet Gareth Breese feels he has plenty of reasons to be cheerful.

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

The Northern Echo: SOLID KNOCK: Keaton Jennings, with Scott Borthwick, scored well for Durham

10:27am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

JUST when Durham seemed to be building a commanding lead on the second day of their home match against Somerset they lost five wickets for 35 runs.

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

The Northern Echo: BEST FOOT FORWARD: Durham batsman Scott Borthwick defends against Somerset bowler Peter Trego

11:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

DURHAM overcame traces of over-indulgence to capitalise on Marcus Trescothick’s generosity in asking them to bat at Chester-le-Street yesterday.

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.

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.

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