CRICKET: Stockton have returned to the Darlington Building Society ECB North Yorkshire and South Durham League for the 2019 season.

The record-breaking champions of the North East Premier League in 2013 finished bottom of the pile last season and as a result made the decision to apply to return to the NYSD for the 2020 season.

The loss of several key players over the last month or so led them to seek permission to bring the move forward 12 months and following a series of successful negotiations and with the goodwill of both organisations their 1st XI will now compete in Division 2 of the NYSD League next season whilst the seconds will play in Division 4 and the thirds in the Sunday Conference.