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  • Newcastle Thunder have made a solid start to the season but were worked hard on Sunday.

    Double trouble for Thunder as Crusaders triumph again over Newcastle

    April 11, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Newcastle Thunder were beaten by North Wales Crusaders for the second week in a row, this time at Queensway Stadium in Wrexham on Sunday. The Crusaders ran out 30-14 winners after overturning an 8-6 half-time deficit. Mick Mantelli’s Newcastle side were outscored five tries to three and they will be […]

  • Seaham Red Star survived a late scare but held on to secure three points.

    Red Star end their season in disappointment with a loss at home to Morpeth

    April 10, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Two quick-fire first-half goals saw Seaham Red Star lose 3-1 to high flying Morpeth in Saturday’s season finale. Robbie Bird opened the scoring for Seaham 14 minutes in before Keith Graydon equalised from the spot three minutes later. Ben Sayer then made it 2-1 to Morpeth half an hour into the game, […]

  • Easington have now won two games on the bounce.

    Poor Easington can’t keep top six spot after defeat at Willington

    April 10, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Easington Colliery dropped out of the top six of the Northern League Division One as they were beaten 2-1 at Willington on Saturday afternoon. It was a poor performance from the Colliers who were on top for much of the game despite not being at their best. Ryan Cummings gave […]

  • Durham Jets' Mark Wood (left) celebrates with Durham Jets Keaton Jennings.

    Durham cricketers reflect on North v South experience

    April 8, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    After taking part in the inaugural ECB North v South series, three Durham cricketers reflected on their time in Abu Dhabi, and whether or not the series was a success. The series consisted of three 50 over games and finished as a convincing 3-0 win to the South, but will […]

  • Michael Bulmer nets Easington's third to round off an impressive display.

    Easington Colliery look to ensure FA Cup spot with trip to Willington

    April 7, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Easington Colliery travel to Willington on Saturday afternoon as the Colliers look to book a spot in the 2017-2018 FA Cup. Unlike previous seasons, qualification is dependant on points and the Colliers are only two points away from the qualification mark of 65 points. The Green Army played out a […]

  • Newcastle Thunder have made a solid start to the season but were worked hard on Sunday.

    Thunder looking for revenge against Crusaders

    April 7, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Newcastle Thunder return to league action on Sunday as they look to exact revenge on North Wales Crusaders, who knocked the North East club out of the League 1 Cup last weekend. The Thunder have won all three of their opening league matches this term and are fourth in the […]

  • Jennings in under national spotlight after his Test hundred. Press Association.

    Durham batsman Keaton Jennings sets his sights on becoming England great

    April 7, 2017 at 10:42 am

      Durham batsman Keaton Jennings is striving to follow in the footsteps of teammates Ben Stokes and Paul Collingwood in securing his name as an England great. Jennings had a career defining year in 2016, being named County Championship player of the year by the Cricket Writers’ Club and leading […]

  • Durham Jets' Mark Wood (left) celebrates with Durham Jets Keaton Jennings.

    Mark Wood fit and fired up ahead of new County Cricket season

    April 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Key Durham paceman Mark Wood is fit and says he has “fire in his belly” as he prepares for the County Championship season with Durham. The England international had undergone an ankle operation over the winter months, but took part in the pre-season North v South series in Abu Dhabi. Wood […]

  • South Shields have won a record 30 games in a row.

    Fenton labels defeat to North Shields as lowest point of the season ahead of Saturday’s Shields derby

    April 6, 2017 at 11:21 am

    South Shields boss Graham Fenton called his side’s defeat to North Shields in November as his lowest point of the season. His South Tyneside side face their rivals from across the river on Saturday, with the clubs occupying the top two spots in the Northern League Division One. In an interview with […]

  • Sunderland 2nds were seconds away from victory against Richmond.

    Sunderland Broom’s Newby happy with season despite league finish

    April 6, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Sunderland Broom men’s hockey 2nds captain expressed his joy at the end of a up and down season. “I can’t ask any more from the lads. We worked hard every game, but with a team that changes so much, with injuries and people being unable to play every week,” said Newby. […]