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  • Sunderland maintained their winning start to the BUCS season with a win over Leeds. Picture credit: Jack Jarv

    Junior cricket a priority for Silksworth Cricket Club

    April 25, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Local cricket has struggled over the past few years for several reasons, one of which being the lack of junior cricketers in the ranks of clubs around the North East. Many of the clubs within the North East Durham Cricket League struggle to field junior sides or may have none […]

  • Spectators watch the action during day one of a First-Class Cricket match in Oxford.

    Sunderland cricket team beaten by Silksworth in pre-season friendly

    April 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    University of Sunderland lost to Silksworth cricket club by 44 runs in a friendly as both sides began preparations for the start of their respective campaigns next week. Lewis Aiken top scored with 34 for Sunderland, with Ben Sims hitting a respectable knock of 22. Daniel Kirtley and David Nunn both […]

  • Middleton, 17, embarks on his first season in the GT4 class.

    Strong opening weekends for Middleton and Graham at Oulton Park

    April 20, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Both Stuart Middleton and Matthew Graham earned podium finishes at the opening two rounds of the 2017 British GT Championship on Easter Monday. Middleton, from Ashington, and Graham, who lives in Stocksfield, both had strong results in the GT4 class of the UK’s largest GT championship at the Oulton Park […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Spectators watch the action during day one of a First-Class Cricket match in Oxford.

    Key players to watch for Silksworth Cricket Club

    April 4, 2017 at 9:03 am

    In the build-up to their new season, Silksworth Cricket Club’s Stuart Middlemiss – a player of over ten years – and first-team captain Andy Barrass spoke to SportsByte and had their say on key players to watch. Middlemiss spoke of the importance of new players coming through the door and […]

  • Spectators watch the action during day one of a First-Class Cricket match in Oxford.

    Silksworth Cricket Club first team captain predicts hard season ahead

    March 30, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Silksworth Cricket Club’s senior teams have struggled to finish the season any higher than mid-table in recent seasons. With an influx of paid players going to rival clubs in recent years, the club have maintained the attitude that they have always had and stuck with those players who have come […]

  • American football coach Pete Nichol reflects on “okay” season

    American football coach Pete Nichol reflects on “okay” season

    March 29, 2017 at 8:15 am

    University of Sunderland’s American football head coach Pete Nichol has called his side’s season an “okay” one.  Nichol is also looking towards next season by gaining a good recruitment in a bid to challenge for the BUCS 1A North division title next term. Sunderland narrowly avoided relegation on goal difference […]

  • University cricket takes place indoors until April.

    Lewis Aiken impressed by University cricket’s Varsity victory over Teesside

    March 28, 2017 at 8:45 am

    University of Sunderland cricket captain Lewis Aiken was impressed with his team’s “overall excellent performance” after they comfortably beat Teesside University in their Varsity tie on Wednesday. Lewis admitted feeling confident his team would come away with a win before the game: “As Varsity came around again I was very confident with the […]