• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • University cricket takes place indoors until April.

    Sanderson leads University cricketers to Varsity win in Teesside

    March 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Sam Sanderson scored an unbeaten 49 as Sunderland’s cricketers convincingly beat their Teesside counterparts in their Varsity clash on Wednesday. Having won the toss and bowled first the visitors produced a disciplined bowling performance to hold Teesside to 91-4 off their 10 overs. Sanderson and Shiraz Hussain took early wickets […]

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    Teesside regain Varsity title with big win over Sunderland

    March 23, 2017 at 11:18 am

    University of Sunderland were unable to retain their Tees Wear Varsity crown as they fell to a heavy defeat to Teesside University on Wednesday. The Wearsiders claimed wins in American football, cricket, netball and basketball. Rowing shared a point in contentious circumstances, adding to Sunderland’s equestrian victory from earlier in the […]