• 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 […]

  • Netball's point had levelled the scores at 2-2 overall.

    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 […]

  • England's Ben Stokes.

    Ben Stokes deserves big-money IPL contract, says James Taylor

    March 3, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Ben Stokes deserves Indian Premier League riches and should not feel awkward about them, according to former England team-mate James Taylor. Ten days ago Stokes became the highest overseas signing in IPL history when Rising Pune Supergiants secured his services for £1.7million. The talismanic all-rounder has been given permission by […]

  • New Zealand cricketer Tom Latham will join Durham's squad in July. AP Photo/Bikas Das.

    Durham add Latham as second overseas signing

    January 26, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Durham have signed New Zealand opener Tom Latham as their overseas player for the second half of the 2017 season. Latham is the second overseas signing this week for Durham, with South Africa opener Stephen Cook also set to feature throughout the first half of the forthcoming campaign. Cook is […]

  • England's Ben Stokes.

    Durham’s Stokes throws hat into IPL ring

    January 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Ben Stokes has become the latest England player to confirm he will go into next month’s Indian Premier League auction. All-rounder Stokes will put his name in the hat for the draft on February 4 hoping to snare a lucrative contract and some crucial experience in one of the world’s […]

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

    English cricket: A year in review

    December 15, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    There is little doubt that 2016 has been one of the most turbulent years in the recent history of both local and national cricket. It was a season of massive highs and desperate lows for the only first class county in the North East. Durham finished a magnificent 4th place in […]

  • Ian Botham walks from the pitch at Durham's Riverside ICG. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Botham confirmed as Durham chairman

    November 3, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham has been named chairman of Durham County Cricket Club. The announcement was made via a club statement on Wednesday, with rumours having circulated hours earlier that the 60-year-old would be sworn in at a board meeting this morning. Botham will officially take up his role upon his […]

  • Sunderland's indoor cricket team were blown away by York's bowling.

    Sunderland cricketers bowled over by York St John

    October 6, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    The University of Sunderland indoor cricket team suffered a damaging 135 run loss against an impressive York St John team in the Clash of the Minsters tie on Wednesday. York set an imposing score of 173 from 12 overs, with a notable batting display from the York opener, bringing up his […]