Cricket

  • York St John claimed the Clash of Minsters trophy on Wednesday.

    York beat Sunderland to win Clash of the Minsters trophy

    October 6, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Sunderland were out-done in the annual Clash of the Minsters event on Wednesday with York St John running out 42-18 victors. A total of 30 matches were played at a number of locations across Sunderland, with both universities competing for points and the chance to lift the Clash of the […]

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

    Sir Ian Botham ‘throws hat into ring’ to help former club Durham

    October 4, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Former England and Durham all-rounder Sir Ian Botham is set to take a role with his old county side to try to “rescue a wonderful place”. Durham suffered severe punishment for their financial problems, they have been relegated two Division Two and will start next season on minus 48 points. […]

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

    Keaton Jennings named County Championship’s best player

    September 27, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Keaton Jennings has been named County Championship Player of the Year by cricket writers following a breakthrough year with Durham. The opener was top scorer in the division this season, making 1,548 runs at an average of 64.5 which included seven centuries, the most a Durham batsman has ever made in a […]

     
  • Burns left ‘frustrated’ as another match is postponed

    Burns left ‘frustrated’ as another match is postponed

    May 4, 2016 at 11:19 am

    University of Sunderland cricket president Josh Burns admits frustration after his side’s third game this season is cancelled. Sunderland were set to face the University of Bradford today but a ball will not be bowled as the hosts were unable to field a team. Burns told SportsByte: “It’s very frustrating, we […]

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

    Burns believes in his new-look cricket team

    May 3, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    University of Sunderland men’s cricket president Josh Burns says he is ‘confident’ ahead of his side’s new season. Burns’ team travel to Bradford on Wednesday looking to get their season off to the best possible start with a win. “I’m confident that the group of lads we have are capable […]

     
  • Durham head coach Jon Lewis was pleased with the performance of his side

    “Confident” Durham side set to take on newly-promoted Surrey

    May 1, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Jon Lewis believes his side go into the game with Surrey full of confidence despite Durham having only played four full days of cricket in two games this season. Only 14 balls were possible on the final day of their match with Middlesex on Wednesday, with Mark Stoneman closing the […]

     
  • Voges disappointed with bowlers so far this season

    Voges disappointed with bowlers so far this season

    April 30, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Middlesex captain Adam Voges admitted that his bowlers “haven’t started well” this season, but the pitch at the Emirates Riverside was better than what they expected. The 35-year-old saw snow for the first time in his life on Tuesday, and he believes the final two days, of the game against […]

     
  • Durham's Jack Burnham batting display impressed Durham coach Lewis. Picture credit: Richard Sellers/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    Lewis pleased with Burnham after excellent innings

    April 30, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Durham head coach Jon Lewis believes batsman Jack Burnham will play a key role this season after he took full advantage of being promoted up the order against Middlesex. The 19-year-old, who was the leading run-scorer at the Under-19s World Cup during the winter, played well for his 61 on Day Two […]

     
  • Durham's Mark Stoneman bats during the LV County Championship, Division One match at the Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground, Chester-Le-Street, Durham. Picture credit: Gareth Copley / PA Archive/Press Association Images

    Stoneman “worth a look” according to Collingwood

    April 29, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Day Four: Durham 305 for 4 (Stoneman 141*, Burnham 61; Finn 3 for 64) drew with Middlesex 389 all out. Paul Collingwood believes Mark Stoneman hasn’t done his England chances “any harm” ahead of the forthcoming test series with Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The Durham opener, who averages 93 this […]

     
  • Durham get their campaign underway on Sunday. Picture credit: Rob Smith.

    Stoneman leads strong fight back for Durham on Day Two

    April 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Day Two: Durham 295 for 4 (Stoneman 139*, Burnham 61; Finn 3 for 64) trail Middlesex 389 by 94 runs. Mark Stoneman enhanced his chance for an England call up with an unbeaten century on Day Two of Durham’s game with Middlesex at the Emirates Riverside. On one of the […]