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  • 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

    Durham stars Mark Wood and Paul Coughlin have returned from the inaugural ECB North v South series with mixed feelings about the new season curtain-raiser in Abu Dhabi. The series – featuring three 50-over games – saw a convincing 3-0 win to the South against a North side led by […]

  • 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

    England paceman Mark Wood is fit and says he has “fire in his belly” as he prepares for the County Championship season with Durham. Wood underwent an ankle operation over the winter, but took part in the pre-season North v South series in Abu Dhabi. Wood said: “I was really, really […]

  • 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 ahead to making some strong recruitment in a bid to challenge for the BUCS 1A North division title next term. Sunderland narrowly avoided relegation on goal difference ahead of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Chris Dobey in action at the William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace, London. Steven Paston/PA Wire.

    Chris Dobey knocked out of German Darts Championship first round in deciding leg

    March 27, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Chris Dobey bowed out of the German Darts Championship at the first round stage, losing 6-5 to Jamie Bain. The Bedlington thrower led twice during the match and broke Bain’s throw for a 5-4 lead with a wonderful 108 checkout. However, “Hollywood” was unable to grind out the victory, with Bain […]

  • Sunderland Stars squad, president Natalie Gray (back row, fifth from right)

    Sunderland Stars narrowly miss out on a Varsity victory over Teesside Wildcats

    March 24, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    University of Sunderland’s cheerleaders missed out on taking the Varsity crown after losing out to Teesside Wildcats by 3.4 points. Both teams produced fantastic routines that demonstrated both dance and acrobatic ability. Routines were scored out of 80, with Stars scoring 71.9 and Wildcats carding 75.3. The home side snatched […]