Articles by: Tom Simmonds

  • Bancroft hundred gives Durham win over Northants

    Bancroft hundred gives Durham win over Northants

    April 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    An excellent knock from Cameron Bancroft gave Durham their first win in the Royal London One Day Cup as they beat Northamptonshire by 72 runs. 150 from Bancroft combined with a century from Michael Richardson pushed Durham to a strong total of 342-5 from their 50 overs. Four wickets from […]

  • Trevaskis maiden fifty lifts Durham against Sussex

    Trevaskis maiden fifty lifts Durham against Sussex

    April 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Day One: Durham 210-8 (Trevaskis 54, Eckersley 40; Jordan 3-38, Robinson 3-49) lead Sussex by 210 runs.  Cameron’s Bancroft first day as Durham captain didn’t start well as they struggled against Sussex. Runs were at a premium in Durham’s first home game of this year’s County Championship as Chris Jordan […]

  • Rushworth: Durham can do something special

    Rushworth: Durham can do something special

    April 4, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Durham swing bowler Chris Rushworth believes that Durham can do “something special” in the 2019 season. Rushworth admitted that he hasn’t been this “excited for a new season for a good few years now” and believes that the “fresh faces, new ideas and new opinions” can push Durham to success […]

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    Wood surprised by Bancroft captaincy decision

    April 3, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Durham and England fast bowler Mark Wood was “surprised” by the decision to appoint Cameron Bancroft as Durham captain. Wood admitted Bancroft wouldn’t have been his first choice saying “when I think about it I wouldn’t have gone for him.” Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft has recently returned to cricket having […]

  • Durham wrap up warm up win against students

    Durham wrap up warm up win against students

    March 29, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Day Three: Durham 399 and 237-3d (Harte 108, Owen 1-20) beat Durham MCCU 134 and 206 (Graves 66, Rushworth 3-37) by 296 runs. A strong performance with both bat and ball gave Durham a win on the final day of their game against Durham MCCU despite a late partnership from the […]

  • Raine and Rushworth rip Durham MCCU apart

    Raine and Rushworth rip Durham MCCU apart

    March 28, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Day Two: Durham 399 & 65-1 (Harte 44*, Owen 1-7) lead Durham MCCU 134 (Powe 33, Raine 4-30) by 330 runs. Ben Raine’s return to Durham colours was a strong one as his four wickets blew away the Durham MCCU batting line up. He combined well with a typically accurate […]

  • Smith century drives Durham forward

    Smith century drives Durham forward

    March 26, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Day One: Durham 331-7 (Smith 148*, Lees 74; Owen 3-60, Singh 3-106) lead Durham MCCU by 331 runs.  Will Smith’s unbeaten century led the way for Durham on day one of the season opener against Durham MCCU. Runs were slow to come early on as wickets from the MCCU turned the […]

  • File photo dated 27-11-2017 of Australia's Cameron Bancroft during day five of the Ashes Test match at The Gabba, Brisbane.

    Durham appoint Bancroft as captain

    March 22, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Cameron Bancroft has been announced as Durham captain for the County Championship and the One Day Cup for 2019. The Australian opener has recently returned from a nine-month ban for his part in Australia’s ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in 2018. The batsman has won eight test caps, has represented […]

  • Durham players walk onto the pitch during day one of the MCC University match at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

    Durham name squad for pre-season tour

    March 19, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Lead High Performance Coach James Franklin has named his 17 man squad to tour South Africa. The squad will spend 11 days there in the high-class facilities of North West University Sports Village in Potchefstroom. Former Leicestershire wicket-keeper Ned Eckersley has been on trial at the Riverside and the 29-year-old has been […]

  • Australia's D'Arcy Short during the international friendly match at Lord's, London.

    Durham sign Short for Blast

    March 8, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Durham have signed Australian batsman D’Arcy Short for the 2019 T20 Blast. Short will join up with Durham before their opening game in July against the Northants Steelbacks. He is Durham’s second overseas signing of the season after his fellow countryman, Cameron Bancroft, was announced earlier in the year. The […]