Local sport

  • Top seeds make through to Premier League Tennis semis

    Top seeds make through to Premier League Tennis semis

    April 12, 2015 at 11:34 am

    The top four seeds advanced to the semi-finals of the National Premier League Tennis Finals at the Virgin Active Wearside Health and Racquets Club in Sunderland. Defending champions Gosling, Cardiff Met, VA Chiswick and Chandos made their way into the semis in contrasting fashion on another day of high quality […]

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

    Lewis pleased with Durham’s preparations ahead of opener

    April 12, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Durham head coach Jon Lewis was impressed with his side’s fitness over the three-day warm-up game and believes his side are well prepared ahead of the season opener. Disappointed with only one warm-up game being played in England, Lewis was upbeat after Durham’s emphatic win, but believes that they could […]

     
  • Borthwick delighted with Durham performance

    Borthwick delighted with Durham performance

    April 11, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Durham all-rounder Scott Borthwick believes it was more important that players had a good run out rather than the win itself over Durham MCCU. The 24-year-old was key in his side’s victory over the university outfit, taking 4 for 61 on the final day over three spells, all from the […]

     
  • Newcastle's Christian Henry hits the front in heat one. Picture credit: Steve Brock

    Dazzling Diamonds down North East rivals in Cup opener

    April 11, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The Newcastle ‘Sapphire Engineering’ Diamonds made the perfect start to their competitive season by inflicting a resounding 50-40 defeat on the Redcar Bears last night. The Diamonds were dominant throughout the majority of the meeting at the Media Prima Arena and returned to Newcastle with four League Cup points in […]

     
  • Durham CCC v Durham MCCU – Match Result

    Durham CCC v Durham MCCU – Match Result

    April 10, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Scott Borthwick picked up four wickets on the final day to help Durham secure an impressive win ahead of Sunday’s LV County Championship opener with Somerset. Although the result mattered very little in terms of Durham’s season, the professionals will be pleased to have outclassed the students for three days […]

     
  • VA Wearside make National Premier Tennis quarter finals

    VA Wearside make National Premier Tennis quarter finals

    April 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Virgin Active Wearside, Millfield School, Abbeydale and Queens Club made it through to the quarter-finals of the National Premier League Tennis Finals at the Virgin Active Wearside Health and Racquets Club in Sunderland. The group stages of the men’s doubles event, which started on Thursday ended yesterday and the winners […]

     
  • Seaham hoping to return to winning ways at Esh

    Seaham hoping to return to winning ways at Esh

    April 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    With just three games left in their title winning season, Seaham Red Star are hoping to finish strongly in their final three games, starting at Esh Winning on Saturday. The champions were held to a 1-1 draw at Chester-Le-Street in midweek. However, several players were unavailable for selection. Dean Nicholson, […]

     
  • Ashbrooke and Silksworth meet in local derby

    Ashbrooke and Silksworth meet in local derby

    April 10, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Silksworth CW vice-chairman David Steele is hoping for more of the same from his players in Saturday’s encounter against Ashbrooke after their spirited performance against Cleator Moor. Silksworth made the long distance journey to Cumbria on Wednesday, and despite their 1-0 defeat, Steele was full of praise for his depleted […]

     
  • England midfielder Jill Scott, pictured above playing in a Sunderland charity match, believes Sunderland Ladies will stay up. Picture credit: Zoe Vicarage

    England star Scott backs Sunderland to survive

    April 9, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    England international and former Sunderland Ladies midfielder Jill Scott believes her old side have enough about them to avoid relegation from the WSL1. The Manchester City player was on the visiting side as they won 1-0 at the Hetton Centre thanks to Nikita Parris’ first-half header but despite Sunderland’s defeat, […]

     
  • Durham v Durham MCCU – Close on Day Two

    Durham v Durham MCCU – Close on Day Two

    April 9, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Durham 448 for 4 dec & 216 for 5 (Mustard 39, Hastings 38; Jenkins 2-27) lead Durham MCCU 159 (Steele 48*; Onions 4-21, Coughlin 2-1, Rushworth 2-25) by 505 runs. Graham Onions was the pick of the Durham bowlers on a day where they bowled Durham MCCU all out and […]