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    My Great North Run: Paul Jewitt

    September 2, 2014 at 8:00 am

    The 34th Great North Run takes place this Sunday, where almost 60,000 people will pound the streets of Newcastle and South Shields in aid of a host of charities. The world’s greatest half-marathon (13.1 miles) will also feature famous names such as Mo Farah and Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich, while Lord […]

     
  • South Northumberland batting against Sunderland CC. Picture credit: Andrew Jenks

    Sunderland CC secure battling draw against South Northumberland

    September 1, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Strugglers Sunderland CC earned a hard-fought draw against North East Premier League table-toppers South Northumberland in Gosforth. South North made 244/5 declared in 60 overs before the visitors responded with 211/7, including 93 not out from Arsalan Rahim, and Sunderland captain Michael Nunn praised the effort from the whole team. […]

     
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    My Great North Run: Andy Allen

    September 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    The 34th Great North Run takes place this Sunday, where almost 60,000 people will pound the streets of Newcastle and South Shields in aid of a host of charities. The world’s greatest half-marathon (13.1 miles) will also feature famous names such as Mo Farah and Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich, while […]

     
  • Sunderland boxer Kirk Goodings to defend his title

    Sunderland boxer Kirk Goodings to defend his title

    August 27, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Sunderland boxer Kirk Goodings will fight for the British lightweight title on 13th September, at the Manchester Arena. The 24-year-old is keen to defend his title and is feeling confident in the lead-up to the fight against Scott Cardle. Goodings said: “It’s a very hard fight as the kid is […]

     
  • Chester-Le-Street's George Harrison is bowled by Dinesh De Silva of Sunderland CC. Picture credit: Andrew Jenks

    Sunderland clash with Chester-le-Street ruined by weather

    August 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    The North East Premier League match between Sunderland and Chester-le-Street in Ashbrooke on Saturday was abandoned due to the rain. Third placed Chester-le-Street were 115/2 from 20 overs, which included an unbeaten 71 (from 49 balls) by Andrew Smith, after being put in to bat. The wickets to fall were […]

     
  • Sunderland CC fielding against Hetton Lyons CC. Picture credit: Andrew Jenks

    More woes for Sunderland after heavy Lyons loss

    August 11, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Sunderland CC continue to struggle near the bottom of the North East Premier League after a 231-run defeat to high-flying Hetton Lyons in Ashbrooke. The Lyons made 294/4 declared in their innings – with Gary Scott making 143 – before they bowled Sunderland out for 63, although they only needed […]

     
  • Mo Farah will return for the 2014 Great North Run. Picture Credit: Matt Dunham/AP/Press Association Images

    Mo Farah to run the 2014 Great North Run

    August 7, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Double World and Olympic champion Mo Farah will run the Bupa Great North Run on September 7. Farah was runner-up last year to Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele and the 31-year-old says he is determined to add the Run to his impressive list of achievements. Farah won gold in the 10,000m and […]

     
  • Sunderland CC in action against Gateshead Fell. Picture credit: Daniel Jenks

    Onions’ Sunderland CC debut interrupted by rain

    August 4, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Durham’s Graham Onions saw his first match for Sunderland CC at Gateshead Fell abandoned due to heavy storms over the North East. The Fast Bowler took three wickets in the match but James Davies was the pick of the Sunderland bowlers with figures of 5/55 as Fell were bowled out […]

     
  • Sunderland Maestros' Ken Nottage in action in 1984. Photo: Gordon Jones

    Predators bring National League basketball back to Sunderland after 20 year hiatus

    July 21, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Sunderland City Predators are set to re-introduce National League basketball to the city after a 20 year hiatus. Local players are being called upon to attend open trials for the latest addition to the Predators franchise as they look to bring back the heady days of the 80s and 90s. […]

     
  • Sunderland CC in action against Durham Cricket Academy. Picture credit: Andrew Jenks

    Sunderland CC game against Durham Academy abandoned

    July 21, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Sunderland CC’s North East Premier League match with Durham Cricket Academy in Ashbrooke was abandoned due to bad weather. The hosts were on 108/6 in 32 overs with Durham first-class player Usman Arshad not out on 46 before the heavens opened to end the game. Gavin Main was the pick […]