Author Archives: Tim Wellock

Patterson earns Yorkshire call-up for Essex game

Steve Patterson knows he must make the most of his opportunity for Yorkshire against Essex at Headingley as competition for places is about to become even fiercer. The 28-year-old seamer had some injury problems last season and in County Championship … Continue reading

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Durham celebrate 20 first-class years: Tim Wellock

As Durham celebrate 20 years of first-class cricket two men have been ever-present – Geoff Cook and chief executive David Harker, who was initially the accountant. Cook was appointed a year in advance of Durham’s inaugural first-class game, which started … Continue reading

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Brave Pyrah left to reflect on life’s ups and downs

While helping to look after his new twin daughters, Richard Pyrah will have plenty of time to reflect on life’s highs and lows during the next few weeks. The Yorkshire all-rounder missed the county’s pre-season trip to Barbados in order … Continue reading

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Lamentable Durham students shown up by Stokes

Durham University’s second innings total of 18 against Durham at Chester-le-Street was the lowest score in English first-class cricket since Surrey were routed for 14 by Essex at Chelmsford in 1983. Prior to that it is necessary to go back … Continue reading

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Johnson capture underlines Durham’s T20 ambition

Durham have further underlined their determination to make an impact in Twenty20 cricket this season by signing Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson. Following the capture of Herschelle Gibbs, Johnson will be the second overseas player for the Friends Life t20 competition, in … Continue reading

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Sayers joins Boycott as new Yorkshire appointment

On the day that Geoff Boycott was appointed Yorkshire president a batsman originally cast in a similar mould was named as the county’s new vice-captain. Just as Boycott once cast off his shackles to score a fluent match-winning century in … Continue reading

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Collingwood’s IPL troubles could be Durham boost

Durham are hoping that Paul Collingwood will be available for the full season following reports that his Indian Premier League contract with Rajasthan Royals has been cancelled. It will be a further reminder to Collingwood of life’s ups and downs. … Continue reading

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Durham due to meet up again with Tait in Dubai

Durham will permit themselves a collective little smile if Shaun Tait bowls any no-balls against them in the Emirates Airline Twenty20 Trophy in Dubai this week. The Australian Twenty20 specialist, the first man to break the 100mph barrier at Lord’s, … Continue reading

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Family reasons force Pyrah to miss pre-season tour

All-rounder Richard Pyrah will miss Yorkshire’s pre-season trip to Barbados because his partner, Lucinda, is expecting twins. The imminent arrival has persuaded Pyrah to stay behind when the 18-man squad depart on Monday March 12, with the only other absentees … Continue reading

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Mustard just fails in his bid for winter T20 double

Durham skipper Phil Mustard has suffered disappointment in his attempt to earn a second Twenty20 winner’s medal of the winter. Although he made his best T20 score of 88 not out earlier in the Bangladesh Premier League series, he was … Continue reading

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