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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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Mixed news for Durham on the injury front

While Steve Harmison’s injury troubles continue, Durham report that Ben Stokes is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a second operation on his badly dislocated finger. After working his way back towards full fitness, Harmison was to have accompanied … Continue reading

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England’s likely lads for 2012: Tim Wellock

As cricket fans raise a seasonal glass or two to the England team at the end of a memorable 2011, those players who have achieved No 1 Test status must be wary of two northern lads capable of emptying bars … Continue reading

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England arrange Stokes surgery in the United States

England’s hierarchy have underlined the high regard in which the Durham’s Ben Stokes is held by sending him to the United States for corrective surgery. The 20-year-old all-rounder was out for six months in the middle of last season with … Continue reading

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Benkenstein dominates Durham’s season awards night

Dale Benkenstein swept the board at Durham’s player of the year awards, topping the poll both from the members and his fellow players, while also receiving the batsman of the year prize. He was also presented with a special award … Continue reading

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Why youth is dominating the counties

“It is the season for emerging players but, while it appears their path to the top has been laid overnight on rocky financial terrain, there is greater substance behind this new breed of English cricketer. …a reduction in Kolpak cricketers … Continue reading

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Stokes injury delays England breakthrough

Just when he was making a serious bid for inclusion in the England one-day squad, Durham’s Ben Stokes has been ruled out for six to eight weeks. The powerful all-rounder, 20 on June 4, suffered a nasty finger injury on … Continue reading

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Borthwick continues progression as all-round asset

While Ben Stokes has been hogging the headlines, another youngster has commanded a regular place in Durham’s side this season in the shape of leg-spinning all-rounder Scott Borthwick. The Sunderland lad, who was 21 last month, went into this week’s … Continue reading

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All-round prodigy Stokes close to matching Sobers

Ben Stokes had already heard his name mentioned in the same breath as those other powerfully-built all-rounders, Ian Botham and Andrew Flintoff. But he could not have expected to see it appear in the same sentence as Gary Sobers. Sir … Continue reading

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Luckless Davies sidelined for two months

Durham’s astonishing tally of foot and ankle injuries last season has continued with four-day skipper Phil Mustard and seamer Mark Davies both suffering stress fractures to a foot. There was a further scare on the final day of the match … Continue reading

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