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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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Durham left to rue Collingwood T20 quarter-final absence

Two days after signing a new three-year contract, having rejected Derbyshire’s overtures, Paul Collingwood was unable to take part as Durham were sent spinning out of the Friends Life t20. Collingwood’s off cutters were sadly missed in the Rose Bowl … Continue reading

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Di Venuto poised for T20 quarter-final call-up

Durham will consider pitching Michael Di Venuto into his first Twenty20 match for two years in their Friends Life t20 quarter-final on Sunday August 7 – if he is fit. The opener’s recent form has persuaded one-day skipper Dale Benkenstein that … Continue reading

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Collingwood tribute to Durham record-breaker Benkenstein

Dale Benkenstein has become Durham’s record run-scorer in first-class cricket. He passed Jon Lewis’s total of 7,854 with the boundary which clinched the five-wicket win against Lancashire at Liverpool. While Lewis scored his runs from 262 innings, this was 37-year-old … Continue reading

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Benkenstein closes in on Durham first-class run record

A week after his 37th birthday, Dale Benkenstein goes into Durham’s LV County Championship match against Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street needing 148 runs to break the county’s record first-class tally. Former captain Jon Lewis, now the second team coach, totalled 7,854 … Continue reading

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Miller to be Durham’s sole overseas signing

Durham will restrict their overseas signings for this season to the little-known South African David Miller, who will join them for the duration of the Friends Provident t20. The county are also confident that Paul Collingwood will be fit to join … Continue reading

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Hussey success no surprise in Durham

When Durham held a press briefing in early November to announce next season’s captaincy plans, the Ashes cropped up in conversation. Head coach Geoff Cook, ever the optimist, questioned how many Australians would get into the England team. Dale Benkenstein, … Continue reading

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Durham insist split captaincy is positive move

Durham hope to solve their captaincy dilemma by retaining wicketkeeper Phil Mustard as their four-day skipper, while Dale Benkenstein will take over the one-day reins. Mustard was surprisingly thrust into the captaincy in late May this year, replacing Will Smith, … Continue reading

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