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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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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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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 seek world-class T20 overseas partner for Gibbs

Durham have signalled that they will be taking the Twenty20 Cup very seriously this year by seeking another world-class player to feature alongside Herschelle Gibbs. They took the cheaper option by signing little-known South African batsman David Miller last season … Continue reading

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Durham give Mustard blessing for Bangladesh event

Following his success in Zimbabwe’s domestic Twenty20 tournament, Durham’s Phil Mustard had hoped to feature in the South African equivalent next month. But he could be heading for an event in Bangladesh instead. The inaugural Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) will … 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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New contract signals Smith’s Durham rehabilitation

Confirmation that Will Smith’s rehabilitation at Durham is complete has come with the signing of a two-year contract extension. It was only through Mark Stoneman’s misfortune in the first match of the season that Smith got back into the team … Continue reading

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Durham delight at new four-year deal for Onions

Graham Onions has signed a new four-year contract for Durham and fellow paceman Ruel Brathwaite has committed himself for two more years. Onions was the one Durham bowler to take 50 County Championship wickets this season after returning in the … Continue reading

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Injury-prone Davies faces decision day on career

Durham will decide over the next few days whether to call a halt in their attempts to resurrect the career of seamer Mark Davies. They hope to have Steve Harmison, Liam Plunkett and Davies fit and firing for a renewed … Continue reading

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Durham confident Collingwood will turn down Derbys

Durham are confident they can repel Derbyshire’s audacious bid to sign Paul Collingwood, which has been confirmed by the tabling of a 28-day notice to speak to him. After sacking John Morris as director of cricket early this season, the … Continue reading

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