Durham sanctions were 'harsh but appropriate' says ECB chief

Sanctions imposed on Durham CCC over their financial bail-out were "harsh but appropriate", according to the England and Wales Cricket Board's chief executive.

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Durham celebrate a wicket in the county championship this season

Council agrees rescue package for Durham CCC

Durham’s future as a financially viable first-class club is a major step closer after confirmation that the county council has unanimously agreed to a “rescue package”.

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England's Mark Wood

Injured England fast bowler Mark Wood says he was only “60%” and “shouldn’t have played” for Durham against Surrey in September

Injured England fast bowler Mark Wood has revealed that his fitness was only “60%” and he “shouldn’t have played” for Durham against Surrey in September, writes Andrew McDonnell.

James Weighell

Durham duo pen new two-year deals

Durham duo Brydon Carse and James Weighell have committed their future to the club, penning new two year contracts at the Emirates Riverside.

Sir Ian Botham.

Sir Ian Botham determined to help relegated Durham bounce back

Former England and Durham all-rounder Sir Ian Botham is set to take a role with his old county side to try to “rescue a wonderful place”.

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Durham CCC

BREAKING: Durham relegated from County Championship over financial support

Durham have been relegated to Division Two of the County Championship – and lost their right to stage Test cricket.

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Durham bowler Mark Wood powers in to help sink Surrey to seal Division One survival

Stokes the hero as Durham clinch top-flight survival

Ben Stokes finally came to the party for Durham, ending their relegation worries by taking four Surrey wickets in a gripping finish at the Emirates Riverside.

Paul Coughlin

Sunderland prospect signs new deal

All-rounder Paul Coughlin has signed a new three-year deal with Durham.

Durham batsman Scott Borthwick in action for Durham against Surrey at the Emirates Riverside today. Picture by FRANK REID

Cricket: Scott Borthwick to leave Durham for Surrey

Scott Borthwick is to leave Durham to take up an offer of a deal at Surrey.

Whiteleas bowler Nick Quinn takes aim at Ryhope batsman Sagar Udeshi at Ryhope Recreation Ground.Pictures by Tim Richardson..

Thomas calmly sees Whiteleas and Harton CC over the line and promotion secured

Whiteleas and Harton CC brilliantly clinched promotion to Division One of the Durham Cricket League in a nail-biting encounter at Ryhope CC.

Ben Stokes hits out against Hampshire earlier this season

Ben Stokes signs one-year contract extension at Durham

Durham CCC are delighted to announce England all-rounder Ben Stokes has agreed a one-year contract extension with the club.

Whiteleas hoping to fight off Peterlee in promotion quest

Whiteleas hoping to fight off Peterlee in promotion quest

It’s business end of the season for Whiteleas and Harton CC as they welcome promotion rivals Peterlee to the Welfare Ground tomorrow (1pm start).

South Shields Cricket Club chairman jim Elliott with First XI team members Sam Embleton, Chris Stewart and Michael Dunn, with one of Bill Parker's old bats, which has been into a comemorative trophy for the event.

Match honours South Shields and Boldon cricket stalwart Bill

South Shields and Westoe Cricket Club has paid tribute to one of its most prolific batsmen.

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Scott Borthwick attempts a catch off his own bowling

Durham skipper disappointed but proud after final defeat

Beaten Durham captain Paul Collingwood was disappinted to lose the NatWest T20 Blast final to Northants at Edgbaston on Saturday.

Yorkshire's Steven Patterson watches as Durham's Gordon Muchall scores more runs during the Royal London One Day Cup match at the Emirates Durham ICG, Chester-le-Street. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe

Long-serving batsman Gordon Muchall looking for the perfect send-off with Durham Jets at T20 Blast Finals Day

Long-serving batsman Gordon Muchall is looking for the perfect send-off as Durham Jets head to Edgbaston for T20 Blast Finals Day.

Whiteleas and Harton's Chris Nichol

Whiteleas and Harton in confident mood ahead of crucial Littletown clash

The game of the day in Division Two of the DCL sees second placed Whiteleas and Harton host leaders Littletown (1.30pm).

Ben Stokes hits out against Hampshire earlier this season

England star Stokes on the comeback trail to help Durham have a Blast

Durham hope to have Ben Stokes available for the NatWest T20 Blast finals at Edgbaston next Saturday after qualifying for only the second time.

Whitburn batsman Ross Carty in action against Hetton Lyons.

Boldon out to Harbour vital winning spirit

With five games to go before the end of the season, it’s all to play for at the top of the Dukes NEPL first Division, with just one slot for promotion up for grabs.

Durham Jets celebrate Chris Rushworth taking the wicket of Yorkshire's Adam Lyth in T20 action this summer

Derby epic in prospect as Durham Jets face Yorkshire Vikings in NatWest T20 Blast semi-final

Durham Jets will face old rivals Yorkshire Vikings in their NatWest T20 Blast semi-final.

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