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Youngster Matthew Potts marks his superb century for Washington at Burnmoor on Saturday. Picture by Kevin Brady

NE Premier League: Potts’ majestic century keeps Washington in three-way title scrap

Then there were three. Sacriston’s nine-wicket thrashing of Willington not only assured them of safety, it also virtually ended their opponents’ title aspirations.

Washington batsman James Thompson in cation against Burnmoor in Saturday's NE Premier League match. Picture by Kevin Brady

Durham Cricket League: Hylton cut the gap, but Mustard’s men are still in big danger

Hylton failed to secure victory against Bill Quay to stay deep in relegation trouble – but they have slashed the gap to third-bottom Easington to just nine points.


Durham Cricket League: Lawson, Keen are five alive to bag rare Houghton victory

The match of the day in Division Two saw Seaham Park produce a backs-to-the-wall performance to fend off title rivals Burnopfield.

Alan Mustard

Captain fantastic Alan cuts the Mustard for Hylton in final drama

Hylton held firm to win the Heineken T20 Smash Final by one run in dramatic fashion yesterday.

Durham Under-15s squad

Junior cricket: Durham County U15s take route 66 to victory

Durham Cricket Board Under-15s rounded off their season with a 66-run victory over North Yorkshire at Masham in a two-day friendly.

Title-chasing Eppleton: Back row, from left: John Smithso (diirector of cricket), Joe Dodd, Paul Davidson, Dean Musther, Zaheer Shahbaz, Kyle Davis. Front: Joe Bute, Craig Scurr, Gary Burlinson, Graham Hoban, Kamran Shah, Sam Blacklock.

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With the most dramatic of finales beckoning in the First Division title race, three of the four contenders head into the bank holiday weekend with key figures having to be excluded from their team plans at perhaps the most crucial time of the season.


Junior cricket: Callum leads Lyons to cup final glory

Hetton Lyons won the Durham Cricket Board’s Under-13 play-off cup final, beating Chester-le-Street by 66 runs.

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Chester-le-Street must put the disappointments of the last two weekends behind them as they still have the opportunity to end the season in a blaze of glory by winning the Royal London National Club Championship.


Durham pipped by Derbyshire in Second Xi Trophy final

Derbyshire pipped Durham by 10 runs to win the Second XI Trophy in last night’s final at the Emirates ICG.

Murton's team lines up ahead of last week's clash with Seaham Park. Back row, left to right: Ian King, Gavin Milne, Lewis Aiken, Chris Winn, Dean Brewster, Ben Willing. Front: Michael Coulthard, Jordan Vout, Tom Spinks, James Watson.

Durham Cricket League: Heat on Hylton as skipper Mustard eyes final surge for safety

The heat is on Hylton as they head into the final three games of a disappointing campaign with the threat of relegation from Division One hanging over them.

Murton's team lines up ahead of last week's clash with Seaham Park. Back row, left to right: Ian King, Gavin Milne, Lewis Aiken, Chris Winn, Dean Brewster, Ben Willing. Front: Michael Coulthard, Jordan Vout, Tom Spinks, James Watson.

Durham to host England vs Sri Lanka Test Match in 2016

Durham County Cricket Club has announced in will host an international test match next May.

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Whitburn batsman Paul Shields

NE Premier League: Chester in title agony, but Whitburn look safe after derby drubbing

There was heartbreak and joy in equal measure on Saturday as Chester-le-Street saw their title dreams evaporate in the hot sun, while Whitburn pulled off their first win in seven matches to virtually guarantee Premier Division status for another season.

Eppleton Director of Cricket John Smithson (right) leaves the field as players and officials complete their inspection, which saw Saturday's Church Road game delayed

NE Premier League: Burnmoor make their title move as four-team battle hots up

The Burnmoor bugler was playing a familiar tune as the perennial champions moved level with leaders Eppleton at the top of the First Division.

Seaham Park's Siddharth Chitnis bowls against Murton in Saturday's derby

Durham Cricket League: Ludlow’s six of the best boosts Park title push

Seaham Park added five points to their Division Two lead over Burnopfield, and they now head their rivals by 18 going into next weekend’s head to head.

Seaham  Park celebrate getting Murton's Ben Wicling out early on in Saturday's game.

Durham Cricket League: City KO rocks Hylton as drop looms for Mustard’s battlers

Hylton are facing the drop from Division One after Saturday’s 37-run defeat to Durham City left them 16 points adrift of safety with only three games to go.


Durham U15 girls clinch championship delight

Durham Cricket Board Under-15s girls were crowned ECB Under-15s League B winners after a 90-run victory over Lancashire.

Author Peter MacIver examines  a photograph of the tourists.

Sunderland cricket fans asked for help to solve Aussie mystery

Wearsiders are being asked to help an author solve a cricketing mystery that stretches back more than 135 years.

Hetton Lyons CC  batsman Allan Worthy hits out on the way to victory over Newcastle in Saturday's Premier Division clash

NE Premier League: Eppleton lead slashed despite big win, as Washington grab 25-point haul at Tudhoe

Eppleton’s victory ov Saturday was just enough to keep the wolves from the door, at the top of the First Division.

Allan Worthy bats for Hetton Lyons in Saturday's win over Newcastle

NE Premier League: Cestrians miss out – but still keep pressure on champions South North

Chester-le-Street managed to lop three points from South North’s lead at the top of the Premier Division table on Saturday, and that could prove crucial as the big clash of the top two looms.

Philadelphia appeal for an lbw decision against Mainsforth on Saturday

Durham Cricket League: Braithwaite lifeline as Hylton battle to escape the drop

Hylton threw themselves their expected lifeline in the Division One relegation stakes on Saturday as they completed the regulation 30-point victory over already doomed Boldon CA.


Durham Cricket League: Murton No 11 Jordan’s Vout of this world!

Murton suffered a surprise defeat at Langley Park (265-6), where Shiv Mehra (101 from 95 balls) set up only the home team’s second win of a difficult summer in Division Two.

Seaham  Park bowler Siddarth Chitnis in action against Marsden earlier this season

Durham Cricket League: Seaham Park hoping to Burn off title rivals

They say the mark of champions is how they perform under pressure – well, if that is the measure, then Seaham Park already have the Second Division title in the bag.

Marlon Black bowls for Hylton in last week's clash with Horden

Durham Cricket League: Make of break time for struggling Hylton

There are just five games left in the Division One season.

Seaham Harbour's Andrew Bond plays and misses in last week's clash with Washington

NE Premier League: Sunderland get boost as Willington dangerman heads home ahead of Ashbrooke clash

It was a case of love you and leave you last weekend for Anand Singh, Willington’s Indian professional becoming the first player in the division to record a double century, and then shortly afterwards boarding a plane to return to his home country.


NE Premier League: Chester-le-Street gear up for huge double header

Chester-le-Street face another momentous weekend in their quest for an unprecedented triple crown, with Ropery Lane the venue for two crucial games on the road to conquering the club kingdom.

Chester-le-Street line up earlier this season. Back row, from left: Simon Birtwisle, Chris Martin, Graeme Cessford, Gareth Wade, Andrew Smith, Andrew Bell, Cole Pearce. Front: Josh Wilson, John Coxon, Mark Turner, Quentin Hughes.

Chester-le-Street cruise into national Royal London semi-finals

Chester-le-Street have clinched a semi-final place in the Royal London National Club Championship – after comfortably dismissing Cheshire Premier League club Bowdon.

Durham Cricket League: Sensational recovery at Peterlee keeps Seaham Park on track for title

Seaham Park and Burnopfield both won again in Division Two to remain firmly on course for the promotion places.

Alex Simpson bats for Durham Academy in Saturday's clash with South Shields

NE Premier League: Costly collapse gives Whitburn the jitters in scrap for survival

Whitburn’s worst fears were realised on Saturday when they crashed to a fifth successive defeat, a run of form which has thrust them into the midst of the relegation dogfight.

Kamran Shah bats for leaders Eppleton in last week's dramatic win at Sunderland

NE Premier League: First Division title race still wide open, with four contenders

With the top four sides in Division One now separated by just 19 points, and with only six games left to play, an exciting run-in is promised with each side believing they have a great chance of taking the championship.


NE Premier League: Whitburn can ease drop fears by beating bottom club Gateshead Fell

A disastrous run of four consecutive defeats, in which only 15 points have been picked up, has left Whitburn with some work to do if they are to finally rid themselves of relegation worries.

Eppleton U11s

Eppleton U11s crowned Central Division champions

Unbeaten Eppleton have secured the Durham Cricket Board’s Under-11 Central Division championship for the second successive year.

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