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Kamran Shah bats for Eppleton at Ashbrooke, as Chris Youldon keeps wicket for Sunderland.

NE Premier League: Stunning one-run victory at Ashbrooke boosts Eppleton title bid

A sensational game at Ashbrooke ended in the most dramatic fashion on Saturday as Eppleton secured a one-run victory to vastly enhance their promotion hopes.

Eppleton batsmen Kamran Shah (left) and Liam Mallaburn get a run in against Sunderland on Saturday.

NE Premier League: Durham Academy on the Boyle to make it four wins in a row at Whitburn

Durham Academy, enjoying some of their best ever form, recorded another emphatic victory on Saturday, their fourth on the trot, to move up to joint third in the Premier Division table.

Lewis Aiken plays his way to 53 for Murton, with Silksworth's Michael Nicholson keeping wicket.

Durham Cricket League: Chapman rocks Dawdon championship ambitions with dominant display

A second defeat of the summer has left Dawdon with a mountain to climb if they’re to prise the First Division title away from leaders Esh Winning who, after thrashing Hylton, enjoy a 41-point lead at the top of the table.

Andy Barrass bowls for Silksworth against Murton

Durham Cricket League: Barrass, Wood steer Silksworth to safety in gritty draw with Murton

Murton and Silksworth fought out a Second Division draw in a game when only 83 of the scheduled 95 overs were played on Saturday.

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Chester-le-Street crowned regional T20 champions

Chester-le-Street yesterday clinched their place in the quarter-finals of the ECB National T20 Cup, winning the North East Area final.

Phil Mustard in action against Yorkshire

Maxwell steers Yorkshire to win against Durham

Durham remained winless at home since July 3 thanks to Glenn Maxwell’s unbeaten 65, which helped Yorkshire to a 32-run win by Duckworth/Lewis in a rain-affected Royal London One-Day Cup tie at Chester-le-Street.

Graham Clark

Graham Clark signs pro deal with Durham

Graham Clark has signed a first professional contract that will keep him at the Emirates Durham ICG until the end of the 2016 season.

Durham's Mark Stoneman

Mark Stoneman hails opening partnership with Phil Mustard after record stand at Somerset

Durham captain Mark Stoneman was delighted with his partnership with Phil Mustard after the duo’s record-breaking opening stand helped see off Somerset.

John Hastings

Durham star John Hastings targets trophies after extending contract

John Hastings wants to ensure he returns to Durham next year as a trophy-winner after extending his stay at the club.

John Hastings

Philadelphia hoping for a timely pick-me-up

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Chris Rushworth

Chris Rushworth vows to keep proving doubters wrong after another stunning performance

Fast bowler Chris Rushworth is determined to continue proving the doubters wrong after another sensational performance with the ball yesterday.

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Gordon Muchall.

Gordon Muchall’s heroics put Durham in driving seat

Batsman Gordon Muchall completed a match-changing century before Hampshire stuttered in their response on Day Two at the Ageas Bowl.

Michael Richardson

Mixed emotions for Durham batsman Michael Richardson

Durham batsman Michael Richardson was delighted to contribute to a Durham revival against Hampshire – but disappointed he got out without completing a century.

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England batsman Ben Stokes hits a six off Australia bowler Nathan Lyon during day two of the Second Investec Ashes Test at Lord'

Durham Jets NatWest T20 Blast hopes ended by defeat to Notts Outlaws

Durham saw their faint hopes of progressing in the T20Blast ended by a 42-run loss to Nottinghamshire Outlaws, leaving the Jets “devastated”.

Chris Rushworth again impressed with the ball

Durham made to pay for batting frailties

Durham’s hopes of catching leaders Yorkshire was dealt a crucial blow as they lost a second successive Championship match to Warwickshire on a dramatic final day at Chester-le-Street.

Jamie Harrison hits out against Warwickshire

Durham bowler Harrison saves the day with bat

Jamie Harrison might be in the Durham side because of his ability to swing the ball, but it was his ability to swing the willow that kept Durham’s hopes of beating Warwickshire alive after day three.

Chris Rushworth

Rushworth puts Durham on top against Warwickshire

If Durham do go onto win the Championship, it will be thanks in no small part to Chris Rushworth, who picked four wickets – including his 50th Division One scalp of the season – to put his county firmly in command on a rain-hit day two against Warwickshire.

Silksworth batsman Andy  Barrass  in action against Ryhope. Picture by David Wood

Durham Cricket League: Honours even as First Division title rivals share spoils in Dawdon stalemate

It was a case of deal or no deal for Dawdon as their mighty head to head with league leaders Esh Winning ended in a stalemate that did not surprise too many neutral observers.

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Ryhope bowler Dylan Buckthorp in action against Silksworth. Picture by David Wood

Durham Cricket League: Littletown star Kadam runs riot to send Houghton crashing in Division Two

Littletown picked up their third win of the summer, defeating bottom club Houghton by 155 runs.

Eppleton bowler Joe Dodd powers in to deliver to Washington batsman Mel Betts

NE Premier League Div One: Swashbuckling skipper Applegarth leads Sunderland home in mammoth run chase at Boldon

A sensational innings from Sunderland skipper Greg Applegarth stunned Boldon as they failed to defend a formidable total of 276-2 in a run-fest.

Washington batsman Martin Hubber in action against Eppleton

NE Premier League: Chester-le-Street back in business to cut Premier Division leaders’ advantage to just two points

Chester-le-Street returned to their best league form on Saturday, but it took a while for normal service to be resumed.

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Musther the hero as Eppleton storm into Banks Salver final

Eppleton will meet Tynemouth in the final of the Banks Salver.

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Hughes, Birtwistle lead Chester-le-Street into Royal London quarter-finals

Chester-le-Street moved into the quarter-finals of the Royal London Club Championship with a five-wicket victory against Leyland yesterday.

Mark Stoneman

Stoneman century lifts Durham

Mark Stoneman’s second consecutive Championship century gave title-chasing Durham the upper hand after day one against Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street.

Eppleton U11s

Double blow for Durham U17s as Lancashire prove too strong

Durham Cricket Board Under-17s suffered two defeats in two tough days against Lancashire.

Eppleton batsman Gary Burlinson watches his drive fly past acrobatic Seaham Harbour bowler Craig Stephenson

NE Premier League: Washington skipper Thorpe relishes crunch clash with title rivals Eppleton

Headline-hoggers Eppleton take centre stage once again this weekend, with the chance there for them to take two more giant strides towards major honours.

Dawdon wicketkeeper Alan Anderson faces a big clash on Saturday

Durham Cricket League: Gale clash with Lawlor pivotal to Dawdon’s Esh Winning crunch

The battle of the batting giants could decide just who emerges from this weekend as the favourites to take the First Division title and pitch for a place in the North East Premier League.

Durham League newcomers Houghton are enduring a tough time, but they remain positive. Back, from left: Matthew Lovett, Martin Gill, Nick Lawson, Liam Chayto Ross Bainbridge. Front: Des Pratt, Adam Thompson, Jon Barron, Roy Hardwick, Lee Bunting, Gavin Keen Picture: DAVID WOOD

Durham Cricket League: Sutherland rewarded with call-up for Division Two table-toppers Seaham Park

It wasn’t too shabby a weekend for Seaham Park – the runaway Division Two leaders had only one game to play whilst their rivals were getting in two last Saturday and Sunday.

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Durham Under-13s Miles better in friendly showdown

Durham County Under-13s outgunned Cumbria by 127 runs in a one-sided friendly at Barnard Castle.

Eppleton's successful Under-13 girls

Eppleton Under-13 girls march on in eight-a-side Lady Taverner’s competition

Eppleton Under-13s girls enjoyed three wins in the Lady Taverner’s competition on home turf to progress to the regional finals of the eight-a-side tournament.

Chester-le-Street batsman Andrew Smith in action against Whitburn

NE Premier League: Condy, Ayre the star performers as Whitburn end Chester-le-Street’s unbeaten record

Whitburn claimed one of their best victories of recent years to topple the previously unbeaten Chester-le-Street and move up to the heady heights of fifth place in the table.

Hylton batsman John Stokoe hits out against Philadelphia

Durham Cricket League: Horden batters on fire to climb above Hylton in fight for survival

Horden became the latest side to heap misery on hapless Boldon CA, who have just 15 points to show from their 12 games.

Philidalphia bowler Adam McGuire bowling to Hylton's Andrew Kibble

Durham Cricket League: Rain rocks Ryhope’s promotion push as Burnopfield rise into second spot behind leaders Seaham Park

Ryhope are beginning to lose ground in the Division Two promotion race after falling victim to the weather in their game at Ushaw Moor yesterday.

Saeed Ajmal

Oliver and Ajmal give Rapids win against Durham

Richard Oliver’s half-century was the difference as Worcestershire strengthened their grip on second spot in the NatWest T20 Blast North Group by beating Durham by five wickets at New Road.

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