Durham

  • Varun Aaron signs up with Durham for county championship September 5, 2014

    London: Rising Indian pacer Varun Aaron has signed up with the Durham Cricket Club in the ongoing County season, replacing Australian allrounder John Hastings, who would be playing for Chennai Super Kings in this month's Champions League Twenty20 in India. "Durham CCC is delighted to announce that Varun Aaron will join...
  • County Championship: Kumar Sangakkara signs for Durham April 29, 2014

    London: Kumar Sangakkara will warmup for Sri Lanka's forthcoming tour of England by appearing in the next two rounds of County Championship matches for titleholders Durham. "I'm really looking forward to returning to county cricket with Durham and I'm immensely grateful for the opportunity," Sangakkara said in a statement. "I actually made...
  • Kumar Sangakkara on Durham's radar April 17, 2014

    London: In a bid to bolster their county campaign this season, defending champions Durham are reportedly keen to sign Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara on a short-term basis. Durham are understood to be in advanced negotiations with the player, but the management is not willing to reveal the deal, according to...
  • Virender Sehwag hits century to guide MCC to a six-wicket win March 26, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: India discard Virender Sehwag blasted a 97-ball 109 to lead Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) to a comfortable six-wicket win over Durham in a Champion County Test match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Delhi batsman smashed 18 boundaries and a six in his 97-ball innings...
  • Durham win County Championship title with victory over Nottinghamshire September 19, 2013

    London: Durham won their third County Championship title in six years after completing an eight-wicket victory over Nottinghamshire with more than a day to spare Thursday. Rain washed out the third day's morning session but when play resumed after lunch at Chester-le-Street, northeast county Durham's headquarters, the hosts needed just 62...
  • England move clashes away from Durham July 11, 2013

    London: A pair of England matches against India and Australia scheduled to be held in Durham over the next two years have been reallocated. India were due to play a Twenty20 fixture against England at Durham in 2014, while Australia had been set to visit northeast England to face the...
  • Durham coach Geoff Cook in hospital after heart attack June 21, 2013

    Durham: Geoff Cook, the coach of English County Championship side Durham, is in a "critical but stable" condition after a heart attack. A club statement says Cook suffered the attack on Thursday, and remained in hospital on Friday. England cricketers Graeme Swann and Matt Prior and former captain Michael Vaughan were among...
  • Graeme Swann guilty of dissent but escapes ban May 3, 2013

    London: England offspinner Graeme Swann has been penalised for 'showing serious dissent' during his comeback game for Nottinghamshire against Durham in the County Championship this week. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Friday that Swann had been found guilty of a "level two" disciplinary breach but had escaped...
  • England Lions duo sent home from Australia for breaking rules February 20, 2013

    London: England Lions players Ben Stokes and Matt Coles have been sent home from the secondstring cricket tour of Australia after repeated misdemeanours. "On a very challenging tour to Australia, both Matt and Ben have ignored the instructions given to them around their match preparation and recovery. "And, following previous warnings,...
  • We are monitoring Kaneria's case: PCB August 31, 2012

    Lahore: Insisting that it has not isolated those players who have been given penalties for corruption and misconduct, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said it is closely monitoring the case of Test legspinner Danish Kaneria. Kaneria, who is presently suspended from playing in Pakistan after being found guilty of encouraging spot...
  • Onions takes nine wickets in an innings August 17, 2012

    London: Durham fast bowler Graham Onions showed England's selectors what they were missing as he recorded careerbest figures of 9 for 67 after a motorway dash to play in his county's Championship First Division match at Nottinghamshire on Thursday. Onions had been on England duty at Lord's in London until Thursday...
  • Steve Harmison joins Yorkshire on loan July 8, 2012

    ChesterLeStreet: Former England fast bowler Steve Harmison has joined Yorkshire on a monthlong loan, his parent county announced on Saturday. The 33yearold has spent much of this season in Durham's 2nd XI while Yorkshire are short of seamers with former England leftarmer Ryan Sidebottom injured and Mitchell Starc due to join...
  • Collingwood named Durham captain July 3, 2012

    ChesterleStreet Former England batsman Paul Collinwood has taken over Durham's captaincy from wicketkeeper Phil Mustard after the team's uninspiring run in the County Championship this year. Were delighted that Paul has agreed to take on the captaincy and lead the side in the fourday competition, said head coach Geoff Cook....
  • ECB finds Kaneria guilty of corruption June 22, 2012

    London: Former Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria has been found guilty of two charges of corruption under the England and Wales Cricket Boards (ECB) regulations, the governing body has announced. Former Essex fast bowler Mervyn Westfield was also charged with one offence under the ECB's regulations to which he pleaded guilty. "We...
  • Kaneria hires lawyers for spotfixing case April 9, 2012

    Karachi: Former Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria said on Monday he has hired a legal team for an English cricket board disciplinary hearing over a spotfixing case that sent his former Essex teammate to prison. Mervyn Westfield was jailed for four months in February after admitting that he accepted money to...
  • Johnson to play T20s for Durham April 2, 2012

    London: Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson is to play for Durham this season in English cricket's domestic Twenty20 competition, the northeast county announced Monday. The 30yearold leftarm fast bowler has joined South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs as one of two of Durham's overseas players for the Friends Life t20, which takes...
  • British municipality pays to exorcise ghost February 13, 2008

    London: British officials paid a psychic to exorcise a suspected poltergeist from state housing after the distressed occupants said they would rather become homeless than stay, a council said on Tuesday. Easington Council in County Durham said the family could not be persuaded to stay in the house, and that...
  • Woman gets her ring back after 22 yrs November 3, 2006

    Eau Claire (Wisconsin): Laura Durham of Belvidere, Illinois, is thrilled to have her high school class ring back more than 20 years after she lost it and several other rings in a car crash. She got it back recently thanks to the efforts of workers at D&S Manufacturing, a metal products...