Durham coach Jon Lewis blames weather and lack of preparation for humbling Kent defeat

Durham coach Jon Lewis said the bad weather in the build up to the start of their County Championship season was behind their humiliating defeat against Kent inside two days.

Nathan Rimmington

Durham can bounce back from bad first day, says debutant Nathan Rimmington

Nathan Rimmington believes that Durham are capable of bouncing back from an underwhelming performance on the first day of their season-opening Specsavers County Championship Division Two match against Kent.

Aiden Markram. Picture by Frank Reid

Legend Benkenstein’s big influence on Durham new boy Aiden Markram

Aiden Markram will not rest on his laurels and continue to lean on the teachings of Durham legend Dale Benkentstein as the South African prepares for a four-game stint at the Emirates Riverside.

Paul Collingwood at the Riverside this week.

Paul Collingwood ready for another season as he tries to build something ‘special’ at Durham

Will Smith describes his run-scoring exploits last season as an ‘inspiration’.

Will Smith

Former Captain thrilled to be back at Durham and says there is still so much to be proud of

At 34 and struggling to break into the Hampshire side, last summer was one in which Will Smith’s thoughts inevitably turned towards what might be next.

Cameron Steel defends in Durham's clash with Worcestershire last summer. Picture by Frank Reid

Big challenge to maintain momentum for Durham’s Matthew Potts and Cameron Steel

Matthew Potts and Cameron Steel have been challenged to build on their breakthrough 2017 campaigns as Durham prepare for the new season.

Durham hope for Middlesex go-ahead after Cambridge call-off

Durham hope for Middlesex go-ahead after Cambridge call-off

Durham’s early start to their pre-season campaign has suffered a blow.

Chris Rushworth

Chris Rushworth happy to take on leading role with Durham


Sir Ian Botham, chairman of Durham CCC. Picture by Frank Reid

Hit and miss: International boost for Durham, but Riverside’s a no-go for new T20 competition

Durham County Cricket Club have missed out on selection as a host venue for the new regional English T20 competition, which begins in 2020.

England cricketer Ben Stokes.

England cricketer Ben Stokes due in Bristol court on the same day as international comeback in New Zealand

England cricket star Ben Stokes is due to appear in court on an affray charge on the same day he is supposed to be making his international comeback in a T20 match in New Zealand.

From left: Durham's James Weighell, Ryan Pringle, Neil Killeen and Will Smith enjoy their visit to the Great North Children's Hospital

Durham spread a little festive happiness at the Great North Children’s Hospital

Durham County Cricket Club’s players and staff attended the Great North Children’s Hospital yesterday to help spread Christmas joy to the neurology ward.

Durham skipper Paul Collingwood

Durham start 2018 campaign at home to Kent

Durham will begin their Specsavers County Championship Division Two campaign at home to Kent next year.

England cricketer Joe Root with the Ashes trophy before heading to Australia for the new series.

When do the Ashes start, how can I watch them and who is going to win?

England's defence of cricket's Ashes begins overnight with the start of the first test in Australia.

Australian pace bowler Nathan Rimmington excited by the challenge of two-year Durham stint

Australian pace bowler Nathan Rimmington is enthused by the challenge ahead – after signing a two-year contract with Durham.

Paul Collingwood hits out in the T20 this summer.

Paul Collingwood targets promotion back to Division One after penning new Durham contract

Paul Collingwood is aiming for promotion with Durham next summer – after penning a new contract at the Emirates Riverside.

Graham Clark.

Clark and Richardson signs new deals with Durham

Graham Clark and Michael Richardson have signed contract extensions, which will keep the pair at Emirates Riverside until the end of the 2019 season.

Durham have distanced themselves from the allegations surrounding Ben Stokes. Pic: PA.

Durham leave Ben Stokes investigation to ECB and police

Durham Cricket Club have distanced themselves from the allegations surrounding Ben Stokes as they announced they will not be conducting their own investigation into his arrest.

Durham's Ben Stokes remains England's Test vice-captain but may face disciplinary action over the late-night incident which saw him arrested. Pic: PA.

Video emerges showing Durham cricketer Ben Stokes 'throwing punches' in street fight

A video which allegedly shows Durham cricketer Ben Stokes throwing punches in a street fight emerged on the day he was selected for the Ashes squad.

Michael Richardson hit 45 in Durhan's first innings

Durham coach Lewis heads into final day of the season disappointed by performance at promoted Worcestershire

Durham head coach Jon Lewis has bemoaned his side’s display in their final Specsavers County Championship match of the season.

Will Smith hits out for Hampshire against Durham at the Riverside in 2015. Picture by Frank Reid

Durham coach Lewis hails re-signing of Will Smith

Former captain Will Smith will return to Durham next season.

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