The historic county of Durham in northeastern England is represented by the professional cricket side known as Durham County Cricket Club. Durham County Cricket Club, also known as Durham CCC, was founded in 1882 and joined the County Championship in 1992 after becoming a first-class county. They joined the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as the organization’s 18th member and the first new county since 1921.

Durham County Cricket Club
Durham County Cricket Club

History:

One of the 18 first-class county clubs in the domestic cricket system of England and Wales is Durham County Cricket Club (renamed Durham Cricket in February 2019). It stands in for Durham County’s former county.

Durham, a significant competitor in the Minor Counties Championship and a city founded in 1882, retained its minor status for more than a century and won the competition seven times. When the club entered the County Championship in 1992, the team was given senior status and became a recognized first-class side.

Since 1964, Durham has been categorized as an irregular List A side, then as a complete List A team starting in 1992, and as a senior Twenty20 team starting in 2003.

Durham CCC plays in the North Group of the NatWest t20 Blast as well as the Royal London One-Day Cup and the Specsavers County Championship. They initially won the County Championship in 2008, kept the championship in the 2009 campaign, and then won it again in 2013. They won the 50-over Friends Provident Trophy in 2007 and the first 50-over Royal London One-Day Cup in 2014 in one-day play.

Durham has competed in Division Two of the County Championship since the 2017 season after being demoted from Division One as a requirement for a package of financial support from the ECB.

Ground:

The Emirates Riverside, originally the Riverside Ground, is where Durham CCC plays its home matches. It is situated in Chester-le-Street, County Durham. Around 17,000 people can fit within the stadium, which has also hosted international competitions.

County Championships and Trophies:

Durham has had success in domestic cricket. In 2008, 2009, and 2013, they won the County Championship title, which was a noteworthy accomplishment for a newly formed county. Additionally, Durham has won the One-Day Cup twice, in 2007 and 2014 (formerly known as the Gillette Cup and the C&G Trophy).

T20 Blast:

Durham CCC competes in the T20 Blast, an English and Welsh domestic Twenty20 tournament. They have experienced varying levels of success in the competition, making it to the finals day many times.

Player Development:

Durham County Cricket Club places a high priority on developing its players. They have produced a number of great cricketers over the years, including Paul Collingwood, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood, and others who have played for England internationally.

Community Engagement:

The club regularly participates in community outreach initiatives, promoting cricket as a sport and interacting with nearby clubs, organizations, and schools. They want to motivate the following generation of cricket players and develop future talent.

DURHAM SQUAD
DURHAM SQUAD

Current Squad:

PLAYER’S NAMEROLE
ASHTON TURNER (C)MIDDLE-ORDER BATTER
DAVID BEDINGHAM MIDDLE-ORDER BATTER
MICHAEL JONESTOP ORDER BATTER
JACK BURNHAMMIDDLE ORDER BATTER
ALEX LESSOPENING BATTER
GRAHAM CLARK BATTER
SEAN DICKSONBATTER
NED ECKERSLEYWICKETKEEPER BATTER
BEN STOKESALLROUNDER
PAUL COUGHLIN BOWLING ALLROUNDER
TOMAS MACKINTOSHALLROUNDER
GEORGE DRISSELALLROUNDER
LUKE DONEATHYALLROUNDER
HARRY GRAWSHAWALLROUNDER
OLLIE ROBINSONBOWLER
LIAM TREVASKISBOWLER
MATTY POTTSBOWLER
CHRIS RUSHWORTHBOWLER
MATT SALISBURYBOWLER
OLIVER GIBSONBOWLER
BRYDON CARSEBOWLER
JACK CAMPBELLBOWLER
SOURCE: https://www.durhamcricket.co.uk/