History is made in the North-East this week as Durham hosts the 4th Investect Ashes Test and the occassion will be marked with a significant North East flavour.
Durham have been defeated for the first time since April in the LV=County Championships, losing to Middlesex by 6 wickets.
A 7 wicket haul to Graham Onions hasn't been enough for Durham on Day 2 as they need 8 wickets and Middlesex just 44 runs at Lords.
It was a day for the bowlers on Day 1 of Durham's match against Middlesex at Lords. 15 wickets fell on the first day with the match slightly in Middlesex's favour going into day two.
Austins Bar will be open this Tuesday evening so fans can come and watch the Dynamos as they take on Northants in the quarter final of the Friends Life t20.
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Six tonnes of sand, giant deckchairs, sand sculptures and seaside entertainment will transform Chester-le-Street Market Place as part of celebrations to welcome the 80,000 fans arriving to watch England take on Australia.
Geoff Cook and his wife Judith have asked to thank everyone who sent in well wishes and that they were incredibly overwhelmed by all the people who expressed their concerns and offered their best wishes following Geoff's recent illness.
With the side on a high after qualifying for the Friends Life t20 quarter finals, Durham will go back to red ball cricket for the week-end, taking on Middlesex at Lords in a LV=County Championship match starting on Friday August 2nd.
Following the success of '#RISE for England' ECB has launched an interactive campaign encouraging fans to 'RISE for England Women' and show their support for the team ahead of the Women's Ashes Series.