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Alastair Cook has become the first Englishman, and youngest batsman worldwide to reach 10,000 Test runs.
Cook achieved the feat on the fourth afternoon of the second Investec Test at Chester-le-Street when he tucked Nuwan Pradeep for a boundary to midwicket from the sixth ball he faced as England closed on a series-sealing victory.
At 31 years and 157 days, England captain Cook has displaced India great Sachin Tendulkar as the youngest player to reach five-figures in Tests.
He is 12th in the all-time list of leading Test runscorers, and still almost another 6,000 adrift of Tendulkar at the top.
England take on Sri Lanka in the second test match at the Riverside in Chester le Street this morning.
The last time England played in Durham in 2013, they won the Ashes . The test match will last five days.
Durham County Cricket Club's Ben Stokes has been named as one of Wisden's top five cricket players of the year.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, known as the cricket world's 'bible', praised the 28-year-old's 'string of match-changing performances' for England last year.
Stokes scored 258 against South Africa in Cape Town in just 198 balls.
Marton Cricket Club in Middlesbrough are setting up a woman and girls only cricket section.
They're hoping to raise participation in the game. It'll be one of the first female only teams in the game on Teesside.
Taster sessions on the 29th and 20th March will be for girls aged 8 to 16.
Former Durham County Council leader Don Robson has died at the age of 82.
He is remembered as being one of the driving forces in bringing county cricket to Durham.
Mr Robson was among those who campaigned for having the ground at Chester-le-Street and he helped raise the money to build it.
As Leader of Durham County Council, he was behind the redevelopment of the area and the creation of thousands of jobs after the loss of the coal mines.
Mr Robson pioneered massive reclamation schemes to make the county green and helped to develop a thriving tourist industry.
His work drove the acceleration of economic and social achievement in the county.
Kingsley Smith, who worked with Mr Robson as Chief Executive of Durham County Council for over 20 years, paid tribute to his sharp wit, great humour and political will.
It was an honour and privilege to work with Don. He devoted his life to improving the life of people in the county and the North East.
He was a man of integrity and honesty. He always kept his word.
He had great leadership, warmth and humour he was loved and respected by everyone who knew him."
Don Robson leaves a wife and 2 adult children.
Ben Stokes has been run out against South Africa, after a remarkable 258 run innings.
AB de Villiers dropped an attempted catch, but recovered to throw down the stumps, to bring Stokes' unbelievable run to an end.
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Ryan Sidebottom fired Yorkshire's second-successive County Championship title march with a three-wicket maiden in the opening over against Middlesex at Lord's.
Yorkshire retained their title as rivals Nottinghamshire collapsed against Durham, with former England seamer Sidebottom's opening salvo proving pivotal.
Sidebottom passed 700 first-class wickets with five for 18 as Yorkshire were confirmed as champions when Nottinghamshire slipped to 204 all-out against Durham at Trent Bridge.
Despite securing the title, Yorkshire must wait until the completion of the match to get their hands on the trophy.
Head coach Gillespie's men still have two more championship fixtures to play following their Lord's fixture, and will now target setting a record points total for the county game's top flight.