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About Durham Cricket

Established in 1882, Durham Cricket held minor status for over a century and competed in the Minor Counties Championship – taking the title seven times.

In 1992, the club joined the County Championship and became an official first-class team. They won their first County Championship in 2008 and took the title again in 2009 and 2013.

The club play their home ties at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, a beautiful ground which holds 15,000 cricket fans.


Today, the club continues batting for success, proudly representing the historic county with a strong squad led by club captain Scott Borthwick. And it’s all #ForTheNorth.

Our partnership with Durham Cricket Club made way for active collaboration both on the field with ground advertising and off the field, with various player appearances.

We were delighted to partner with Durham Cricket, helping to bring the excitement of the game to everyone.

For the team, and always #ForTheNorth.

Professional Performance

We teamed up with Durham Cricket to go behind the scenes and find out exactly what it takes to become a professional cricketer.

We sent Max Whittle to Chester-le-Street to check out pre-season training and documented it in a 3-part series. Features strength and conditioning, bowling, fielding, batting and more.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Check out the video or read more here.


Cross-Sport Challenge with Sunderland AFC, Newcastle Eagles & Durham Cricket Stars

#ItsAllInTheDetail Series 2, Episode 1: Chris Rushworth

#ItsAllInTheDetail Series 2, Episode 2: Ned Eckersley | Vertu Motors


  • Friends Provident Trophy Final - 2007
  • LV County Championship - 2008
  • Second Eleven Championship - 2008
  • First Eleven Championship – 2009, 2013
  • Royal London One-Day Cup – 2014

Fostering A Culture of Success

Tom Seymour, Sales Director for Durham County Cricket Club:

“We’re delighted that Vertu Motors has partnered with the club, in an exciting two-year deal.

“This new partnership enables the club to work alongside a national car dealership which has a proud history in our region.

“I look forward to working with Vertu Motors as it becomes our principal County Championship sponsor.”