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26th November 2019 News

Durham Cricket 2020 Fixtures Announced

Durham Cricket will begin the 2020 domestic season on Easter Sunday and play the majority of their Vitality Blast matches in peak timeslots after the fixtures for next summer were released today.

Durham fans can immediately download all of next summer’s fixtures into the calendar of their mobile phone and digital devise with a couple of clicks (follow this link) with highlights of the schedule including a Friday night home clash with Yorkshire (June 19) in the Vitality Blast while the opening six home County Championship matches will be played on at least one day of the weekend to give fans more opportunity to attend.

The Vitality Blast begins with a blockbuster Friday night trip to Yorkshire (May 29) before a home opener against Leicestershire (Wednesday, June 3) with all Durham’s Blast matches to be staged in prime slots on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights or at the weekend.

The Royal London Cup group games will be played in the summer school holidays, from July 19 to August 9, with a visit to South Northumberland CC on Friday July 24 against Lancashire.

South Northumberland Cricket Club will then host The Hundred – Women’s Competition match between Danni Hazell’s Northern Superchargers and Oval Invincibles two days later.

Durham Crickets Lead High Performance Coach, James Franklin, said: “We are all looking forward to next season.

“We felt that we made some big improvements with a young squad and a lot of home-grown talent last season and we will be looking to take things to the next level in 2020.

“The squad is shaping up nicely and we expect to be competing across all formats.”

Durham begin the County Championship season away to Sussex on Easter Sunday before hosting their first four-day match at Emirates Riverside on Sunday, April 19 against relegated Nottinghamshire.

Australia opener Cameron Bancroft will return to the north east to captain the Club next summer and the quest to make a return to Division One will end against Notts at Trent Bridge from Tuesday, September 22.

Durham’s opening-night Blast derby with Yorkshire Vikings will grab the attention with young guns such as opener Scott Steel ready to prove their rising status. Durham will play four consecutive home matches from June 10-21 before ending against Northants Steelbacks at Emirates Riverside on Sunday, July 12.

Durham begin the Royal London Cup away to Sussex on Sunday, July 19 – after a warm-up match against Lincolnshire at Grantham two days earlier – with the home opener on Tuesday, July 21 against Gloucestershire.

Durham will get its first taste of the new The Hundred tournament when South Northumberland Cricket Club hosts a Northern Superchargers team featuring two stars of women’s cricket in England international Lauren Winfield and Australia wicketkeeper-batter Alyssa Healy.

The Superchargers will be coached by Durham’s former England World Cup winner Danni Hazell.

To download Durham’s fixtures direct to the calendar of your mobile phone or digital devise, please visit: 

To find out more about Durham Cricket memberships visit: 

https://www.durhamcricket.co.uk/fans/membership/

To buy Durham tickets visit: https://www.durhamcricket.co.uk/tickets/

For the full fixture list visit ecb.co.uk or go to ecb.co.uk/matches.

To find out more about The Hundred, see the full list of fixtures and sign up for priority ticket access visit thehundred.com.

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