|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Shop||Mobile|
Full name Mark Daniel Stoneman
Born June 26, 1987, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
Current age 27 years 126 days
Major teams Durham, Durham 2nd XI, England Under-19s
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|First-class debut||Sussex v Durham at Horsham, Jul 13-15, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham, Sep 23-25, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Durham v Bangladesh A at Chester-le-Street, Aug 3, 2008 scorecard|
|Last List A||Durham v Warwickshire at Lord's, Sep 20, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Worcestershire v Durham at Worcester, Jul 9, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Durham v Northamptonshire at Chester-le-Street, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|8, 45||Durham||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||23 Sep 2014||FC|
|52||Durham||v Warwickshire||Lord's||20 Sep 2014||LA|
|27||Durham||v Northants||Chester-le-Street||15 Sep 2014||FC|
|4, 0||Durham||v Middlesex||Lord's||9 Sep 2014||FC|
|36||Durham||v Notts||Chester-le-Street||6 Sep 2014||LA|
|55, 28||Durham||v Notts||Chester-le-Street||31 Aug 2014||FC|
|102||Durham||v Yorkshire||Leeds||28 Aug 2014||LA|
|31, 29||Durham||v Lancashire||Manchester||15 Aug 2014||FC|
|2||Durham||v Surrey||Chester-le-Street||14 Aug 2014||LA|
|86||Durham||v Notts||Chester-le-Street||12 Aug 2014||LA|
An elegant left-handed opening batsman who joined Durham in 2005, Mark Stoneman broke into the Durham first team at the age of 20 in the second half of the 2007 season, hitting 50 in his second match against Hampshire before making a real impression with a patient 101from 232 balls in the victory over Sussex to keep Durham in the title race.
But it was some time before his potential began to be realised. He was part of the Championship-winning squads in 2008 and 2009 but only began to lay claim to a regular place at the top of the order upon the retirement of Australian Michael Di Venuto.
His second Championship century some four years after his first, in August 2011, and it was another year before he made his third. Yet his form in the Clydesdale Bank 40 in 2012 was outstanding, bringing him 558 runs at 69.75, including three centuries. His 136 not out against Scotland at Chester-le-Street is his highest score in all cricket.
He was the club's Batsmen of the Year in 2012 and, as his confidence spread into the four-day game, was a key player in Durham's 2013 title season, scoring 1068 runs and finishing second in the batting averages to Scott Borthwick. He also captained the side when Paul Collingwood was out injured, and indication of the growing respect in which he was held.
Stoneman played at Under-17 and Under-19 level for England, making his bow for the Under-19s in the 2006 World Cup in Sri Lanka, although he had a miserable time, registering just 20 runs in four innings.
Also, most brothers in a Test XI, and the fastest to 20 ODI centuries
The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams
Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin
Out of 70 batsmen who've scored 15 or more Test hundreds only five are from Pakistan, but Younis Khan's appetite for hundreds matches that of some of the top contemporary batsmen
Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing
The offspinner was Australia's highest wicket-taker in 2013, but his form has dipped sharply this year
When a team loses its best bowler, it is expected that the team's performance will suffer. As usual, Pakistan defied the expectations