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SL A v England Lions, 2nd unofficial Test, Dambulla, 1st day

Lions seamers unpick preconceptions

Feb 19, 2014: On the flattest pitch of the tour, with England Lions picking three spinners, Graham Onions, Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett produced a display of unwavering discipline

Alex Winter in Dambulla

England news

Plunkett revives England memories

Feb 8, 2014: England Lions settled for a draw in their warm-up game against Sri Lanka A Emerging Players after the Yorkshire pair Jonny Bairstow and Liam Plunkett had both made hundreds

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Middlesex v Yorkshire, Lord's, 3rd day

Middlesex's middle-order exposed

Jun 13, 2013: An exceptional day for Yorkshire sees them on the brink of inflicting Middlesex's first defeat at Lord's since May 2011 and achieving their first away win in this fixture since 1987

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Lord's

Warwickshire v Yorkshire, Edgbaston, 1st day

Gillespie the right man for Plunkett

May 15, 2013: Yorkshire's bold decision to tempt Liam Plunkett away from Durham during the winter was widely regarded as a major gamble, but just five weeks into the new season their faith has been rewarded with his best bowling performance in nearly four years.

Myles Hodgson at Edgbaston

County news

Plunkett adds to Yorkshire's options

Oct 2, 2012: Yorkshire have continued to add to their bowling resources following their Championship promotion with the signing of Liam Plunkett from Durham

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County news

Plunkett assessing options

Sep 5, 2012: Liam Plunkett has been given permission to talk to other counties. He has a year to go on his Durham contract but has played only one Championship match this season after losing form and confidence.

George Dobell

Durham v Sri Lanka A, Tour Match, Chester-le-Street

Durham edge a tight contest

Jul 27, 2011: A 112-run stand for the eight wicket dragged Durham over the line in a tight contest against Sri Lanka A at Chester-le-Street

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Durham v Lancashire, Friends Life t20, Chester-le-Street

Anderson suffers in Lancashire defeat

Jun 24, 2011: Durham leapfrogged Lancashire in the northern section of the Friends Life t20 after a comprehensive 83-run victory at Chester-le-Street

England news

Plunkett leaves Lions tour with thigh strain

Mar 8, 2011: Durham pace bowler Liam Plunkett has been forced out of the England Lions tour to the West Indies after sustaining a left thigh strain

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Australia v England, 7th ODI, Perth

Collingwood ruled out of final ODI

Feb 3, 2011: England's injury crisis deepened as the team arrived in Perth ahead of the seventh and final ODI against Australia, as Paul Collingwood was officially ruled out of the series

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Australia v England 2010-11

Shahzad and Tremlett to fly home

Feb 2, 2011: England have called up Liam Plunkett, the Durham pace bowler, into their injury-hit one-day squad although he will only arrive in Australia from the Lions tour of West Indies in time for the final match at Perth on Sunday

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England Lions news

Cook to captain Lions in triangular

Jun 21, 2010: Alastair Cook will captain a 12-man England Lions squad in a triangular one-day series against A sides from India and West Indies between June 28 and July 8

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Warwickshire v Durham, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Warwickshire recover after disastrous morning

May 31, 2010: A century partnership between Ian Westwood and Rikki Clarke restored Warwickshire's resolve at Edgbaston after they had registered their lowest total in 11 years

Warwickshire v Durham, Edgbaston, 2nd day

Tahir dominates before Mustard counterpunch

May 30, 2010: Phil Mustard opened a new chapter in his career at Edgbaston, making his first century in the County Championship since taking over as Durham's captain

England Lions v Bangladeshis, Tour match, Derby, 3rd day

Allround Bopara hurries Lions victory

May 21, 2010: Ravi Bopara boosted his chances of a Test recall with a seven-wicket haul as England Lions crushed Bangladesh in three days in the tour match at Derby

England Lions v Bangladeshis, Tour match, Derby, 2nd day

Lions on the verge of victory after tourists struggle

May 20, 2010: Steven Davies delivered a timely demonstration of his quality with an impressive batting display as the England Lions pushed Bangladesh to the brink of a crushing defeat at Derby.

Durham v Hampshire, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Evening wickets give Durham hope

Apr 23, 2010: Durham gave themselves an outside hope of forcing a result with three evening-session wickets against Hampshire

Durham v Hampshire, Chester-le-Street, 2nd day

Blackwell tilts the balance

Apr 22, 2010: Hampshire paid the penalty for allowing Ian Blackwell a comfortable start as his innings of 83 tilted an evenly-balanced contest in Durham's favour at the Riverside

Durham v Hampshire, Chester-le-Street , 1st day

Durham fight back after Carberry century

Apr 21, 2010: Hampshire were undermined by a spell of sustained hostility from Liam Plunkett after Michael Carberry made a superb century in an opening stand of 183

Durham v Essex, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Durham battle hard following on

Apr 17, 2010: Defending champions Durham found themselves following on 286 behind and needing a backs-to-the-wall effort to avoid starting their campaign with defeat against Essex at the Riverside

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