The newest of the 18 First-Class counties, Durham CCC gained the prestigious status in 1992 and within the last decade have won three coveted County Championship titles. The Durham Jets as they are known in List A cricket have also won the Friends Provident Trophy as it was them known in 2007 before repeating the feat in the newly formed Royal London One Day Cup in 2014. Despite their delayed emergence into the professional game, Durham have performed at a high level and have also produced a number of England internationals of late however financial strain led to their demise in 2016 as they were relegated as part of a financial support package from the England Cricket Board meaning they currently play in the Division Two of the County Championship.
The northern county play their matches at home ground, The Riverside which for many years has also hosted international matches and become one of England's few Test Match Status grounds in the country. Set in the aesthetic county of Durham, The Riverside is a stone's throw from Durham Castle and the picturesque setting has played host to a number of England's finest cricketers. The current Chairman of the club is no other than England cricketing icon, Sir Ian Botham who is without doubt one of the most esteemed and revered figures and cricket speakers in the country. A mercurial talent that enjoyed a colourful career both on and off the field, Botham has a host of entertaining tales and anecdotes to share with guests along with discussions surrounding peak performance, maximising success and leadership making him a truly engaging and insightful cricket speaker.
Following a proud tradition of all-rounders at the helm of the club, England superstar and the most expensive overseas player ever in the Indian Premier League, Ben Stokes is currently a Durham CCC when available due to England commitments. The exhilarating all-rounder much like the county Chairman is a born match-winner and entertainer as he takes his breath-taking on field heroics to the world of after dinner speaking. Stokes regularly commands large audiences and is incredibly popular amongst guests as he speaks with great honesty and passion about the game in general but in particularly about his fondness and affinity to Durham.
Retiring at the end of the 2018 season, the legendary England all-rounder, former captain and Durham stalwart Paul Collingwood MBE is not just a record breaker, ICC Twenty20 World Cup winner and England icon, Paul epitomises loyalty, drive and dedication and will forever hold legendary status at the county. A one club man, Collingwood not only shares experiences garnered from his international career but also regularly recounts a domestic career that spanned over two decades. The England and Durham mainstay will immediately raise the prestige of events and is often called upon to appear at club functions and events where he is nothing short of a superstar.
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