Head coach Jon Lewis says Kumar Sangakkara would be tremendous for Durham, amid reports he will agree a short-term deal.
Matthew Spriegel falls three runs short of his ton as Northants battle to stay on par with Division One champions Durham.
Northants fight back after 91 from Phil Mustard sees Durham post a daunting total on day two at Northampton.
Division One newcomers Northants hold their own against reigning champions Durham on even day at Northampton.
Durham captain Paul Collingwood wants to "savour" what may be his last season in professional cricket.
Durham seamer Graham Onions signs a two-year contract extension that commits him to the club until 2017.
Batsman Mark Stoneman says being named Durham's 2014 limited-overs captain means a lot to him as a local boy.
BBC Sport radio commentators assess the prospects for the teams ahead of the 2014 season
The BBC will broadcast live commentary on every county cricket game this summer.
Durham head coach Jon Lewis says their young seamers showed plenty of promise in the pre-season match against MCC.
India's Virender Sehwag hits a superb 109 as the MCC beat reigning county champions Durham by six wickets in Abu Dhabi.
Mark Stoneman hits 115 for Durham but the MCC, set 224 to win, reach 48-2 at the close of day three in Abu Dhabi.
Jamie Harrison leads the Durham fightback with five wickets as the champions end day two against MCC with a slender lead.
Monty Panesar takes five wickets as Durham are out for 248 on the opening day against MCC in Abu Dhabi.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes has surgery on the fractured wrist which ruled him out of the current World Twenty20.
Scott Borthwick says he wants to take more responsibility when Durham defend their County Championship title.
Reigning county champions Durham sign Australia all-rounder John Hastings as their overseas player for the 2014 season.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes will miss the World Twenty20 due to a hand injury suffered when he struck a locker.
Gordon Muchall wants to cement a place in Durham's Championship side after the exit of several senior players.
Hampshire appoint Durham's all-time record run-scorer Dale Benkenstein as their new first-team coach.
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