Durham County Cricket Club was established as an amateur Minor County in May 1888. Cricket’s most successful Minor County and the first to beat a First-Class County, Durham was awarded first class professional status in December 1991 – the only new First-Class County in over 70 years – and became a private limited company in 2004.
Since 2007 DCCC has won the County Championship three times and been runners up once, won the Fifty Over Competition twice in Lord’s finals and appeared twice in T20 Finals Day.
Since becoming a first-class county, DCCC has established English cricket’s most successful academy, producing international stars for England, including Steve Harmison, Paul Collingwood, Mark Wood and Ben Stokes
Durham CCC created the first new English Test Match stadium in over 100 years securing a long-term stadium naming rights sponsorship with Emirates Airways. The venue has a 15,000 permanent seating capacity and the Club has staged international cricket every year since 1999, including the successful Ashes Test held in 2013 and three games in the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019. The Club has been awarded a further package of international matches to 2024.
A successful rebrand in 2018 created a new Durham Cricket identity. Durham Cricket is now the umbrella organisation encompassing all elements of cricket provision in the county covering the professional and recreational game and all activities impacting on the wider community of the county and beyond.