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Durham cricket pioneer Don Robson dies aged 82

Don Robson, the man who pioneered first class cricket for Durham and inspired the development of a Test match ground at Chester-le-Street, has died at the age of 82.

Back in 1992 Mr Robson helped raise the £1m needed to satisfy the Test and County Cricket Board that Durham could become the first new 'first class' county since 1921.

Mr Robson was also the former leader of Durham County Council.

His name now adorns the pavilion at the Riverside Ground, which hosted its first Ashes test back in 2012 and is now a regular venue on the Test match circuit.

  • 11 Mar 2016
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