Ex-England, Durham and Lancashire batsman Graeme Fowler, now working at Durham University where he plays a key role in coaching young cricketers, talks to us about cricket in the North East of England.
He chats about his role at the University, which has a proud tradition of producing cricketers that excel at both county and international level.
Two of them - Andrew Strauss and Nasser Hussain - have gone on to captain England while others, such as Simon Hughes, Alex Loudon and David Brown, have enjoyed successful careers.
Holly Colvin and Caroline Atkins are among women to have played for both the university and England and Fowler relates that although Durham were the last team to gain a first-class county, they were the first to gain two after their UCCE side was given the status.
Interview in association with Durham University
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