Paul Collingwood signs one-year extension with Durham

Durham's Paul Collingwood.
Durham's Paul Collingwood.
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Durham County Cricket Club are delighted to announce that club captain, Paul Collingwood, has signed a new contract for the 2017 season.

The 40-year-old all-rounder has committed to a one-year extension that will see his distinguished playing career go into a 22nd year.

Collingwood has played an instrumental role in the club’s recent successes and captained the side to the Championship title in 2013.

Paul Collingwood said: “I am so proud to still be playing for my home County who have given me the perfect environment to fulfil all of my cricketing dreams.

“I feel that I can continue to contribute to the team and I really want to help develop the next generation of Durham cricketers.

“I know that this club still has so much to offer English Cricket and I continue to be excited by the young talent coming through the ranks.

David Harker, Durham CCC chief executive, said: “To keep a player of Paul’s experience and ability at the club is a massive bonus as we start to look towards our plans for 2017.

“He continues to epitomise the values of Durham CCC, both on and off the field, as well as still being a fine player who leads from the front in the role of club captain.

“We are delighted to have his services for another season.”

The club can also confirm that Mark Stoneman has rejected a contract offer and decided to join Surrey at the end of the 2016 season and wicket-keeper Phil Mustard has joined Gloucestershire on loan.