Durham Cricket Club announce deals for seven players as four depart

Durham Cricket Club have announced seven senior players have agreed new deals – with four players departing.

Thursday, 1st October 2020, 12:37 pm
Chris Rushworth of Durham.

Chris Rushworth, Brydon Carse, Alex Lees, Matthew Potts, Gareth Harte, David Bedingham and Matt Salisbury have all put pen to paper on new deals at Emirates Riverside.

Meanwhile, Michael Jones, Jack Campbell and Oli Gibson agreeing new rookie deals.

The signings ensure four of Durham’s key bowlers have extended deals beyond next season.

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Durham have also announced that four players will leave; Nathan Rimmington, Scott Steel Josh Coughlin and Sol Bell.

Marcus North, director of cricket said: “As a club we are very happy that this group of players have committed their future to Durham Cricket.

"We have been working extremely hard over the past 18 months in developing a squad that will ultimately see consistent performances that enables us to compete and have success in all competitions.

“We feel that this commitment from these players following the announcement of Scott Borthwick’s return is another big step in achieving our objectives.

“It is extremely disappointing that Scott Steel has decided to move on from Durham.

"Following our offer to extend Scott’s contract at Durham, we could not offer the guarantees he was ultimately looking for and this has resulted in him accepting a 3-year contract with another county. We wish Scott all the best for his future career.

"We would also like to wish Nathan Rimmington, Josh Coughlin, Sol Bell, Ben Whitehead and James Weighell the very best for their future careers and thank them for their commitment to Durham Cricket over the years.”