England and Durham star signs new two-year deal

England seamer Matthew Potts has signed a two-year contract extension with Durham.

England's Matthew Potts has signed a two-year contract extension with Durham.
England's Matthew Potts has signed a two-year contract extension with Durham.

Potts, 23, made his Test debut at the start of the summer and has enjoyed a superb start with 18 wickets in his first four games.

He also earned his first one-day international cap on home soil in Chester-le-Street but was only able to manage four overs as he struggled to cope with sweltering 38 degree heat.

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Potts, who joined the Durham set-up at just nine years old, signed a new deal which lasts until the end of the 2024 season on the eve of the three-Test series against South Africa.

“I am delighted to sign an extension with Durham and commit a further two years to the club,” he said.

Director of cricket Marcus North added: “He has continued to progress and develop in recent years and that was evident with his England call up earlier this summer.”