Sunderland-born Scott Borthwick named as Durham County Championship captain

Sunderland-born Scott Borthwick has been named as Durham’s County Championship captain.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 11:00 am
Sunderland-born Scott Borthwick named as Durham County Championship captain
Sunderland-born Scott Borthwick named as Durham County Championship captain

Borthwick, who made his First-Class debut for Durham in 2009 against Hampshire, has gone onto score over nine thousand runs on the First-Class stage and returned to Durham in October after a spell with Surrey.

He returns with 132 County Championship appearances under his belt and having played for three Championship-winning teams.

And now the 30-year-old will captain Durham, and will take to the field as skipper for the first in one months’ time as Durham travel to Trent Bridge to face Nottinghamshire on April 8.

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Reacting to the news, Borthwick said: “Just coming back to play for Durham again has been an amazing experience for me, so to be asked to captain the team is a huge honour.

“Leading out the Durham team has been something I’ve dreamt about since I was a kid in the Academy so it’s a really special thing for me.

“The coaches and management team have been really welcoming since I re-joined the club and I’m looking forward to working closely with them.

“We’ve got an exciting group of players with lots experience and I look forward to leading the team to success.”

Director of Cricket, Marcus North said: “There is no doubt Scott brings a huge amount of playing experience to the table.

“This is a great opportunity for Scott to draw upon these and transfer those experiences into a formal leadership role.”

“I would also like to thank Ned Eckersley for his commitment and hard work during his time as captain since taking over the role from Cameron Bancroft halfway through the 2019 season.”