Durham seamer Chris Rushworth has signed a new contract extension at the Emirates Riverside keeping him with the county until 2019.
Rushworth enjoyed a memorable campaign last year, becoming the leading wicket-taker in the Specsavers County Championship Division One with 83 wickets, earning him the Professional Cricketers’ Association Player of the Year award.
Ahead of Durham’s opening game against Somerset on Sunday, the 29-year-old is delighted to extend his stay with the club.
“I’m very pleased to have rewarded for a good season last year,” Rushford said.
“It shows that the hard work paid off and although last year will be hard to top I’ll keep aiming higher.
“I’m extremely proud to play for Durham and delighted to have signed for another two years.”
Rushworth’s excellent form, which also saw him claim a Durham record for wickets in a season, saw the seamer come close to an England call-up and is pleased to commit his future to the county, having made his debut in 2004.
“I grew up with a lot of the lads here and it’s great to play and win with your friends,” he added.
“We’re one big family at Durham.”
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