County Cricket: All-rounder Ben Stokes signs three-year contract extension with Durham

County Cricket: All-round England player Ben Stokes has signed a three-year contract extension with his County side Durham.

All-round England player Ben Stokes will be a Durham player until the end of the 2024 season. Stokes has signed a three-year extension with the club. Stokes launched Durham in 2010 and is a big part of them. Although, due to international commitments, his participation was limited.

County Cricket: Ben Stokes signs extension with Durham

Ben Stokes has returned to cricket on the test in Brisbane after a string of finger injuries and mental health issues. Following his finger injury earlier this season, Stokes returned to Durham in the T20 Blast. After signing, Stokes expressed his delight.

β€œI am delighted to commit to Durham for another three years,” said Stokes.

“I’ve had some great memories playing for the Club over the years and I look forward to experiencing more of these in the future.”

Stokes played 64 games for FC Durham, scoring 3611 runs, with 185 being his highest score. He has also represented Durham in 62 T20 Blast games and has a top score of 90*.

Marcus North, director of Cricket at Durham has hailed the retention of Ben Stokes with the club.

“Ben is one of the best players in the world and although we may not see him much we want his influence on the club to remain huge.”

“It’s great to see Ben getting fit again after a short absence from the game and now back playing for England in the ashes.”

“We are extremely pleased that Ben has agreed his future with Durham for the next three years.”

Stokes has become a world-class player since his debut for Durham. The famous left-hander played 71 test matches for England, scored 4631 runs averaging 37.04 and made 163 goals, including his famous 135* header in the match against Australia at Headingley. County Cricket: All-rounder Ben Stokes signs three-year contract extension with Durham

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