The Sport Effect

Ben Stokes signs three-year contract extension with Durham

Ben Stokes will continue being a Durham participant at the very least till the stop of the 2024 season, following signing a new a few-yr contract extension with the club.

Stokes, 30, not long ago returned to motion with England in the first Ashes Check at Brisbane, following lacking much of the 2021 season to handle his mental wellbeing in the wake of a badly broken finger.

A lot of Stokes’ rehabilitation function forward of his comeback was performed at the Riverside, in which he built his County Championship debut in opposition to Essex in 2010. He has because long gone on to perform sixty four first-class matches for the club, scoring 3611 operates, with a best of 185 in opposition to Lancashire.

A lot more not long ago, on the other hand, his requires as an England participant throughout formats have limited his availability to Durham. He has so far played seventy two Exams, scoring 4650 operates at 36.61 and getting 163 wickets, as very well as 101 ODIs and 34 T20Is.

“I am delighted to commit to a even more a few many years with Durham,” Stokes mentioned. “I have had some superb memories participating in for the club around the many years and I look forward to suffering from much more of this in the long term.”

Durham’s Director of Cricket, Marcus North additional: “Ben is a single of the very best gamers in the globe and though we might not see him as much as we would like, his influence close to the club stays massive.

“It is superb to see Ben back in shape and very well pursuing his time away from the sport and now back participating in for England in the Ashes. We are really joyful that Ben has agreed his long term to Durham for a even more a few many years.”