Friday 24 June 2011 

Durham Award Blackwell New Two-Year Contract

Durham Award Blackwell New Two-Year Contract
Durham Award Blackwell New Two-Year Contract
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Durham have handed all-rounder Ian Blackwell a new two-year contract that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2013 season.

Blackwell moved to Durham from Somerset in 2009, making an immediate impression as he picked up the 2009 Player Of The year and 2010 Bowler Of The Year award.

He is enjoying another fine season with the bat and ball as Durham challenge on all three fronts.

"I’ve really enjoyed playing in such a competitive side especially having really settled at the club during my time here," Blackwell said.

"There’s real ambition within the squad and after winning the Championship once with Durham already I definitely want to be making even more of an impact as we look to secure more success over the coming years."

Head Coach Geoff Cook added: "Ian has been a great addition to the team over the past three seasons, producing match winning performances and contributing to Durham’s continued development on the field.  We’re pleased that he has decided to commit to the club for another two years, not only for his performances on the field but for his spin expertise which he can share with our younger players as the Club plan for the long term future."

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