Tuesday 27 October 2009 

Harmison To Stay At Durham Until 2013

Harmison To Stay At Durham Until 2013
Harmison To Stay At Durham Until 2013
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Fast bowler Steve Harmison has signed a new four-year contract with Durham which will keep him at The Riverside until the end of the 2013 season.

Harmison, who has 222 wickets for England and 679 first-class wickets in all, took the wickets that clinched Durham's 2008 and 2009 LV County Championship titles and he says he is looking forward to helping them go for the hat-trick in 2010.

“I have always loved playing cricket for Durham and I’m incredibly proud to represent the Club and to be part of the set up here," he said.

"I’m looking forward to the next four seasons, especially 2010 as we look to win the Championship for a record third year.”

Despite playing a part in England's Ashes success this summer, Harmison was not selected for England's tour of South Africa and he no longer holds an England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) central contract but he now looks set to end his career at Durham, for whom he made his debut way back in 1996.

"Stephen is a huge asset to our team, he has a great presence, both on the field and in the dressing room, and his commitment and dedication to the Club has always been fantastic," coach Geoff Cook added.

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