Lancashire sign Graham Onions on a two-year deal

Graham Onions will join Lancashire on a two year contract
Graham Onions will join Lancashire on a two year contract
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Lancashire have signed England fast bowler Graham Onions on a two-year deal starting next season.

The decision follows after Onions decided to end his stint with Durham after making 139 appearances for the county club since making his first-class debut in 2004.

Durham revealed in a statement that a two-year contract was offered to Onions with the second year on a condition that the 35-year-old does not get injured during the first year. Also, the club declined to give any guarantee to his coaching ambitions which led to the negotiations falling out.

Onions, who has played nine Tests and four ODIs for England will replace Kyle Jarvis at Lancashire after the Zimbabwe pace bowler was released to return to his country to resume his international career.

"I am hugely excited at the opportunity to work with Glen Chapple, a fellow pace bowler who I've greatly admired, and join up with Lancashire over the next two years," said Onions.

"It was an incredibly hard decision to leave Durham, having played there for my whole career and I certainly leave with a heavy heart.

"The Club has an exciting and balanced squad, and I can't wait to play my cricket at a world-class stadium like Emirates Old Trafford, a ground I've always enjoyed performing at."

Meanwhile, England opening batsman Keaton Jennings has also left Durham and will join Onions at Lancashire.

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