Thursday 5 November 2009 

Phil Mustard Extends Durham Contract

Phil Mustard Extends Durham Contract
Phil Mustard Extends Durham Contract
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Wicket-keeper Phil Mustard has signed a one-year extension to his contract at Durham, keeping him at The Riverside until the end of the 2012 season.

Hard-hitting left-hand batsman Mustard, who has played ten One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals for England, has played in Durham's back-to-back LV County Championship winning seasons as well as their 2007 Friends Provident Trophy success.

“It’s been fantastic to be a part of Durham’s success over the past few seasons and I wanted to demonstrate my commitment to the club for the coming years by signing on the dotted line for an extra year.  I’ve developed a lot over the last season and I feel that my contribution to the side is only going to improve," Mustard said.

Durham County Cricket Club Head Coach, Geoff Cook, added: “Phil has matured a great deal over the season, not only with his keeping but as a batsman.  He has taken on the responsibility of opening the batting in the one day competition and Twenty20 Cup and delivered some superb results.  He is undoubtedly an excellent asset behind the stumps as well as a great character to have in the dressing room.”

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