Thursday 21 October 2010 

Quick Bowler Luke Evans Leaves Durham

Quick Bowler Luke Evans Leaves Durham
Quick Bowler Luke Evans Leaves Durham
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Fast bowler Luke Evans has left Durham after the club agreed to cancel the final year of his contract and the 23-year-old is now on the lookout for another club.

Having graduated from the Durham Academy, he made his first-class debut in 2007, against Sri Lanka A and was awarded a professional contract in 2008.

“Obviously I’m sad to be leaving the club where I’ve grown up and developed as a player but if I’m going to continue to progress I need to be playing regular first class cricket and I’m currently considering options where there may be more opportunities," Evans said.

“I would like to thank all the coaching and playing staff for their help and advice over the years and of course, to the Durham members who always showed their support.  To everyone, on and off the field, I offer the best of wishes for the future.”

Durham CCC Head Coach, Geoff Cook, added, “Luke really benefited from a short loan spell during the season, it gave him a real chance to showcase his talent as well as a real hunger to play first team cricket. The depth of our bowling attack has meant that he hasn’t had the chance to play for us a great deal in the four day game. I’d like to thank Luke for his contribution and dedication to Durham CCC and wish him all the best."

Evans spent time on loan with Northamptonshire earlier this season, where he played two first-class matches before being recalled by Durham.

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