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Ben Raine signs 3-year contract extension with Durham CCC

Ben Raine signs 3-year contract extension with Durham CCC
Ben Raine signs 3-year contract extension with Durham CCC

Durham Cricket is thrilled to announce that Ben Raine has committed his future to the club, by signing a new deal at Seat Unique Riverside.

The 31-year-old, Academy product, has put pen to paper on a new three-year contract, which will keep him in the north east until at least the end of the 2025 season.

Raine, who returned to Durham in 2019 from Leicestershire has been a vital member of the squad since re-joining, being a prominent member of the County Championship and T20 Blast side.

The right arm seamer made his first-class debut for Durham in 2011 against Sri Lanka and in total has 366 first-class scalps to his name. 159 of those wickets coming in a Durham shirt including a best of 6/27 against Sussex in 2019.

A solid all-rounder, Raine has registered over 3200 first-class runs, which included his maiden firstclass century against Worcestershire during the summer. His T20 record also impresses with 90 Blast wickets while his 100 against Birmingham Bears in 2018 was the second fastest T20 century by an Englishman, on his way to a blistering 113 from 46 balls with eight fours and ten sixes.

On his contract renewal, Raine said: “I am over the moon to extend my time with Durham, it’s a time of big change at the club making it an exciting place to be. “I would love to finish my career at Durham and I’m not getting any younger, so hopefully this can take me closer to that goal – as I look forward to seeing what we can achieve in the coming years.”

Marcus North, Director of Cricket, said: “It is fantastic news that Ben has committed a further three years to Durham. “He is an integral part of our Club and will play a key role in our success in the coming years. “Ben’s experience in all formats and his consistency year in year out is an asset to Durham.”