David Bedingham signs Durham CCC deal until 2025
Durham Cricket are delighted to announce that David Bedingham has committed his future to the club, by signing a new deal at Emirates Riverside.
The 27-year-old, South African, has put pen to paper on a new three-year deal, which will keep him in the north east until at least the end of the 2025 season.
The right-hand batsman who joined Durham ahead of the 2020 season is currently the country’s leading run scorer in the LV= Insurance County Championship where he has amassed 945 runs at an average of 72.69.
He started the season off in emphatic style with an unbeaten 180 against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge following a curtailed 2020 season.
His innings of 257 against Derbyshire earlier in the season saw him ensure a place in the club’s record books scoring Durham’s second highest individual score of all time, in an inning featuring 33 boundaries.
He has illustrated his white ball heroics this summer in both Durham’s Vitality Blast and Royal London Cup campaigns, scoring 298 runs in the Blast and 292 runs in the One Day Cup.
Reacting to his extended deal, Bedingham said: “It feels good to have signed an extension here at Durham, if they had said I’d have been given a contract extension at the start of the year I’d have been delighted, so I’m glad it’s been offered to me and I’m glad that I’ve accepted. I love the north east, I love the guys, so I’m excited. I see myself here, hopefully long term.
Director of Cricket, Marcus North said: “David has had an outstanding season to date, and we are extremely excited that he has committed his long-term future to Durham.”
“He is continuing to learn and develop his game under James Franklin and his coaching team, and we all look forward to seeing David play a key part in our team’s success during the next few years.”
Durham Cricket can confirm that batsman Jack Burnham has been released following the completion of his contract and will leave the club to explore other opportunities with immediate effect.