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Durham CCC announce Nathan Rimmington as Vitality Blast captain

Durham CCC announce Nathan Rimmington as Vitality Blast captain
Durham CCC announce Nathan Rimmington as Vitality Blast captain
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Durham Cricket can today announce the appointment of Nathan Rimmington as Vitality Blast Captain.

Rimmington, who has a wealth of experience in white-ball cricket will lead out Durham in this summer’s tournament which will get underway at home to Lancashire Lightning on Thursday afternoon.

The right arm bowler, who joined the club back in 2017, has been a regular member of Durham’s T20 squad, claiming 16 wickets during last season’s competition with a best of 3/15 against Notts Outlaws.

While, he has been impressive with the ball for Durham in white-ball cricket, the Australian has proven experience in T20 cricket across the globe, having played for the Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League (BBL) – along with featuring for the Karnataka Tuskers in the Abu Dhabi T10 Super League.

Rimmington said: “It’s a huge honour to have been named T20 captain for Durham, something I am really looking forward to.

“A few months back I didn’t expect to be playing any cricket, so to now be playing and having the chance to lead out the team is exciting.

“The north group looks very strong so there is no doubt it will be a challenging one, but I am confident we will be up for the task.”

Director of cricket, Marcus North added: “We are very pleased that Nathan Rimmington has agreed to be our T20 captain this season.

“Nathan is a cricketer with a huge amount of experience, having played around the world, so to have him leading Durham is very pleasing, he will offer a great deal both on and off the field.

“Myself and the staff, look forward to working alongside him, as we look to get ready for our Blast campaign.”