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Durham Cricket is delighted to announce that Alex Lees has committed his future to the club, by signing a new deal at Seat Unique Riverside.

Alex Lees
Alex Lees

The 29-year-old, opening batter, has put pen to paper on a new three-year contract extension, which will keep him in the north east until at least the end of the 2025 season.

Lees, who made his England Test debut while at Durham played 10 matches for his country, scoring two half-centuries during that time.

Following his move to Durham from Yorkshire in 2018, Lees is close to approaching 3000 first-class runs for the county - with a top score of 182 not out against Glamorgan earlier this season.

The Halifax born cricketer has represented Durham in all formats since arriving in the north east scoring a career best List-A 126* against Essex in the 2021 Royal London Cup – guiding Durham to a two-wicket win.

On his contract extension, Lees said: “I am delighted to resign for the club, and I am looking forward to perusing some silverware and regain my place in the test team.

“Durham afforded me an opportunity to play regular first team cricket again and I’m glad I can show some gratitude by extending my terms.”

Director of Cricket, Marcus North added: "“To have Alex commit his future to Durham is brilliant news for the Club.

"Since joining in 2018, his performances on the field and contributions behind the scenes have been outstanding.

“We look forward to Alex continuing to be central to our success over the next few years and beyond.”

©Cricket World/John Mallett