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Durham Cricket is delighted to announce that England paceman Mark Wood has signed a new two-year deal at Seat Unique Riverside.

Mark Wood
Mark Wood
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The England and Durham quick has penned a deal which keeps him in Chester le Street until at least the end of the 2024 season.

A product of Durham Academy, the Ashington born seamer made his debut for the Club in 2011 with appearances in both List A and First-class cricket that summer, going onto play 76 times in total for Durham across all three formats.
Wood was part of Durham’s 2013 County Championship winning side, contributing with 27 wickets during that campaign, playing his part in an emphatic win over Surrey claiming 5/44 to tear through the Surrey attack.
Since making his Durham debut, Wood has gone onto impress for England in all formats recording speeds of 97mph during that time.
Injuries restricted the 32-year-old from representing Durham in 2022 but his hostile spell against Warwickshire in 2021 helped Durham to an innings & 127 run win over the 2021 County Champions.
Mark Wood said: “I am really happy to be signing for another 2 years with Durham. I love playing here and whenever I get the chance to come back and play for the club it gives me great excitement.
“Whether it is stepping on the field with Durham or England it is always a special moment to be back home, I’ll be looking forward to helping Durham win cricket matches in the near future, whenever I get the chance to put the shirt back on.”
Director of Cricket, Marcus North said: “It is great news that Woody has reconfirmed his commitment to Durham for a further two years.
“Although due to his international commitments we may not see him too often, whenever he does play for the club his influence on and off the field is extremely valuable.
“His passion for Durham is infectious and we look forward to seeing him representing Durham at some point during the next two seasons.”
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