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England superstar Mark Wood signs three-year deal with Durham

England's Mark Wood celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand's Mitchell Santner by LBW
England's Mark Wood celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand's Mitchell Santner by LBW
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Durham Cricket are delighted to announce that England star Mark Wood has penned a new deal with the club, keeping him in the North East until the end of the 2022 season.

The Ashington born seamer progressed through Durham Academy before making his first team debut against Northamptonshire in the Clydesdale Bank 40 during the 2011 season, followed by his first County Championship appearance against Northamptonshire later that summer.

Since making his Durham debut, Wood has gone onto impress with the England shirt, currently starring with the ball at the 2019 Cricket World picking up sixteen wickets from the eight group matches England have played, sitting eighth in the bowling rankings.

Wood’s bubbly personality and pace with the ball has made him a fan favourite at the Emirates Riverside guiding Durham to their 2013 County Championship winning title picking up 27 wickets throughout the campaign.

The 29-year-old is delighted to have put pen to paper on the new deal, he said: “I am buzzing to be committing another three years to Durham Cricket.

“It is an exciting time for Durham at the moment, with the change in coaches and the new identity, so to be able to bowl more overs and take wickets for this team is something I am excited to carry on doing.

“Whenever I step foot out onto the pitch at the Riverside, I just get a great feeling, it was extra special playing for England against New Zealand last week on home soil, so to know I have at least another three more years of playing here definitely makes me smile.”

The England superstar will be in action tomorrow [Thursday] for England when they take on Australia at Edgbaston in the World Cup Semi Final, as they look to secure a place in the World Cup Final at Lord’s on Sunday.