• Durham skipper Paul Collingwood commits to another year

    by  • October 7, 2017 • Cricket

    Former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood has signed a new one-year contract with the county side Durham to extend his playing career into a 23rd year of cricket.

    The 41-year-old, who remains a key performer for the Riverside Ground outfit, has scored more than 1,087 at an average of 49.41 in 2017 County Championship.

    Collingwood, who played 68 Tests and 197 ODIs for England, is delighted to put pen to paper at the troubled north-east outfit. He said: ‘I’ve proven this season that I still have a lot to offer.

    ‘Despite a challenging season I still feel we can compete for promotion back to the First Division in 2018.

    ‘We will keep fighting, that’s the Durham spirit. I will try and help them right until I have zero energy left. At the minute I still have plenty.’

    Collingwood hit Durham’s first NatWest T20 Blast century against Worcestershire.