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Collingwood commits to another year at Durham

Paul Collingwood’s playing career will go into a 22nd year after the all-rounder signed a new contract at Durham for the 2017 season.

Collingwood, 40, captained the county to the County Championship title in 2013 and has played an instrumental role in the club’s recent successes.

The former England main has also taken over captaincy duties in all formats until the end of this season following the news Mark Stoneman will leave the club for Surrey.

Collingwood said: “I am so proud to still be playing for my home county who have given me the perfect environment to fulfil all of my cricketing dreams.

“I feel that I can continue to contribute to the team and I really want to help develop the next generation of Durham cricketers.

“I know that this club still has so much to offer English Cricket and I continue to be excited by the young talent coming through the ranks.”

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