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8th February 2021 News

Gareth Harte to leave Durham Cricket

Durham Cricket can confirm that Gareth Harte has left the club to pursue new opportunities in South Africa.

Harte, who joined Durham in 2017 instantly impressed at Emirates Riverside scoring his maiden first-class century in his second game for the club against Kent in April 2018.

His impressive start in the North East continued against Derbyshire, scoring his highest first-class score of 114 during Durham’s second innings. With Durham struggling after an innings apiece and Derbyshire’s bowlers rampant, Harte’s classy innings helped superbly marshal the tail to a respectable lead – one of which Durham were able to defend.

He signed off 2018 with 112 against Middlesex, which ended a productive year for the right-hander.

Harte made 25 first-class appearances for Durham in his 3 and ½ year spell with the club, which included three centuries and four half centuries. Claiming 15 first-class wickets with a best of 4/15 against Derbyshire.

He also found himself used as a late order pinch hitter in the Royal London Cup, chipping in with a number of valuable contributions including an unbeaten 51* against Warwickshire at Edgbaston in 2019.

Gareth Harte said: “I just want to say a massive thank you to all the players, staff and Durham members for their support since I joined the club.

“Durham gave me the chance to play professional cricket something I always wanted to do, and it has been a real honour to wear the Durham crest over the last few years.

“I now believe it is the right time to step away from the professional game and explore new opportunities here in South Africa. I will remember my time with Durham fondly and wish everyone within the club the best on and off the field.”

Director of Cricket Marcus North added: “Gareth has been a valuable and popular member of our squad for the past few years.

“He has led by example through his professional behaviours and has shown progression in his game during his time with Durham. Everyone associated with the club wishes Gareth all the best for the future.”






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