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4th November 2021 News

Jack Campbell and George Drissell sign deals with Durham Cricket

Durham Cricket are pleased to announce that Jack Campbell and George Drissell have signed deals with the Club ahead of the 2022 season.

Left-arm seamer, Campbell, signs a new deal with Durham having joined the club in 2018 where he played in the Academy and 2XI team.

Right-arm off break bowler, George Drissell has signed his first deal with Durham Cricket having impressed for the Club’s 2XI team during the 2021 season.

A former Gloucestershire player, he made his first-class debut against Northamptonshire in the County Championship in 2017. He played 7 first-class games for Gloucestershire, taking 8 wickets with a best of 4/83 against Glamorgan.

He has made 6 List A appearances, 5 of which came for Somerset last summer in their Royal London Cup campaign.

21-year-old Campbell signs his first professional deal with Durham on the back of a rookie deal over the past 2 years.

He has since made his debuts in all formats for the club, with his County Championship debut coming against Leicestershire in 2019 returning 1/43 from 17 overs. Campbell played 5 Royal London Cup games this summer and two T20 Blast matches.

Campbell said:“I’m really excited to have signed a new contract with Durham and to continue playing for a great club, with a great group of lads. I can’t wait to get back to training this winter and start preparing for a big season next summer.”

Marcus North, Director of Cricket said: “I am pleased to see Jack’s progression over the past 12 months, having made his first-class debut in 2019, he has gone onto feature across all formats for us. The next 12 months will provide opportunity for Jack to further develop and challenge for regular selection in our first eleven.”

“I am also delighted that George will be joining us at Durham Cricket, he impressed everyone on and off the field when playing for the Second XI last summer and presents us with a skill set that gives us further options and depth withing our squad.”

George Drissell added: “I am delighted to be signing for Durham Cricket, having played a few games for the 2nd XI last season, I have already seen what the club is about and it makes me really excited for next season and going forward! I look forward to joining up with the lads in pre-season and getting underway in 2022.”

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