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5th November 2009

Mustard Extends Riverside Commitment

Mustard was named the NatWest Pro40 Division One MVP in 2009, averaging over 50 in the competition, as well as claiming the most dismissals by a wicket keeper in the LV= County Championship.

On signing his contract extension, Mustard said, “It’s been fantastic to be a part of Durham’s success over the past few seasons and I wanted to demonstrate my commitment to the club for the coming years by signing on the dotted line for an extra year.  I’ve developed a lot over the last season and I feel that my contribution to the side is only going to improve.”

Durham County Cricket Club Head Coach, Geoff Cook, added, “Phil has matured a great deal over the season, not only with his keeping but as a batsman.  He has taken on the responsibility of opening the batting in the one day competition and Twenty20 Cup and delivered some superb results.  He is undoubtedly an excellent asset behind the stumps as well as a great character to have in the dressing room.”

Chief Executive, David Harker, said, “Phil is one of a number of players who have come up through the Academy ranks to become a vital part of our team and we are delighted to be able to confirm his long term commitment to the club.”