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29th September 2020 News

Scott Borthwick returns to Durham Cricket

Durham Cricket are delighted to announce the signing of Surrey all-rounder and former Durham player Scott Borthwick.

Borthwick will return to the club for the 2021 season on a new long-term deal. With a year remaining on his contract, Durham is grateful to Surrey agreeing to release Borthwick so that he could return to his hometown club.

Borthwick, who joined Surrey in 2017, enjoyed a successful spell in the capital, playing a key role at the top of the order that lead to Surrey winning the County Championship in 2018.

After coming through the Durham Academy, he was a member of the Durham squad that achieved unprecedented success, winning three County Championships and the one-day trophy. He has also represented England on four occasions across all three formats of the game.

The return of Borthwick follows that of former Academy graduates Paul Coughlin and Ben Raine.

Durham Cricket, Director of Cricket, Marcus North said: “This is an extremely important announcement for the Club, signing a player of this quality is something we have been working towards. This shows the Club’s intent to continue to drive Durham Cricket into another successful era.

“Scott brings a huge amount of experience and provides us with a seasoned performer at the top of the order and a quality spin option.

“It is great to see another one of our homegrown players return as we continue to build towards a big summer for the club in 2021.”

Borthwick added: “This is a really exciting opportunity. I feel it’s the right time in my life and career to move back home, back to my boyhood club following a successful period at Surrey.

“Some of my proudest moments have been winning championships with Durham and I look forward to playing a key role in another successful era at the Riverside.

“I come back a more mature player with my best years ahead of me. I can’t wait to start working with James Franklin and to get stuck in with the lads over the winter.

“I have really enjoyed my time at Surrey and want to thank Alec Stewart and everyone involved for what they had done for me during my four years at the club and I wish everyone the best and look forward to coming up against them in the future.”

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