Two shoulder injuries, a back injury and a finger injury resulted in David Bedingham not being able to replicate the highs of the 2021 season.
An outstanding 2021 season saw Bedingham break records galore and named in the PCA Men’s Team of the Year and his start to 2022 saw him get off on the same path.
76 off 85 balls with 11 fours and 1 six got the South African off to a more than ideal start in a dominant draw against Glamorgan in Cardiff.
He then continued his imperious form from the 2021 campaign with a flawless hundred displaying an incredible array of strokes, falling just short of a double hundred with 191 against Leicestershire in Chester le Street.
His second century of the summer came three weeks later at New Road with 135 on the day he was batting with Ben Stokes. His 135 probably went under the radar as the 29-year-old witnessed up close Stokes blasting the ball around New Road.
Bedingham and Stokes shared a stand of 220 for the fifth wicket as both played their part in a dominant morning session with a staggering 210 runs from just 27 overs.
A back injury sustained in the gym meant he missed the Middlesex clash at Lord’s but returned in time for the T20 Blast, however, this was cut short after 8 games due to a shoulder injury picked up in the field against Worcestershire in Chester le Street.
Injury to his shoulder kept Bedingham out the entirety of the Royal London Cup, however the South African did return for Durham’s final 3 County Championship games of season, contributing towards two wins against Sussex and Leicestershire.
- Durham representative number
- Right-hand batsman, wicket-keeper
- First-class debut
- vs Yorkshire (July 2020)