Scott Borthwick will return to Durham for the 2021 season after having played for Surrey for the past three years.
30-year-old all-rounder Scott Borthwick will finish the 2020 season with Surrey after having played with the team for three years. After then, he will once again return to Durham for the 2021 season after having signed a long-term deal.
Talking about his return to his former team, Borthwick says, ‘I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Surrey, and I'd like to say a big thank you to all of the players, staff and members who supported me during my time there. Durham is really close to my heart, it is a club which I have come through the ranks from Under-9s right through to the academy, so to get the opportunity and chance to represent Durham again was something which really excited me, and I can't wait’.
‘Some of my proudest moments as a cricketer are winning games for Durham and I am desperate to do that again. I know I am 30 now but I still feel young at heart, but I am fit and still feel like my cricket has lots to offer and have some of the best years ahead of me, with both bat and ball. So now is a really good time to come back’, he added.
Borthwick was a part of the Durham squad that bagged home the 2014 ODI trophy as well as three County Championships. However, it was in 2016 that he had left for Surrey along with his teammate Mark Stoneman.
Welcoming him back to the team, Durham’s director of cricket Marcus North says, ‘This is a big signing for us and shows our intent to take this club forward. Scott brings with him a wealth of experience across all three formats and provides us with options at the top of the batting order and as a spinner, which are both areas we need to strengthen’.
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