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Bas de Leede signs with Durham Country Cricket Club

After several memorable months, first with the Morrisville SAMP Army team at the T10 tournament in Abu Dhabi and then the ILT20 tournament with the Mumbai Indians, Bas has signed a two-year professional contract with Durham Cricket.

Obviously, Bas is pleased with his contract: “This is a great step towards more professional cricket. Durham participates in three leagues – four-day, one-day and T20 – where I hope to get opportunities. I am grateful to Durham for giving me this opportunity.” Bas gets time off for the World Cup qualifiers to be played in Zimbabwe in June and July 2023.

Among others, England internationals Ben Stokes, Mark Wood and Brydon Carse will be teammates of Bas at Durham, as well as former VCC player Brandon Glover who signed with the northern county last week.

We will greatly miss Bas as captain, batter, bowler and fielder of VCC 1. But of course, this is an great opportunity that we wholeheartedly grant Bas. All VCCers will closely follow Durham’s performance this year!

About Durham Cricket

Durham plays in the LV Insurance County Championship, the One-Day Cup and in the North Group of the Vitality T20 Blast. They won the County Championship for the first time in 2008, retained the trophy in the 2009 season and then won for a third time in 2013. In one-day competition, they won the 50-plus Friends Provident Trophy in 2007 and the inaugural 50-over Royal London One-Day Cup in 2014. Durham has played in Division Two of the County Championship since the 2017 season. Durham Cricket’s home ground is the Seat Unique Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street.

 

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