DURHAM bowler Graham Onions has signed a new two-year contract extension with Durham, committing himself until the end of the 2017 season.

Onions, 31, the leading wicket taker in the county championship last season with 70, said: “I’m delighted to have signed for another two years.

"Last season was magnificent and to play a part in such an amazing team effort is something that will stay with me for a long time.

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“I still get an enormous sense of pride playing for my county and with the crop of young players coming through I'm confident we can have lots more success. These are exciting times at Durham, and it's great to be a part of it all.”

Coach Jon Lewis added: “Graham's bowling record speaks for itself, but he is also a key figure in the dressing room and the example he sets the younger bowlers in particular is invaluable. To have someone of Graham's stature in our squad for the next few seasons will be a massive asset.”