THREE cricketers have opened two new showhomes at a housing development.

Captain Ned Eckersley and Graham Clark, of Durham Cricket, were special guests at the launch event at Bellway’s Finchale Drive development off Scorers Lane in Great Lumley.

They were joined by former England cricketer and coach of the Northern Superchargers women’s team in The Hundred, Danielle Hazell, to help reveal the new showhomes.

The cricketers cut the ribbon to unveil two four-bedroom showhomes, which are now available for viewing at the development.

Bellway North East has links with Durham Cricket, which is based at the Riverside Ground, in nearby Chester-le-Street, after signing a sponsorship deal earlier this year.

Sales Director of Durham Cricket, Tom Seymour, said: “They are creating a fantastic new housing development for the area and have been really supportive of the club and the community activity we do in the region.

“Our players enjoyed being shown around the new Finchale Drive development and were excited to be part of the official launch event.”

There is currently a choice of three and four-bedroom houses available to reserve at Finchale Drive, with prices starting from £192,995.

Emma Chesterton, head of sales at Bellway, said: “Launching a new showhome is always an exciting time, as it gives buyers the chance to get a taste of what life at the development might be like.”