DURHAM have signed emerging duo Jack Campbell and George Drissell to new deals ahead of the 2022 season.

Campbell, a left-arm seamer, has signed a new deal with Durham having initially joined the club in 2018 where he played in the academy and seconds.

Right-arm off-break bowler Drissell has signed his first deal with the county after impressing for the second XI during the 2021 season.

A former Gloucestershire player, Drissell made his first-class debut against Northamptonshire in the County Championship in 2017. He played seven first-class games for Gloucestershire, taking eight wickets with a best of 4-83 against Glamorgan.

He has made six List A appearances, five of which came for Somerset last summer in their Royal London Cup campaign.

Campbell signs his first professional deal with Durham on the back of a rookie deal over the past two years. The 21-year-old has featured at senior level in all formats for the club, with his County Championship debut coming against Leicestershire in 2019 and returning figures of 1-43 from 17 overs, and played five Royal London Cup games this summer as well as two T20 Blast matches.

“I’m really excited to have signed a new contract with Durham and to continue playing for a great club, with a great group of lads,” said Campbell. “I can’t wait to get back to training this winter and start preparing for a big season next summer.”

Marcus North, Durham’s director of cricket, said: “I am pleased to see Jack’s progression over the past 12 months, having made his first-class debut in 2019, he has gone onto feature across all formats for us. The next 12 months will provide opportunity for Jack to further develop and challenge for regular selection in our first XI.

“I am also delighted that George will be joining us at Durham, he impressed everyone on and off the field when playing for the Second XI last summer and presents us with a skill-set that gives us further options and depth within our squad.”

Drissell added: “I am delighted to be signing for Durham, having played a few games for the 2nd XI last season. I have already seen what the club is about, and it makes me really excited for next season."