Seamer Chris Rushworth has signed a contract extension at Durham that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2020 season.

Rushworth has been one of the most consistent performers on the county circuit in recent campaigns and was Durham's leading wicket-taker in the County Championship this year with 60 Division Two scalps at an average of 20.01.

He made his first-class debut for Durham in 2010 and played a big part in their championship triumph three years later, while he sits fourth on the list of the county's all-time leading wicket-takers.

The 32-year-old, who follows Cameron Steel and Graham Clark in committing his future to the club, said: "I'm delighted to have extended my contract and still have a huge amount of passion, drive and energy to take wickets for Durham and continue to improve.

"I'm excited for what is to come for the club. We've got a positive dressing room at the minute and hopefully I can use my experience to help some of the younger lads and get the club back into the top division.

"I'm pleased with the way that I performed last season and I'll hopefully demonstrate the same skills in 2019."

Durham head coach Jon Lewis added: "We're delighted to have Chris for another two seasons at least, he's one of Durham's most valuable assets and I'm excited to see him continue to take wickets next season.

"He's one of the finest bowlers in the Specsavers County Championship and he's a been a major part of Durham's success."