Durham: Chris Rushworth agrees new three-year deal

Durham seamer Chris Rushworth has signed a contract extension until 2017.

The 27-year-old has spent his entire career at Chester-le-Street, and his previous two-year deal was due to expire at the end of this summer.

He took 54 wickets at an average of 22.25 as Durham won their third County Championship in six seasons last term.

"Chris has been an integral part of the team for a few years. It's good to plan for the future with senior players like him around," said head coach Jon Lewis.