Mark Stoneman: Durham one-day captaincy role an honour

Durham batsman Mark Stoneman

Durham batsman Mark Stoneman says being named the club's limited-overs captain means a lot to him as a north east boy.

The 26-year-old will take charge in the T20 Blast and One-Day Cup competitions.

Last season's skipper Paul Collingwood keeps the County Championship captaincy despite his

Stoneman told BBC Look North: "To come up through the academy and go on to be captain in any format is a huge honour. My family and I are very proud."

This winter, the Newcastle-born opener to last until the end of 2016, a reward for a very successful season last year.

Stoneman scored three first-class centuries to help Durham and amassed 1,011 runs across all formats.

He began this season in similar vein, in the county season curtain-raiser against the MCC in Abu Dhabi.

"Last year was the first time I've got over 1,000 runs," he added. "I see it as a real benchmark now. It has to be my target year in, year out."

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