Durham: David Harker to step down as chief executive in May

David Harker

David Harker is to step down as Durham County Cricket Club chief executive in May 2013 after 20 years in the post.

The 51-year-old has overseen success at the Chester-le-Street club, with two Championship victories and the award of an Ashes Test for the venue in 2013.

"I have enjoyed a fantastic 20 years," Harker said.

"The club has changed beyond recognition since I joined the team and it's a real honour to have played a part in the fantastic achievements."

Harker will remain involved with the club as a non-executive director.

Meanwhile, chairman Clive Leach has said the club will take time to consider a replacement following Harker's departure.