Durham Cricket relaunches with new badge for limited overs cricket

New Durham crest
Durham will wear a new crest (left) for limited overs games, but keep their heraldic shield for County Championship matches

Durham will be known as Durham Cricket and have a new limited-overs crest as part of a rebrand.

The county has merged the board and club behind the scenes, which has prompted the relaunch that includes a new badge and new kit.

The switch away from being known as Durham Jets for Twenty20 matches also sees the red kit ditched.

Instead, the traditional blue and yellow of the heraldic shield will be worn in limited-overs formats.

"It's definitely time to move forward," chief executive Tim Bostock told BBC Look North. "The old Durham badge of the county cricket club with the scroll is a bit tired and old fashioned.

"We've got the heraldic shield, which is the badge that our loyal fans will want to keep and we are.

"We're going through a merger with the Durham Cricket Board and the Durham County Cricket Club that all have their own badges, but that needs tidying up - a simple Durham Cricket. We are one 'Durham Cricket'.

Durham were also previously known as the Dynamos, before taking on the Jets name after a link-up with Emirates airline.

Durham badge
Durham's old crest will be replaced for the new season