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Luke Evans returns to Durham

Cricinfo staff

April 30, 2010

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Luke Evans, Northamptonshire's on-loan seamer has been recalled to his main county Durham, two weeks into a 28-day spell on loan.

Evans was called back to the north east by Geoff Cook, the Durham coach, after making two Championship appearances for Northants. During his time at Northants, the 22-year-old seamer took five wickets including a best of 3-53 against Gloucestershire.

In the meantime Durham have been struck by injuries to key pacemen Steve Harmison and Graham Onions. In their absence Durham have failed to be the potent force of the last two seasons, and watched Yorkshire rack up 610 for 6 in their recent Championship match at Headingley.

Evans said he enjoyed his time with Northants but is looking forward to performing for his home county. "The lads have been fantastic and it's been really easy to fit in here. The environment has been superb. Although my time here has been brief, I've learnt a lot. I'm a bit shocked at what's happening. Plans have changed very quickly. Maybe one day I can return and do a job for Northants, but for now I have to focus on Durham."

"When I first came down, I was aware that Northants was a great club. There is a good connection between Durham and Northants and I hope my time here has helped strengthen that relationship."

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