County news August 7, 2008

Onions commits to Durham

Cricinfo staff

Graham Onions, the Durham fast bowler, has extended his contract with the club until 2011, joining his two team-mates, Mark Davies (end of 2009) and Liam Plunkett (until 2010), who have also committed themselves to the Riverside.

"We are really pleased that Graham has chosen to stay with us especially after a lot of interest from other counties," Geoff Cook, the head coach, told the club's website. "He is one of the most promising young bowlers in the country and I'm sure he will continue to be a great asset to our team. To be able to boast an effective bowling attack made up of local lads, which include Liam Plunkett and Mark Davies, reflects well on the area."

"I'm delighted to be staying at Durham, I love playing for the club and the decision to stay was an easy one to make," Onions said. " It's been a great environment for me to develop my game and the set up here has been great for me over the years. The team is definitely going in the right direction and I want to be able to play a major part in the club's continued success."