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October 22, 2010
Fast bowler Ruel Brathwaite has signed a two-year contract with Durham. Brathwaite, 25, had trialled with the Durham second XI earlier in 2010 before he was asked to join the main team for the final two weeks of the season.
"I was delighted to be offered a contract with Durham after my initial spell with them," Brathwaite said. "The boys really made me feel incredibly welcome while I was there and I can't wait to join up with them in pre-season as we prepare for our 2011 campaign. I'm excited for the opportunity ahead and I'm looking forward to making my mark."
Brathwaite, 25, made his Durham debut in the club's final County Championship match of the season against Somerset and had match-figures of 4 for 118. Hailing from Barbados, Brathwaite was Dulwich College's first cricket scholar and has played first-class cricket for Loughborough University, Cambridge University and the MCC.
"Ruel has a great attitude and real enthusiasm about the game which really fits well in our dressing room," Geoff Cook, Durham's head coach, said. "We'll be working closely with him to finalise his status as English-qualified. We're pleased that, despite offers from other counties, he decided to commit to Durham."
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