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KEATON JENNINGS SIGNS FOUR-YEAR DEAL WITH LANCASHIRE

Opener latest to depart Durham

Keaton Jennings has opted to leave Durham, signing a four-year contract with Lancashire.

Having lost Scott Borthwick and Mark Stoneman to Surrey last summer, T20 captain Paul Coughlin has agreed to join Notts and Graham Onions is set to move on, the loss of Jennings represents another blow to the club.

In a statement from Lancashire Head Coach Glen Chapple said, “I am very pleased Keaton has signed for Lancashire as I know there were other counties chasing his signature. He’s exactly the type of character and player I feel will add strength and depth to our squad.

“Keaton is a fantastic addition for the Club and he will be an important part of the squad, in all formats of the game, over the coming years."

Jennings himself said, “It was an extremely difficult decision to leave Durham, but I am hugely excited about joining Lancashire and playing my cricket at Emirates Old Trafford.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for me to play Division One cricket at a Test Match ground for a Club, like Lancashire, with such a great history and tradition.

“I have been hugely impressed by the vision for the future and playing a part in that alongside some hugely talented individuals and strong leaders.”