Cameron Bancroft has always been a special player for Durham over the years. He has contributed to Durham on and off the field and also led them to success in 2019 season. Now, once again, he returns to Durham for 2020 season.
Cameron Bancroft had a sensational run for Durham after making a return from his ban. His run tallies are such that, even Australian selectors were impressed with his show in the county cricket. They asked him to make a comeback to the National Team for the Ashes Trophy 2019. However, it wasn’t a sweet return though.
We are delighted to welcome Cameron Bancroft:
Wicketkeeper-batsman Bancroft’s arrival at Durham was questioned in some quarters after serving a nine-month ban from the game for his involvement in the 2018 ball-tampering scandal. But Bancroft captained Durham in both the Specsavers County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup this season.
He scored 726 runs at an average of 45.37 in the four-day game and adding 377 more at 94.25 in the 50-over format. Bancroft will be available for all three formats, though the club is yet to confirm whether or not he will continue as captain.
“We are delighted to welcome Cameron back to Emirates Riverside for our 2020 season. He has had a huge impact on the field with his leadership. And also, undoubted quality through his performances. Cameron has also had an impact off the field as an ambassador for the club with a number of community projects.”
It is expected that several other members of Australia’s Test squad will sign county deals for 2020. Peter Siddle is already on a two-year deal at Essex. Meanwhile, several clubs have enquired about the availability of Nathan Lyon.