Paul Collingwood to Continue Playing at Durham

With the north-east side trying to avoid relegation to the Second Division of the County Championship, Paul Collingwood has scored 518 runs, while he has averages 68 and taken 21 wickets to help the county reach the quarter-finals of England's One-Day Cup.

updated: August 25, 2014 16:27 IST
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London: Durham captain Paul Collingwood has ditched plans to retire by signing a new one-year deal with his native county, it was announced Monday.

The 38-year-old former England all-rounder, who has recently coached Scotland and may have formed part of Ashley Giles's backroom staff had his old Test colleague become England coach.

But with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) opting for Peter Moores as Andy Flower's full-time successor and Paul Farbrace installed as assistant coach, Collingwood turned all his attention to playing for Durham.

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