Squad - Wes Durston

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ALL-ROUNDER 

Wes
Durston

Bat: Right-hand
Bowling: Right-arm off-break
Birth Place: Taunton
Date of Birth: 06/10/1980

High Score: 151 (v Gloucestershire 2011)
Best Bowling Figures: 5-34 (Yorkshire 2012)

Sponsored by: David and Peggy Skipworth

PROFILE

Taunton-born all-rounder Wes Durston joined Derbyshire in 2010 and quickly became an integral part of both the Club’s limited overs and four-day sides.

Durston began his career with hometown side Somerset and become a regular part of their middle order by 2006. The previous year had been something of a breakthrough year as he played in seven Championship games and was an ever-present in Somerset’s victorious Twenty20 cup campaign.

He had shown promise ever since his debut in 2002 with a brisk 45-ball 55 against West Indies A, but after eight seasons at the county Durston lost his contract in 2009.

He signed up with the Unicorns - the ECB's Recreational XI of the best un-contracted players in the country - and smashed 117 from just 68 deliveries to lead his team to a record run chase as they reached 326 to beat Sussex in a Clydesdale Bank 40 clash in May 2010.

That innings put Durston on the radar once again and he was duly signed by Derbyshire for their domestic Twenty20 campaign. After blazing a club record 111 off 59 deliveries against Nottinghamshire he was offered a full-time contract.

In the following two seasons he hit five first-class centuries as well as taking 60 wickets in all cricket. He passed 1,000 first-class runs in one season for the first time in 2011 and was Derbyshire's second highest Championship run-scorer with 801 in the promotion winning 2012 season.

VIDEO

Highlights from Wes Durston's 2013 limited overs campaign in which he became the Club's leading Twenty20 run scorer.

 

 

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