Dickson to leave Kent for Durham
Dickson to leave Kent for Durham

Opening batsman Sean Dickson will be leaving Kent Cricket to join Durham ahead of the 2020 domestic season, after turning down a contract extension with the Club.

Initially, the right-hander will be joining Durham on loan for the 2020 season, before joining full-time from the 1st November on a two year deal.

Dickson made his Kent debut in 2015 and went on to make 120 appearances in all formats for the county, scoring 4,450 runs at 32.72.

He recorded the Club’s highest post-War first-class total in 2017, amassing 318 runs against Northamptonshire in the County Championship at The County Ground, Beckenham.

He was part of the side that reached the 2018 Royal London One-Day Cup Final at Lord’s, and also Kent’s promotion-winning side back to Division One of the Championship that same year.

Kent Cricket’s Director of Cricket, Paul Downton, said: “Sean has been a good servant to Kent Cricket during his four seasons here, both with the bat and in the field.

“His attitude on and off the field has been exemplary and everyone associated with the Club wishes Sean all the best for the future.”

Durham’s Director of Cricket, Marcus North said: “We’re delighted that Sean has signed for Durham and we have been able to secure the signature of a proven performer in English Cricket.

“Sean’s record in first-class cricket is exceptional, with a track record of scoring big hundreds and a reputation as one of the best fielders in the country, he will bring additional experience and quality to the Durham squad.

“We look forward to welcoming Sean to the North East and seeing him make a big impact at Emirates Riverside.”