Phil Mustard: Durham wicketkeeper to leave at end of season

Phil Mustard
Phil Mustard played one-day cricket for England having risen to prominence with Durham

Wicketkeeper Phil Mustard is to leave Durham at the end of the season after 16 years with the county.

Sunderland-born Mustard, 33, made his limited-overs debut in 2000 and has won Championship and one-day titles, and captained the team in all formats.

But more recently he has been a one-day specialist and, following talks, he has failed to agree a new deal when his current one expires in September.

"Phil has been a fantastic servant," said chief executive, David Harker.

"He embodies competitive spirit, loyalty and skill and will be greatly missed by everyone at Durham".

Mustard, who made 10 one-day international appearances for England, is the first player to score 3,000 domestic T20 runs for one club.

He added: "I have achieved great success, winning the Championship three times, and the one-day competition twice.

"However, it is the right time for me to take up a new challenge in my career with a different club."