England all-rounder Ben Stokes has donated a "significant" sum to help Durham's under-16 side fund their trip to Dubai in the Ramada Gulf Cup. He is currently on England duty in Sri Lanka, but he has not forgotten his roots after coming through the ranks at Durham.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for some of Durham’s young guys to gain invaluable experience, learn about other cultures and play high-level cricket on some good pitches,” said Stokes.
The all-rounder played in the competition himself as a teenager, going on to represent the county across all senior formats.