All-rounder Scott Borthwick is leaving Surrey County Cricket Club to return to his native Durham.
Borthwick, 30, joined Surrey in 2017 and across all formats has hit 2,302 runs and taken 25 wickets in his four seasons with the Club – as well as taking 25 catches, including some memorable grabs in the slip cordon. He will remain at Surrey until the end of the 2020 season.
In 2018 he played an important top order role in Surrey’s memorable County Championship victory, averaging 56.27 with the bat.
In his time at The Kia Oval, Borthwick has become immensely popular and rejoins Durham with the best wishes of everyone at the Club.
Borthwick said: “It feels like the right time in my career to move back up north. I’ve had four fantastic years here and I’ve loved being part of the Surrey family and playing for this amazing Club. I’ll always be a Surrey fan.”
Surrey Director of Cricket, Alec Stewart, added: “Scott has been wonderful and had four very good years here. We’ve enjoyed having him in the dressing room and out on the pitch.
“When Durham approached us about Scott returning I told him we didn’t want him to go but, as family always comes first, if I could get an experienced batsman then he can go with our blessing. Laurie Evans rejoining us means that we can allow Scott to go with one year of his contract left and we wish him all the best.”