Gordon Muchall wants to cement a place in Durham's Championship side after the exit of several senior players.
Hampshire appoint Durham's all-time record run-scorer Dale Benkenstein as their new first-team coach.
Paul Collingwood is named England assistant coach for the limited-overs tour of the West Indies and the World T20.
Durham director of cricket Geoff Cook says the county champions' slim playing squad may be stretched this season.
County champions Durham confirm the signing of 23-year-old Ireland wicketkeeper Stuart Poynter on a two-year contract.
Coach Jon Lewis says Durham can only budget for all-rounder Ben Stokes' absence if he earns a full-time central contract.
Durham opening batsman Mark Stoneman signs a deal to stay at Chester-le-Street until the end of the 2016 season.
Durham seamer Graham Onions is determined to return to the England team and says missing the Ashes "hurt like mad".
Durham captain and Scotland co-head coach Paul Collingwood would "welcome" the opportunity to join England's coaching team.
Durham appoint Jon Lewis as permanent first-team coach as director of cricket of Geoff Cook takes on a new youth remit.
Durham head coach Geoff Cook says he is ready to resume his duties after making a full recovery from a heart attack.
Durham will start the defence of their County Championship title with an away game against Northants on 13 April next year.
Ex-England seamer Steve Harmison says Durham's Ben Stokes has a good chance of playing in the second Ashes Test.
Durham wicketkeeper Phil Mustard is hopeful of winning a contract for Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League in December.
Durham wicketkeeper Phil Mustard and batsman Keaton Jennings agree new three and two-year deals respectively.
Durham all-rounder Usman Arshad signs a two-year contract after an impressive start to his first-class career.
Durham fast bowler Steve Harmison, one of the stars of England's 2005 Ashes-winning side, retires at the age of 34.
Batsman Gordon Muchall and veteran Gareth Breese sign deals at Durham until the end of 2015 and 2014 respectively.
Worcestershire's Moeen Ali named PCA Player of the Year, with Ben Stokes taking the Young Player prize.
England's most capped ODI cricketer, Paul Collingwood, is to help Scotland prepare for their World Cup qualifiers.
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