Rising Cumbrian cricket star Stanley McAlindon has been handed a new deal with Durham.

The England Under-19 international, from Carlisle, has been awarded a rookie deal by the county.

It follows McAlindon’s impressive breakthrough into the county championship and one-day sides at Durham last season.

The 18-year-old former Carlisle Cricket Club player impressed with bat and ball.

He is now one of four Durham prospects to be awarded a rookie deal, with two more signing extensions, all six having progressed through the county's academy.

McAlindon’s memorable summer included a First Class debut against Derbyshire, and also featured for Durham in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

He made his maiden half-century in the latter competition against Leicestershire, while his best bowling figures were four for 29 in the same game.

His displays earned him an England Under-19 cap against Sri Lanka.

Marcus North, Durham’s director of cricket, told the county’s website: “This group of young players have had a successful journey through our pathway and academy and thoroughly deserve their opportunity to join our professional squad.

“Throughout the 2022 season we have seen them break into our Second XI, make professional 1XI team appearances for Durham or represent the England Young Lions.

“We are extremely excited to support and nurture their development further during the next 12 months.”