Promising Cumbrian ace Liam Trevaskis has today penned a new two-year contract with Durham Cricket.

The all-rounder, a former Penrith Cricket Club youngster, regularly featured for Durham across all three formats of the game in their 2019 season.

Two highlights from the 20-year-old's campaign were County Championship half-centuries against Sussex and Paul Nixon’s Leicestershire.

Trevaskis is now contracted at Emirates Riverside alongside Jack Burnham and Stuart Poynter, who have both put pen to paper on similar deals, until 2021.

"Durham Cricket are delighted to announce that three of the 2019 playing staff have signed new contracts with the club," a club statement read.

"Liam Trevaskis, Jack Burnham and Stuart Poynter have all put pen to paper to remain at Emirates Riverside on two-year deals.

"20-year-old Liam Trevaskis grasped the opportunity in 2019 as he became the county's premier spinner across all formats.

"In the RLODC [the London One-Day Cup], the left-arm orthodox bowler excelled, bowling 42 overs at an economy of just 4.45 – taking seven wickets in the process.

"He backed that up by taking 12 wickets in the Blast, with an economy rate that ranked fifth out of bowlers who’d bowled 40 overs in the competition."

Durham director of cricket Marcus North has hailed the club's young talent following today's announcement.

"We’ve definitely got a strong platform to push on [from] and that’s exciting," he told Durham's website.

"We’ve got a core group of experienced players and performers with the likes of Chris Rushworth, Ben Raine, Alex Lees and Ned Eckersley. We’ve got them and the investment, and the excitement of the young players.

"They’ve seen a lot of game time – at times they haven’t been the most consistent. [But] they’ve contributed and that’s a bright sign for the future.

"If you look at those players being three years older and if they continue to develop as we expect, we’re going to have a team that can push in the white-ball competitions and push to get promoted.

"That progression, hopefully, sees us becoming competitive in the First Division and for them to develop into First Division players. We want to become a First Division club, we have been traditionally very competitive there.

"We’re in that journey to get back there, but that’s not the end of the journey. The end of the journey is one day winning the County Championship again.

"I think we’ve got that group and that age of player that give some time and that journey – it’s an exciting time for the club to have those players."

Carlisle-born Trevaskis plays for Durham alongside another Cumbrian in the form of Graham Clark, who was born in Whitehaven and started his career at Cleator while Ben Stokes - who grew up in Cockermouth - also plays his club cricket for the North-east side.

Speaking recently to The News & Star about playing with Clark, Trevaskis said: "We played together quite a lot in the T20s this year.

"It’s always nice to play alongside someone from a similar region to the one that you are from.

"Seeing him do well in the white-ball game, it has been good to see."