Gareth Breese may have played his last game for Durham.
The 38-year-old spin bowling all-rounder will leave at the end of this season, and his chances of playing again may hinge on the Riversiders reaching the Royal London Cup knockout stages. That will be determined in next week’s final matches, which Durham will sit out.
Ryan Buckley’s selection at Old Trafford yesterday suggests Breese’s sporadic First-Class Durham career is at an end. Breese won one Test cap for West Indies before joining Durham in 2004. He played 67 First-Class matches, 151 List A games, and this season became only the second player to make 100 Twenty20 appearances for them.
Breese was part of the side which won Durham’s first major silverware, the 2007 Friends Provident Trophy, but his contribution in the dressing room perhaps caused coach Jon Lewis to call him “a bit of a legend at the club”.
Breese has been studying for his coaching badges and working with the club’s academy, so unless he finds another county for 2015, this may not be the end of his time with the club.