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Warwickshire’s off-spinning all-rounder Alex Thomson is to join Durham on a two-month loan deal.

Twenty-seven-year-old Thomson, who has played nine First Class matches for the Bears, will start his loan at Emirates Riverside today and he has the opportunity to feature in seven LV= Insurance County Championship matches,

Paul Farbrace, Director of Cricket at Warwickshire, said: “We think a lot of Alex and this loan move represents the best opportunity for him to get first team cricket during this early part of the season, with Danny Briggs confirmed as our starting spinner.

“This loan move gives Alex an excellent opportunity at Durham to play some competitive games and to continue his development at Durham after starting all five First Class fixtures last year. We will certainly be closely monitoring his progress.

“He’s due back at the end of May and will have an opportunity to compete for a place in the Vitality Blast team and subsequently the Royal London Cup, where he performed superbly in 2019.”