Ben Stokes has extended his long association with Durham County Cricket Club by signing a new three-year deal.

The England star, from Cockermouth, has signed new terms to keep him at the north east club until the end of the 2024 season.

Stokes, currently with England in Australia for the Ashes, said he was thrilled to remain with Durham.

He came through the club's academy after being signed as a teenager following impressive performances in Cumbria, where the Stokes family settled ater moving from New Zealand.

Stokes said: “I am delighted to commit to a further three years with Durham.

"I have had some fantastic memories playing for the club over the years and I look forward to experiencing more of this in the future.”

Durham's director of cricket Marcus North added: “Ben is one of the finest players in the world and while we may not see him as much as we would like, his influence around the club remains huge.

“It’s fantastic to see Ben back fit and well following his time away from the game and now back playing for England in the Ashes.”

Stokes, 30, made his first-class debut for Durham in 2010 and has played 64 County Championship games for the club scoring 3,611 runs, as well as starring in limited-overs cricket.

One of the world's leading all-rounders, he recently returned to action after an extended break to prioritise his mental well-being.

After an innings defeat in the first Test in the Gabba, Stokes and England head to Adelaide for the second Ashes Test on Thursday.