Tynedale torchbearer - Paul Collingwood
Last updated at 12:39, Monday, 26 March 2012
ENGLAND international cricketer Paul Collingwood was the obvious choice to carry the torch through Durham on Sunday, June 17.
Born in the county and being a loyal servant of Durham County Cricket Club, the 35-year-old is famous around the globe for his sterling cricketing career.
He is England’s most capped and leading run scorer in one day international cricket and famously captained the country to the Twenty20 World Cup championship in 2009.
Now living in Stocksfield, Collingwood is an ambassador for the region and was nominated by Durham County Council such is the high esteem in which he is held.
First published at 11:58, Monday, 26 March 2012
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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