Davies departs for Kent

Durham have confirmed the departure of seamer Mark Davies to Kent.

Stockton-born Davies, 31, has impressed his new employers sufficiently as a pre-season triallist.

He said: "Being part of Durham CCC for the past 15 years, coming through the Academy and into the senior squad, has been a major part of my life and obviously I am sad to leave.

"But the time was right to set myself a new challenge, and I'm excited about what the future holds at Kent."