Alan Walker

Alan Walker

One of the most memorable images from 2014 took place at the top of the Don Robson pavilion steps on September the 17th.

A weary but elated Chris Rushworth was given a standing ovation as he left the field and when he approached the dressing room, he was embraced by Alan Walker, the man whose 19-year record he had just broken. Rushworth's 15-95 against Northamptonshire eclipsed Walker's return of 14-177, which was achieved in a match with Essex at Chelmsford in 1995.

The Emley-born coach said he was delighted that Rushworth could now boast the best figures in a championship match for the county, particularly as it contributed towards a thumping late season victory.

Durham would use that momentum to win the Royal London One-Day Cup a few days later, as Walker's partnership with Head Coach Jon Lewis produced silverware in it's first full year.

As a player, the Yorkshireman made nearly 250 professional appearances for Northamptonshire and Durham before being named as second team coach/captain in 1998. He scored an unbeaten half-century in his final second eleven championship match in 2003 and even made a surprise appearance for the first team the next summer.

First Class Highest Score - 41* (v Warwickshire, 1987)
List A Highest Score - 30 (v Durham, 1993)
Twenty20 Highest Score -

Best First Class Bowling Figures - 8-118 (v Essex, 1995)
Best List A Bowling Figures -  4-7 (v Ireland, 1987)
Best Twenty20 Bowling Figures -

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