|Durham Representative No.:||68|
|Role:||Left Hand Bat, Wicketkeeper|
Twitter - @colonel19
Date of birth - 8 October 1982 Sunderland, County Durham
Durham First Class Debut - May 2002 v Sri Lanka (home)
Durham stalwart Phil Mustard has an important year ahead, not least because it is his benefit year.
Mustard started the first-class campaign as first choice wicketkeeper but by the end, he was not even playing for Durham after his lack of game time prompted a loan move to Lancashire.
He still featured heavily in the limited-overs side of the game, impressing during the One-Day Cup opener at Somerset with a superb 98, and he ended joint-highest run-scorer with fellow opener Mark Stoneman.
However, it is hoped a benefit year will inspire Mustard to regain his form and subsequently regain his place in Durham's side for all competitions.
The Colonel, as he is affectionately known, will hold a number of events including an evening with Ashley Giles, a PCA Masters fixture along with a Colonel-inspired Murder Mystery evening.
The charities he will raise funds for are the Children's Heart Unit Fund, the Sunshine Fund and the PCA Benevolent Fund.
Mustard has already become the county's leading appearance maker in both first class and T20 cricket, which has ensured that his name is firmly engrained in Durham's highly successful recent history.
First Class Highest Score - 130 (v Kent, 2006)
List A Highest Score - 143 (v Surrey, 2012)
Twenty20 Highest Score - 91 (v Yorkshire, 2013)
Best First Class Bowling Figures - 1-9 (v Sussex, 2013)
Best List A Bowling Figures -
Best Twenty20 Bowling Figures -
Phil Mustard is sponsored by: