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Killeen fighting fit for Durham

Neil Killeen
Killeen returned to the Durham side in the win against Gloucestershire

Durham bowler Neil Killeen has said he is in good shape after returning to the side in Wednesday's Friends Provident Trophy win against Gloucestershire.

Killeen, 33, took 5-48 in the four-wicket win at the Riverside after recovering from a calf injury for his first start of the season.

"It's nice to be back out there playing again," he told BBC Newcastle.

"It's been a long eight weeks since I've been injured. I wasn't worried about going out there and performing."

Killeen and his team-mates will now turn their interest to the Twenty20 competition, having failed to qualify for the quarter-final stage of the FP Trophy.

And the Shotley-Bridge born seamer is looking forward to the opening game of the competition against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on Monday.

"We had a good group stage last year in Twenty20 and hopefully we'll take that in again," he said.

"If you look at the line-up which we've got going into it then we've got a terrific opportunity to reach the finals day again and hopefully play a lot better than last year.

"I look forward to it and look forward to challenging my own skills."



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