Tuesday 8 April 2008 

Derbyshire Announce Signing Of Dominic Telo

Derbyshire have landed an eleventh hour boost ahead of the county season with the capture of South African batsman Dominic Telo.

The 22-year-old batsman signs for the Phantoms on the back of a good 2007/08 season in South Africa during which he scored 648 runs, in eight matches, at an average of 58.90.

After notching three centuries during the campaign, Telo was becoming widely tipped as a future South African international but he has now committed to the English game by signing a two-year contract at the County Ground.

Telo’s fine form in 2007/08 saw him help Western Province to the final of the Provincial Three Day Challenge in his homeland where he was left stranded on 99 not out in a 42 run defeat.

He made his highest first-class score of 134 not out against Boland in November – a game which saw Telo notch centuries in both innings.

Head of Cricket John Morris said: “Dominic is one of the brightest young batsmen in the South African game and we are naturally delighted to have tempted him to Derbyshire.

“It is important to note that Dominic has signed with the intention of qualifying so that he can eventually play as an English cricketer. At such a young age, time is certainly on his side.”

Chairman Don Amott said: “The most exciting aspect of this signing is the fact that we have managed to tempt a young cricketer, with his best years very much ahead of him, to the County Ground.

“We are thrilled that Dominic decided that Derbyshire is where he wants to be and I wish him lots of luck for his time with the Club.”

© Derbyshire CCC

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