Friday 29 July 2011 

Derbyshire Hand Borrington New Contract

Derbyshire Hand Borrington New Contract
Derbyshire Hand Borrington New Contract
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Derbyshire have awarded opening batsman Paul Borrington a new three-year contract that will see him stay with the club until the end of the 2014 season.

Borrington, 23, came through Derbyshire's Academy and has made the headlines in club cricket this season, scoring eight centuries for Ticknall and heading the .

He also has two first-class centuries and five half-centuries to his name and he is pleased to have been rewarded with a new deal.

"I am delighted to have been given this opportunity to continue my development as a professional cricketer with Derbyshire," he said.

"Naturally I now want to force my way into the first team and to enjoy a long and successful career in the first-class game."

Head Coach Karl Krikken said: "I have worked with Paul from a very young age and he has all the attributes to succeed at the top of the order in the first-class game.

"Paul has made occasional appearances in the first team since making his debut in 2006 and he was prolific against county opposition during his time with Loughborough MCCU up to 2009.

"The challenge for him now is to earn a place in the starting eleven on merit by scoring runs in the Second XI, then to sustain his position with more runs at first team level."

Chairman Chris Grant added: "I’m delighted to see another of our young Academy graduates commit his future to the Club.

"The awarding of this contact demonstrates that Paul has our full backing. Now he will be given maximum support in the quest for a long and prosperous professional career."

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