Derbyshire have added to their batting options by signing prolific Alfreton Town batsman Matthew Lineker on a summer contract for the 2011 season.
Lineker, 25, has played second-team cricket for both Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire in the past, and scored 800 runs in 20 innings in the ECB Derbyshire Premier League with two centuries.
‘‘Matt has been a standout performer on the Derbyshire Premier League scene for several years now and he deserves this opportunity to show what he can do in county cricket," Derbyshire Head of Cricket John Morris said.
‘‘If Matt can make a success of this opportunity he will be a fine example for other local players to follow.’’
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