Strong form with the bat for the Unicorns has earned former Somerset batsman Wes Durston a deal to play Twenty20 cricket for Derbyshire in the Friends Provident competition.
Durston, released by Taunton last year, has scored 201 runs at 50.25 in the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition including an unbeaten 117 in 65 balls in their recent victory over Sussex.
“Wes put himself in the shop window for counties with his magnificent innings against Sussex and we are delighted to have secured his services for our Friends Provident t20 campaign," Derbyshire Head of Cricket John Morris said.
“Form and confidence are very important in cricket, particularly the short forms of the game, and Wes is brimming with both at the present time.
“He will add competition for places in our batting line-up and that can only be healthy as we strive for a successful campaign.”
Durston, who will not be available to play four-day cricket during his stay with Derbyshire, played for Somerset between 2002 and 2008, averaging 38.85 in first-class cricket and scoring 386 runs in Twenty20 cricket.
Derbyshire begin their home FP t20 campaign against Warwickshire on 9th June.
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