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Derbyshire have signed Lancashire fast bowler, Liam Hurt, on a short-term loan

Derbyshire County Cricket Club
Derbyshire County Cricket Club

Hurt, 28, will come straight into the squad to face Nottinghamshire in the final fixture of the opening block of LV= County Championship cricket before the Vitality Blast begins, following the recurrence of a hamstring injury to Ryan Sidebottom.

The right-arm quick has previously played three first-class matches, claiming best figures of 4-27 during Lancashire’s Bob Willis Trophy campaign in 2020.

Head of Cricket, Mickey Arthur, said: “I’ve been impressed with our bowling so far this season in what has often been batting-friendly conditions.

“While Ben Aitchison’s recovery from injury is progressing well and Luis Reece returned to bowl a handful of overs last week, our core attack have had a heavy workload and Liam will bring a different dimension to the unit while we assess the injury to Ryan Sidebottom.

“Liam is a good fast bowler with plenty of talent, so I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do for us this week.”

Hurt added: “I’m keen to play more first-class cricket and there’s a great setup at Derbyshire with Mickey Arthur and his coaching staff.

“The Club have made a good start to the season and I hope to contribute this week and also test myself again in the red ball format.”