Two pen new Derbyshire CCC contracts

Derbyshire CCC. Paul Borrington
Derbyshire CCC. Paul Borrington

PAUL Borrington and Tim Groenewald have both penned new three-year contracts with Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

Borrington, 23, is a graduate of the Academy and has been in sensational form for Ticknall Cricket Club in the Derbyshire Premier League this season, scoring a record breaking eight centuries. He has two first-class 100s to his name – both scored against county opposition for Loughborough MCCU – as well as five half centuries in four day cricket for Derbyshire.

Derbyshire CCC. Tim Groenewald

Derbyshire CCC. Tim Groenewald

The batsman said: “I am delighted to have been given this opportunity to continue my development as a professional cricketer with Derbyshire. 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.”

Fast-medium bowler Groenewald, 27, was targeted by a number of opposition counties, but has elected to remain at the County Ground in a deal which commits him to the club until the end of 2014.

Groenewald signed for Derbyshire from Warwickshire ahead of the 2009 season and has since played 30 first-class matches as well as a further 61 games in limited overs competitions.

His 104 first-class wickets for Derbyshire have come at an average of 29.50 and Groenewald has become an integral part of the side in all forms of the game taking a further 31 Twenty20 and 29 List A wickets.

With 32 wickets in eight LV = County Championship matches so far this season, Groenewald is on course for a 50-wicket campaign.

Groenewald added: “I have really enjoyed playing my cricket for Derbyshire and I’m delighted to be here for another three years.

“There are a lot of talented young cricketers at the Club and I’m excited about playing alongside them and working towards a successful future.”