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Cricket: Paul Borrington looks to the future after release by Derbyshire

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 11, 2014

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE ... Paul Borrington has been released by Derbyshire and is considering his options.

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PAUL Borrington is looking to the future following his release by Derbyshire after 16 years at the County Ground.

The 26-year-old opening batsman was let go by the county this week after 43 first class games and nine half-centuries.

"I've been there since I was 10, so I'm obviously disappointed to leave," said the former Repton schoolboy and Loughborough University man.

"Hopefully it can be a new beginning for me, whether in cricket or outside of cricket.

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"It's been a difficult couple of weeks or so."

One of the first players to come out of Derbyshire's academy, Borrington has been a prolific run scorer at club level and also has two first class centuries to his name.

His best score for Derbyshire was 98 against Northamptonshire in 1012.

"There's plenty of cricket to come from me," he said. "I'll wait and see what other opportunities are available.

"I'm trying to keep my options open and see what comes around.

"Hopefully I should be available for every Ticknall game for the rest of the season.

"We're still in the Burton Breweries Cup and the Derbyshire Premier Cup, so hopefully we can win one or both of those."

Borrington, who despite his outstanding talent never quite nailed down a first-team spot at the County Ground, leaves Derbyshire with a first class average of 24.02 for the county.

To date he has 2,034 runs for university and county in first class cricket at an overall average of 27.12.

Mark Turner has left Derbyshire after the club elected not to offer him a new contract for next season.

The 29-year-old arrived at the County Ground in 2011 and has since played 21 first-class matches, taking 43 wickets at an average of 44.25.

The former Durham and Somerset fast-bowler made 41 appearances in limited-overs formats, adding a further 49 dismissals. Turner has joined Northamptonshire for the remainder of the season.

Derbyshire's Royal London One-Day Cup match against Essex Eagles at the County Ground yesterday was abandoned without a ball bowled.

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