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Derbyshire swoop for Durston

Former Somerset batsman agrees T20 contract

Durston: Chance to shine

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Former Somerset batsman Wes Durston has agreed to join Derbyshire for the Friends Provident t20 competition.

The 29-year-old was released by Somerset at the end of last season - and he has been playing for the Unicorns - the ECB's recreational XI - in the Clydesdale Bank 40 league.

And Durston alerted counties to his talents after hammering 117 off 68 balls as the Unicorns toppled Sussex.

Derbyshire head of cricket John Morris said: "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.

"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."