Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Derbyshire sign Thakor on two-year deal

The announcement this morning of the signing of Leicestershire's Shiv Thakor on a two-year deal may not seem massive for too many people, but be assured that it is, my friends.

At twenty, Thakor is one of the country's brightest talents and the quest for his signature on a contract was strong and competitive. There is much to like about the player, a batsman who already averages just under forty, as well as being able to bowl good overs and take wickets in all forms of the game.

His average is only seven an over in T20, the benchmark of a good player and it is telling that he moved because of his desire to work with Graeme Welch.

Equally telling is his interest in our signing Cheteshwar Pujara and the work done by Tom Poynton and the club among the local Indian community bears fruit once more.

A fantastic signing, not just for potential but for immediate results, because this lad can play.

More from me later. A long drive awaits...

But the cricket world will be impressed by this one - and you should be too.

I know I am. Good to see we'll still have a Shiv in our side...

1 comment:

Tim, Chesterfield said...

Not a bad day for the club all round. This signing pleases me for a few reasons, not least because it's us taking another county's best young player and not the other way around.