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[VIDEO] Borrington targeting all forms

PaulBorringtonPaul Borrington is targeting a spot in all forms after impressing in both the one and four-day competitions last season.  

The 25-year-old appeared in 11 List A fixture in 2013, compiling 237 runs including a career-best 72 against Surrey in August.

His one-day form earned the opener a place at the top of the order in Derbyshire's final four LV= County Championship Division One fixtures in which the Cricket Derbyshire University of Derby Academy graduate hit 209 runs at a shade fewer than 30.

Borrington is now hoping a good winter programme will help him cement his position in all formats as Karl Krikken’s men push for an immediate return to the top flight in 2014.

“I'd liked to have played more [four-day] games last season, but I think this is a good target to have for next season,” he said.

“I want to try and establish myself in the Championship side and nail down my spot in the team. 

“We want to have a good season next year and gain promotion at the first attempt. If we can do this it will allow us to come back into Division One a stronger team as we take the positives from our first year in that division.

“Personally I would like to represent the county in all competitions - I don’t want to just be a four-day player or a one-day player.

“I want to play for Derbyshire as much as possible.

“I spoke to Krikk and Houghts a lot last year about how to play in the one-day competition. I was obviously thrown in there at the start of the season and it was a new role for me. Their advice really helped me and hopefully I can continue to work on that over the winter and nail down a spot in the team.”

Borrington says the Club will be not prioritising a certain competition next year as they push for success in all formats in 2014.

“We have the rest of October off so it’s nice to have a rest and re-charge the batteries. Then we’ll come back in November and start preparations as we push to get back into Division One,” he added.

“All competitions will be a priority - we just want to win as many games as possible.

“Over the years we have performed better in the four-day competition, so to try and improve our one-day performances would be great – but their certainly won’t be any prioritising.

“We’ll sit down in November and talk about how we can improve as a team. We will also look at specific plans for each competition, but we will be looking to win every game.”

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