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Moore makes Derbyshire switch

Batsman Stephen Moore has joined Derbyshire on a two-year contract following his release from Lancashire.

The former England Lions and Worcestershire opener has amassed 8,843 runs during his first-class career, but made just two LV= County Championship appearances for the Red Rose county in 2013.

The 33-year-old had previously played an integral role in Lancashire's title-winning season in 2011, scoring 1,013 runs at an average of over 40.

Opener Stephen Moore says he "is really looking forward to the opportunity of being part of the set-up at Derbyshire" next seasonMoore said: "I'm really looking forward to the opportunity of being part of the set-up at Derbyshire.

"The elite cricket performance model shows the ambitions of the club and I'm keen to play my part in Derbyshire's future success.

"As well as contributing with the bat, I'm looking forward to making a positive contribution as a senior player in the dressing room."

Derbyshire captain Wayne Madsen said: "We are delighted to have secured Stephen for the next two seasons.

"He's an experienced batsman who can have an impact in all formats and will give us valuable options as we push for success in all three domestic competitions.

"We have a number of talented young cricketers at the club already and working with a player of Stephen's quality and experience will help both their batting and their general approach to the game."

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