Burgoyne belongs to Derbyshire
Peter Burgoyne, an England Under-19 international at 17, has signed a two-year contract with Derbyshire.
The off-spinning all-rounder, who turns 18 next month, is on a summer deal in 2012 while he completes his education before becoming a full-time professional for the following campaign.
Burgoyne has enjoyed a breakthrough year, including two List A appearances for the Falcons and six U19 one-day internationals against South Africa.
He took 2-36 on Clydesdale Bank 40 debut against Middlesex at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield, before striking the winning runs in an away victory over Kent a week later.
Canterbury was also the scene of Burgoyne’s match-winning spell of 4-8 from 6.2 overs as England beat South Africa by two wickets in the sixth ODI.
Derbyshire head coach Karl Krikken said: “Peter is an excellent executor of skills, he plays cricket in a refreshingly fearless way and he has enjoyed an impressive season in 2011.
“An England Under-19s call-up was rich reward for a rapid progression in Peter’s game, and he did himself and the club proud during the series against South Africa.
“Peter wasn’t overawed by making his first team debut at the age of 17 – and he also turned in a string of impressive performances in all competitions for the second XI.
“We have high hopes for Peter’s career and we are delighted he has committed his future to Derbyshire.”
Burgoyne said: “It has been a great year for me and I’m delighted to end it in the knowledge that I’m on the way to becoming a professional cricketer.
“The Derbyshire County Cricket Club Academy has been a fantastic learning experience and it has played a huge part in my development as a player.
“In particular I would like to thank Karl Krikken and Howard Dytham for the role they have played in helping me into this position.
“I will continue to work hard on my game with the aim of retaining my place in the England Under-19s squad and playing more first-team cricket for Derbyshire.”
Chairman Chris Grant added: “The emergence of Peter in 2011 has added further weight to our strategy of backing home-grown cricketers.
“He did Derbyshire proud by shining on the international stage and it’s great that we are leading the way in terms of producing young cricketers with international potential.”