Turner stays but Lineker goes
Derbyshire have rewarded paceman Mark Turner for an impressive season with a new two-year contract.
Turner was the Falcons’ standout Clydesdale Bank 40 bowler this year, taking 17 wickets at an average of just 24.
Head coach Karl Krikken said: “While our strategy moving forward continues to centre on the development of homegrown talent, it is also important to maintain the services of our recruited cricketers who are established members of the squad.
“A new two-year contract is recognition of the progress Mark has made during the 2012 season. He can go on to be an excellent bowler for this club in years to come.”
Derbyshire, currently top of Division Two in the LV= County Championship, have opted not to renew opener Matt Lineker’s deal.
Krikken added: "Matt departs with the very best wishes of everyone at the club. His journey from club cricketer to professional is a fine example to young players around Derbyshire and throughout the country.
“He got off to a few positive starts during his run in the team this year, but was unfortunately unable to convert them into big scores and we are now looking at alternative options at the top of the order for next season.”