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Derbyshire CCC complete signing of Brooke Guest from Lancashire

Derbyshire CCC complete signing of Brooke Guest from Lancashire
Derbyshire CCC complete signing of Brooke Guest from Lancashire
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Derbyshire have completed the signing of young wicketkeeper-batsman Brooke Guest from Lancashire on a two-year deal.

The 23-year-old will join the squad on-loan for the remainder of the current campaign, before starting a permanent deal ahead of the 2021 season.

Guest, who made his first-class debut in 2018, has featured in two County Championship matches, completing five catches and averages 20.50 in two List A fixtures for Lancashire.

While his first-team opportunities have been limited, the youngster showed his ability in front of the stumps during the 2019 Second XI Championship, scoring two half-centuries in four appearances.

Derbyshire will be without wicketkeeper Ben McDermott this summer, the Australian’s arrival pushed back to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Guest will provide an additional wicketkeeping option alongside Harvey Hosein.

Head of Cricket, Dave Houghton, said: “We were already excited by the prospect of bringing Brooke in at the start of next season, so we are thankful to Lancashire for allowing him to come on-loan now.

“He’s a player who has quality with the gloves and the bat, and he will give us some much-needed competition in that department.

“We now have two good wicketkeepers who we know we can rely on at any given moment, something that’s key in this condensed period.”

Guest added: “I’m really pleased to be at Derbyshire and I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone.

“I want to use this time to make my mark before next season. The coaches have made it clear that there will be opportunities and rotation this summer, so I’m determined to take any chances which come my way.”