Full name Paul Michael Borrington
Born May 24, 1988, Nottingham
Current age 28 years 334 days
Major teams Derbyshire, Loughborough UCCE
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Height 5 ft 10 in
Education Repton School; Loughborough University
Relation Father - AJ Borrington
|First-class debut||Leicestershire v Derbyshire at Leicester, Sep 8-11, 2005 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Derbyshire v Essex at Chesterfield, Jul 7-10, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Derbyshire v Glamorgan at Derby, Sep 27, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||Derbyshire v Hampshire at Derby, Aug 26, 2013 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|11||Derby 2nd XI||v Lancs 2nd XI||Liverpool||22 Jul 2014||Other|
|7||Derby 2nd XI||v Lancs 2nd XI||Neston||21 Jul 2014||Other OD|
|23, 0||Derbyshire||v Essex||Chesterfield||7 Jul 2014||FC|
|0, 29||Derbyshire||v Indians||Derby||1 Jul 2014||Other|
|8, 3||Derbyshire||v Kent||Canterbury||22 Jun 2014||FC|
|17, 38||Derbyshire||v Surrey||Derby||15 Jun 2014||FC|
|6, 86*||Derbyshire||v Leics||Leicester||8 Jun 2014||FC|
|10, 9||Derbyshire||v Hampshire||Southampton||1 Jun 2014||FC|
|42||Derbyshire||v Gloucs||Derby||25 May 2014||FC|
|15||Derby 2nd XI||v Notts 2nd XI||Long Eaton||22 May 2014||Other T20|
Paul Borrington, despite being born over the border in Nottingham, have his allegiances to Derbyshire and so followed in the footsteps of his father, AJ Borrington, who played for the club between 1970 and 1982. A student at Repton School and Loughborough University, he possesses some of his father's caution as a middle-order batsman and most of his opportunities have tended to come in the four-day game.
Borrington's opportunities were limited until he made his maiden hundred (for Loughborough UCCE against Worcestershire) in May 2008 and by the end of the summer he had gained a regular spot in the county first team. He made an inauspicious start to first-class cricket, bowled for 4 leaving a straight one on debut against Leicestershire.
Consistent performances, and a desire by his county to hold on to a young talent that had been nurtured by them, led to further extensions to his contract with Derbyshire in 2009 and 2011, keeping him with the county at least until 2014.
Borrington looked ready to secure one of the opening slots at the start of the 2011 season, only to suffer torn ankle ligaments during fielding practice. Once fit again he struggled at first to regain his place in a settled side but played in more than half of the Championship matches in 2012. The following season, he suggested a slightly more attacking game by forcing himself into Derbyshire's 40-over side.
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