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All-rounder Andersson joins Derbyshire on loan

Derbyshire has signed all-rounder Martin Andersson on loan from Middlesex for the remainder of the 2018 season. 

The 21-year-old will be available for the rest of the Specsavers County Championship campaign and joins the Derbyshire squad for this week’s fixture versus Glamorgan, starting on Tuesday.

He will replace Sean Ervine in the matchday squad after the 35-year-old announced his retirement from professional cricket with immediate effect.

Andersson, a product of the Middlesex Academy, has featured in two first-class matches for Leeds/Bradford MCCU and has made one senior appearance for Middlesex.

The all-rounder has played in six Second XI Championship fixtures this summer, scoring 267 runs at an average of 33 and with a top score of 87. He has also claimed 10 wickets at an average of 27.

Captain Billy Godleman said: “Martin is a talented young batsman who has come highly recommended.

“With Sean announcing his retirement, we wanted to bring in additional cover and Martin fits the bill as a middle-order batsman who can also provide us with a bowling option.

“We’re grateful to Middlesex and Angus Fraser for allowing Martin to join us for the rest of the season.”

Godleman recently signed a three-year contract extension to keep him at the Club until the end of the 2021 season.

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