Champions Town have just got a bit stronger

Peterborough Town professional Paul McMahon bowling to the club's latest signing Tim Young on East Midlands Twenty/20 Finals day in 2011.

Peterborough Town professional Paul McMahon bowling to the club's latest signing Tim Young on East Midlands Twenty/20 Finals day in 2011.

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Peterborough Town have strengthened their line-up as they seek a fourth consecutive Northamptonshire Premier Division title.

The Bretton Gate-based club have signed top-order batsman Tim Young, a former Nottinghamshire youth team player who has moved south with work and has ambitions of playing for Cambridgeshire in Minor Counties cricket.

Young has experience of captaining his home club Wollaton in the Nottinghamshire Premier League and has had considerable success in the Twenty20 format. Indeed, he came up against Town in 2011 in the finals day of the East Midlands competition at Bretton Gate, taking the attack to seamers Ajaz Akhtar and Basharat Hussain in the course of scoring 62 off just 45 balls.

Young (23) said: “I was keen to join a club with a strong squad who will be competing for honours in several competitions. Hopefully I can play a part in another League title and more Twenty20 success for Peterborough this season.”

Town skipper Lewis Bruce said: “Losing Alex Mitchell and Ashley Rodgers is obviously a big blow, but signing Tim on top of the return of Dave Clarke means that our batting line-up will be more imposing than ever. Paul McMahon has played a lot with Tim in the past and talks very highly of him both as a cricketer and a bloke, so I’m delighted to welcome him to Bretton Gate.”

Town start their Premier Division campaign with a home fixture against Wollaston on Saturday, April 25.