Tom Knight, 26

An ex-cricketer has joined Derbyshire Police as a police officer.

Tom Knight, 26, who played for Derbyshire between 2011 and 2016, left his training earlier than planned to join his new shift at Peartree police station in Derby.

After playing for the county, the 26-year-old left to pursue his sporting career in Australia before returning to England to play club cricket in Yorkshire.

Tom said: “As soon as I left Derbyshire Cricket Club I applied to become a police officer but it has taken me a while to get accepted.

“Obviously, I am happy that I have started the job that I have wanted to do since leaving the cricket club.

“I always enjoyed the adrenaline and working under pressure that came with cricket and I believe this is something that I will use on a regular basis in the police.”