Matt Critchley signs new Derbyshire deal

All-rounder Matt Critchley has signed a two-year contract extension with Derbyshire.

Sunday, 26th July 2020, 8:58 am
Updated Sunday, 26th July 2020, 8:58 am
Matt Critchley has signed a new deal at Derbyshire. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Critchley has become a key member of the side in all formats since making his debut in 2015, taking 135 wickets and scoring three centuries.

He also enjoyed his Vitality Blast campaign with the ball in 2019, claiming 17 wickets at an average of 18.52.

The 23-year-old, who has 3,229 Derbyshire runs in all formats to his name so far, will remain at The Incora County Ground until the end of the 2022 season.

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Head of Cricket, Dave Houghton said: “Matt is a big member of our squad, both on the field and in the dressing room.

“He’s already shown the kind of quality he possesses with bat and ball in all formats. It’s key for our long-term cricket strategy that we retain our young talent and we are really excited to see Matt’s continued development over the next two years.”

Critchley added: “The club and its Members are special to me. It’s where my career started and I’m really pleased to have committed my future to Derbyshire.

“The coaches, players and supporters have all been brilliant with me over the years, and I think it’s key at this stage in my career to be in an environment when I have the opportunity to improve my game.

“We’ve tasted success in recent seasons, and now we want to go even further. I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve as a group.”