Scott Elstone has signed a new two year contract with Derbyshire committing him to the Club until the end of the 2016 season. The 23-year-old, who joined the county during the winter on an initial one-year deal, has been awarded a new contract after making an impressive start to the 2014 campaign. Elstone hit a career-best unbeaten 212 for the Second XI against Worcestershire in April, earning him a call-up to Graeme Welch’s four-day side where he made his first-class debut in the recent fixture against Kent. During an extended trial period with the Club in 2013, the Dunstall Cricket Club man scored 872 runs at an average of 35, including four fifties and one hundred, for the Second XI - as well as making his Derbyshire debut in the Yorkshire Bank 40 match versus Essex.
Graeme Welch, Elite Performance Director, said: “Since I have been at the Club, I have been impressed with Scott’s attitude, professionalism and work ethic and we’re delighted to have now tied him to the Club for the next two seasons.
“He is a talented lad who can play a role with both bat and ball in all formats. “He’s worked really closely on his batting with John Sadler and his game has been improving rapidly.
“Talented young cricketers playing league cricket in Derbyshire should also make no mistake about it; Scott’s excellent performances in local cricket for Dunstall have played a massive part for him.”