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Footitt commits to Derbyshire

Derbyshire have received a welcome boost with the news Mark Footitt has signed a new two-year contract.

The 27-year-old left-arm seamer has impressed throughout 2013, claiming 42 first-class wickets and a further 15 in the limited-overs formats.

Although Derbyshire face a huge battle to avoid relegation from Division One, Footitt will now remain at the club until the end of the 2015 season.

Head coach Karl Krikken said: “Mark has been a tremendous contributor to our bowling unit in 2013. It's been the best season of his career by far.

“We're in it for the long haul at Derbyshire and keeping our top performing players in the face of interest from other counties is a demonstration of our ambition.

“When he's on-song, Mark adds something different to the bowling unit because he's left-arm and consistently up around 90 miles-per-hour.

“The challenge for him is to stay focussed, to perform well again next season and to become as good a bowler as we know he can be.”

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