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Madsen commits long-term future to Derbyshire

Derbyshire captain Wayne Madsen has signed a four-year contract extension at the 3aaa County Ground.

The deal will keep the 32-year-old, who joined the county in 2009, at the club until the end of 2019.

The South African-born batsman has racked up 6,764 first-class runs, including 18 centuries, as well as 2,041 List A runs for Derbyshire. 

Madsen has proven to be a valuable contributor for Derbyshire in the last three campaigns, scoring over 1,500 runs with 1,000 of those coming in first-class cricket.  

Derbyshire's elite performance director Graeme Welch credited the calming influence of the experienced batsman on and off the field and believes there's more to come.

“Wayne has been a consistent performer across all forms and continues to perform as a model professional both on and off the field," Welch said.

“He has made massive contributions in both the first-class and one-day formats, scoring heavily in all three competitions and leading from the front.

"There is still more to come from Wayne and he is committed to continuing to improve his batting and pushing on for further honours with Derbyshire.

“Wayne is also a role model to the younger players in the squad, passing on his knowledge and experience. We’re delighted that he will remain a pivotal member of our side for years to come.” 

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