Clare extends Derbyshire stay
Jonathan Clare has become the latest player to pen a new three-year contract with Derbyshire.
Since gaining promotion to Division One of the LV= County Championship last month, Derbyshire have tied Ross Whiteley and Tony Palladino to long-term deals, while also signing wicketkeeper Richard Johnson from Warwickshire.
All-rounder Clare, who averages 27 for the club with bat and ball in first-class cricket, will now stay until the end of 2015 and believes further success is on the horizon.
“It's great to be able to say I'll be at the County Ground for at least another three seasons," he said.
"It is a place with a real buzz and we're a squad that's growing and improving all the time, something I'm desperate to remain part of.
"What the squad and management have achieved this season has been phenomenal; yet all the lads feel there's a lot more we can accomplish, so the next few years could be something very special here at Derbyshire.”
Head coach Karl Krikken added: “Jon has the ability to bowl quickly and accurately, and when he's batting he can make first-class centuries. It's a rare combination and one we're delighted to be keeping hold of for the foreseeable future.
“He is the latest of our established cricketers to recently commit to the club and more will follow as the implementation of our cricket strategy continues.”