Redfern commits to Derbyshire
Dan Redfern has become the latest member of the Derbyshire squad to sign a new contract.
The 21-year-old left-hander, whose tally of 775 runs at an average of 31 in the LV= County Championship this summer represented his most productive season with the bat, today agreed terms on a three-year deal keeping him at Derby until the end of 2014.
Redfern follows in the footsteps of fellow academy graduates Ross Whiteley, Tom Poynton, Tom Knight and Paul Borrington, all of whom signed long-term deals this summer which include coaching the academy and age-group squads.
“It has been an enjoyable season and great to see young players get their opportunity and play a leading role in the first XI,” said Redfern, who made his Derbyshire debut aged 16 and went on to represent England Under-19s.
“With a young and talented squad who are very much together as a unit, Derbyshire is an exciting place to be at the present time and I’m looking forward optimistically to the new season.”
Derbyshire head coach Karl Krikken said: “Dan has matured as a batsman during the current campaign and produced runs for the team on a consistent basis, often when the pressure was on.
“He is a player with a huge amount of talent and we are delighted to have secured his services on a three-year deal.”
Chairman Chris Grant added: “It is testament to the work that has taken place on the academy in recent years that Dan - and several of his fellow academy graduates - are now becoming established members of the senior squad.”