Palladino commits to Derbyshire
Tony Palladino has handed Derbyshire a significant boost by signing a new three-year contract.
The former Essex paceman was a leading light in 2012 as Derbyshire gained promotion to Division One of the LV= County Championship.
Palladino claimed 56 first-class wickets, taking his tally in two seasons with the club to 108 at an average of 26.01.
He has now followed in the footsteps of all-rounder Ross Whiteley, who committed his future to Derbyshire until the end of 2015 earlier this week.
Palladino, who also registered his maiden first-class hundred against Australia A in July, said: “This is fantastic news for me. To be able to commit the next three years to Derbyshire during the prime of my career is exactly what I wanted to do.
“The last couple of weeks have been fantastic. Winning the league and gaining promotion with this group of players was phenomenal. To now be able to sign a new contract is the icing on the cake.”
Head coach Karl Krikken added: “Tony has been incredible for us and securing his services for the next three seasons is a huge boost for the squad as we prepare for Division One cricket next season.
“He has become one of the most reliable performers with the ball on the county circuit as well capturing everything we want from a proud Derbyshire cricketer in terms of attitude, effort and endeavour.”