Whiteley pens new deal
Ross Whiteley has been rewarded for a fine season with promoted Derbyshire by being handed a new three-year contract.
Whiteley scored 498 runs and took 20 wickets in first-class cricket this year, striking the final blows as Derbyshire won Division Two of the LV= County Championship.
He was subsequently selected for the England Sixes side for the Hong Kong competition that takes place on October 27 and 28.
Head coach Karl Krikken said: “It’s great to be able to secure the services of Ross for the next few seasons and we’re working behind the scenes towards more new contracts in the near future.
“Ross is a rapidly developing homegrown cricketer who has come of age during the past two seasons and has the potential to achieve great things during his future career with the club. He is a great advert for our academy system.”
Whiteley added: “With a championship winner’s medal and an international call-up, followed quickly by a new contract that illustrates the club’s faith in me, it’s fair to say I’m a very happy cricketer.
“To achieve something so special alongside such a great group of guys in 2012 was a real career highlight and I cannot wait to come back and get stuck into Division One cricket next summer.”