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Chris Bassano

A top-order batsman signed by Derbyshire on the recommendation of Australian star Michael Di Venuto.

Despite being a resident in Tasmania, the 29-year-old is a British national and qualifies to play county cricket as a non-overseas player.

Was a member of Tasmania's Sheffield Shield squad between 1995-96 before joining Derbyshire.

Averaged a respectable 42.84 during the 2004 County Championship Division Two season, with a highest score of 123 not out.

But he suffered the same slump in form as many of his team-mates the following year, when he averaged under 30 from his eight matches, and was released.

His top score for Derbyshire was the unbeaten 186 he hammered against Gloucestershire on debut in 2001, a match in which he also struck 106 in the second innings.