Though born in England, Stubbings was raised and educated in Australia at school level and university.
However, he has been one of the stalwarts of the Derbyshire side since joining the county in 1997.
The left-hander scored his maiden first-class hundred (135 not out) for Derbyshire against Kent in 2000 and was awarded his county cap in 2001, when he also received the player of the season accolade.
He was one of few Derbyshire players to emerge with an enhanced reputation in the 2005 season which saw them finish bottom of the County Championship - he improved on his previous year's performances, scoring two centuries.
He scored 788 championship runs in 2007, was awarded a benefit year in 2008, and signed a one-year extension to his contract keeping him at the club until the end of the 2009 campaign.
However he was released at the end of the 2009 season.