DERBYSHIRE bowler David Wainwright has been rewarded with a four-year contract.
The left-arm spinner has been a revelation for Derbyshire since travelling south from Headingley Carnegie last autumn in search of greater first team opportunities.
Wainwright’s first-class record with the ball has been particularly impressive, with 27 wickets at an average of 27 apiece, three five-wicket hauls and over a century of maiden overs.
Head Coach Karl Krikken said: “David’s performances have been magnificent this season.
“He’s been a key element in our success so far and a highly popular member of the playing staff with his team mates and supporters alike.
“A spinner who can take wickets or bowl containing spells is so important to any team and David has proved himself well capable of carrying out both roles to perfection, as well as chipping in with handy runs in the middle-order.
“He’s an exceptional all-round cricketer in the prime of his career.”