Anguillan all-rounder Chesney Hughes has been handed a three-year contract at Derbyshire following an impressive start to his professional career.
Hughes, 19, has scored 393 runs in four first-class appearances including a maiden century, 117 runs in five one-day games and 121 runs in five Twenty20 matches since being signed by Derbyshire at the start of the season.
The British passport holder is now contracted to the East Midlands club until the end of the 2013 season and Head of Cricket John Morris commented:
“Chesney Hughes has shown a great deal of promise from the moment he joined the club and he deserves the reward of a new contract.
“We are delighted that he has committed to Derbyshire for the next three years as he continues to develop as a cricketer.”
Chairman Don Amott added: “When you look at the impressive new marquee which is currently under construction and the 1,800 seater stand that we recently opened at the County Ground, it is clear that Derbyshire is a club moving forward.
“All of these off field developments are geared towards maximising the support we can give to our Head of Cricket as he aims for success on the field.
“Retaining our young talent is a crucial element in that success and I’m sure that all Derbyshire supporters share my excitement in continuing to watch Chesney develop his considerable talent for the next three seasons.”
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