Australian opening batsman Chris Rogers is to leave Derbyshire at the end of the season to join Middlesex, ending a three-year spell at the club.
Since joining the club in 2008, he has scored 14 centuries in first-class cricket, hitting 3,873 runs and captained the side for more than two years from midway through the 2008 season to earlier this year.
Derbyshire Head of Cricket John Morris said: “Chris has been a great player, captain and ambassador for the past three years and I would like to thank him for all he has done during his time with us.
“He has been a great professional and a consistent scorer of big runs; he leaves the Club with our very best wishes.”
Rogers added: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Derbyshire and would like to thank all the support staff, players and supporters who have been fantastic to me over the last three years.
“I am sad to leave as I feel I have become a part of the side here and have forged some great relationships.
“I wish Derbyshire all the best and I believe that under John Morris they have the squad and support to become a successful side.”
His move to Middlesex will see him become the latest Australian opener to join the club, with Justin Langer, Phlllip Hughes, David Warner and Adam Gilchrist having all played for the club in the recent past.
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