Daryn Smit joins Derbyshire on two-year Kolpak deal

Daryn Smit will play for Derbyshire until 2018 season
Daryn Smit will play for Derbyshire until 2018 season
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Dolphins batsman Daryn Smit has penned a two-year Kolpak deal with English county club Derbyshire.

Smith made his first-class debut for KwaZulu-Natal in October 2004 and has featured in 125 games scoring 5,711 runs at an average of 37 while also snaring 106 wickets.

In the limited overs format, the 33-year-old has made 187 appearances spread across two formats in which he has amassed over 2500 runs and also picked 72 wickets in it.

He also has the experience of playing in England in the Lancashire League for Ramsbottom CC in which he scored close to 3,000 runs and has also featured for Derbyshire Second XI team two times last year.

Derbyshire director of cricket Kim Barnett is confident that Smit's experience in domestic cricket in South Africa will benefit the club.

"Daryn is a vastly experienced batsman, with over 14 years as a professional in the game, and will strengthen the depth to our batting line-up this season.

“He has played in England before and performed very well when given the chance with the Second XI at the end of last summer, impressing many at the Club with his quality and professionalism towards his game.

“He will now provide Billy with additional options this summer and, as a senior player, offer even more experience to the line-up.”

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