Derby Pace Duo Sign New Contracts

Derbyshire pace duo Graham Wagg and Tom Lungley have penned new contracts which commit them to the county until the end of 2009. Both fast-bowlers have enjoyed their best-ever seasons in 2007 – passing 50 wickets for the first time in their careers and leading the Derbyshire bowling attack with distinction. Wagg, 24, signed for Derbyshire in 2006 and - although he missed the first half of the season with a shoulder injury – he impressed sufficiently to gain a new two-year contract. That deal had another year still to run but after taking 51 wickets this time around – as well as contributing 431 handy runs with the bat – the club offered him a longer and improved contract. Lungley, 28, is currently in his seventh season with Derbyshire and – after struggling with a catalogue of injuries prior to the current campaign – he has burst back onto the scene with 53 wickets at an average of just 24.50. Two premier fast-bowlers committing their future to the club is a massive boost for Derbyshire’s recently appointed new Head of Cricket John Morris. Morris said: “Obviously I am delighted that both players have committed their futures to Derbyshire County Cricket Club - not just from the point of view that they have done extremely well this year – but also from the fact that they are two English cricketers that have the potential to go much further in the game.” © Derbyshire CCC
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