Tuesday 1 December 2009 

Derbyshire Sign All-Rounder Peterson

	 Derbyshire Sign All-Rounder Peterson
Derbyshire Sign All-Rounder Peterson
© REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA) Picture Supplied by Action Images
 

Derbyshire have signed South African all-rounder Robin Peterson on a Kolpak contract for the 2010 season as they continue to build their squad ahead of a big season.

Peterson, a left-arm spinner and hard-hitting batsman, has played 46 times for South Africa since making his debut in 2002, playing six Tests, 35 One-Day Internationals and five Twenty20 Internationals and he has become a key part of the Cape Cobras line-up, often opening the batting in limited overs cricket.

“We are delighted and excited by the capture of Robin who is an all-rounder of international quality and plenty of experience," Derbyshire Head of Cricket John Morris said.

“Good quality spin bowlers are a valuable commodity in the modern game, as are explosive batsmen. Robin brings both of those attributes to the party and I am thoroughly looking forward to working with him in 2010.”

Peterson will join Mark Footitt, Steffan Jones, and Lee Goddard as new arrivals at the County Ground next year.

© Cricket World 2009