Wednesday 7 September 2011 

Dernbach And Kieswetter Earn England Contracts

Dernbach And Kieswetter Earn England Contracts
Dernbach And Kieswetter Earn England Contracts
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Surrey fast bowler Jade Dernbach and Somerset wicket-keeper Craig Keiswetter have been awarded England & Wales Cricket Board increment contracts.

The new contracts have been awarded as both have played two Twenty20 Internationals and seven One-Day Internationals this summer.

Non-contracted players earn contracts when they pass a 20-point threshold - five points are awarded for a Test appearance and two points for a T20 or ODI appearance.

"This award reflects the contributions Craig and Jade have made to our T20 and One-Day international teams this season and we congratulate both players on their achievement," national selector Geoff Miller said.

Dernbach earned plaudits for the way he bowled against Ireland in the one-off One-Day International when he took four for 22 to close out the game, having earlier performed similarly well at the death in the final ODI against Sri Lanka and the Twenty20 International against India at Old Trafford.

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