Sunday 26 April 2009 

Four Derbyshire Youngsters Earn Deals Until 2012

	 Four Derbyshire Youngsters Earn Deals Until 2012
Four Derbyshire Youngsters Earn Deals Until 2012
Derbyshire have signed a quartet of their brightest young players on deals which will keep them at the club until the end of 2012.

Dan Redfern and Jake Needham, who starred in today’s Friends Provident Trophy victory over Glamorgan, along with Jonathan Clare and Paul Borrington have all pledged their future to the Phantoms.

Head of Cricket John Morris said: “Derbyshire County Cricket Club have made this decision in order to back the young players who have come through our system to serve a proper apprenticeship in the game.

“I see these players as being the future of this club, not just for the next four years, but for the next 15 years.

“The supporters are beginning to see an improvement in where the team is going and if you can build the nucleus of your team around home grown talent, it is all good news for the club.

“It is very important to identify who are going to be big players in the future and we have got four young cricketers here who I believe are going to be part of this club for a long time.”

Chief Executive Keith Loring said: “John approached the club with his feelings that it was very important to get our young players on long contracts because it makes them feel settled and gives the team some continuity.

“The club then moved very quickly and the players responded brilliantly which allowed us to get the job done straight away.

"There are so many positive things happening here at the County Ground and this is another real bonus for the club.”

Former Yorkshire leg-spinner Mark Lawson, meanwhile, who had been brought to the club on a week-to-week contract, has signed a deal until the end of the season.

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