Thursday 28 July 2011 

Groenewald Signs New Derbyshire Contract

Groenewald Signs New Derbyshire Contract
Groenewald Signs New Derbyshire Contract
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Fast bowler Tim Groenewald has signed a new three-year contract which will keep him at Derbyshire until the end of the 2014 season.

Groenewald, 27, had been the subject of interest from other counties but has decided to stay in Derby following his move from Warwickshire ahead of the 2009 season.

He has since taken 104 first-class wickets and 60 wickets in limited overs cricket for the Falcons.

"Tim has been a real leader for us with the ball this season and I’m delighted he will be with us for another three years," head coach Karl Krikken said.

"To become a consistent performer with the ball in all forms of the game is an excellent achievement and it makes Tim a valuable commodity for us going forward."

Chairman Chris Grant said: "While the main thrust of Derbyshire’s future cricket strategy is to back our home grown players, this needs to be tempered by the fact that we have some excellent established cricketers whose presence is crucial both for their contribution on the field and their role in bringing on the youngsters.

"Tim certainly fits into that category because his performances have been excellent during the past three seasons and there is a lot our young cricketers can learn from his skills and professional approach to the game."

Groenewald added: "I have really enjoyed playing my cricket for Derbyshire and I’m delighted to be here for another three years.

"There are a lot of talented young cricketers at the Club and I’m excited about playing alongside them and working towards a successful future."

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