Batsman Wayne Madsen and quick bowler Mark Footitt have both signed new two-year contracts at Derbyshire following impressive performances in the 2010 season.
Footitt returned 33 wickets in all competitions while opener Madsen scored 1,403 runs, four first-class centuries and returned a one-day average of over 50.
Madsen made his Derbyshire debut in 2009 while Footitt was a close-season signing from Nottinghamshire.
“I am delighted to secure the services of two cricketers who could prove to be prized assets for the next two years," Head of Cricket at Derbyshire John Morris said.
“In Mark Footitt we have a bowler capable of genuine pace who took promising strides forward in 2010. He is aiming to continue that development over the next two years into a front line first-class bowler.
“Wayne Madsen has brought great professionalism and an exemplary attitude to the squad as well as maintaining the happy habit of scoring centuries.
“Both players are now working hard during the winter to attain the peak of physical fitness before no doubt testing each other out in the nets ahead of the 2011 season.”
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