Madsen Signs New Three-Year Contract

Madsen Signs New Three-Year Contract
Madsen Signs New Three-Year Contract
©Action Images / Andrew Boyers

Right-hand batsman Wayne Madsen has signed a new three-year contract with Derbyshire that will keep the 27-year-old at the club until the end of the 2014 season.

Madsen made his debut for Derbyshire in 2009, since cementing a position in the side, scoring nine centuries in first-class cricket including 170 on debut.

He has also scored 794 runs in one-day cricket this season and captained the side on four occasions.

"Wayne deserves this contract extension on the back of a very impressive record during the past two and a half seasons in all competitions," head coach Karl Krikken said.

"In 2011 he has shown the way in one-day cricket in particular with a string of impressive performances and he has also been an excellent leader during a short spell as captain of the limited-overs team."

Madsen added: "I am delighted to commit to Derbyshire for three years and very excited about the future of the Club.

"We have played some really good cricket in 2011 and I’m looking to help build on that with a young and exciting squad during the next few years.

"My wife and I have settled into the Derbyshire area very well and I am proud to be representing the county."

Chairman Chris Grant commented: "Wayne has proven credentials in all formats of the game and we are delighted to have secured his services for a further three years.

"He will have a very positive influence in terms of aiding the development of our younger players and that is also very important."

© Cricket World 2011

Official Derbyshire CCC Website