Former West Indian international all-rounder Wavell Hinds has been awarded his county cap by Derbyshire.
Hinds, who joined the county in 2008, has showed impressive form with both the ball and bat, scoring 407 first-class runs in 2008 while also chipping in with wickets.
In 2009, he has topped both the One-Day and Twenty20 scoring charts for Derbyshire, scoring two centuries in first-class cricket as well.
Derbyshire head of cricket John Morris commented: "The reason Wavell has been capped is because he has been a top international player and now he has come into this club, scored runs, scored a couple of hundreds already this season and has been brilliant around the place.
“As an experienced cricketer, not just on the field but off the field with the rest of the lads, he is second to none.
“As far as I am concerned a capping system is about rewarding players who are contributing both on and off the field in a senior manner. Wavell fits that role and that is why he has been capped.”
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