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Batsman Tom Wood available for entirety of the season for Derbyshire CCC

Batsman Tom Wood available for entirety of the season for Derbyshire CCC
Batsman Tom Wood available for entirety of the season for Derbyshire CCC
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Batsman Tom Wood will be available for entirety of the shortened 2020 season.

The 26-year-old was originally scheduled to join up with the Derbyshire squad ahead of the Royal London Cup campaign in July. Despite the summer season being affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Wood has impressed in training and the club can now confirm his eligibility for all formats in 2020.

Wood will now be available for selection in Derbyshire’s opening four-day Bob Willis Trophy fixture, which is due to start at the beginning of next month.

A graduate of the Cricket Derbyshire Academy in partnership with The University of Derby, Wood scored three half-centuries and one century in the Second XI Championship in 2019, while he also averaged 50.20 in the Second XI One-Day Trophy.

Head of Cricket, Dave Houghton, said: “We brought Tom in because we knew we would need good depth throughout the period he was signed for, and if anything that need has intensified with the condensed season.

“He’s looked sharp in training since we started at Repton School, and we think he will be a valuable option for us to have this year.”

Wood added: “Obviously it was disappointing when the season was delayed, because I was really looking forward to getting the chance to show what I can do.

“It’s pleasing to know I will still get that chance, and I’m determined to take any opportunities that come my way this summer.”