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Leus du Plooy signs one-year extension with Derbyshire CCC

Leus du Plooy signs one-year extension with Derbyshire CCC
Leus du Plooy signs one-year extension with Derbyshire CCC

Leus du Plooy has signed a one-year contract extension with Derbyshire, which will keep him at The Incora County Ground until the end of the 2023 season.

Since joining the Club in 2019, du Plooy has scored more than 3,000 all formats runs, including three first-class centuries and one in List A cricket, which came against Australia A in the same year he signed.

The South African left-hander has become a mainstay in the Derbyshire side and has also established himself as one of the most explosive domestic white-ball players in the country, boasting a T20 average of 35.84 for the county.

His match-winning credentials were on show earlier this month, when du Plooy struck 18 of the final 19 runs needed in the last over to secure a crucial victory over Yorkshire Vikings at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield, in the Vitality Blast.

Head of Cricket, Mickey Arthur, said: “Leus is an important player for us, he’s our vice-captain in T20 cricket and one of our frontline batters, so this is a really positive contract extension.

“We talk about being the county of choice and having good players at the top of their game wanting to commit to the Club reinforces that message. This is an exciting time for our project and we want to keep getting better.”

du Plooy added: “Derbyshire has become my home and I’m so pleased to be staying for another season. I want to add to the memories I’ve created here and help to bring success to this Club and our supporters.

“Working with Mickey Arthur, Ian Bell and the rest of our coaching staff has helped my development and I’m really enjoying the responsibility of being a senior player within the dressing room.

“I feel we’re building something special here at Derbyshire and I’m looking forward to hopefully contributing to more wins and challenging for trophies.”