Mickey Arthur signs three-year extension with Derbyshire CCC
Mickey Arthur has signed a new three-year contract extension with Derbyshire, keeping him at The Incora County Ground until the end of the 2025 season.
A world-renowned coach, who has led South Africa, Australia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka on the international stage, Arthur joined Derbyshire ahead of the 2022 season and oversaw an upturn in form during his first campaign in charge.
Derbyshire achieved a Club-record nine wins in the 2022 Vitality Blast group stage, while six players passed 1,000 runs across all formats, with Wayne Madsen finishing as the country’s leading LV= County Championship run-scorer.
Having seen George Scrimshaw and Sam Conners earn England Lions call-ups during his first season at the helm, Arthur will be working to put Derbyshire’s players at the forefront of county cricket over the next three seasons.
Chairman, Ian Morgan OBE, said: “When we appointed Mickey as our Head of Cricket, we saw it as a statement of our ambition, and the developments made in the last 12 months have highlighted our potential as a Club.
“We’ve also worked hard to improve results off the field which means we are now able to invest in cricket, and hopefully this will lead to more positive outcomes for our Members, sponsors and supporters who we sincerely thank for their continued support.
“We’re delighted to extend Mickey’s deal with Derbyshire, he’s started an exciting project and wants to bring success and silverware back to our county.”
Arthur said: “I’ve always said that Derbyshire is a county close to my heart since working with the likes of Eddie Barlow and Fred Swarbrook, and my first season with the Club has only made that feeling grow.
“Supporters have made me feel instantly welcome, we have a squad full of potential and I’m looking forward to developing it and challenging for silverware at the very top of county cricket.
“The way the Club is run from top to bottom has impressed me, everyone from the players to the Supervisory Board and off-field staff have bought into our project and mentality, and I’ve been backed to achieve our goals.”