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Derbyshire duo handed county caps

CappedDan Redfern and David Wainwright have been awarded Derbyshire County Caps in recognition of their emergence as established members of the team.

Both players have been almost ever present throughout 2012 in all formats, each having provided match winning performances in a number of fixtures.

For Redfern, 2012 has proven to be a breakthrough year; including his maiden first-class century versus Northamptonshire, followed by another ton against Hampshire.

He has also added a further three half-centuries and accrued an impressive total of 554 runs in the four day format at an eye catching average of 50.36.

Wainwright announced himself to Derbyshire supporters with a match winning spell of 6 for 33, also in the opening game of the season versus Northamptonshire.

The Yorkshire born tweaker has been in sparkling form for his adopted county this term, proving economical when required and claiming three five wicket hauls each in match winning efforts.

This is the second successive piece of positive news for Wainwright whose county cap comes hot on the heels of a new four-year contract which commits him to the Club until the conclusion of the 2016 season.

Head Coach Karl Krikken said: “The allocation of county caps is an honour and something we take very seriously here at Derbyshire County Cricket Club. David and Dan have earned their position as integral members of the first team with their impressive performances.

“Dan has demonstrated growing maturity to compliment his obvious talent in 2012. His form and temperament have been impressive and, at the age of 22, he looks to have a very bright future.

“David, meanwhile, has proved to be an exceptionally valuable signing, bowling match-winning spells on several occasions and immediately becoming an immensely popular member of the team.

“High quality spinners are a valuable commodity and his importance to the side is reflected in the awarding of a new contract and his county cap.

“Both players are immensely proud to represent Derbyshire; they will wear their caps with pride and will continue to set a fine example to emerging young cricketers.”

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