Wes Durston signs new Derbyshire deal

The 30-year-old batting all-rounder, Wes Durston, has signed a new two year contract with Derbyshire.

Wesley has previously played for Somerset between 1999 and 2009, and the Unicorns during the 2010 season.

He has become a fixture in the Derbyshire team in all forms of the game in 2011 scoring a combined tally of 1,403 runs during the campaign so far.

Wes Durston said that he was very grateful to Derbyshire for handing him the opportunity of resurrecting his professional career

Durston said, “I’m delighted to have been awarded another two years and excited to be a part of Derbyshire’s future.

“The Club is assembling a talented young side and backing it to succeed and I buy into that philosophy 100%.

“Hopefully I can keep scoring runs and also help some of the younger players along by sharing my experience with them.

“Clearly I’m very grateful to Derbyshire for handing me the opportunity of resurrecting my professional career and I’ve been pleased to be able to reward them with some decent performances.”

Head Coach Karl Krikken is delighted to have Wes Durston for another two years.

Head Coach Karl Krikken said, “Wes is a talented three dimensional cricketer and I’m delighted he has signed on for another two years.

“Maintaining a consistent level of performance in all three competitions is the benchmark for a professional cricketer and Wes had done that in 2011. That’s why he has scored such a high volume of runs.

“His form in the 40 over competition has been particularly sparkling and Wes is a fine example to our young batsmen of how to build, pace and execute a one day innings.”

Chairman Chris Grant said, “This is an important signing for the Club because Wes has the vibrancy, natural talent and flair to fit into our young side whilst also adding an experienced head to the camp.

“He was prepared to earn his second crack at professional cricket the hard way with the Unicorns and this two year contract is deserved reward for what he has achieved during the past two seasons.”

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