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Derbyshire Skipper Pens New Deal

Derbyshire captain Billy Godleman has put pen to paper on a new three-year contract which will keep him at the club until 2021. Godleman has been part of the set-up at Derbyshire since 2013, scoring 3,882 runs at an average of 33.17, while he was appointed club captain in 2016.

The left-handed opener has been a consistent performer for the county across all formats, and news of his deal will delight fans after fellow opener Ben Slater joined Nottinghamshire on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old still has plenty of years left in the tank and he feels the future looks bright for Derbyshire.
Godleman told Derbyshire’s official website: “I really enjoy playing cricket for Derbyshire and it’s an honour to be club captain.

“We have a great group of guys here in the dressing room and behind the scenes who are all passionate about Derbyshire, and I couldn’t be happier to commit my future to the Club.

“We have a core group of experienced players and some very talented youngsters. We need to continue to encourage the development of our young guys, these will be the backbone of the Club in years to come.

“Together, we must now build on the progress shown over the last couple of years, continue to improve and compete for major honours.

“All the players are grateful for the support we receive from Members, supporters, sponsors and the local community, and we hope we can reward them in the years to come.”

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