County news September 16, 2010

Lungley and Wagg leave Derbyshire

Cricinfo staff

Fast bowler Tom Lungley and allrounder Graham Wagg have parted ways with Derbyshire. Lungley, who spent 11 seasons at the County Ground, has been released after the club made the decision not to renew his contract for 2011, while Wagg has signed a three-year contract with Glamorgan.

Wagg had been with Derbyshire since 2005, when he returned after a 15-month ban following a positive test for cocaine which saw him sacked by his first county, Warwickshire. A left-arm seamer and right-hand batsman, Wagg represented England at Under-16 and Under-19 levels before making his first-class debut for Warwickshire in 2002.

"I'm really happy to have signed with Glamorgan, they are an ambitious club and are steeped in tradition and I'm really looking forward to playing at the newest Test match ground - the SWALEC Stadium," said Wagg. "I know some of the guys at Glamorgan and everyone seems very friendly so I'm looking forward to coming to Cardiff."

"Graham is a quality player and a superb addition to the squad," added Matthew Maynard, Glamorgan's director of cricket. "He's a talented player and I'm sure he will help bring some silverware to the club in future years."

Lungley, 31, has taken 149 first-class wickets at an average of 32.10 since making his debut in 2000 as well as a further 109 dismissals in List A and Twenty20 cricket. He enjoyed his best season in 2007, taking 59 first-class wickets at an average of 26 and a total of 78 dismissals in all competitions. But he has since struggled to repeat that form, and in 2010 played in seven Championship games, taking 19 wickets at 33.15.

"These decisions are always difficult especially when they involve a player who has been with the club for so long," said John Morris, Derbyshire's Head of Cricket. "Tom was as good as anybody in county cricket during that 2007 season but he has unfortunately been unable to repeat that kind of form in the three campaigns that have followed.

"I'm sure I am joined by everybody connected with the Club in thanking Tom for his efforts during 11 seasons and wishing him all the best for the future."

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