November 11, 2003

Derbyshire sign allrounder Wright as second overseas player

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Derbyshire have signed Damien Wright, an allrounder from Tasmania, as their second overseas player for next season.

Wright, 28, was recommended by Michael Di Venuto, the captain and fellow Tasmanian. To date, Wright has a batting average of 20.55, and has taken 120 wickets at 34.48 since his first-class debut in 1997. He has also represented Australia A, and played twice for Northants last season.

David Houghton, Derbyshire's director of cricket, said, "He is a talented pace bowler, and dangerous lower-order batsman, who really fits the bill for us."

Meanwhile, Wright added: "I'm really looking forward to a full season of county cricket with Derbyshire."