County news October 7, 2008

Derbyshire offer new deals

Cricinfo staff

Derbyshire's squad for the 2009 season is already taking shape after the club agreed new one-year deals with Steve Stubbings, Dan Birch and Ian Hunter and offered 17-year-old Atif Sheikh his first professional contract.

Former Yorkshire legspinner, Mark Lawson, has also been registered for next season and will be given the chance to earn a full-time deal. He made his Derbyshire debut at the end of the summer, but broke his finger before he had an opportunity to bowl.

Wayne White, the 23-year-old seamer, has been released after playing three Championship matches in 2008.