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September 29, 2011
Left-arm spinner David Wainwright has signed for Derbyshire after being allowed to leave Yorkshire in search of regular first-team action.
Wainwright, 26, spent a month on loan with the club during the 2011 season and will now try to revive his career having drifted down the pecking order at Yorkshire. In early 2010 Wainwright was an outside chance of making the England Twenty20 squad having been named in a Lions team to tour UAE but then suffered a loss of form before struggling to retain his place in four-day or one-day county cricket.
For Wainwright previous experience of working with Karl Krikken, the Derbyshire head coach, helped make up his mind about where his future lies. "There was a little bit of interest from other counties but I'd worked with Karl before in India and got on really well with him, so he was a big influence," he said.
"I can see the club is going in the right direction and we have a good core of young players to take us forward over the next few years. The signs look good and it made the decision a lot easier."
Krikken, meanwhile, is looking forward to working with Wainwright. "First-team opportunities have sometimes been limited for him at Yorkshire," he told the Derbyshire website. "But the move to Derbyshire will increase his chances of playing more regular cricket and I expect David to become an important player for us in all forms of the game."
In 35 first-class matches Wainwright has taken 82 wickets at 36.62 with a best of 6 for 40 while he has a batting average of 34.54 with two hundreds. In one-day cricket he has 43 wickets at 35.67 while in Twenty20 has 21 from 26 matches plus an economy rate of 7.26.
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