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Full name Wayne Lee Madsen
Born January 2, 1984, Durban
Current age 31 years 106 days
Major teams Derbyshire, Derbyshire 2nd XI, KwaZulu-Natal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|First-class debut||KwaZulu-Natal v Border at Durban, Mar 19-21, 2004 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Derbyshire v Leicestershire at Derby, Sep 23-25, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Border v KwaZulu-Natal at East London, Nov 7, 2004 scorecard|
|Last List A||Nottinghamshire v Derbyshire at Nottingham, Aug 26, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Nottinghamshire v Derbyshire at Nottingham, Jun 11, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Worcestershire v Derbyshire at Worcester, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|133||Derbyshire||v Cambs MCCU||Cambridge||12 Apr 2015||Other|
|0||Derbyshire||v Middlesex||Abu Dhabi||15 Mar 2015||Other T20|
|8, 69, 0/15||Derbyshire||v Leics||Derby||23 Sep 2014||FC|
|63, 2||Derbyshire||v Surrey||The Oval||15 Sep 2014||FC|
|16, 26||Derbyshire||v Glamorgan||Cardiff||9 Sep 2014||FC|
|56, 98||Derbyshire||v Worcs||Derby||31 Aug 2014||FC|
|14||Derbyshire||v Notts||Nottingham||26 Aug 2014||LA|
|57||Derbyshire||v Gloucs||Derby||21 Aug 2014||LA|
|20||Derbyshire||v Yorkshire||Scarborough||13 Aug 2014||LA|
|8||Derbyshire||v Northants||Northampton||11 Aug 2014||LA|
Wayne Madsen's reputation blossomed in 2013 with the greater attention given to Derbyshire following their promotion to Division One of the Championship. Derbyshire were relegated immediately but their captain, Madsen, proved a formidable opponent, scoring 1,221 Championship runs and being the first player to reach 1,000 runs in Division One. He was named as Championship cricketer of the year by the Cricket Writers' Club. He was also rewarded with a new three-year contract.
Madsen, who was born in Durban, South Africa, started his career with KwaZulu-Natal and played played four seasons for them - playing in the Lancashire leagues in the off-season - before heading to the UK full time in 2008.
He first secured a two-year Derbyshire contract in 2009 after cracking two centuries in his first four games with the county and averaged 57.78 in the County Championship in his first season.
He became captain in 2012 and guided Derbyshire to promotion in his first season - their first honour for 20 years. His personal highlight was a career-best 231 against Northamptonshire and he shared a ninth-wicket partnership of 261 with Tom Poynton which fell only 23 runs short of the world record.
Back-to-back hundreds in the Royal London One Day Cup in 2014 - his first two in the 50-over format - enabled him to lead Derbyshire to their first quarterfinal for nine years.
Outside cricket, he also spent some of his off season coaching Belper Ladies hockey club.
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