David signs for county

David Wainwright has joined Derbyshire on a two-year-contract after leaving Yorkshire.

The 26-year-old left-arm spinning all-rounder joined the Falcons on loan midway through the 2011 season, only to be swiftly recalled before playing a game.

Wainwright made 22 appearances for Yorkshire in all competitions during the season, taking 25 wickets. But he activated a release clause in his contract recently, prior to agreeing a deal with Derbyshire.

Capped in 2010 by Yorkshire, Wainwright has taken 82 first-class wickets in 33 appearances, including two five-wicket hauls.

Head Coach Karl Krikken said: “We are delighted with the opportunity to sign a player of David’s quality and experience.

“First team opportunities have sometimes been limited for him at Yorkshire. 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.”

Chairman Chris Grant added: “Although the basis of our cricket strategy surrounds the development of homegrown players, it is important to be on the lookout for individuals from the outside who can come in and improve our squad. I’m sure members and supporters join me in wishing him all the best for his Derbyshire career.”