New committee role for county favourite

Kevin Dean
Kevin Dean

Derbyshire County Cricket Club has announced the co-option of former player Kevin Dean to the club’s general committee.

The 36-year-old left-arm seamer made his First Class debut for the county in 1996 staying with the club throughout his career.

Dean was the joint leading wicket taker in English First Class cricket in 2002, claiming 83 victims.

He took 401 First Class wickets in total, at an average of 26, and a further 181 Limited Overs victims, as well as completing two hat-tricks in LV = County Championship matches and striking the winning runs versus Australia in 1997. He retired at the end of the 2008 season.

Kevin Dean is fully supportive of Derbyshire’s Cricket Strategy, centred on developing homegrown players.

In addition, as captain of reigning ECB Derbyshire Premier League Champions, Ockbrook & Borrowash, he is ideally placed to spot emerging talent in local league cricket.

Commenting on the co-option, Derbyshire chairman Chris Grant said: “When evaluating co-opted appointees to the general committee, we are looking for individuals who can add real value to our decision making process and contribute fully to moving Derbyshire County Cricket Club forward.

“As someone who has only recently retired from the game, Kevin will be an excellent source of support and advice to Karl Krikken and our young playing staff.

“I am delighted to welcome him to the General Committee.”

In line with the rules of the club, Dean will stand for full election by Derbyshire’s Members to the General Committee at the forthcoming elections and AGM in March.