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Greg Smith signs new two year deal for Derbyshire

DERBYSHIRE all-rounder Greg Smith has signed a new two-year contract with the club.

DERBYSHIRE all-rounder Greg Smith has signed a new two-year contract with the club.

The 25-year-old's season has been blighted by injury but he did show glimpses of form against Leicestershire in the Twenty20 Cup when he hit nine boundaries on his way to making 79 from 59 balls.

The South Africa youth international moved to England from Griqualand West in 2004 and has applied for British citizenship, making him a Kolpak player.

Smith was the Phantoms' limited-overs player of the year in 2007 after scoring 424 runs and taking 14 wickets.

"Signing a new contract is a terrific boost after what has been a difficult season for me so far having missed so much cricket through injury," he said.

"Happily I am back on the field now and hopefully I can stay injury-free and play a part in a successful Derbyshire team for the remainder of this season and beyond."

Head of cricket John Morris said: "Greg showed what a talented player he is during the recent Twenty20 Cup and I am delighted to be keeping him at the club for a further two years.

"The challenge for him now is to become a consistent four-day player and the club will work with him to help him achieve that goal."



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