Wainwright and Derbyshire part ways

Wainwright and Derbyshire part ways

Derbyshire County Cricket club have announced this morning that spinner David Wainwright is to leave the club by mutual consent and with immediate effect.

The left-handed thirty year old joined the club in 2012, having spent most of 2011 in Yorkshire’s reserves, after meeting then coach Karl Krikken in India. He later signed a four year contract. He quickly got his Falcons career off to a bright start with a career best 6-33 on debut against Northamptonshire.

Wainwright was a key figure in the club’s promotion to division one of the LVCC that season, taking 44 first-class wickets that season and showing himself to be a solid lower order batter.

In total, he took 95 wickets in 43 first-class games and 39 wickets across the shorter formats. In 2014, Wainwright became only the 14th Derbyshire player ever to make a century and take five wickets in a first class match as he helped down Leicestershire at Grace Road.

Elite Performance Director Graeme Welch said: “David has been a great servant to the Club making a number of match-winning performances during his spell here.

“But with a number of talented young bowlers coming through, both David and we felt it was the right time to part company giving David a greater chance of securing a new contract elsewhere. We wish him well for the future.”

Wainwright added: “I have some fond memories of my spell with Derbyshire and I want to thank the Club and the Members for their support.”


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