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.”