Derbyshire batsman Chesney Hughes signs new two-and-a-half-year contract
Derbyshire batsman Chesney Hughes has signed an extension to his contract until the end of the 2015 season.
Last Updated: 29/03/13 8:28pm
The left-hander agreed terms on a new two-and-a-half-year deal after impressing in the pre-season tour of Barbados, scoring an unbeaten 109 against Northamptonshire and claiming five wickets in three games.
The 22-year-old joined Derbyshire in 2009 and has scored over 1,500 runs in 27 first-class appearances while also proving a useful off-spinner, particularly in the one-day format.
"I am delighted to have signed a new contract with Derbyshire," said Hughes. "I believe my ambitions match those of the club as together we look to build on the success of 2012 and towards a bright future.
"I am really looking forward to the new campaign. There is a positive vibe around the whole club and we as players are raring to get the season started.
"We know it will be a challenging season, but I think we have the depth and quality in the squad to compete with the other First Division sides and I am confident we can enjoy a successful run in the one-day competitions."
Head Coach Karl Krikken added: "Chesney is a talented young all-rounder, with the ability to contribute in all formats and he will play a key role in the club's future.
"I have been impressed with Chesney's development since he joined the club in 2009, and we believe he can have an impact with both bat and ball as Derbyshire continue to look towards a prosperous future."