Bowling: Right-arm medium
Birth Place: Wordsley, Staffordshire
High Score: 140 (v Gloucestershire)
Best Bowling Figures: 4-46 (v Glamorgan 2014)
Date of Birth: 29/09/1991 (25 years old)
Sponsored by: Boughton Loam
Alex Hughes signed a one-year contract extension at the start of 2016 to commit himself to the Club until the end of the 2017 season.
Product of the Cricket Derbyshire Academy in partnership with University of Derby, all-rounder Hughes made his first-team debut against Yorkshire in the 2011 domestic Twenty20 competition.
It was his only senior appearance in 2011, but he went on to feature in seven 40-over matches and a further three 20-over games in 2012, earning him a new contract as a result.
Hughes appeared in the Club’s final six top-flight fixtures in 2013, claiming six wickets and adding 136 runs as Derbyshire claimed memorable wins over Sussex, Middlesex and Somerset.
The Academy graduate also made three Twenty20 appearances and featured in nine List A fixtures, compiling a top score of 59 not out in the county’s victory over Essex at Leek.
Hughes scored his maiden first-class century versus Northamptonshire in 2015, as well as becoming a key component of the team in one-day competitions.