Pace bowler Will Davis and all-rounder Rob Hemmings have signed new two-year contracts with Derbyshire, committing them both to the Club until the end of the 2018 season.
The Cricket Derbyshire Academy in partnership with the University of Derby graduates both made their Specsavers County Championship debuts for the county in 2016.
Davis made three four-day appearances this summer claiming 14 wickets at an average of 30, including best figures of 7-146 – the best figures by a Derbyshire bowler this year and the second youngest ever to claim seven in an innings for the county.
Hemmings featured in one first-class fixture this year, making his debut versus Worcestershire in June. The 20-year-old has also impressed for the Second XI this summer, earning him his first professional deal.
Head Coach, John Sadler said: “Will and Rob are promising young players who have both impressed with the first team after making their debuts this summer.
“Will has bowled very well and produced some standout performances since making his way into the side in June. He’s bowled with good pace and is an exciting prospect.
“He and Rob will now both benefit greatly from another winter working full time with the first team as they continue their developments.
“We have a good group of talented young players who continue to learn and improve. We hope Will and Rob will be part of a crop of youngsters who will stand up and help contribute regularly to winning games for Derbyshire for years to come.”