Palladino signs new two-year deal

Friday 21st September 2018
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Written by Danny Painter

Tony Palladino has signed a two-year contract extension to keep him at Derbyshire until the end of the 2020 season.

The paceman is the county’s leading wicket taker in the Specsavers County Championship this summer, taking 49 wickets to date at an average of 18.93.

The 35-year-old claimed his maiden 10-wicket match haul in September, returning figures of 10-81 in the fixture against Glamorgan at The 3aaa County Ground.

In total, Palladino has claimed 435 first-class wickets during his career at an average of 28, with 16 five-wicket hauls and best figures of 7-53.

Cricket Advisory Director, Colin Tunnicliffe said: “Tony has been the standout red-ball bowler this summer and his tally of wickets speaks for itself.

“He is a skilful bowler who has given his all for Derbyshire for many years and we’re delighted that he will be extending his stay at the Club.

“David [Houghton] is keen to have Tony focused on his cricket and he will be available for all forms. The Club will also be recruiting a Bowling Coach to provide specialist support for the county’s bowlers.”

Palladino added: “I’m really enjoying my cricket at the moment and I love playing for Derbyshire. It’s a great Club with exciting plans for the coming years and I’m over the moon to have signed a new deal.

“I feel that I still have plenty more to give on the field and I want to help the Club compete for more honours.”

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