Fast bowler, George Scrimshaw, has signed a two-year contract extension with Derbyshire, keeping him at The Incora County Ground until the end of the 2023 season.
The 23-year-old was a key figure in Derbyshire’s Vitality Blast bowling attack, excelling in the middle overs as he claimed 14 wickets at an average of 16.85, including best figures of 3-23 in a victory over Birmingham Bears at Edgbaston.
A former England Under 19s international, from neighbouring Staffordshire, Scrimshaw started his career with Worcestershire, where he made four T20 appearances in 2017 before back injuries halted his progress with the Pears.
A target signing for Derbyshire in March of this year, Scrimshaw saw first-class opportunities limited due to minor injury, the tall fast bowler was able to feature in three LV= County Championship fixtures and three Royal London Cup games last summer.
Chief Executive, Ryan Duckett, said: “Mickey [Arthur], although not joining-up with the squad until early December, has already spoken to the squad and begun identifying key areas for recruitment and retention, and securing the services of George was high on his list of priorities.
“We’re pleased that George has committed his future to the Club, as his performances in 2021 showed his quality with the ball, and the potential he possesses. We look forward to seeing what he can produce for Derbyshire over the next two seasons.”
Scrimshaw added: “Making my first-class and List A debuts last season were great milestones for me after some time off with injury and I’m very grateful to Derbyshire for giving me the opportunity to show what I can do with the ball.
“Working with Ajmal [Shahzad] has really helped my game particularly in the shorter formats, and I think that showed in my performances in the Vitality Blast this year. I am keen to keep building on this this in the 2022 season working with the coaches furthermore to improve across all formats.
“I can’t wait to meet Mickey and hopefully repay some of the faith he’s had in me, I love being a part of this squad and, being a local lad, it means a lot to me that I have their support and that I perform for our supporters.”
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