Derbyshire extend Sidebottom loan

Friday 6th May 2022
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Photography by: David Griffin

Derbyshire have extended seamer, Ryan Sidebottom’s, loan spell with the Club until Wednesday 1 June.

Sidebottom, 32, endured a tough start to his Derbyshire stint, picking up a hamstring injury after bowling just seven deliveries in the season-opener at Lord’s.

However, Sidebottom returned to the side to claim four second innings wickets against Glamorgan, with his tight bowling late on Day Four proving crucial in Derbyshire earning a thrilling draw.

The Victoria-born quick, who was part of the 2021 County Championship-winning Warwickshire side, will remain with Derbyshire for at least the next two LV= County Championship fixtures, as well as the first four Vitality Blast matches.

Sidebottom’s 63 first-class wickets have come at an average of 30.95, with best figures of 6-35, which came against Northamptonshire in 2018.

Head of Cricket, Mickey Arthur said: “Ryan has not played as much as we’d have liked so far due to injury, but his attitude has been great and his performance at a critical time in the Glamorgan match shows what he brings to our attack.

“All of our bowlers have done well in our opening four games, and having Ryan with us for another month means we have good depth heading into an intense period of games.”

Sidebottom added: “It was disappointing to go down with an injury so early into my spell with Derbyshire, but getting back on the field and taking wickets against Glamorgan was a huge boost for me.

“Now I want to put together a run of games and show what I can do, we’ve got some big matches coming up and I think our bowlers will have a big say in how we perform, I want to be part of that.”

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