Zak Chappell signs two-year contract extension

Monday 19th February 2024
Photography by: David Griffin

Fast bowler, Zak Chappell, has signed a new two-year contract extension with Derbyshire, keeping him at The Incora County Ground until the end of the 2026 campaign. 

Chappell, 27, joined Derbyshire at the end of 2022 and enjoyed a strong first season with the Club, claiming 50 wickets in all formats.

He made history in the 2023 Vitality Blast by breaking the Falcons’ Club-record for T20 wickets in a single season, with 26 dismissals to his name.

Chappell’s new deal comes as part of a busy winter for Derbyshire, with the signings of Mohammad Amir, David Lloyd, Samit Patel, Ross Whiteley, Aneurin Donald and Pat Brown, as well as contract extensions for Wayne Madsen, Anuj Dal and Mitch Wagstaff.

The tall quick has claimed 180 wickets in his career, across spells with Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, while he also impressed at the 2023 Men’s Hundred, taking six wickets for Oval Invincibles, on their way to lifting the trophy.

Head of Cricket, Mickey Arthur, said: “Zak is a quality bowler and his numbers in 2023, particularly in the Vitality Blast, showed the level of talent he has.

“This is another step in the right direction, as we shape our squad for 2024 and beyond. Zak is a key player and I’m looking forward to seeing what he can produce over the next three seasons.”

Chappell added: “It’s been my focus to stay here and move the Club forward with the rest of the squad, we’ve got a good crop of players, with those signed over the winter and I’m really looking forward to the start of the season.

“I’m happy with how my first season went, but there’s a lot of areas I can improve in. We need to win more games of cricket, ultimately, and I want to contribute to that.”

Interview: Zak Chappell on new deal

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