Matt Critchley made an immediate impact for Derbyshire when he scored 137 against Northamptonshire at Derby in 2015 in only his second first class match.
He was just 18 years old, the youngest player to score a century for Derbyshire.
He has scored a further two first class hundreds and has developed into a match-winning leg spinner. In the shortened 2020 season Critchley scored 388 all formats runs (the fourth most for the county) and topped the wicket-takers list with 21.
With 151 all formats games under his belt, the all-rounder has scored almost 3,500 runs and taken 154 wickets and appears equally at home in all three formats of the game. He was capped in 2019.
(Written prior to the 2021 season).