Critchley announced his arrival in first class cricket when he made an unbeaten 137 against Northamptonshire at Derby in 2015.
It was just his second first class game and at the age of 18 years and 270 days became the youngest player to score a hundred in Derbyshire’s history.
He was only 21 when he recorded match figures of 10-194 – also against Northamptonshire – at Chesterfield in 2018, and at the same venue just three days later scored an undefeated 38 from only 17 balls including 22 from the final over to secure victory for Derbyshire.
To round off a great 2018, Critchley scored a century against Middlesex at Lord’s in the penultimate game of the season.
A fine limited overs cricketer, he took 17 wickets with his leg breaks in the 2019 Twenty20 campaign which helped the county to reach Finals Day for the first time.
He’s played more than 130 games for Derbyshire in all formats, scoring over 3,000 runs and taking 133 wickets.
He was awarded his County Cap in 2019.