Derbyshire signed all-rounder, Ross Whiteley, from Hampshire on a two-year deal.
Whiteley, a Cricket Derbyshire Academy graduate, returns to the Club having left in 2013. He was a part of the side which won the 2012 LV= County Championship Division Two title, even hitting the winning runs at The Incora County Ground.
Head of Cricket, Mickey Arthur, said: “Our winter recruitment has been all about bringing a winning mentality to Derbyshire, and Ross absolutely fits that criteria.
“Ross is the kind of player you want in those pressure moments, he’s capable of holding his nerve and changing the game, he will give us another bowling option and will bring us a lot in terms of fielding.”
Whiteley said: “Derbyshire is where I started my career and I’m excited to have the opportunity to come back at this stage in my career, with everything Mickey is trying to achieve with the Club.
“Along with the exciting talent and experience we already have in this dressing room, the winter recruitment shows the ambitions Derbyshire have in taking this club forward and I’m very excited to be a part of that. Having left Derbyshire in my early 20’s I feel I have unfinished business here and I want to bring success back to the county.”