When Wayne Madsen scored 170 not out on his Derbyshire debut against Gloucestershire at Cheltenham in 2009 it was apparent that the county had unearthed a player of high quality.
Indisputably Derbyshire’s finest batsman of the 21st century, Madsen has scored 17,696 all formats runs in 391 matches with 37 hundreds and a further ninety-five fifties. Only five players have scored more runs for Derbyshire, and just two have made more hundreds.
His highest score of 231 not out came at Northampton in 2012, the year he captained Derbyshire to the county championship division two title.
Madsen has also developed into Derbyshire’s best and most prolific Twenty20 batsman, with a county record 3,010 runs to his name including another county record 20 half centuries.
In the field, he has taken 285 catches in all forms of the game, the sixth highest number by a non-wicketkeeper.
He captained Derbyshire 132 times and was capped in 2011.
(Written prior to the 2022 season).