Derbyshire tie off-spinner Alex Thomson to contract extension

Thomson, 29, reached 50 first-class wickets for the club during last week's rain-affected draw with Gloucestershire


Derbyshire off-spinner Alex Thomson has extended his contract with the county by two years.

Thomson, 29, reached 50 first-class wickets for the club during last week's rain-affected draw with Gloucestershire.

He has been a regular part of Derbyshire's side across formats since joining from Warwickshire two years ago.

"Alex has shown real improvement this season and that has been reflected in him becoming a regular wicket-taker across all forms of the game and a useful batter down the order," said Mickey Arthur, Derbyshire's head of cricket.

"Going into next season, Alex's role will be a key one and we are confident he can deliver in the big moments, as we look to improve on our showing in 2023."

Thomson added: "I feel at home with Derbyshire and the great support I've received from our Members and supporters has really helped me in the difficult moments.


Thomson has signed a new two-year deal (Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

"I've had a strong second half of the season and I feel confident in my role, Mickey has backed me to bowl a lot of overs in red-ball cricket, and I want to deliver more results over the next two years."

Thomson's contract renewal comes amid a busy period of recruitment at Derbyshire, with Pat Brown and David Lloyd already secured for next season. The Cricketer understands that Nottinghamshire veteran Samit Patel is also set to join the club.

Club captain Leus du Plooy, though, is joining Middlesex at the end of the summer, while former skipper Billy Godleman is set to depart.

Suranga Lakmal, Mark Watt, Archie Harrison and Tom Wood are also leaving the club at the end of the season, while leg-spinner Mattie McKiernan is retiring.

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