Leus du Plooy signs two-year Derbyshire extension

The 24-year-old has enjoyed a fruitful opening season in county cricket and has now penned a new contract until the end of the 2022 campaign

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Derbyshire batsman Leus du Plooy has signed a two-year contract extension with the county.

The 24-year-old, who has enjoyed a fruitful opening season in all formats of county cricket after being signed on a Kolpak deal in May, has now penned a deal which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2022 season.

Du Plooy has scored 385 County Championship runs at an average of 38.50, including a century against Middlesex in July, while he has also shone in the Royal London One-Day Cup and particularly the T20 Blast, proving to be a crucial part of Derbyshire's top-order as they reached the quarter-finals of the 20-over competition.

Du Plooy said: "Since I joined Derbyshire, everybody has been brilliant and it was an easy decision to stay here.

"I feel like I'm playing well and have enjoyed the different challenges in all formats, in conditions that were largely new to me.

"I'm someone who is never content with my game, I want to keep improving and, most importantly, contribute to more wins for Derbyshire."

Head of cricket Dave Houghton added: "Leus has had a very good first year with us, so we are delighted to have extended his deal.

"For a player to adapt so quickly is very promising and we are excited about how Leus will develop over the next few years."

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