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Wilson leaves Derbyshire early to return home to Ireland

The 32-year-old captain Derbyshire Falcons in the T20 Blast in each of the past two seasons, reaching the quarter-finals in 2017

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Gary Wilson

Gary Wilson has left Derbyshire by mutual consent a year before the scheduled end of his contract with the county.

Wilson has departed for his native Ireland following two years with the club, where he made 50 appearances and scored 1,281 runs across cricket's three formats.

The 32-year-old captain Derbyshire Falcons in the T20 Blast in each of the past two seasons, reaching the quarter-finals in 2017.

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Wilson said: “I’d like to thank Derbyshire for the opportunity to play for the club over the past two years.

“The Twenty20 in 2017 was a time I will remember particularly fondly and I’d like to wish Dave Houghton and Billy Godleman all the best for the future.

“With Ireland gaining full ICC membership and being part of the future tours programme, coupled with my young family, this is a good opportunity for us to move back home.”

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