Hosein inks Derbyshire deal

13 March 2017 09:10:34 EST

Talented Derbyshire youngster Harvey Hosein has signed a two-year contract extension.

The wicketkeeper-batsman's new deal will see him remain at Derbyshire until the end of the 2019 season.

Hosein, 20, made his maiden first-class hundred against Worcestershire in the final round of 2016 Division Two matches last September. It came during a spate of 423 runs in four County Championship games, at an average of 105.

"Harvey is yet another quality young player we have and we're delighted to secure his future at the club," said Derbyshire's director of cricket Kim Barnett.

"He made some impressive contributions last year, when he was given the opportunity, and he will once again get plenty of chances to show what he can do this summer.

"Harvey is certainly one for the future, and working with Gary Wilson will help him improve his own game, but he's also a player we can turn to this summer with both the bat and gloves."

Wilson, the Ireland international, has arrived from Surrey on a three-year deal and will be vice-captain to Billy Godleman.

Hosein added: "I'm pleased with how I finished the last couple of months of last season and now I want to push on and make major contributions to help Derbyshire win games of cricket this summer."

That is something they struggled to do last year, their first winless one in the Championship since 1924.

Derbyshire are 300/1 to win the Division Two County Championship title this season while Kent can be backed at 11/2.

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