Derbyshire have appointed former Glamorgan and Northamptonshire batsman James Kettleborough as their Second XI captain.
The 25-year-old has signed a summer contract for 2018 and will support development coach Mal Loye in a new role where he will be responsible for leading second XI team affairs.
It is a similar model to that used in the first XI where captain Billy Godleman is supported by coach Stephen Stubbings.
Loye said: "James made a good impression both on the field and in the dressing room with the second XI last summer. He is a good batsman with first-class experience and, in this new role, will provide strong leadership for our developing players.
"We have some exciting young talent coming through and they will benefit from the experience that James will bring."
Kettleborough, who has played 22 first-class matches in his career, added: "I'm grateful to Derbyshire for providing me with this opportunity. I really enjoyed my time at the club last summer and I'm looking forward to working closely with Mal and the county's crop of talented young players coming through."
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