Greg Smith has signed a new two-year contract with Derbyshire.
The all-rounder, 25, is a former South Africa youth international who first joined the county in 2004 as a Kolpak player and has since applied for British citizenship.
And despite an injury-plagued campaign in 2008, he has been rewarded with a fresh deal.
"Signing a new contract is a terrific boost after what has been a difficult season for me so far having missed so much cricket through injury," he said.
"Happily I am back on the field now and hopefully I can stay injury-free and play a part in a successful Derbyshire team for the remainder of this season and beyond."
Head of cricket John Morris added: "Greg showed what a talented player he is during the recent Twenty20 Cup and I am delighted to be keeping him at the club for a further two years.
"The challenge for him now is to become a consistent four-day player and the club will work with him to help him achieve that goal."