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Young batsman Dan Redfern commits to Derbyshire with new three-year contract

Dan Redfern: New three-year contract at Derbyshire

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Derbyshire batsman Dan Redfern has pledged his long-term future to the club by signing a new three-year deal.

The 22-year-old left-hander, an academy graduate at Derbyshire, enjoyed his best season to date in 2012, notching the first two first-class centuries of his career and averaging 37.71 to help the club achieve promotion to Division One.

Speaking on his new deal at the County Ground, Redfern told the Derbyshire website: "With home grown cricketers gaining full backing to succeed alongside our valuable established players, it's a very enjoyable environment in which to play cricket, so I'm delighted to commit to Derbyshire for three years.

"I've been pleased with my performances this season from a personal point of view and of course absolutely delighted with the success of the team.

"We're right up for the challenge of First Division cricket next summer, as we are for the two limited-overs competitions also. We'll go for it with no fear, with a great team spirit and with the same determination to be successful that served us so well in 2012."

Head coach Karl Krikken added: "Dan has been demonstrating magnificent potential ever since his teenage years on the Academy and it was a pleasure to see that talent coming to fruition in 2012.

"The natural talent he possesses means Dan has all the attributes to really kick on after an impressive year in 2012 as he continues his first-class career with us for at least the next three years."