Smith inks new Derbyshire deal

South African-born all-rounder agrees extension

Last Updated: 17/07/08 11:19am

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Smith: future secured

Smith: future secured

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Greg Smith has signed a new two-year contract with Derbyshire.

"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."
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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."

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