Wednesday, 28 September 2011
David Wainwright joins Derbyshire on 2-year deal
David Wainwright has signed a two-year deal with Derbyshire after leaving Yorkshire last week.
The 26-year-old joined the Falcons on loan midway through the 2011 season only to be swiftly recalled by the Tykes before playing a game after Azeem Rafiq suffered an injury during the t20 matches.
Wainwright had activated a release clause in his Yorkshire contract recently, prior to agreeing a deal with Derbyshire.
Derbyshire Head Coach Karl Krikken said: “We are delighted with the opportunity to sign a player of David’s quality and experience. First team opportunities have sometimes been limited for him at Yorkshire. But the move to Derbyshire will increase his chances of playing more regular cricket and I expect David to become an important player for us in all forms of the game.”
A popular figure at Headingley everyone at Yorkshire CCC wishes David all the best in his future career.
A personal message from David:
"I have many happy memories from my time at Yorkshire CCC. However in order to play regular cricket I have activated a clause in my contract leave 1 year early. It has been a difficult decision to leave the Tykes, however at my age and with my ambition I need to play regular cricket.
"I would like to thank everyone at Yorkshire CCC for the help and support they have offered me during my career. In particular I would like to thank Martyn Moxon and the board for their professionalism throughout this process.
"It was an honour to be capped by my county and to play at Headingley, and a privilege to play with some great cricketers.
"I wish the club every success for the future and I hope that Andrew and Martyn can guide the club back in to the Championship next season.
"Finally I would like to thank the Yorkshire members and the supporters for their support and encouragement throughout my time here."