Ben Slater: Derbyshire opener signs new contract

Derbyshire batsman Ben Slater

Derbyshire opener Ben Slater has signed a new deal that keeps him with the club until the end of the 2016 season.

The 23-year-old academy graduate impressed after winning a place in the Championship side in July, playing six County Championship matches and scoring 423 runs at an average of 35.25.

Elite performance director Graeme Welch said: "He's a talented cricketer and a proud Derbyshire lad.

"This is reward for the effort Ben has put in. It has started to pay off."

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