Jade Dernbach and Craig Kieswetter get England cricket contracts

England and Surrey bowler Jade Dernbach
Dernbach has taken 17 wickets so far in his England career

England have awarded paceman Jade Dernbach and wicketkeeper-batsman Craig Kieswetter incremental contracts.

England selector Geoff Miller said: "This reflects the contributions Craig and Jade have made this season and we congratulate both players."

Incremental contracts, a step down from central deals, are appearance-based.

They are awarded on a points basis, with 20 points needed for a player to automatically earn a deal. Five points are gained for a Test appearance and two for a Twenty20 or one-day international cap.

Central contracts run for a 12-month period and tie players into playing for England as opposed to their counties.

Surrey bowler Dernbach, 25, and Kieswetter, 23, who plays for Somerset, have been rewarded after playing two Twenty20 and seven one-day internationals this summer.

Top Stories