Matt Critchley: Derbyshire teenage all-rounder signs new contract

Matthew Critchley
Matt Critchley was 18 when he scored an unbeaten century against Northants in May

Derbyshire all-rounder Matt Critchley has signed a two-year contract with Derbyshire to keep him at the club until the end of the 2017 season.

Critchley, 19, played six first-class matches last season, averaging 41, and he became the youngest Derbyshire player to score a century in May when he made 137 not out against Northants.

"I'm delighted to sign my first professional contract," Critchley said.

"It's been a special summer, making my debut and hitting my maiden century."

Elite performance director Graeme Welch said: "He has displayed the right character and skill to succeed at this level."

Lancashire-born Critchley was also part of the Derbyshire team that won the Second XI One-Day Trophy,external-link taking nine wickets during the competition and averaging 48.50 with the bat.

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