Vaibhav Tripathi ∙ Aug 12 2022, 8:25 AM

Mattie McKiernan signs one year extension with Derbyshire

image-l6q4jyklMcKiernan extends his stay

All-rounder Mattie McKiernan has signed a one-year contract extension with Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

The club on Thursday (August 11) confirmed that McKiernan will extend his stay at The Incora County Ground until the end of the 2023 season.

McKiernan earned his extension on the back of a stupendous all-round show this season across three formats of the game.

He started the season by scoring a maiden First-Class century against Leicestershire in April. The leg-spinner has taken four wickets in four appearances and is expected to play a role in the club's attempts to win promotion from Division Two when the competition returns next month.

In the T20 Blast 2022, he took 17 wickets for the Derbyshire Falcons to help his side finish third in the North Group and reach the knockout stages. However, he also recorded the most expensive spell against Somerset, when he went wicketless for 82 runs from his four overs.

In the ongoing One-Day Cup, the Manchester-native has come to the fore with the bat scoring 142 runs in Derbyshire's opening three fixtures.

McKiernan looking forward to future with Derbyshire

"This has been my best season with Derbyshire to date and I feel the clarity I've been given has helped with that. Mickey's project for Derbyshire is ambitious and it’s amazing to be a part of, so for me, I just want to keep progressing and continue to contribute to the club," 

Arthur welcomes McKiernan for another season

"Mattie (McKiernan) has shown real development this season, and he's performed well whenever we’ve called on him in first-class cricket, while his wickets tally in the T20 Blast was crucial to our progression. The key now is for Mattie to find that consistency across the formats, something we're starting to witness as we head into the One-Day Cup because his natural ability with bat and ball is clear for all to see,"

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