Hughes commits to Derbyshire

Derbyshire all-rounder Alex Hughes has signed a one-year contract extension to keep him at the 3aaa County Ground until the end of the 2017 season.

The right-arm seamer appeared 24 times across all formats in 2015 and recorded his maiden first-class century against Northamptonshire.

In total, the 24-year-old has made 86 appearances for Derbyshire, scoring 1,456 runs and claiming 60 wickets across three formats.

Derbyshire elite performance director Graeme Welch said: “Alex performed well across all three competitions in 2015, making match-winning contributions on several occasions – most notable in the Championship match at Northampton and the Twenty20 victory over Yorkshire at Chesterfield.

“He’s a versatile player who provides options with both bat and ball.

“It’s important that he now kicks on and continues to perform to a high standard.

“Alex is another young, talented player we have at the club and they will play an important part for Derbyshire in the future.”

Hughes added: “I’m delighted to extend my contract and commit my future to Derbyshire.

“I hope I can continue to improve and play a leading role as we push for success.”

Source: ECB

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