Jonathan Clare believes Derbyshire can achieve something special in the coming years after signing a new three year contract.
Affiliated with Derbyshire since leaving Lancashire in 2005, Clare went on to join the professional staff shortly after achieving a five-wicket haul on first-class debut versus Nottinghamshire in 2007.
The 26-year-old has since become a consistent performer, taking 135 wickets in the four day game at 26.75 apiece as well as contributing middle-order runs at an average of 26.5.
Career best bowling figures of 7-74 were achieved against Northamptonshire in 2008, a match that also saw Clare complete the first of his two first-class centuries.
The Burnley born all-rounder contributed 30 championship wickets at a miserly 21.40 runs apiece to the successful 2012 promotion push.
Clare said: “It’s great to be able to say I’ll be at the County Ground for at least another three seasons. It is a place with a real buzz and we’re a squad that’s growing and improving all the time; something I’m desperate to remain part of. What the squad and management have achieved this season has been phenomenal.”
yet all the lads feel there’s a lot more we can accomplish, so the next few years could be something very special here at Derbyshire.”