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Jonathan Clare believes Derbyshire can achieve something special in the coming years after signing a new three year contract.
The Club has moved swiftly to build for the future following the recent LV= County Championship Division Two triumph, with Clare following the example of Ross Whiteley and Tony Palladino in signing during the past week.
Affiliated with Derbyshire since leaving
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 for 74 were achieved against Northamptonshire in 2008; a match that also saw Clare complete the first of his two first-class centuries.
His remarkable match analysis of 11 for 57 versus Glamorgan back in April sent Derbyshire top of the table; a position they maintained until the end of the season.
Clare said: "It’s great to be able to say I’ll be at
"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.
Head coach Karl Krikken added: "Jon has the ability to bowl quickly and accurately and when he’s batting he can make first-class centuries. It’s a rare combination and one we’re delighted to be keeping hold of for the foreseeable future.
"He is the latest of our established cricketers to recently commit to the Club; and more will follow as the implementation of our cricket strategy continues.”