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Wicketkeeper Luke Sutton rejoins Derbyshire

Luke Sutton
Sutton's last game for Lancashire was the Championship defeat at Notts

Derbyshire have re-signed wicketkeeper Luke Sutton following his departure from Lancashire.

The 33-year-old is a former Derbyshire captain but has spent the last five seasons at Old Trafford.

Sutton said: "Derbyshire County Cricket Club has played a huge part in my life and I am delighted to come back.

"Derbyshire is the last club I will play for and it is great to come back to somewhere that has been so good to me and that I have a real passion for."

He added: "I came here as a young cricketer, developed quickly during my first stint here, captained the club and I left with nothing but very warm feelings.

"I always had half an eye on wanting to come back and it is very pleasing that it has actually happened."

I know that Derbyshire means a lot to Luke and I believe our members and supporters will be thrilled to see him back

Derbyshire head of cricket John Morris

Sutton started his career with Somerset but spent six seasons at the County Ground between 2000 and 2005, earning his county cap in 2002 before becoming captain two years later.

He was also capped by Lancashire in 2007 and has scored 6,780 career first-class runs, including 11 centuries. He has also taken 408 catches and made 22 stumpings.

Derbyshire head of cricket John Morris said: "Adding a player of Luke's undoubted quality and experience will be an excellent boost for the team next season.

"I am doubly pleased with the signing because I know that Derbyshire means a lot to Luke and I believe our members and supporters will be thrilled to see him back."



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