• The Irish wicket-keeper Gary Wilson joins Derbyshire

    by  • September 20, 2016 • Cricket

    Derbyshire have signed Gary Wilson from Surrey on a three-year deal.

    The Ireland international has played 115 matches (ODIs and T20Is) for his nation scoring more than 2,000 runs, with a highest score of 113, will join the county at the end of the season.

    Wilson, who captained the club for five months in 2014 has made his Surrey debut in 2005, and has made 60 first-class appearances for the county, scoring 2,931 runs at an average of 40.

    The 30-year-old wicket-keeper has also been a consistent performer throughout his playing career, scored 1,940 runs in 124 matches.

    Derbyshire head coach John Sadler said: “Gary is a very talented cricketer who has performed consistently with the bat and behind the stumps for Surrey and Ireland. He will bring real experience to the side.

    “He has enjoyed success, securing promotion in 2015 and reaching the Royal London One-Day Cup final in the same season, and knows how to win games.”

    Wilson added: “I know Derbyshire captain Billy Godleman really well and I’ve heard plenty about what he wants to achieve. I can’t wait to get started.

    “There’s a lot of talent at the Club and they are learning and improving all the time. I’m keen to play a part as a senior player in ensuring that the squad’s potential is turned into success on the field.”

    Wilson took to Instagram to thank his fans and previous staff..!

    #Rey #thankyou

    A photo posted by Gary Wilson (@g_wils14) on