Hughes leaves Derbyshire after prolific season

LONDON, CMC – Leeward Islands left-handed batsman Chesney Hughes has parted ways with Derbyshire, following the just concluded English County season in which he enjoyed his best ever campaign for the club.

Chesney Hughes
Chesney Hughes

The 25-year-old, who was born in Anguilla, spent seven fairly successful years in the East Midlands but failed to agree terms on a new contract.

Derbyshire’s cricket advisory director, Kevin Dean, said opener Hughes had been an asset to the club.

“We would like to thank Chesney for his efforts for Derbyshire over the last seven years,” Dean said.

“He produced some memorable innings for the Club, no more than his unbeaten 270 in 2013 at Headingley. Whilst it’s disappointing that we were unable to agree terms on a new deal, we wish Chesney well for the future.”

Hughes enjoyed his best ever season on the County circuit this year, scoring 806 runs from 11 games at an average of 53 with three centuries.

He also managed 244 runs in 12 outings in the T20 Blast.

Overall, he scored 3 934 runs at an average of 34 in first class matches and amassed 6657 runs in all formats.

Hughes played for Leeward Islands Hurricanes in this year’s NAGICO Super50 in the Caribbean, scoring 112 runs from six matches.

 

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