Cricket - Redfern leaving Derbyshire

Batsman Dan Redfern has left Derbyshire one year into his latest three-year contract after deciding to explore "new opportunities".

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Dan Redfern made two centuries in 70 first-class matches for Derbyshire

Redfern, who made his debut for the county as a 16-year-old in 2006, was handed an improved deal in October 2012 but leaves the club by mutual agreement after a disappointing season.

Derbyshire head coach Karl Krikken said: "Dan's been with the club since joining the academy in 2004 and we thank him for his efforts during that period.

"However, in recent times, he's had a number of issues - both on and off the field - which made last season in particular a challenging time for both him and the club.

"While it's always difficult to see players leave, both Dan and the club feel a new challenge is the best route forward."

Redfern made two centuries in 70 first-class matches for Derbyshire and said: "The decision to move on is tough but a fresh start will open new opportunities for me in the next stage of my career."

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