What’s going on? Derbyshire are getting serious.
Their latest signing is none other than Mahela Jayawardene – only one of the finest batsmen in the world. Jayawardene will also be playing alongside four other top drawer new signings for Derbyshire: Wavell Hinds of the Windies, who doesn’t count as an overseas player; Rikki Clarke, who’s signed as the new captain; Nayan Doshi, the world’s leading Twenty20 wicket-taker; and John Sadler, Mr and Mrs Sadler’s son.
Okay, three top drawer signings and John Sadler. John Sadler will probably score 2,000 runs for Derbyshire next season now. We won’t notice though because his name’s not very memorable. We suggest he changes it to the Sadlinator 9,000 or somesuch.