Derbyshire County Cricket Club has signed experienced Twenty20 fast bowler Nathan Rimmington for the entire 2015 NatWest T20 Blast. Rimmington will be available for all fixtures in this summer’s competition and will partner both New Zealand international Martin Guptill and Sri Lanka star Tillakaratne Dilshan during the campaign.
The 32-year-old, who represents Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League, has a renowned reputation as a death bowler and is one of the leading wicket takers since the inception of the Big Bash in 2011.
The right-arm seamer, who was named in Cricket Australia’s 2015 Sheffield Shield Team of the Year, has featured in 59 Twenty20 fixtures in total claiming 65 wickets at 21 apiece, with best figures of 5-27 and an economy of just above seven an over. Elite Performance Director, Graeme Welch said: “Nathan brings a wealth of experience bowling at the death which will be vital as we look to progress in the NatWest T20 Blast. “People will have watched him in the Big Bash and know the quality he will bring to the side. “Not only will he be a valuable asset at the end of the innings, he will also provide us with a proven strike bowler with the new ball. “The club are working on bringing Nathan over early in order for him to be available to play league cricket from April which will be an ideal way to get him match fit, settled and ready to go for the first game in May.” Rimmington added: “I’m really looking forward to joining up with the Derbyshire squad for the NatWest T20 Blast. “I want to play my part, both on and off the field, as we look to get in the mix for a quarter-final place and more.”