Whats going on at Derbyshire? Tthe worst county on the first class circuit in recent years is being transformed with a raft of new signings. Despite losing the incredibly unloyal Boyd Rankin to Warwickshire (a player Derbyshire signed, who promptly got injured for a season and has now jumped ship to a more fashionable county), Derbyshire have been in the transfer market big time during the close season. This week Derbyshire have signed batsman Wavell Hinds, who has played 45 Tests and 114 one-day internationals for the West Indies, on a Kolpak for next season. Hinds, 31, who has captained Jamaica since 2005, has accepted a one-year contract and becomes Derbyshire’s fourth new signing this month. The Telegraph summarises the new signings: “The county’s new coach John Morris has already recruited England all-rounder Rikki Clarke, left-arm-spinner Nayan Doshi and left-hander John Sadler, and the Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene is expected to be announced as their new overseas player later this week.” These are quality players, lets hope there can be some good times ahead at the Racecourse Ground.

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