Johnson joins Derbyshire

Derbyshire have announced the signing of wicketkeeper Richard Johnson from Warwickshire on a three-year contract.

Johnson joins Derbyshire

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General view of the new Grade 1 Tiflex County Cricket Ball.

The 24-year-old spent two spells on loan at the County Ground last season, his highlight coming when he hit a match-winning 79 against Yorkshire Carnegie.

Johnson then returned to Edgbaston as Warwickshire claimed the County Championship title while Derbyshire were crowned Division Two champions.

Johnson told Derbyshire's official website: "The chance to play first-team cricket with Derbyshire is a fantastic proposition.

"I have played a bit of first-team cricket for Warwickshire in the past, so I am hopeful that I can add some experience to the squad in that department."

He added: "The lads did amazing things last season and deserve to be where they are now.

"I'm really excited to showcase my talents in the First Division and I know that all the lads feel exactly the same."

Head Coach Karl Krikken said: "The addition of Richard adds to our batting and wicketkeeping options at a time when intensifying competition for places is very important."

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