Fast bowler Hardus Viljoen departs Derbyshire

Hardus Viljoen in action for Derbyshire at Queens Park
Hardus Viljoen in action for Derbyshire at Queens Park

Hardus Viljoen has left Derbyshire by mutual consent.

Fast bowler Viljoen, who made his Derbyshire debut in 2017, requested to have the final year of his contract terminated and leaves with immediate effect.

The 29-year-old claimed 62 first-class wickets at an average of 28. In total he played 53 matches across all forms for the club, taking 99 wickets.

Derbyshire head of cricket Dave Houghton said: “Hardus wishes to look at different options to further his career and the decision was made to release him from his contract with Derbyshire. I would like to wish him all the best for the future.”