Published: 4th January, 2019
Surrey CCC seamer Jade Dernbach has been awarded a Testimonial year for 2019 – to mark his outstanding contribution to the club over the past decade.
A graduate of the Surrey Academy system, Dernbach made his first-class debut for Surrey against India A in 2003, at the age of seventeen, and has grown to become the club’s first T20 skipper and one of the dressing room’s most senior players.
Since 2003, he has played 318 games for Surrey, taking 850 wickets in all competitions and developing a reputation as one of the top bowlers in all three formats. In 2018, Dernbach played a key role in Surrey’s County Championship winning campaign, playing ten matches and taking 32 wickets and regularly taking the new ball.
As well as his stellar domestic career, Dernbach enjoyed a lengthy spell with England between 2011 and 2014, playing 24 One Day Internationals and 34 International T20s, during which he took 70 wickets.
Jade Dernbach said: “I would firstly like to thank Surrey for awarding me a testimonial year and it is a huge honour and privilege for both myself and my family.
“To have spent my whole career at this fantastic club, and most importantly to have earned this, will be something I cherish forever.
“I would love to have all our friends and supporters be a part of a fun and exciting year both on and off the pitch and let’s celebrate all things Surrey. All event dates will be circulated out soon and I look forward to celebrating with everyone.”