England pitcher Sarah Glenn says she joined Derbyshire to help young players from her home country discover the passion she found within the team.
The 23-year-old returns after four years with Worcestershire.
It was as a player for the Pears that she broke through to play for England in 2019 and went on to win 60 wickets in 50 games at international level.
“I’ve always been very proud to play for Derbyshire,” said Glenn.
“I grew up playing for Derbyshire from the age of 10 and always had this passion to take it to the next level – they gave us that environment to do that.
“Even though the facilities were difficult at times, because women’s cricket wasn’t as big back then, that was our attitude, I think.
“And because we weren’t always the strongest country, I always thought it was a lot of passion that took us to the next level if we won games.
“It was something that stood out to me while playing for Derbyshire.”
His commitments with England, and as a wanted player for the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, Charlotte Edwards Cup and The Hundred competition teams, means the player’s playing time with Derbyshire will be impacted.
She says every time playing for them in the Women’s County T20 competition “will be a bonus”.
“I see all these young girls coming by and I would love to come and coach them and train with them, have a session and just have a conversation with them to give them motivation to reflect on whether I’m succeeding as a young Derby girl, so you too,” Glenn told BBC Radio Derby.
“It’s a real message I want to send to girls in Derbyshire.”
As an aspiring spinner, Glenn proudly says Derbyshire “was all she knew”, but admits it took moving to Worcestershire to fulfill her ambitions in England.
She rose to number two in the International Cricket Council’s T20 bowling rankings.
“I knew I had to move to Worcestershire when I wanted to make the next trip to play for England,” she said.
“I wanted to push myself and challenge myself in different leagues and against different players.
“Worcestershire were very supportive, but it’s nice to be back.”