County ins & outs - signings, departures and rumours

Middlesex lift the County Championship cup at Lord's
Middlesex won their first Championship title since 1993 on the final day of the 2016 season

With the 2017 season here, stay up to date with the latest player signings, moves and speculation from all the counties.

Counties are allowed to field two overseas players in Twenty20 games, with up to four registered for that competition, although only two can be registered at any one time, and registrations must be for a minimum of 10 days.

Only one overseas player is permitted in the County Championship and One-Day Cup competitions.

Guide to abbreviations
Also shows, where relevant, players' previous counties
KPK: Kolpak contractREL: Released
RET: RetiredYTH: From youth teams
EUP: European Union passportUKP: Born overseas, but has UK passport

Kolpak contracts are signed by foreign players, using a European Court ruling to avoid counting against the quota of one overseas player per club.

Players who moved counties or retired during the 2016 season are included on the 2016 list. Have we missed anyone? Please let us know.

Most recent confirmed moves
20 July - Glamorgan sign South Africa's David Miller for the T20 Blast
20 July - Nottinghamshire batsman Greg Smith retires from cricket
19 July - Nottinghamshire batsman Michael Lumb retires because of injury


Overseas player: Jeevan Mendis (Sri Lanka, until June); Imran Tahir (South Africa, from June after Champions Trophy); Matt Henry (New Zealand, for Twenty20)
Gary Wilson (Surrey)Callum Parkinson (Leicestershire)
Luis Reece (Lancashire)Chesney Hughes (REL)
Imran Tahir (Nottinghamshire)Wes Durston (REL)
Hardus Viljoen (Kent, as KPK)Harry White (REL)
Daryn Smit (UKP)Neil Broom (REL)
Matt Henry (Worcestershire)Jimmy Neesham (Kent)
Alfie Gleadall (YTH)
Hamiduallah Qadri (YTH)
Conor McKerr (Surrey, loan from 31 May-12 June)
Gurjit Sandhu (ex-Middlesex)
Full Derbyshire squad listLatest Derbyshire news

Other news: The county have announced a new coaching set-up, with ex-captain Kim Barnett as director of cricket, supported by Twenty20 specialist coach John Wright, first XI support coach Steve Stubbings and development coach Mal Loye. AJ Harris has left his post as academy director, while seamer Tony Palladino has taken a player-coach role. Championship captain Billy Godleman will also lead the one-day side following Durston's departure, with new vice-captain Wilson skippering the T20 side.


Overseas player: Stephen Cook (South Africa, for first half of season); Tom Latham (New Zealand, for second half of season)
Cameron Steel (YTH)Gordon Muchall (RET)
Tom Latham (Kent)Mark Stoneman (Surrey)
George Harding (YTH)Phil Mustard (Gloucestershire)
Gareth Harte (UKP)Scott Borthwick (Surrey)
Matthew Potts (YTH)Asher Hart (Hampshire)
Gurman Randhawa (REL)
Calum MacLeod (REL)
Jamie Harrison (REL)
Full Durham squad listLatest Durham news

Possible signings: Durham have been linked with Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim as a possible short-term T20 signing.

Other news: Durham were relegated to Division Two over financial issues but have agreed a £3.74m rescue package with the local council. Keaton Jennings has become One-Day captain following Stoneman's departure. Paul Collingwood will continue to lead in the Championship but Paul Coughlin will takeover in the T20 Blast.


Overseas player: Neil Wagner (New Zealand, for first half of season); Mohammad Amir (Pakistan, from 19 June); Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh, for Twenty20 match on 9 July)
Adam Wheater (Hampshire)Graham Napier (RET)
Simon Harmer (KPK)Thomas Moore (REL)
Neil Wagner (Lancashire)David Masters (RET)
Matthew Cross (REL)
Jaik Mickleburgh (REL)
Full Essex squad listLatest Essex news

Other news: Ravi Bopara has relinquished the limited-overs captaincy, with Ryan ten Doeschate now leading in all formats.


Overseas player: Jacques Rudolph (South Africa); David Miller (South Africa, for Twenty20)
Marchant de Lange (UKP)James Kettleborough (REL)
Harry Podmore (Middlesex, initial month's loan from 6 April)Dewi Penrhyn Jones (REL)
Cameron Herring (REL)
Mark Wallace (RET)
Full Glamorgan squad listLatest Glamorgan news

Future departures: Jacques Rudolph will retire at the end of the season and was replaced as County Championship captain by Michael Hogan on 24 May.


Overseas player: Cameron Bancroft (Australia); Michael Klinger (Australia, primarily for limited-overs cricket); Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka, for Twenty20)
Phil Mustard (Durham)Hamish Marshall (REL)
Josh Shaw (Yorkshire, month's loan from 15 June)Tom Hampton (REL)
Full Gloucestershire squad listLatest Gloucestershire news

Other news: Perera replaces Australian fast bowler Andrew Tye, who misses out on a planned Twenty20 stint after picking up an injury in the IPL.


Overseas player: George Bailey (Australia, from 19 May); Shahid Afridi (Pakistan, for Twenty20)
Asher Hart (Durham)Adam Wheater (Essex)
Fraser Hay (UKP)James Tomlinson (RET)
George Bailey (Middlesex)Andy Carter (RET, joined Northamptonshire on 21 April)
Kyle Abbott (KPK)Ryan McLaren (Lancashire)
Rilee Rossouw (KPK)Tino Best (REL)
Ian Holland (UKP)Yasir Arafat (REL)
Matt Salisbury (ex-Essex)Gareth Andrew (REL)
Calvin Dickinson (for South Africa A tour game)Joe Weatherley (Kent, season-long loan)
Full Hampshire squad listLatest Hampshire news

Possible signings: Hampshire are reportedly interested in Worcestershire all-rounder Moeen Ali, who will be out of contract at the end of the summer, though Warwickshire are favourites for his signature and Middlesex are also rumoured to be interested.

Other news: Hampshire were reprieved from relegation because of Durham's financial problems. Craig White has replaced Dale Benkenstein as head coach. Overseas signing Bailey will skipper the County Championship side once he arrives in May, with club captain James Vince still leading in limited-overs cricket.


Overseas player: Wayne Parnell (South Africa, until mid-May); Adam Milne (New Zealand, after Champions Trophy); Yasir Shah (Pakistan, 8 June-6 July); Jimmy Neesham (New Zealand, for Twenty20)
Will Gidman (Nottinghamshire)David Griffiths (REL)
Joe Weatherley (Hampshire, season-long loan)Sam Weller (REL)
James Harris (Middlesex, initial month's loan from 4 April)Hardus Viljoen (Derbyshire, as KPK)
Tom Latham (Durham)
Callum Jackson (REL)
Fabian Cowdrey (REL)
Full Kent squad listLatest Kent news

Possible departures: England spinner James Tredwell has asked to speak to other counties because of a lack of playing time, while batsman Daniel Bell-Drummond has been linked with Warwickshire. Both are out of contract at the end of the season.

Other news: Head coach Jimmy Adams has stepped down and been replaced by his assistant Matt Walker, who will be assisted by Allan Donald. However, the ex-South Africa paceman's arrival has been delayed until 2018 by visa issues, with ex-Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie and a second, unnamed coach standing in on an interim basis for 2017. Min Patel and Jason Weaver have been appointed second XI coach and high performance director respectively, replacing Simon Willis who has taken a role with Sri Lanka.


Overseas player: Ryan McLaren (South Africa); Junaid Khan (Pakistan, for Twenty20)
Ryan McLaren (Hampshire)Gavin Griffiths (Leicestershire)
Brooke Guest (UKP)Luis Reece (Derbyshire)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (KPK)George Edwards (REL)
Dane Vilas (KPK)Nathan Buck (Northamptonshire)
Neil Wagner (Essex)
Alviro Petersen (REL)
Tom Smith (RET)
Full Lancashire squad listLatest Lancashire news

Other news: Director of cricket Ashley Giles has left to return to Warwickshire. He has been replaced by his former coach and ex-captain Glen Chapple as head coach, assisted by Mark Chilton. Cricket Australia have blocked all-rounder James Faulkner returning to Old Trafford as an overseas player for Twenty20 cricket, while ex-Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene, who was due to play T20 on an EU passport, has pulled out for personal reasons.


Overseas player: Clint McKay (Australia); Luke Ronchi (New Zealand, for Twenty20)
Richard Jones (Warwickshire)Rob Taylor (REL)
Gavin Griffiths (Lancashire)Atif Sheikh (REL)
Callum Parkinson (Derbyshire)Ollie Freckingham (REL)
Colin Ackermann (EUP)Jigar Naik (REL)
James Burke (Surrey, season-long loan)Michael Burgess (REL, subsequently joined Sussex)
Luke Ronchi (Warwickshire)Kevin O'Brien (REL)
Sam Evans (YTH)Angus Robson (REL)
Arun Harinath (Leicestershire, month's loan from 23 June)James Sykes (REL on 22 June)
Mathew Pillans (Leicestershire, two months' loan from 23 June)Charlie Shreck (RET on 30 June)
Full Leicestershire squad listLatest Leicestershire news

Other news: Elite performance director Andrew McDonald has left the county, to be replaced by assistant Pierre de Bruyn. Former Derbyshire elite performance director Graeme Welch will be his assistant, with former batsman John Sadler as 2nd XI coach. Clint McKay has taken over as limited-overs captain from Mark Pettini.


Overseas player: Adam Voges (Australia); Brendon McCullum (New Zealand, for Twenty20); Tim Southee (New Zealand, for Twenty20)
Tom Barber (ex-Hampshire)George Bailey (Hampshire)
Max Holden (Northamptonshire, loan until end of June)
James Harris (Kent, initial month's loan from 4 April)
Harry Podmore (Glamorgan, initial month's loan from 6 April)
Full Middlesex squad listLatest Middlesex news

Possible signings: Middlesex are reportedly interested in Worcestershire all-rounder Moeen Ali, who will be out of contract at the end of the summer, though Warwickshire are favourites for his signature and Hampshire are also rumoured to be interested.

Other news: Ex-New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has joined as Twenty20 head coach, with McCullum replacing Dawid Malan as T20 captain.


Overseas player: Rory Kleinveldt (South Africa); Seekkuge Prasanna (Sri Lanka, for Twenty20, from 14 July); Tabraiz Shamsi (South Africa, for Twenty20, 7-11 July)
Nathan Buck (Lancashire)Olly Stone (Warwickshire)
Max Holden (Middlesex, loan until end of June)Monty Panesar (REL)
Miles RichardsonChad Barrett (REL)
Gareth WadeSean Terry (REL)
Andy Carter (ex-Hampshire)George Munsey (REL)
Chesney Hughes (ex-Derbyshire)
Full Northamptonshire squad listLatest Northamptonshire news

Other news: Ex-England batsman James Taylor has joined as a coaching consultant, with former Northants captain David Sales taking a part-time coaching role.


Overseas player: Dan Christian (Australia, for Twenty20); Ish Sodhi (New Zealand, for Twenty20); James Pattinson (Australia, until 16 May); Cheteshwar Pujara (India, mid-May to mid-June)
Ben Kitt (YTH)Sam Wood (REL)
Mark Footitt (Surrey, on 12 July)Will Gidman (Kent)
Imran Tahir (Derbyshire)
Michael Lumb (RET on 19 July)
Greg Smith (RET on 20 July)
Full Notts squad listLatest Notts news

Future departures: Championship captain Chris Read will retire from cricket at the end of the season.

Other news: Former England head coach Peter Moores, who has worked as a coaching consultant at Trent Bridge since June 2015, will took over as head coach from 1 October. He will work alongside director of cricket Mick Newell, with Paul Franks as assistant head coach and Ant Botha as assistant coach.


Overseas player: Dean Elgar (South Africa); Corey Anderson (New Zealand, for Twenty20)
Steven Davies (Surrey)Alex Barrow (REL)
George Bartlett (YTH)Chris Rogers (RET)
Eddie Byrom (YTH)
Full Somerset squad listLatest Somerset news

Other news: Rogers will return as a batting coach and player mentor for the first half of the season. Tom Abell has succeeded Rogers as Somerset's County Championship captain.


Overseas player: Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka); Aaron Finch (Australia, primarily for Twenty20 but also as Championship cover while Sangakkara is at the Caribbean Premier League); Moises Henriques (Australia, for Twenty20 while Sangakkara is at the CPL)
Mark Stoneman (Durham)Steven Davies (Somerset)
Scott Borthwick (Durham)Gary Wilson (Derbyshire)
Kevin Pietersen (for Twenty20)Azhar Mahmood (RET)
Aneesh Kapil (REL)
James Burke (Leicestershire, season-long loan)
Zafar Ansari (RET on 26 April)
Conor McKerr (Derbyshire, loan from 31 May-12 June)
Arun Harinath (Leicestershire, month's loan from 23 June)
Mathew Pillans (Leicestershire, two months' loan from 23 June)
Mark Footitt (Nottinghamshire, on 12 July)
Full Surrey squad listLatest Surrey news

Future departures: Overseas signing Sangakkara says he will retire from first-class cricket at the end of this season.


Overseas player: Vernon Philander (South Africa, until mid-June); Ross Taylor (New Zealand, for Twenty20); Jerome Taylor (West Indies, for One-Day Cup group stage)
Delray Rawlins (YTH)Lewis Hatchett (RET)
Stiaan van Zyl (KPK)Craig Cachopa (REL)
Laurie Evans (Warwickshire)Fynn Hudson-Prentice (REL)
David Wiese (KPK)Ed Joyce (RET on 24 May)
Adam Barton (YTH)Ajmal Shahzad (REL on 10 July)
Nick Oxley (YTH)
Michael Burgess (ex-Leicestershire)
Jake Hutson (for South Africa A tour game)
Jonty Jenner (YTH)
Liam Smith (for South Africa A tour game)
Full Sussex squad listLatest Sussex news

Possible signings: Ex-Leicestershire batsman Angus Robson has joined on what the county describes as "a season-long trial" in which he will be registered to play for the 2nd XI and in the Sussex Premier League, as he looks to earn a full contract.

Other news: Former captain Mike Yardy has been appointed batting coach. Chief executive Zac Toumazi left the club at the end of 2016 and has been replaced by former England rugby union international Rob Andrew. Luke Wright stepped down as captain on 2 June, with Chris Nash taking the role on an interim basis until Ben Brown was appointed Championship captain on 23 June. Overseas signing Ross Taylor will skipper in the T20 Blast.


Overseas player: Jeetan Patel (New Zealand); Colin de Grandhomme (New Zealand, for Twenty20)
Olly Stone (Northamptonshire)Richard Jones (Leicestershire)
Grant Elliott (KPK, for Twenty20 cricket)Recordo Gordon (REL)
Grant ThorntonLaurie Evans (Sussex)
Mitchell Spencer (Staffordshire)Luke Ronchi (Leicestershire)
Ian Westwood (RET on 26 June)
Full Warwickshire squad listLatest Warwickshire news

Future signings: Yorkshire all-rounder Will Rhodes will join on a two-year contract at the end of the season.

Possible signings: Worcestershire all-rounder Moeen Ali, who will be out of contract at the end of the summer, has been heavily linked with a return to Warwickshire, though Middlesex and Hampshire are also reportedly interested. Warwickshire have also been linked with a move for Kent batsman Daniel Bell-Drummond.

Other news: Ashley Giles has returned to Edgbaston from Lancashire as sport director, replacing Dougie Brown, while Jim Troughton has moved up from assistant coach to become first-team coach.


Overseas player: John Hastings (Australia), Mitchell Santner (New Zealand, for Twenty20); Nathan Lyon (Australia, while Hastings is at Champions Trophy)
noneChris Russell (REL)
Matt Henry (Derbyshire)
Tom Kohler-Cadmore (Yorkshire, on 8 June)
Alexei Kervezee (REL on 2 July)
Full Worcestershire squad listLatest Worcestershire news

Possible departures: England all-rounder Moeen Ali, who has two seasons to run on his contract, which runs out at the end of the 2018 season, has been heavily linked with a return to Warwickshire, although Middlesex and Hampshire are also reportedly interested.

Other news: Joe Leach has replaced Daryl Mitchell as captain.


Overseas player: Peter Handscomb (Australia); Shaun Marsh (Australia, for Twenty20)
Jonathan Tattersall (released by Yorkshire, September 2015; for South Africa A tour game)Andrew Gale (RET)
Tom Kohler-Cadmore (Worcestershire, on 8 June)Josh Shaw (Gloucestershire, month's loan from 15 June)
Full Yorkshire squad listLatest Yorkshire news

Future departures: Seamer Ryan Sidebottom will retire at the end of the 2017 season while all-rounder Will Rhodes will join Warwickshire.

Possible signings: Yorkshire have reportedly agreed to sign Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed as a short-term T20 signing.

Other news: First XI coach Jason Gillespie left at the end of the 2016 season and has been replaced by club captain Andrew Gale. Gary Ballance has been named captain in all three formats of the game, meaning Alex Lees also steps down as limited-overs captain. Marsh replaces fellow Australia batsman Travis Head, who was called up by Australia A after agreeing to return for a T20 stint)

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