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
25 May - Somerset sign NZ's Corey Anderson for the T20 Blast
24 May - Kent sign NZ's Adam Milne for a spell after the Champions Trophy
24 May - Sussex's Ed Joyce retires from county cricket with immediate effect

DERBYSHIRE

Overseas player: Jeevan Mendis (Sri Lanka, until June); Imran Tahir (South Africa, from June after Champions Trophy); Matt Henry (New Zealand, for Twenty20)
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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)
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. Durston's departure leaves a vacancy as limited-overs captain.

DURHAM

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

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, with Paul Collingwood continuing to lead in the Championship and T20 Blast.

ESSEX

Overseas player: Neil Wagner (New Zealand, for first half of season); Mohammad Amir (Pakistan, from 19 June)
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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.

GLAMORGAN

Overseas player: Jacques Rudolph (South Africa)
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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.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Overseas player: Cameron Bancroft (Australia); Michael Klinger (Australia, primarily for limited-overs cricket)
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Phil Mustard (Durham)Hamish Marshall (REL)
Tom Hampton (REL)
Full Gloucestershire squad listLatest Gloucestershire news

Other news: Australian fast bowler Andrew Tye was set to return as an overseas player for Twenty20 cricket, but will now miss out after picking up an injury in the IPL.

HAMPSHIRE

Overseas player: George Bailey (Australia, from 19 May); Shahid Afridi (Pakistan, for Twenty20)
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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)
Gareth Andrew (REL)
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.

KENT

Overseas player: Wayne Parnell (South Africa, until mid-May); Adam Milne (New Zealand, after Champions Trophy)
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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

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.

LANCASHIRE

Overseas player: Ryan McLaren (South Africa); Junaid Khan (Pakistan, for Twenty20)
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Ryan McLaren (Hampshire)Gavin Griffiths (Leicestershire)
Brooke Guest (UKP)Luis Reece (Derbyshire)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (KPK)George Edwards (REL)
Dane Vilas (KPK)Nathan Buck (Northamptonshire)
Mahela Jayawardene (EUP, for Twenty20)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.

LEICESTERSHIRE

Overseas player: Clint McKay (Australia); Luke Ronchi (New Zealand, for Twenty20)
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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)
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.

MIDDLESEX

Overseas player: Adam Voges (Australia); Brendon McCullum (New Zealand, for Twenty20); Tim Southee (New Zealand, for Twenty20)
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noneGeorge 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.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Overseas player: Rory Kleinveldt (South Africa); Seekkuge Prasanna (Sri Lanka, for Twenty20)
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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, for SA tour game)
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.

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

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)
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Ben Kitt (YTH)Sam Wood (REL)
Will Gidman (Kent)
Imran Tahir (Derbyshire)
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.

SOMERSET

Overseas player: Dean Elgar (South Africa); Corey Anderson (New Zealand, for Twenty20)
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Steven Davies (Surrey)Alex Barrow (REL)
George Bartlett (YTH)Chris Rogers (RET)
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.

SURREY

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)
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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)
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.

SUSSEX

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)
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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)
Nick Oxley (YTH)
Michael Burgess (ex-Leicestershire)
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.

WARWICKSHIRE

Overseas player: Jeetan Patel (New Zealand); Colin de Grandhomme (New Zealand, for Twenty20)
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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)
Full Warwickshire squad listLatest Warwickshire news

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 Worcestershire's Tom Kohler-Cadmore.

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.

WORCESTERSHIRE

Overseas player: John Hastings (Australia), Mitchell Santner (New Zealand, for Twenty20); Nathan Lyon (Australia, while Hastings is at Champions Trophy)
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noneChris Russell (REL)
Matt Henry (Derbyshire)
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. Warwickshire have also been linked with a move for Tom Kohler-Cadmore.

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

YORKSHIRE

Overseas player: Peter Handscomb (Australia)
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noneAndrew Gale (RET)
Full Yorkshire squad listLatest Yorkshire news

Future departures: Seamer Ryan Sidebottom will retire at the end of the 2017 season.

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. Australian batsman Travis Head was set to return as an overseas player for Twenty20 cricket, but will now miss out after being called up by Australia A.

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