County ins & outs - signings, departures and rumours
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 contract||REL: Released|
|RET: Retired||YTH: From youth teams|
|EUP: European Union passport||UKP: 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.
|Most recent confirmed moves|
|22 September - Hampshire batsman Michael Carberry will convert his loan to Hampshire to a permanent move at the end of the season|
|19 September - Nottinghamshire will sign Durham's Paul Coughlin at the end of the season|
|14 September - Batsman Brendan Taylor leaves Nottinghamshire with immediate effect|
|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)|
|Calum Brodrick (YTH)|
|Matthew Sonczak (YTH)|
|James Taylor (YTH)|
|Harry Podmore (Middlesex, month's loan from 25 August)|
|Full Derbyshire squad list||Latest 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 list||Latest Durham news|
Future departures: All-rounder Paul Coughlin will join Nottinghamshire at the end of the season after declining a new deal at Durham.
Possible departures: Cricinfo has reported that England opener Keaton Jennings will join Nottinghamshire in the likely event they achieve promotion from County Championship Division Two. Ex-England seamer Graham Onions, out of contract at the end of the season, says he has not been offered a new deal yet.
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 take over in the T20 Blast.
|Overseas player: Neil Wagner (New Zealand, for first half of season, then for last three Championship games); 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)|
|Sam Cook (YTH)||Matthew Cross (REL)|
|Jaik Mickleburgh (REL)|
|Full Essex squad list||Latest Essex news|
Other news: Ravi Bopara has relinquished the limited-overs captaincy, with Ryan ten Doeschate now leading in all formats.
|Marchant de Lange (UKP)||James Kettleborough (REL)|
|Harry Podmore (Middlesex, month's loan from 6 April)||Dewi Penrhyn Jones (REL)|
|Connor Brown (YTH)||Cameron Herring (REL)|
|Mark Wallace (RET)|
|Full Glamorgan squad list||Latest 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 list||Latest 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.
|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 (YTH)||Joe Weatherley (Kent, loan from start of season until 12 August)|
|Jacob Lintott (Wiltshire)||Michael Carberry (Leicestershire, loan from 25 August for Championship)|
|Felix Organ (YTH)|
|Full Hampshire squad list||Latest 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.
Future departures: Carberry's loan move is to be converted to a permanent switch to Leicestershire.
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, loan from start of season until 12 August)||Sam Weller (REL)|
|James Harris (Middlesex, loan from 4 April until late May)||Hardus Viljoen (Derbyshire, as KPK)|
|Grant Stewart (EUP)||Tom Latham (Durham)|
|Callum Jackson (REL)|
|Fabian Cowdrey (REL)|
|Full Kent squad list||Latest 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. Keeper-batsman Sam Billings has been linked with Nottinghamshire.
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.
|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)|
|Simon Kerrigan (Northamptonshire, loan from 6 August)|
|Luke Procter (Northamptonshire, loan from 1 September)|
|Full Lancashire squad list||Latest Lancashire news|
Possible departures: Seamer Kyle Jarvis insists he will see out his contract, which ends in 2018, despite reports of a return to international cricket with Zimbabwe which would end his status as a non-overseas player.
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.
|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 (Surrey, month's loan from 23 June)||James Sykes (REL on 22 June)|
|Mathew Pillans (Surrey, three months' loan from 23 June)||Charlie Shreck (RET on 30 June)|
|Harry Swindells (YTH)|
|Michael Carberry (Hampshire, loan from 25 August for Championship)|
|Full Leicestershire squad list||Latest Leicestershire news|
Future signings: Leicestershire have signed Warwickshire all-rounder Ateeq Javid on a two-year contract from the end of the 2017 season. Carberry's loan is to be converted to a permanent move on a two-year contract.
Other news: Clint McKay has taken over as limited-overs captain from Mark Pettini. Elite performance director Andrew McDonald left at the end of the 2016 season to be replaced by assistant Pierre de Bruyn, but De Bruyn departed by mutual agreement on 3 September, with assistant Graeme Welch and 2nd XI coach John Sadler taking temporary charge.
|Overseas player: Adam Voges (Australia); Brendon McCullum (New Zealand, for Twenty20 until end of July); Tim Southee (New Zealand, for Twenty20)|
|Tom Barber (ex-Hampshire)||George Bailey (Hampshire)|
|Tom Lace (YTH)||Max Holden (Northamptonshire, loan)|
|James Harris (Kent, loan from 4 April until late May)|
|Harry Podmore (Glamorgan, month's loan from 6 April)|
|Harry Podmore (Derbyshire, month's loan from 25 August)|
|Full Middlesex squad list||Latest 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, 7-22 July)|
|Nathan Buck (Lancashire)||Olly Stone (Warwickshire)|
|Max Holden (Middlesex, loan)||Monty Panesar (REL)|
|Miles Richardson||Chad Barrett (REL)|
|Gareth Wade||Sean Terry (REL)|
|Andy Carter (ex-Hampshire)||George Munsey (REL)|
|Chesney Hughes (ex-Derbyshire)|
|Simon Kerrigan (Lancashire, loan from 6 August)|
|Luke Procter (Lancashire, loan from 1 September)|
|Full Northamptonshire squad list||Latest Northamptonshire news|
Future departures: Wicketkeeper David Murphy will retire from cricket at the end of the season to pursue a career in law.
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. Sri Lanka's Seekkuge Prasanna's planned T20 spell was ended by a hamstring injury.
|Overseas player: Dan Christian (Australia, for Twenty20); Ish Sodhi (New Zealand, for Twenty20); James Pattinson (Australia, until 16 May, then 13 June-1 July); Cheteshwar Pujara (India, mid-May to mid-June, then from 23 August)|
|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)|
|Brendan Taylor (REL on 14 September)|
|Full Notts squad list||Latest Notts news|
Future signings: Durham all-rounder Paul Coughlin will join at the end of the season.
Future departures: Championship captain Chris Read will retire from cricket at the end of the season.
Possible signings: Cricinfo has reported that England opener Keaton Jennings will sign from Durham at end of the season in the likely event Notts achieve promotion from County Championship Division Two. Also linked with Notts have been Kent's Sam Billings and Worcestershire's Joe Clarke - director of cricket Mick Newell has refused to rule out a move for either player, but denied that a deal for Clarke has already been agreed.
Other news: Former England head coach Peter Moores, who has worked as a coaching consultant at Trent Bridge since June 2015, 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, until end of July)|
|Steven Davies (Surrey)||Alex Barrow (REL)|
|George Bartlett (YTH)||Chris Rogers (RET)|
|Eddie Byrom (YTH)||Adam Hose (Warwickshire, on 26 July)|
|Tom Banton (YTH)|
|Full Somerset squad list||Latest Somerset news|
Future departures: Limited-overs captain Jim Allenby, all-rounder Michael Leask and wicketkeeper Ryan Davies will all leave Somerset at the end of the season. Also departing is strength and conditioning coach Darren Veness who is joining Surrey.
Possible signings: The county have targeted a top-order overseas player after batsman Fakhar Zaman's planned move was cancelled by the Pakistan Cricket Board, but concede that "realistically it's very unlikely" that another overseas player would be signed for the remainder of the season.
|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)|
|Rikki Clarke (Warwickshire, on 3 August)||Aneesh Kapil (REL)|
|Ryan Patel (YTH)||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, three months' loan from 23 June)|
|Mark Footitt (Nottinghamshire, on 12 July)|
|Dominic Sibley (Warwickshire, on 3 August)|
|Full Surrey squad list||Latest Surrey news|
Future departures: Overseas signing Sangakkara says he will retire from first-class cricket at the end of this season.
Other news: Strength and conditioning coach Darren Veness is joining from Somerset at the end of the 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)||Matt Machan (RET on 28 July)|
|Michael Burgess (ex-Leicestershire)|
|Jake Hutson (for South Africa A tour game)|
|Jonty Jenner (YTH)|
|Liam Smith (for South Africa A tour game)|
|Angus Robson (ex-Leicestershire)|
|Full Sussex squad list||Latest Sussex news|
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.
|Olly Stone (Northamptonshire)||Richard Jones (Leicestershire)|
|Grant Elliott (KPK, for Twenty20 cricket)||Recordo Gordon (REL)|
|Grant Thornton||Laurie Evans (Sussex)|
|Mitchell Spencer (Staffordshire)||Luke Ronchi (Leicestershire)|
|Adam Hose (Somerset, on 26 July)||Ian Westwood (RET on 26 June)|
|Dominic Sibley (Surrey, on 3 August)||Rikki Clarke (Surrey, on 3 August)|
|Ryan Sidebottom (UKP)|
|Henry Brookes (YTH)|
|Alex Thomson (Staffordshire)|
|Full Warwickshire squad list||Latest Warwickshire news|
Future signings: Yorkshire all-rounder Will Rhodes will join on a two-year contract at the end of the season.
Future departures: Batsman William Porterfield and all-rounder Ateeq Javid will leave at the end of the season when their contracts expire, with the latter joining Leicestershire.
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 reported to be interested. Warwickshire have also been linked with Kent batsman Daniel Bell-Drummond, and are reportedly one of three counties chasing South Africa's Morne Morkel as a potential Kolpak signing for 2018.
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. Ian Bell stepped down as captain on 20 August and was replaced by Jonathan Trott in the Championship, with Grant Elliott taking the T20 captaincy.
|Overseas player: John Hastings (Australia, until 9 August), Mitchell Santner (New Zealand, for Twenty20); Nathan Lyon (Australia, while Hastings is at Champions Trophy); Ravichandran Ashwin (India, from 28 August)|
|Pat Brown (YTH)||Chris Russell (REL)|
|Matt Henry (Derbyshire)|
|Tom Kohler-Cadmore (Yorkshire, on 8 June)|
|Alexei Kervezee (REL on 2 July)|
|Full Worcestershire squad list||Latest Worcestershire news|
Future signings: Young keeper-batsman Alex Milton has signed a professional contract to begin in 2018.
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. Batsman Joe Clarke has been linked with Nottinghamshire, who deny a deal has already been agreed.
Other news: Joe Leach has replaced Daryl Mitchell as captain.
|Overseas player: Peter Handscomb (Australia, until 30 July); Shaun Marsh (Australia); Sarfraz Ahmed (Pakistan, for Twenty20 from 1 August); Kraigg Brathwaite (West Indies, for last two Championship games)|
|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 list||Latest Yorkshire news|
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 initially agreeing to return to Headingley for a T20 stint.