County ins & outs - signings, departures and rumours

Essex celebrate with the County Championship cup
Essex wrapped up the County Championship title, remaining unbeaten in 2017

With the 2017 season over, stay up to date with the latest player signings, moves and speculation from all the counties ahead of the 2018 campaign.

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 2017 season are included on the 2017 list. Have we missed anyone? Please let us know.

Most recent confirmed moves
20 October - Surrey sign Australia's Mitchell Marsh as their overseas player for 2018
19 October - Essex sign Kent all-rounder Matt Coles
14 October - Derbyshire sign Surrey's Ravi Rampaul

DERBYSHIRE

Overseas player 2017: Jeevan Mendis (Sri Lanka), Imran Tahir (South Africa), Matt Henry (New Zealand)
Overseas player 2018: TBC
InOut
Ravi Rampaul (Surrey, KPK)Tom Wood (REL)
Greg Cork (REL)
Full Derbyshire squad listLatest Derbyshire news

DURHAM

Overseas player 2017: Stephen Cook (South Africa), Tom Latham (New Zealand)
Overseas player 2018: Tom Latham (New Zealand)
InOut
Will Smith (Hampshire)Paul Coughlin (Nottinghamshire)
Graham Onions (Lancashire)
Keaton Jennings (Lancashire)
Full Durham squad listLatest Durham news

Other news: Batsman Jack Burnham is banned for the 2018 season after receiving a one-year ban for recreational drug use. The county need to name a new captain for the One-Day Cup and T20 Blast following Jennings' and Coughlin's moves.

ESSEX

Overseas player: Neil Wagner (New Zealand), Mohammad Amir (Pakistan), Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh)
Overseas player 2018: TBC
InOut
Feroze Khushi (YTH)Kishen Velani (REL)
Matt Coles (Kent)
Full Essex squad listLatest Essex news

GLAMORGAN

Overseas player 2017: Jacques Rudolph (South Africa), David Miller (South Africa)
Overseas player 2018: TBC
InOut
noneJacques Rudolph (RET)
Full Glamorgan squad listLatest Glamorgan news

Other news: Colin Ingram has become limited-overs captain, with Michael Hogan continuing to lead in the County Championship.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Overseas player 2017: Cameron Bancroft (Australia), Michael Klinger (Australia), Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka)
Overseas player 2018: TBC
InOut
Ryan Higgins (Middlesex)Patrick Grieshaber (REL)
Brandon Gilmour (REL)
Full Gloucestershire squad listLatest Gloucestershire news

HAMPSHIRE

Overseas player: George Bailey (Australia), Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)
Overseas player 2018: George Bailey (Australia)
InOut
noneMichael Carberry (Leicestershire)
Will Smith (Durham)
Full Hampshire squad listLatest Hampshire news

Possible signings: Hampshire are reportedly interested in Worcestershire all-rounder Moeen Ali, though Warwickshire are favourites for his signature and Middlesex are also rumoured to be interested.

KENT

Overseas player 2017: Wayne Parnell (South Africa), Adam Milne (New Zealand), Yasir Shah (Pakistan), Jimmy Neesham (New Zealand)
Overseas player 2018: TBC
InOut
Ollie Robinson (YTH)Adam Ball (REL)
Hugh Bernard (REL)
Charlie Hartley (REL)
Matt Coles (Essex)
Full Kent squad listLatest Kent news

Possible signings: After Coles' departure, Kent are reportedly one of several counties chasing South Africa's Morne Morkel as a potential Kolpak signing for 2018.

Possible departures: Batsman Daniel Bell-Drummond, out of contract at the end of 2017, has been linked with Warwickshire. Keeper-batsman Sam Billings has been appointed as vice-captain.

LANCASHIRE

Overseas player 2017: Ryan McLaren (South Africa), Junaid Khan (Pakistan)
Overseas player 2018: TBC
InOut
Keaton Jennings (Durham)Kyle Jarvis (REL)
Graham Onions (Durham)
Full Lancashire squad listLatest Lancashire news

Possible departures: Cricinfo has reported that Northamptonshire are looking to sign Lancashire all-rounder Luke Procter. The all-rounder spent time on loan with Northants during the 2017 season.

LEICESTERSHIRE

Overseas player 2017: Clint McKay (Australia), Luke Ronchi (New Zealand)
Overseas player 2018: TBC
InOut
Ateeq Javid (Warwickshire)Clint McKay (REL)
Michael Carberry (Hampshire)
Full Leicestershire squad listLatest Leicestershire news

Other news: Former wicketkeeper Paul Nixon has replaced Pierre de Bruyn as head coach. McKay's departure also leaves them looking for a limited-overs captain, while BBC Radio Leicester has reported that new signing Carberry will replace Cosgrove as Championship skipper.

MIDDLESEX

Overseas player 2017: Adam Voges (Australia), Brendon McCullum (New Zealand), Tim Southee (New Zealand)
Overseas player 2018: TBC
InOut
noneRyan Higgins (Gloucestershire)
Full Middlesex squad listLatest Middlesex news

Possible signings: Middlesex are reportedly interested in Worcestershire all-rounder Moeen Ali, though Warwickshire are favourites for his signature and Hampshire are also rumoured to be interested.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Overseas player 2017: Rory Kleinveldt (South Africa), Seekkuge Prasanna (Sri Lanka), Tabraiz Shamsi (South Africa)
Overseas player 2018: TBC
InOut
Brett Hutton (Nottinghamshire)David Murphy (RET)
Azharullah (REL)
Full Northamptonshire squad listLatest Northamptonshire news

Possible signings: Cricinfo has reported that Northamptonshire are looking to sign Lancashire all-rounder Luke Procter. The all-rounder spent time on loan with Northants during the 2017 season.

Other news: Former captain David Sales has become full-time batting coach after a part-time spell in the role.

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Overseas player 2017: Dan Christian (Australia), Ish Sodhi (New Zealand), James Pattinson (Australia), Cheteshwar Pujara (India)
Overseas player 2018: TBC
InOut
Paul Coughlin (Durham)Chris Read (RET)
Brett Hutton (Northamptonshire)
Full Notts squad listLatest Notts news

Possible signings: Notts have been linked with Worcestershire's Joe Clarke - director of cricket Mick Newell has refused to rule out a move, but denied that a deal has already been agreed.

Other news: Read's retirement leaves a vacancy as captain.

SOMERSET

Overseas player 2017: Dean Elgar (South Africa), Corey Anderson (New Zealand)
Overseas player 2018: TBC
InOut
noneJim Allenby (REL)
Ryan Davies (REL)
Michael Leask (REL)
Full Somerset squad listLatest Somerset news

Other news: Andy Hurry has returned to Somerset at director of cricket following the departure of Matthew Maynard. Jason Kerr has stepped up from his position as bowling coach to become head coach. Strength and conditioning coach Darren Veness is joining Surrey. Allenby's departure leaves a vacancy as limited-overs captain.

SURREY

Overseas player 2017: Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka), Aaron Finch (Australia), Moises Henriques (Australia)
Overseas player 2018:Mitchell Marsh (Australia)
InOut
Will Jacks (YTH)Kumar Sangakkara (RET)
Gus Atkinson (YTH)Ravi Rampaul (Derbyshire)
Full Surrey squad listLatest Surrey news

Other news: Strength and conditioning coach Darren Veness is joining from Somerset.

SUSSEX

Overseas player 2017: Vernon Philander (South Africa), Ross Taylor (New Zealand), Jerome Taylor (West Indies)
Overseas player 2018: TBC
InOut
noneSteve Magoffin (Worcestershire)
Full Sussex squad listLatest Sussex news

WARWICKSHIRE

Overseas player 2017: Jeetan Patel (New Zealand), Colin de Grandhomme (New Zealand)
Overseas player 2018: TBC
InOut
Will Rhodes (Yorkshire)William Porterfield (REL)
Ateeq Javid (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 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.

WORCESTERSHIRE

Overseas player 2017: John Hastings (Australia), Mitchell Santner (New Zealand). Nathan Lyon (Australia), Ravichandran Ashwin (India)
Overseas player 2018: TBC
InOut
Alex Milton (YTH)none
Steve Magoffin (Sussex)
Full Worcestershire squad listLatest Worcestershire news

Possible signings: Last season's main overseas player John Hastings was originally contracted to return for 2018, but is now restricted to Twenty20 cricket by injury. He wants to return for the T20 Blast but the county are "considering all options".

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.

YORKSHIRE

Overseas player 2017: Peter Handscomb (Australia), Shaun Marsh (Australia), Sarfraz Ahmed (Pakistan), Kraigg Brathwaite (West Indies)
Overseas player 2018: TBC
InOut
noneRyan Sidebottom (RET)
Will Rhodes (Warwickshire)
Full Yorkshire squad listLatest Yorkshire news

Top Stories