County ins and outs 2019

Surrey with the County Championship trophy

Here are details of all the county signings and departures from the 2019 season.

Counties can field one overseas player in County Championship and One-Day Cup matches, and two in Twenty20 Blast games.

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 2018 season are included on the 2018 list. Have we missed anyone? Please let us know.

DERBYSHIRE

Overseas player: Logan van Beek (New Zealand), Billy Stanlake (Australia, for Twenty20), Boyd Rankin (Ireland, for Twenty20 from 2 August)
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Sam Conners (YTH)Ben Slater (Nottinghamshire)
Tom Lace (Middlesex, loan from start of season until 21 August, recalled 14-17 May)Will Davis (Leicestershire)
Mark Watt (Lancashire)Gary Wilson (REL)
Leus du Plooy (KPK)Matthew Sonczak (REL)
Fynn Hudson-Prentice (MCC Young Cricketers/ex-Sussex)Callum Brodrick (REL)
Darren Stevens (Kent, loan for T20 only from 17 July-22 September)Hardus Viljoen (Kent)
Boyd Rankin (ex-Warwickshire, as overseas for T20)Duanne Olivier (Yorkshire, as KPK)
Dustin Melton
Full Derbyshire squad listLatest Derbyshire news

Other news: Former director of cricket David Houghton returned as head of cricket, while MCC head coach Steve Kirby joined as assistant and bowling coach. T20 bowling coach Dominic Cork took the head coach role in that format, replacing John Wright, who took on a new advisory role including recruitment and strategy. Billy Godleman was named as captain in all formats.

DURHAM

Overseas player: Cameron Bancroft (Australia, until 16 July), D'Arcy Short (Australia, for Twenty20), Peter Handscomb (Australia, 28 July-12 September), BJ Watling (New Zealand, from 13 September)
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Alex Lees (Yorkshire)Paul Collingwood (RET)
Ben Raine (Leicestershire)Barry McCarthy (REL)
Ross Greenwell (YTH)Ryan Davies (REL)
Ned Eckersley (Leicestershire)Aiden Markram (Hampshire)
Scott Steel (YTH)Imran Tahir (Surrey)
Jack Campbell (YTH)Will Smith (RET on 21 June)
Angus Robson (ex-Sussex)Michael Richardson (REL on 3 August)
Harry Adair (ex-Oxford MCCU)
Sol Bell (YTH)
Full Durham squad listLatest Durham news

Other news: Overseas signing Bancroft captained the county until his Ashes call-up, replacing the retired Collingwood in the Championship and last year's overseas Tom Latham in the One-Day Cup. Stuart Poynter captained since Bancroft's departure. Marcus North and James Franklin replaced Geoff Cook and Jon Lewis as director of cricket and head coach respectively. Second XI and bowling coaches Neil Killeen and Alan Walker swapped positions.

ESSEX

Overseas player: Peter Siddle (Australia, until 16 July), Adam Zampa (Australia, for Twenty20), Mohammad Amir (Pakistan, for Twenty20 and August Championship match)
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Jack Plom (YTH)James Foster (RET)
Cameron Delport (Leicestershire, UKP)Ashar Zaidi (REL)
Robbie White (Middlesex, loan from 10 April-17 May)Callum Taylor (REL)
Ben Allison (YTH)Matt Dixon (REL)
Will Buttleman (YTH)Shane Snater (Kent, as guest player for game v Pakistan on 27 April)
Matt Coles (Northamptonshire, loan from 10 June-10 August)
Varun Chopra (Sussex, loan from 30 June-16 July)
Ben Allison (Gloucestershire, loan from 18 August-15 September)
Full Essex squad listLatest Essex news

Other news: Simon Harmer became T20 captain, with Ryan ten Doeschate continuing in the other formats. Assistant coach Dimitri Mascarenhas moved to Middlesex as T20 bowling coach and was replaced by ex-South Africa bowler Andre Nel.

GLAMORGAN

Overseas player: Shaun Marsh (Australia, until end of August), Marnus Labuschagne (Australia, first half of season), Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan, for Twenty20, 18 July-9 August), Kraigg Brathwaite (West Indies, from 10 September)
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Billy Root (Nottinghamshire)Aneurin Donald (Hampshire)
Charlie Hemphrey (Queensland, UKP)Joe Burns (Lancashire)
Callum Taylor (YTH)Jack Murphy (RET on 14 June)
Kazi Szymanski (YTH)
Jamie McIlroy (MCC Young Cricketers)
Dan Douthwaite (ex-Warwickshire)
Roman Walker (YTH)
Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire, loan for Championship cricket from 18 August)
Kraigg Brathwaite (Nottinghamshire)
Full Glamorgan squad listLatest Glamorgan news

Other news: Head coach Robert Croft left the club on 17 October 2018. Ex-captain Mark Wallace returned as director of cricket in December 2018, with Hugh Morris focusing on his role as chief executive after carrying out the dual role since 2013. Batting consultant Matthew Maynard stepped up as interim head coach for the season, while former Essex wicketkeeper James Foster joined as a consultant for the Twenty20 campaign. Wicketkeeper Chris Cooke took over as Championship and One-Day Cup captain from Michael Hogan and Colin Ingram respectively.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Overseas player: Dan Worrall (Australia, until 21 April), Michael Klinger (Australia, for Twenty20), Chadd Sayers (Australia, 11 June-25 July), Andrew Tye (Australia, for Twenty20), Shannon Gabriel (West Indies, 10-26 September)
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Stuart Whittingham (Sussex)Liam Norwell (Warwickshire)
Harry Hankins (YTH)Craig Miles (Warwickshire)
Josh Shaw (Yorkshire, loans 11-14 April, 17 May-11 July and from 18 August)Kieran Noema-Barnett (REL)
Tom Price (YTH, for Australia A game)
Greg Willows (YTH, for Australia A game)
Ethan Bamber (Middlesex, month's loan from 15 July)
Zak Chappell (Nottinghamshire, loan from 13-30 August for Twenty20)
Ben Allison (Essex, loan from 18 August-15 September)
Full Gloucestershire squad listLatest Gloucestershire news

Other news: T20 captain Klinger also served as a batting consultant.

HAMPSHIRE

Overseas player: Aiden Markram (South Africa, until 5 May), Ajinkya Rahane (India, 14 May-16 July), Chris Morris (South Africa, for Twenty20), Tabraiz Shamsi (South Africa, for Twenty20, 22-30 August)
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Aneurin Donald (Glamorgan)Jimmy Adams (RET)
Keith Barker (Warwickshire)Sean Ervine (RET)
James Fuller (Middlesex)Reece Topley (Sussex)
Harry Came (YTH)Calvin Dickinson (REL)
Aiden Markram (Durham)Asher Hart (REL)
Arun Harinath (Surrey, loan from 8 July)Chris Sole (REL)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Middlesex)
Ian Holland (Northamptonshire, loan from 26 April-6 May)
Fidel Edwards (KPK, Warwickshire, month's loan for T20 from 19 July)
Gareth Berg (Northamptonshire, loan from 30 August)
Full Hampshire squad listLatest Hampshire news

Other news: Head coach Craig White was replaced by former Ireland coach Adrian Birrell in December 2018, assisted by Alfonso Thomas and Jimmy Adams.

KENT

Overseas player: Matt Renshaw (Australia, early County Championship rounds and One-Day Cup), Adam Milne (New Zealand, for Twenty20), Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan, for first 11 Twenty20 games), Wiaan Mulder (South Africa, 20 May-16 July), Faf du Plessis (South Africa, 26 August-20 September)
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Matt Milnes (Nottinghamshire)Will Gidman (RET)
Fred Klaassen (Netherlands, EUP)James Tredwell (RET)
Jordan Cox (YTH)Matt Hunn (RET)
Matt Renshaw (Somerset)Adam Riley (REL on 25 June)
Mohammad Nabi (Leicestershire)Adam Rouse (Sussex, as guest player for game v Australia A, 7-10 July)
James Harris (Middlesex, as guest player for game v Pakistan on 27 April)Darren Stevens (Derbyshire, loan for T20 only from 17 July-22 September)
Shane Snater (Essex, as guest player for game v Pakistan on 27 April)
Hardus Viljoen (Derbyshire, for Twenty20, as KPK)
Marcus O'Riordan (YTH)
Ollie Rayner (Middlesex, loan for Championship cricket from 17 June)
Full Kent squad listLatest Kent news

Other news: Heino Kuhn captained Kent while skipper Sam Billings and vice-captain Joe Denly were at the Indian Premier League. Former England batsman Jonathan Trott joined the club's coaching team for the One-Day Cup.

LANCASHIRE

Overseas player: Glenn Maxwell (Australia, for April and for Twenty20, then Championship until mid-September), Jake Lehmann (Australia, early May to mid-June), Joe Burns (Australia, 14-17 May), James Faulkner (Australia, for Twenty20)
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Richard Gleeson (Northamptonshire)Jordan Clark (Surrey)
George Lavelle (YTH)Simon Kerrigan (REL)
George Balderson (YTH)Karl Brown (REL)
Joe Burns (Glamorgan)Shivnarine Chanderpaul (REL)
Tom Hartley (YTH)Arron Lilley (Leicestershire)
Jack Morley (YTH)Mark Watt (Derbyshire)
Mark Footitt (Nottinghamshire, month's loan from 4 April)Toby Lester (Warwickshire, loan from 21 June-4 July)
George Burrows (YTH)Keshav Maharaj (Yorkshire)
Full Lancashire squad listLatest Lancashire news

Other news: Skipper Liam Livingstone stepped down in November 2018 and was replaced by Dane Vilas. As part of a coaching restructure, assistant coach Mark Chilton took on the additional role of performance director, with U14s coach Karl Krikken becoming performance manager. Burns ended his overseas stint early for personal reasons.

LEICESTERSHIRE

Overseas player: Mohammad Abbas (Pakistan, until 21 August)
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Chris Wright (Warwickshire)Ben Raine (Durham)
Will Davis (Derbyshire)Zak Chappell (Nottinghamshire)
Arron Lilley (Lancashire)Ned Eckersley (Durham)
Hasan AzadMark Pettini (REL)
George Munsey (Scotland/ex-Northamptonshire)Rob Sayer (REL)
George Rhodes (Worcestershire, loan from 29 August)Tom Wells (REL)
Alex Evans (YTH)Richard Jones (REL)
Michael Carberry (REL)
Cameron Delport (Essex)
Mohammad Nabi (Kent)
Ben Mike (Warwickshire, loan from 30 June-14 July)
Full Leicestershire squad listLatest Leicestershire news

Possible signings: One-Day Cup captain Paul Horton retired from white-ball formats on 3 May with Twenty20 skipper Colin Ackermann taking over the captaincy for the final two games of the campaign. Horton will continue to lead the Championship side.

MIDDLESEX

Overseas player: Ross Taylor (New Zealand, for One-Day Cup), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan, for Twenty20, from 16 July-14 August), AB de Villiers (South Africa, for Twenty20), Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan, for Twenty20, from 18-30 August), Miguel Cummins (West Indies, from 9 September)
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Jack Davies (YTH)Ravi Patel (REL)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Hampshire)James Fuller (Hampshire)
Joe Cracknell (YTH)Nick Compton (RET)
Dan Lincoln (Berkshire)James Franklin (REL)
Tom Lace (Derbyshire, loan from start of season until 21 August, recalled 14-17 May)
Ashton Agar (Birmingham)
Robbie White (Essex, loan from 10 April-17 May)
James Harris (Kent, as guest player for game v Pakistan on 27 April)
Ollie Rayner (Kent, loan for Championship cricket from 17 June)
Ethan Bamber (Gloucestershire, month's loan from 15 July)
Full Middlesex squad listLatest Middlesex news

Other news: Former Australia batsman Stuart Law has joined as head coach in all formats, assisted by ex-Hampshire keeper Nic Pothas. Last season's Twenty20 head coach Daniel Vettori has departed. Former Essex assistant Dimitri Mascarenhas coached the bowlers during the T20 Blast. Batting coach David Houghton returned to Derbyshire as head of cricket in October 2018, while former assistant coach Richard Johnson left to join Surrey in the same role.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Overseas player: Jason Holder (West Indies, 5-29 April), Temba Bavuma (South Africa, Championship only, 14 May-17 July), Faheem Ashraf (Pakistan, for Twenty20), Dwaine Pretorius (South Africa, for Twenty20 and August Championship match), Doug Bracewell (New Zealand, from 9 September)
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Blessing Muzarabani (KPK)Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire)
Luke Wood (Nottinghamshire, loans from 5-14 April and from 13 May-5 June)Richard Gleeson (Lancashire)
Ian Holland (Hampshire, loan from 26 April-6 May)Steven Crook (RET)
Jamie Overton (Somerset, loan from 14-23 May) Gareth Wade (REL)
Matt Coles (Essex, loan from 10 June-10 August)
Jack Blatherwick (Nottinghamshire, as guest player for game v Australia A on 20 June)
Azharullah (for game v Australia A on 20 June)
Emilio Gay (YTH)
Gareth Berg (Hampshire, loan from 30 August)
Full Northants squad listLatest Northants news

Other news: Alex Wakely stepped down as captain on 6 June, and was replaced by Adam Rossington (County Championship) and Josh Cobb (T20 Blast).

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Overseas player: James Pattinson (Australia, 19 April - 20 June), Dan Christian (Australia, for Twenty20), Ravichandran Ashwin (India, 30 June-16 July and from 10 September), Imad Wasim (Pakistan, for Twenty20)
InOut
Ben Slater (Derbyshire)Matt Milnes (Kent)
Ben Duckett (Northamptonshire)Ben Kitt (REL)
Zak Chappell (Leicestershire)Will Fraine (Yorkshire)
Joe Clarke (Worcestershire)Riki Wessels (Worcestershire)
Liam Patterson-White (YTH)Billy Root (Glamorgan)
Ben ComptonLuke Wood (Northamptonshire, loans from 5-14 April and from 13 May-5 June)
Joey Evison (YTH)Mark Footitt (Lancashire, month's loan from 4 April; then REL on 26 July)
Jack Blatherwick (Northamptonshire, as guest player for game v Australia A on 20 June)
Zak Chappell (Gloucestershire, loan from 13-30 August for Twenty20)
Samit Patel (Glamorgan, loan for Championship cricket from 18 August)
Kraigg Brathwaite (Glamorgan)
Full Notts squad listLatest Notts news

Other news: Seamer Harry Gurney retired from first-class cricket in March but will continue to play in the limited-overs formats.

SOMERSET

Overseas player: Azhar Ali (Pakistan, for Championship & One-Day Cup until 13 July), Jerome Taylor (West Indies, for Twenty20), Babar Azam (Pakistan, for Twenty20 and August Championship game), Murali Vijay (India, for final three Championship games)
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Jack Brooks (Yorkshire)Johann Myburgh (RET)
Nathan Gilchrist (YTH)Fin Trenouth (REL)
Lewis Goldsworthy (YTH)Matt Renshaw (Kent)
Kasey Aldridge (YTH)Dom Bess (Yorkshire, month's loan from 14 May and from 19 July-16 August)
Sam Young (YTH)Jamie Overton (Northamptonshire, loan from 14-23 May, still available for One-Day Cup final)
Full Somerset squad listLatest Somerset news

Other news: All-rounder Peter Trego and spinner Max Waller are on limited-overs-only contracts for 2019.

SURREY

Overseas player: Dean Elgar (South Africa, from end of April), Aaron Finch (Australia, for Twenty20), Imran Tahir (South Africa, for Twenty20)
InOut
Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire)Mathew Pillans (Yorkshire)
Jordan Clark (Lancashire)Arun Harinath (Hampshire, loan from 8 July)
Imran Tahir (Durham)
Full Surrey squad listLatest Surrey news

Other news: Middlesex assistant coach Richard Johnson has has joined Surrey in the same role.

SUSSEX

Overseas player: Mir Hamza (Pakistan, until 16 July), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan, for Twenty20, first half of group stage), Alex Carey (Australia, for Twenty20 and August Championship match), Jason Behrendorff (Australia, for Twenty20 from 22-30 August and quarter-finals)
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Will Sheffield (YTH)Stuart Whittingham (Gloucestershire)
Ed Barnes (Yorkshire, loan from 26 April-7 May)Michael Burgess (Warwickshire, loan from 1 June)
Jared Warner (Yorkshire, loan from 17 May-1 June and from 18 August, County Championship only)
Aaron Thomason (Warwickshire, from 17 June)
Varun Chopra (Essex, loan from 30 June-16 July)
Reece Topley (ex-Hampshire)
Aneesh Kapil (ex-Surrey, for Australia A game)
Adam Rouse (Kent, as guest player for game v Australia A, 7-10 July)
Elliot Hooper (YTH)
Tom Clark (YTH)
Full Sussex squad listLatest Sussex news

Other news: All-rounder Luke Wright has retired from first-class cricket but will continue to play in the limited-overs formats. Batting coach Mike Yardy left at the end of July to take up the same role with New South Wales.

WARWICKSHIRE

Overseas player: Jeetan Patel (New Zealand), Ashton Agar (Australia, for Twenty20, 21 July-2 August), Chris Green (Australia, for Twenty20, from 9 August)
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Liam Norwell (Gloucestershire)Jonathan Trott (RET)
Craig Miles (Gloucestershire)Grant Elliott (RET)
Rob Yates (YTH)Chris Wright (Leicestershire)
Ashton Agar (Middlesex)Josh Poysden (Yorkshire)
Tom Milnes (ex-Derbyshire)Keith Barker (Hampshire)
Michael Burgess (Sussex, loan from 1 June)Andy Umeed (REL)
Dan Mousley (YTH)Sunny Singh (REL)
Toby Lester (Lancashire, loan from 21 June-4 July)Boyd Rankin (REL, joined Derbyshire as overseas player for T20)
James Wainman (ex-Yorkshire, short-term contract)Aaron Thomason (Sussex, from 17 June)
Bailey Wightman (short-term contract)
Ben Mike (Leicestershire, loan from 30 June-14 July)
Fidel Edwards (KPK, Hampshire, month's loan for T20 from 19 July)
George Garrett (YTH)
Ethan Brookes (YTH)
George Furrer
Full Warwickshire squad listLatest Warwickshire news

Other news: Jeetan Patel will lead the club in all three formats after T20 captain Grant Elliott retired. Batting coach Tony Frost has given up his second XI responsibilities, with Ian Westwood stepping up from development coach to take charge of the side.

WORCESTERSHIRE

Overseas player: Hamish Rutherford (New Zealand, for April, then for Twenty20 from mid-August), Callum Ferguson (Australia, 1 May to mid-August), Martin Guptill (New Zealand, for Twenty20)
InOut
Wayne Parnell (KPK)Steve Magoffin (RET)
Adam Finch (YTH)Joe Clarke (Nottinghamshire)
Riki Wessels (Nottinghamshire)Alex Hepburn (REL)
George Rhodes (Leicestershire, loan from 29 August)
Full Worcestershire squad listLatest Worcestershire news

Other news: Head coach Kevin Sharp has moved into a position of head of player and coaches development. Second team coach Alex Gidman becomes first-team coach.

YORKSHIRE

Overseas player: Keshav Maharaj (South Africa, 30 June-16 July and 18 August-13 September), Nicholas Pooran (West Indies, for Twenty20, 19-28 July), Ajaz Patel (New Zealand, 16-26 September)
InOut
Josh Poysden (Warwickshire)Andy Hodd (RET)
Mathew Pillans (Surrey)Liam Plunkett (Surrey)
Will Fraine (Nottinghamshire)Alex Lees (Durham)
Duanne Olivier (Derbyshire, KPK)Jack Brooks (Somerset)
Tom Loten (YTH)Azeem Rafiq (REL)
Ben Birkhead (YTH)James Wainman (Warwickshire)
Dom Bess (Somerset, month's loan from 14 May and 19 July-16 August)Josh Shaw (Gloucestershire, loans 11-14 April, 17 May-11 July and from 18 August)
George Hill (YTH)Ed Barnes (Sussex, loan from 26 April-7 May)
Keshav Maharaj (Lancashire)Jared Warner (Sussex, loans from 17-30 May and from 18 August, County Championship only)
Jack Shutt (YTH)
Matthew Revis (YTH)
Full Yorkshire squad listLatest Yorkshire news

Other news: Yorkshire have appointed Paul Grayson, head coach of the Yorkshire Diamonds women's team, as their new batting coach.

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