Stay up to date with the latest player signings, moves and speculation from all the counties before 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 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.
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 2018: Duanne Olivier (South Africa), Wahab Riaz (Pakistan), Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand), Henry Nicholls (New Zealand) Overseas player 2019: Logan van Beek (New Zealand), Kane Richardson (Australia, for Twenty20) Other news: Former director of cricket David Houghton returned as head of cricket in October, while MCC head coach Steve Kirby has joined as assistant and bowling coach. T20 bowling coach Dominic Cork has stepped up to take the head coach role in that format, replacing John Wright, who has taken on a new advisory role including recruitment and strategy. The county need a new T20 captain following Wilson's departure. DURHAM
Overseas player 2018: Aiden Markram (South Africa), Tom Latham (New Zealand), Imran Tahir (South Africa), Axar Patel (India) Overseas player 2019: Cameron Bancroft (Australia), D'Arcy Short (Australia, for Twenty20) Other news: As well as replacing retired Championship skipper Collingwood, the county will need a new limited-overs captain if Latham does not return. Marcus North and James Franklin have replaced Geoff Cook and Jon Lewis as director of cricket and head coach respectively. Second XI and bowling coaches Neil Killeen and Alan Walker have swapped positions, while the county are looking to appoint a batting coach. ESSEX
Overseas player 2018: Peter Siddle (Australia), Neil Wagner (New Zealand), Adam Zampa (Australia), Murali Vijay (India) Overseas player 2019: Peter Siddle (Australia); Adam Zampa (Australia, for Twenty20) Other news: Assistant coach Dimitri Mascarenhas has left the club and been replaced by ex-South Africa bowler Andre Nel. GLAMORGAN
Overseas player 2018: Shaun Marsh (Australia), Usman Khawaja (Australia), Joe Burns (Australia), Stephen Cook (South Africa) Overseas player 2019: Shaun Marsh (Australia) Possible signings: The county are "actively speaking" to one or two potential batting signings - and may need a replacement overseas player if Marsh makes Australia's Ashes squad. Other news: Head coach Robert Croft left the club on 17 October. Ex-captain Mark Wallace returned as director of cricket in December, with Hugh Morris focusing on his role as chief executive after carrying out the dual role since 2013. Batting consultant Matthew Maynard has stepped up as interim head coach and will hold the role until the end of the season. Wicketkeeper Chris Cooke has taken over the roles of Championship and One-Day Cup captain from Michael Hogan and Colin Ingram respectively. GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Overseas player 2018: Dan Worrall (Australia), Michael Klinger (Australia), Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka), Andrew Tye (Australia) Overseas player 2019: Dan Worrall (Australia), Michael Klinger (Australia, for Twenty20) Other news: T20 captain Klinger will also serve as a batting consultant. HAMPSHIRE
Overseas player 2018: Hashim Amla (South Africa), Dale Steyn (South Africa), Colin Munro (New Zealand), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan) Overseas player 2019: Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka, until mid-July) Possible signings: Steyn has hinted that he could return to Hampshire in 2019, after the World Cup, while director of cricket Giles White says a separate overseas signing for the T20 Blast will be announced. Karunaratne has suggested he may pull out of his overseas player stint if he is picked to captain Sri Lanka in the World Cup - and Hampshire will "explore other options if required". Other news: Head coach Craig White has stepped down and has been replaced by former Ireland coach Adrian Birrell. He will be assisted by former Somerset bowler Alfonso Thomas and Jimmy Adams, who retired from playing at the end of the season. Fast bowler Fidel Edwards will only play red-ball cricket in 2019. KENT
Overseas player 2018: Matt Henry (New Zealand), Adam Milne (New Zealand), Marcus Stoinis (Australia), Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies) Overseas player 2019: 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) Other news: Heino Kuhn will captain Kent while skipper Sam Billings and vice-captain Joe Denly are at the Indian Premier League. LANCASHIRE
Overseas player 2018: Joe Mennie (Australia), James Faulkner (Australia), Zahir Khan (Afghanistan), Keshav Maharaj (South Africa) Overseas player 2019: Joe Burns (Australia, for 10 County Championship games), Glenn Maxwell (Australia, all formats) Other news: Skipper Liam Livingstone stepped down on 5 November and has been replaced by Dane Vilas. As part of a coaching restructure, assistant coach Mark Chilton takes on the additional role of performance director, with U14s coach Karl Krikken becoming performance manager. LEICESTERSHIRE
Overseas player 2018: Mohammad Abbas (Pakistan), Varun Aaron (India), Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan) Overseas player 2019: Mohammad Abbas (Pakistan) Possible signings: The county want to bring in an overseas T20 specialist. MIDDLESEX
Overseas player 2018: Hilton Cartwright (Australia), Ashton Agar (Australia), Dwayne Bravo (West Indies) Overseas player 2019: Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan, for Twenty20), AB de Villiers (South Africa, for Twenty20) Other news: Former Australia batsman Stuart Law has joined as head coach, assisted by ex-Hampshire keeper Nic Pothas. Law will coach in all formats, meaning last season's Twenty20 head coach Daniel Vettori is to depart. Batting coach David Houghton returned to Derbyshire as head of cricket in October, while former assistant coach Richard Johnson left to join Surrey in the same role. NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
Overseas player 2018: Doug Bracewell (New Zealand), Rory Kleinveldt (South Africa), Seekkuge Prasanna (Sri Lanka) Overseas player 2019: Temba Bavuma (South Africa, Championship only, 14 May-17 July), Faheem Ashraf (Pakistan, for Twenty20), Jason Holder (West Indies, 5-29 April) NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
Overseas player 2018: Dan Christian (Australia), Ish Sodhi (New Zealand), Ross Taylor (New Zealand), Kraigg Brathwaite (West Indies) Overseas player 2019: Dan Christian (Australia, for Twenty20) SOMERSET
Overseas player 2018: Matt Renshaw (Australia), Corey Anderson (New Zealand), Azhar Ali (Pakistan), Jerome Taylor (West Indies) Overseas player 2019: Azhar Ali (Pakistan, for Championship & One-Day Cup), Jerome Taylor (West Indies, for Twenty20) Other news: All-rounder Peter Trego and spinner Max Waller have signed limited-overs-only contracts. SURREY
Overseas player 2018: Dean Elgar (South Africa), Theunis de Bruyn (South Africa), Aaron Finch (Australia), Nic Maddinson (Australia) Overseas player 2019: Dean Elgar (South Africa, from end of April) Others news: Middlesex assistant coach Richard Johnson has has joined Surrey in the same role. SUSSEX
Overseas player 2018: Ishant Sharma (India), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Tom Bruce (New Zealand) Overseas player 2019: Rashid Khan (Afghanistan, for Twenty20, first half of group stage), Mir Hamza (Pakistan, 20 May - 16 July) WARWICKSHIRE
Overseas player 2018: Jeetan Patel (New Zealand), Colin de Grandhomme (New Zealand) Overseas player 2019: Jeetan Patel (New Zealand), Ashton Agar (Australia, for Twenty20) Other news: The county need a new T20 captain after Elliott's retirement. Batting coach Tony Frost has given up his second team responsibilities, with Ian Westwood stepping up from his position as development coach to take charge of the side. WORCESTERSHIRE
Overseas player 2018: Travis Head (Australia), Callum Ferguson (Australia), Martin Guptill (New Zealand), Wayne Parnell (South Africa) Overseas player 2019: Callum Ferguson (Australia); Martin Guptill (New Zealand, for Twenty20) 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 2018: Cheteshwar Pujara (India), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Jeet Raval (New Zealand) Overseas player 2019: TBC
Other news: Yorkshire have appointed Paul Grayson, head coach of the Yorkshire Diamonds women's team, as their new batting coach.