County ins & outs - signings, departures and rumours

Essex with the County Championship cup

With the 2019 county season over, stay up to date with the latest player signings, moves and speculation from all the counties as we await the 2020 campaign.

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 2019 season are included on the 2019 list. Have we missed anyone? Please let us know.

Visit our draft page for the initial player allocation for The Hundred.

Most recent confirmed moves
14 November - Nottinghamshire sign batsman Haseeb Hameed after his release by Lancashire
14 November - Kent re-sign Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi for the T20 Blast
13 November - Northamptonshire sign ex-Cheshire seamer Jack White
13 November - Worcestershire sign Nottinghamshire batsman Jake Libby


Overseas player 2019: Logan van Beek (New Zealand); Boyd Rankin (Ireland)
Overseas player 2020: Sean Abbott (Australia, for first half of season), Ben McDermott (Australia, limited-overs)
Michael Cohen (EUP)James Taylor (Surrey)
Alfie Gleadall (REL)
Hamidullah Qadri (Kent)
Full Derbyshire squad listLatest Derbyshire news


Overseas player 2019: Cameron Bancroft (Australia); D'Arcy Short (Australia); Peter Handscomb (Australia); BJ Watling (New Zealand)
Overseas player 2020: Cameron Bancroft (Australia)
Paul Coughlin (Nottinghamshire)Ryan Pringle (REL)
George Harding (REL)
D'Arcy Short (Surrey)
Peter Handscomb (Middlesex)
Full Durham squad listLatest Durham news

Other news: Stuart Poynter has relinquished his international career with Ireland to remain at Durham as a local player.


Overseas player 2019: Peter Siddle (Australia); Adam Zampa (Australia); Mohammad Amir (Pakistan)
Overseas player 2020: Peter Siddle (Australia)
noneRavi Bopara (Sussex)
Matt Coles (REL)
Full Essex squad listLatest Essex news


Overseas player 2019: Shaun Marsh (Australia); Marnus Labuschagne (Australia); Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan); Kraigg Brathwaite (West Indies)
Overseas player 2020: Marnus Labuschagne (Australia)
noneJeremy Lawlor (REL)
Kazi Szymanski (REL)
Full Glamorgan squad listLatest Glamorgan news


Overseas player: Dan Worrall (Australia); Michael Klinger (Australia); Chadd Sayers (Australia); Andrew Tye (Australia); Shannon Gabriel (West Indies)
Overseas player 2020: Qais Ahmad (Afghanistan, second half of season)
Josh Shaw (Yorkshire)Will Tavare (RET)
George Scott (Middlesex)Michael Klinger (RET)
Full Gloucestershire squad listLatest Gloucestershire news

Other news: Klinger's retirement leaves the county needing a new T20 captain.


Overseas player 2019: Aiden Markram (South Africa); Ajinkya Rahane (India); Chris Morris (South Africa); Tabraiz Shamsi (South Africa)
Overseas player 2020: Nathan Lyon (Australia, Championship only)
noneGareth Berg (Northamptonshire)
Full Hampshire squad listLatest Hampshire news

Other news: Batsman Rilee Rossouw will only play T20 cricket from this season.


Overseas player 2019: Matt Renshaw (Australia); Adam Milne (New Zealand); Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan); Wiaan Mulder (South Africa); Faf du Plessis (South Africa)
Overseas player 2020: Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan, for Twenty20)
Jack Leaning (Yorkshire)Mitch Claydon (Sussex)
Hamidullah Qadri (Derbyshire)
Tim Groenewald (Somerset)
Full Kent squad listLatest Kent news

Possible signings: New Zealand pace bowler Matt Henry is a reported target for another spell as overseas player.

Other news: Assistant coach Allan Donald left at the end of the 2019 season. Former player Simon Cook has become bowling coach.


Overseas player 2019: Glenn Maxwell (Australia); Jake Lehmann (Australia); Joe Burns (Australia); James Faulkner (Australia)
Overseas player 2020: TBA
Luke Wood (Nottinghamshire)Haseeb Hameed (Nottinghamshire)
Owais Shah (YTH)
Ed Moulton (YTH)
Full Lancashire squad listLatest Lancashire news

Possible signings: Captain Dane Vilas hopes Maxwell will return for another spell as overseas player.


Overseas player 2019: Mohammad Abbas (Pakistan)
Overseas player 2020: TBA
George Rhodes (Worcestershire)Neil Dexter (REL)
Ateeq Javid (REL)
Aadil Ali (REL)
Full Leicestershire squad listLatest Leicestershire news

Other news: Bowling coach Matt Mason left for a role at Western Australia and Perth Scorchers at the end of the 2019 season.


Overseas player 2019: Ross Taylor (New Zealand); Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan); AB de Villiers (South Africa); Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan); Miguel Cummins (West Indies)
Overseas player 2020: Peter Handscomb (Australia)
Miguel Cummins (KPK)Paul Stirling (REL)
Peter Handscomb (Durham)Ollie Rayner (REL)
Luke Hollman (YTH)Tom Barber (REL)
George Scott (Gloucestershire)
Dawid Malan (Yorkshire)
Full Middlesex squad listLatest Middlesex news

Possible departures: At the end of the 2019 season, Ireland internationals must either re-register as overseas players or relinquish their international careers to remain in county cricket as local players. While Stirling is leaving, Tim Murtagh is yet to announce his decision.

Other news: New signing Handscomb will be captain in the Championship and One-Day Cup. A replacement for Malan as T20 captain is yet to be named.


Overseas player 2019: Jason Holder (West Indies); Temba Bavuma (South Africa); Faheem Ashraf (Pakistan); Dwaine Pretorius (South Africa); Doug Bracewell (New Zealand)
Overseas player 2020: Faheem Ashraf (Pakistan, until end of T20 Blast group stages)
Gareth Berg (Hampshire)none
Jack White (ex-Cheshire)
Full Northants squad listLatest Northants news


Overseas player 2019: James Pattinson (Australia); Dan Christian (Australia); Ravichandran Ashwin (India); Imad Wasim (Pakistan)
Overseas player 2020: TBA
Sol Budinger (YTH)Luke Wood (Lancashire)
Haseeb Hameed (Lancashire)Nick Kimber (Surrey)
Paul Coughlin (Durham)
Jake Libby (Worcestershire)
Full Notts squad listLatest Notts news

Other news: Former ECB lead fast bowling coach Kevin Shine has joined Notts as an assistant coach.


Overseas player 2019: Azhar Ali (Pakistan); Jerome Taylor (West Indies); Babar Azam (Pakistan); Murali Vijay (India)
Overseas player 2020: TBA
noneMarcus Trescothick (RET)
Peter Trego (REL)
Tim Rouse (REL)
Paul van Meekeren (REL)
Tim Groenewald (Kent)
Full Somerset squad listLatest Somerset news

Possible signings: Coach Jason Kerr would like Babar Azam to return as overseas player if international schedules allow.


Overseas player 2019: Dean Elgar (South Africa); Aaron Finch (Australia); Imran Tahir (South Africa)
Overseas player 2020: Michael Neser (Australia, for County Championship until early July), Shadab Khan (Pakistan, for Twenty20), D'Arcy Short (Australia, for Twenty20)
Daniel Moriarty (MCC Young Cricketers)none
Nico Reifer (YTH)
D'Arcy Short (Durham)
Nick Kimber (Nottinghamshire)
James Taylor (Derbyshire)
Reece Topley (Sussex)
Hashim Amla (KPK)
Full Surrey squad listLatest Surrey news


Overseas player 2019: Mir Hamza (Pakistan); Rashid Khan (Afghanistan); Alex Carey (Australia); Jason Behrendorff (Australia)
Overseas player 2020: Travis Head (Australia)
Mitch Claydon (Kent)Michael Burgess (Warwickshire)
Ravi Bopara (Essex)Abi Sakande (REL)
Reece Topley (Surrey)
Full Sussex squad listLatest Sussex news

Possible signings: Coach Jason Gillespie says in addition to Claydon, he is seeking another bowler - a "younger, more long-term signing".

Other news: James Kirtley has been appointed as full-time pace bowling coach after a spell as a consultant.


Overseas player 2019: Jeetan Patel (New Zealand); Ashton Agar (Australia); Chris Green (Australia)
Overseas player 2020: Jeetan Patel (New Zealand)
Michael Burgess (Sussex)Alex Mellor (REL)
George Panayi (REL)
Full Warwickshire squad listLatest Warwickshire news


Overseas player 2019: Hamish Rutherford (New Zealand); Callum Ferguson (Australia); Martin Guptill (New Zealand)
Overseas player 2020: Hamish Rutherford (New Zealand), Ashton Turner (Australia, for Twenty20)
Mitchell Stanley (YTH)George Rhodes (Leicestershire)
Jake Libby (Nottinghamshire)
Full Worcestershire squad listLatest Worcestershire news

Other news: Ex-Worcestershire player Kadeer Ali is returning to the club as 2nd XI coach, while chief executive Matt Rawnsley has stepped down.


Overseas player 2019: Keshav Maharaj (South Africa); Nicholas Pooran (West Indies); Ajaz Patel (New Zealand)
Overseas player 2020: Nicholas Pooran (West Indies, for Twenty20)
Dawid Malan (Middlesex)Josh Shaw (Gloucestershire)
Jack Leaning (Kent)
Karl Carver (REL)
Bilal Anjam (REL)
Matthew Taylor (REL)
Full Yorkshire squad listLatest Yorkshire news

Possible signings: Before the Malan signing, director of cricket Martyn Moxon said he wanted to bring in "two domestic batsmen", and hopes Maharaj can return for another spell as their overseas player in 2020.

Possible departures: The county said they would discuss leg-spinner Adil Rashid's future once England announce their central contracts - in the contracts announced on 20 September, he is no longer contracted to the ECB for Test cricket, and has only been awarded a limited-overs deal.

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