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County ins & outs 2009

Stay up-to-date with the latest player releases, signings and speculation from all the counties.

KPK: Kolpak contract, REL: released, RET: retired, YTH: from youth teams, EUP: European Union passport, UKP: recently-obtained UK passport. Also shows, where relevant, players' previous counties

Kolpak contracts are signed by foreign players, using a loophole in European Union law to avoid counting against the quota of one overseas player per club.

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Derbyshire

Overseas player: Chris Rogers (Australia)

Ins: Garry Park (Durham), Mark Lawson (Yorkshire), Tim Groenewald (Warwickshire), Atif Sheikh (YTH), Paul Borrington (YTH), Stuart Law (Lancashire), Nantie Hayward (KPK), Chesney Hughes (UKP), Wayne Madsen (EUP), Steffan Jones (Somerset, month's loan)

Outs: Kevin Dean (RET), Nayan Doshi (REL), Wayne White (REL), Liam Hughes (REL), Chris Paget (REL), Akhil Patel (REL), Ollie Saffell (REL), Tom Lungley (Lancashire, month's loan)


Durham

Overseas player: David Warner (Australia - for Twenty20 Cup); Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies - from mid-August)

Ins: Ian Blackwell (Somerset)

Outs: Garry Park (Derbyshire), Gary Scott (REL)


Essex

Overseas player: Danish Kaneria (Pakistan, until end of June, returning in early August); Hashim Amla (South Africa, July)

Ins: Matt Walker (Kent), Mark Hardinges (Gloucestershire), Billy Godleman (Middlesex; joined on loan on 21 August, subsequently signed three-year contract)

Outs: Alex Tudor (Surrey), Jason Gallian (retired on 11 August)


Glamorgan

Overseas player: Mark Cosgrove (Australia - for first half of season, then returning in September); Herschelle Gibbs (SA - for July until September)

Ins: Garnett Kruger (Leicestershire, KPK), James Allenby (Leicestershire; on loan from August until end of season, then on a three-year contract), Nick James (ex-Warwickshire, trial spell)

Outs: David Hemp (REL), Matthew Wood (RET), Richard Grant (REL), Kyle Tudge (REL), Alex Wharf (retired on 15 September)


Gloucestershire

Overseas player: James Franklin (New Zealand)

Ins: Jack Taylor (YTH), Gemaal Hussain

Outs: Ian Fisher (Worcestershire), Carl Greenidge (REL), Mark Hardinges (Essex), Will Rudge (REL), Marcus North (Hampshire)


Hampshire

Overseas player: Marcus North (Australia, April); Imran Tahir (Pakistan, now qualified for South Africa; from May until the end of the season)

Ins: Dominic Cork (Lancashire), Danny Briggs (YTH)

Outs: Greg Lamb (REL), Kevin Latouf (REL), Richard Morris (REL), Nantie Hayward (REL), Rory Kleinveldt (REL), Michael Brown (Surrey)


Kent

Overseas player: Wayne Parnell (South Africa, until early June, then from 10 July to 4 August)

Ins: Rob Ferley (Nottinghamshire), Steffan Jones (Somerset, month's loan), James Hockley, Mat Coles (YTH)

Outs: Neil Dexter (Middlesex), Matt Walker (Essex), Yasir Arafat (Sussex)


Lancashire

Overseas player: Ashwell Prince (SA, for first few weeks of season), VVS Laxman (India, after Indian Premier League finishes in late May)

Ins: Simon Kerrigan (YTH), Adrian Shankar (YTH), Tom Lungley (Derbyshire, month's loan)

Outs: Dominic Cork (Hampshire), Stuart Law (Derbyshire), Simon Marshall (REL)


Leicestershire

Overseas player: Iain O'Brien (New Zealand; until early August, when he is set for international duty)

Ins: AJ Harris (Notts), Wayne White (Derbys), Carl Crowe (Berkshire), Charlie Dagnall (ex-Foxes seamer and BBC Radio Leicester presenter came out of retirement for a Pro40 game on 9 August), Chris Thompson, James Benning (Surrey, on loan until end of season)

Outs: Garnett Kruger (Glamorgan, KPK), Ryan Cummins (Northants), Dillon du Preez (KPK - was refused a work permit), Harry Gurney (REL), Daniel Rowe (REL), Jermaine Lawson (REL), Edward Foster (REL), Johan Malcolm (REL), James Allenby (Glamorgan; on loan from August until the end of the season, then on a three-year contract)


Middlesex

Overseas player: Phillip Hughes (Aus, for first part of season); Murali Kartik (India, after Indian Premier League finishes)

Ins: Neil Dexter (Kent), John Simpson (MCC Young Cricketers), Adam London (YTH)

Outs: Ed Smith (RET), Ed Joyce (Sussex), Dirk Nannes (REL), Chris Peploe (REL), Shaun Levy (REL), Billy Godleman (Essex; joined on loan on 21 August, subsequently signed three-year contract)


Northants

Overseas player: Ian Harvey (Australia, for Twenty20 Cup)

Ins: Jack Brooks (Oxfordshire), Lee Daggett (Warwickshire), Ryan Cummins (Leicestershire), Paul Harrison, Rob Newton (YTH)

Outs: Jason Brown (Nottinghamshire), Richard Browning (REL), Lance Klusener (REL), Richard Logan (Surrey)

Possible signings: The county have made an official approach to re-sign Lancashire batsman Mal Loye, who will be out of contract at the end of the season.

Future departures: All-rounder Mark Nelson and seamer Bud Bailey will be released at the end of the season.


Nottinghamshire

Overseas player: Adam Voges (Australia, until beginning of September); David Hussey (Australia, brief spell during June/July while Voges is playing for Australia A)

Ins: Jason Brown (Northants), Ali Brown (Surrey), Kevin O'Brien (Ireland), Scott Newman (Surrey, loan until the end of the season), Akhil Patel (YTH), Jacob Ball (YTH), Ben McGuire (YTH)

Outs: AJ Harris (Leicestershire), Rob Ferley (Kent), Gareth Clough (REL), Mark Footit (REL)


Somerset

Overseas player: Justin Langer (Australia)

Ins: David Stiff (ex-Leicestershire, joined after trial spell in spring)

Outs: Ian Blackwell (Durham), Andy Sutton (REL), Keith Parsons (RET), Steffan Jones (Kent - month's loan; then Derbyshire - month's loan)


Surrey

Overseas player: Grant Elliott (NZ, for first few weeks of season); Ryan Harris (Australia, for three Championship matches in June); Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka, for September)

Ins: Michael Brown (Hampshire), Alex Tudor (Essex), Andre Nel (KPK), Tim Linley, Tom Smith (Sussex, month's loan), Richard Logan (Northants), Thomas Lancefield (YTH)

Outs: Ali Brown (Nottinghamshire), Saqlain Mushtaq (REL), Lee Hodgson (Yorkshire), Neil Saker (REL), Richard Clinton (REL), Scott Newman (Nottinghamshire, loan until the end of the season), Mark Butcher (retired on 6 August), James Benning (Leicestershire, loan until the end of the season)


Sussex

Overseas player: Yasir Arafat (Pakistan); Damien Wright (Australia, brief spell in April/May); Piyush Chawla (India, for a short spell during June, and for the Champions League)

Ins: Ed Joyce (Middlesex), Joe Gatting (YTH), Pepler Sandri (EUP), Chad Keegan

Outs: Mushtaq Ahmed (RET), Chris Adams (Surrey), Tom Smith (Surrey, month's loan)


Warwickshire

Overseas player: Jeetan Patel (New Zealand, until early July, subsequently ruled out by injury and international duty); Sree Santh (India, from early August)

Ins: Ateeq Javed (YTH), James Ord (YTH), Nathan Newport

Outs: Tim Groenewald (Derbyshire), Lee Daggett (Northants), Stuart Hole (REL), Nick James (REL; joined Glamorgan on trial late on in season), Luke Parker (REL), Michael Powell (REL), Ian Salisbury (RET)


Worcestershire

Overseas player: Ashley Noffke (Australia, for first four months of season)

Ins: Ian Fisher (Gloucestershire), Imran Arif (having played as an overseas player in 2008, has now been granted British citizenship), Jack Manuel (YTH), Jack Shantry (YTH), Ben Cox (YTH)

Out: Graeme Hick (RET)


Yorkshire

Overseas player: Rana Naved-ul-Hasan (Pakistan)

Ins: Azeem Rafiq (YTH - had been picked for a Twenty20 game in 2008 but was found to be an ineligible player), Jonathan Bairstow (YTH), John Blain (Scotland; has joined as assistant bowling coach but will be registered as a player), Lee Hodgson (Surrey), Joe Root (YTH)

Outs: Darren Gough (RET), Mark Lawson (Derbyshire), Greg Wood (REL), Michael Vaughan (retired on 30 June)



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