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County ins & outs 2011 - signings, departures and rumours

Stay up-to-date with the latest player releases, signings and speculation from all the counties for the 2011 season.

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 Clydesdale Bank 40 league.

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.

Players who moved counties during the 2010 season are included on the 2010 list. Have we missed anyone? Please let us know.



Overseas player: Usman Khawaja (Australia, first half of season); Martin Guptill (New Zealand, second half of season including Twenty20)

Ins: Luke Sutton (Lancashire), Mark Turner (Somerset), Matt Lineker (has played for Derbyshire and Notts in 2nd XI Trophy), Tony Palladino (Essex), Azeem Rafiq (Yorkshire, loan from 23 April-27 May), David Wainwright (Yorkshire, month's loan from 2 July), Peter Burgoyne (YTH)

Outs: Chris Rogers (Middlesex), Graham Wagg (Glamorgan), Lee Goddard (REL), John Sadler (REL), Tom Lungley (REL), Robin Peterson (KPK, REL), Ian Hunter (REL)

Other news: Derbyshire, who previously announced they were looking to make "a landmark signing of international pedigree" from 2012, made an approach for England all-rounder Paul Collingwood but he signed a new contract with Durham. Paul Borrington, Jonathan Clare, Wes Durston, Tim Groenewald, Tom Knight, Matt Lineker, Wayne Madsen, Tony Palladino, Tom Poynton, Dan Redfern and Ross Whiteley have signed new contracts.


Overseas player: David Miller (South Africa, for Twenty20)

Ins: Ruel Brathwaite

Outs: Will Gidman (Gloucestershire), Neil Killeen (RET), Luke Evans (Northants), Kyle Coetzer (Northants, loan)

Other news: All-rounders Ian Blackwell and Paul Collingwood have signed new contracts, despite interest in the latter from Derbyshire.


Overseas player: Lonwabo Tsotsobe (South Africa, start of season until late May); Scott Styris (New Zealand, from start of Twenty20 until 20 July); Tim Southee (New Zealand, for Twenty20)

Ins: Owais Shah (Middlesex), Reece Topley (YTH), Tom Craddock (Unicorns), Tymal Mills (YTH)

Outs: Mervyn Westfield (REL), John Maunders (REL), Grant Flower (REL - is returning to Zimbabwe to play and coach), Tony Palladino (Derbyshire)

Other news: Captain James Foster has signed a new three-year contract at Chelmsford, despite interest from Hampshire. Also signing new deals have been opener Alastair Cook, who is centrally contracted by England, all-rounder Graham Napier and seamers David Masters and Reece Topley.


Overseas player: Alviro Petersen (South Africa), Mark Cosgrove (Australia, for Twenty20)

Ins: Graham Wagg (Derbyshire), Mike O'Shea, Simon Jones (Hampshire, loan from 17 June until 31 July)

Outs: Jamie Dalrymple (Middlesex), Tom Maynard (Surrey), David Harrison (RET on 6 May), Adam Shantry (RET on 6 August)

Other news: Mark Wallace, Will Bragg, Chris Cooke, Nick James, Mike O'Shea, Will Owen and Gareth Rees have signed new contracts.


Overseas player: Kane Williamson (New Zealand); Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka, for Twenty20)

Ins: Will Gidman (Durham), James Fuller (UKP), Graeme McCarter (YTH), Michael Beard (YTH), Craig Miles (YTH), Richard Coughtrie (YTH), Ian Cockbain (YTH), David Wade (from Royal Signals Corps), Kevin O'Brien (Ireland)

Outs: Steve Kirby (Somerset), Anthony Ireland (Middlesex), William Porterfield (Warwickshire), Gemaal Hussain (Somerset), Kadeer Ali (REL), Steve Snell (REL, played for Hertfordshire and later joined Somerset), Rob Woodman (REL)


Overseas player: Imran Tahir (South Africa); Shahid Afridi (Pakistan, for Twenty20)

Ins: Imran Tahir (Warwickshire), Johann Myburgh (KPK), Friedel de Wet (KPK)

Outs: Kevin Pietersen (Surrey), Chris Benham (REL), Simon Jones (Glamorgan, loan from 17 June until 31 July), David Balcombe (Kent, loan from 9 July)


Overseas player: Wahab Riaz (Pakistan); Charl Langeveldt (South Africa, for Twenty20)

Ins: Daniel Bell-Drummond (YTH), Ashley Shaw (YTH), Sam Billings (YTH), Adam Riley (YTH), Chris Piesley (YTH), Charlie Shreck (Nottinghamshire, loan, 7-13 April), David Balcombe (Hampshire, loan from 9 July)

Outs: Amjad Khan (Sussex), Rob Ferley (REL), Warren Lee (REL), James Hockley (REL), Phil Edwards (REL), Paul Dixey (Nottinghamshire), Dewald Nel (REL on 24 May because of injury problems)

Other news: Geraint Jones replaced Martin van Jaarsveld as vice-captain on 22 August, while batsman Sam Northeast has signed a contract extension.


Overseas player: Farveez Maharoof (Sri Lanka); Junaid Khan (Pakistan, for Twenty20)

Ins: Andrea Agathangelou (EUP)

Outs: Andrew Flintoff (RET), Luke Sutton (Derbyshire), Daren Powell (KPK, REL), Adrian Shankar (Worcestershire)


Overseas player: Andrew McDonald (Australia); Abdul Razzaq (Pakistan, for Twenty20)

Ins: Paul Dixey (Kent)

Outs: AJ Harris (RET, becomes second XI coach at Derbyshire), James Benning (REL), Joel Pope (REL), Dan Masters (REL), Sam Cliff (REL), Paul Nixon (RET on 28 August, though may play in Champions League)

Other news: Seamer Sam Cliff rejoined the county for pre-season, trying to win a new deal despite being released, and played against Loughborough MCCU in April.


Overseas player: Chris Rogers (Australia); Ryan McLaren (South Africa, for Twenty20)

Ins: Chris Rogers (Derbyshire), Corey Collymore (Sussex, KPK), Anthony Ireland (Gloucestershire), Adam Rossington (YTH), Ollie Rayner (Sussex, loan from start of season until mid-May and from mid-August until end of season), Steven Crook (unattached, left Northants in 2009), Jamie Dalrymple (Glamorgan)

Outs: Owais Shah (Essex), Pedro Collins (KPK, REL), Tyron Henderson (KPK, had been on a short-term deal for Twenty20 cricket), Danny Evans (REL), Shaun Udal (RET, has joined Berkshire), Ben Scott (Worcestershire, loan from 11 May), Andrew Strauss (Somerset, guest appearance in tour match against India from 15-17 July)


Overseas player: Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka), Johan Botha (South Africa, for Twenty20)

Ins: Luke Evans (Durham), Rob Newton (YTH), Tom Brett (YTH), Gavin Baker (unattached - former Loughborough UCCE player, played two games for Northants last season), Bilal Shafayat (released by Notts, signed on game-by-game basis in June), Kyle Coetzer (Durham, loan)

Outs: Nicky Boje (REL), David Wigley (REL), Vishal Tripathi (REL), Paul Harrison (REL)

Other news: Jack Brooks, skipper Andrew Hall and overseas star Vaas have signed new contracts.


Overseas player: Adam Voges (Australia, start of season until end of Twenty20); David Hussey (Australia, for Twenty20 until 26 June); Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh, for Twenty20 after Hussey departs); Darren Bravo (West Indies, from August until end of season)

Ins: Ben Phillips (Somerset), Scott Elstone (YTH), Riki Wessels (signed via a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa - a loohole that has since been closed by the Home Office), Karl Turner (ex-Durham)

Outs: Ryan Sidebottom (Yorkshire), Matt Wood (REL), Bilal Shafayat (REL, later joined Northants), Charlie Shreck (Kent, loan, 7-13 April), Mark Wagh (RET on 1 June)

Other news: Andre Adams, Luke Fletcher and Alex Hales have signed new contracts.


Overseas player: Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka, first few weeks of season); Murali Kartik (India, after Indian Premier League finishes); Roelof van der Merwe (South Africa, for first half of Twenty20 group stage and Champions League); Kieron Pollard (West Indies, for second half of Twenty20 group stage)

Ins: Steve Kirby (Gloucestershire), Gemaal Hussain (Gloucestershire), George Dockrell (Ireland), Andrew Strauss (Middlesex, guest appearance in tour match against India from 15-17 July), Steve Snell (Hertfordshire)

Outs: Ben Phillips (Nottinghamshire), Mark Turner (Derbyshire), Zander de Bruyn (KPK, Surrey), Michael Munday (REL), Robin Lett (REL), David Stiff (REL)


Overseas player: Yasir Arafat (Pakistan, until 23 August); Dirk Nannes (Australia, for Twenty20); Pragyan Ojha (India, from 23 August)

Ins: Kevin Pietersen (Hampshire), Zander de Bruyn (KPK, Somerset), Tom Maynard (Glamorgan), Yasir Arafat (Sussex), Tom Lancefield (YTH), Rory Burns (YTH), Zafar Ansari (YTH), Tom Jewell (YTH)

Outs: Usman Afzaal (REL), Laurie Evans (Warwickshire), Andre Nel (KPK, REL), Michael Brown (RET on 26 July)

Other news: Zander de Bruyn has signed a contract extension keeping him at The Oval until 2013.


Overseas player: Rana Naved-ul-Hasan (Pakistan, first half of season); Wayne Parnell (South Africa, second half of season), Umar Gul (Pakistan, for Twenty20)

Ins: Amjad Khan (Kent), Will Adkin (YTH), Lewis Hatchett (YTH), Lou Vincent (UKP), Naved Arif (EUP), Kirk Wernars (EUP)

Outs: Robin Martin-Jenkins (RET), James Kirtley (RET), Corey Collymore (Middlesex), Yasir Arafat (Surrey), Ragheb Aga (REL), Chad Keegan (REL), Michael Thornely (REL), Ollie Rayner (Middlesex, loan from start of season until mid-May and from mid-August until end of season)

Other news: Kirk Wernars and Luke Wells have signed new contracts at Hove.


Overseas player: Mohammad Yousuf (Pakistan, until end of May); Jeetan Patel (New Zealand, from June); Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies, from July until end of season)

Ins: William Porterfield (Gloucestershire), Laurie Evans (Surrey)

Outs: Imran Tahir (Hampshire), Calum MacLeod (REL), James Ord (REL)

Other news: Rikki Clarke and Tim Ambrose have signed new contracts.


Overseas player: Damien Wright (Australia, early part of season); Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan, second half of season until mid-August); Shakb Al Hasan (Bangladesh, for Twenty20); Kemar Roach (West Indies, mid-August until end of season)

Ins: Neil Pinner (YTH), Brett D'Oliveira (YTH), Nick Harrison (YTH), Matt Pardoe (YTH), Ben Scott (Middlesex, loan from 11 May), Adrian Shankar (Lancashire)

Out: Ben Smith (REL, has become assistant coach), Imran Arif (REL), Adrian Shankar (REL on 26 May), Matt Mason (RET on 25 June)

Other news: Moeen Ali, Gareth Andrew and Alan Richardson have signed new contracts.


Overseas player: Jacques Rudolph (South Africa, from July)

Ins: Ryan Sidebottom (Nottinghamshire), Moin Ashraf (YTH), Gurman Randhawa (YTH)

Outs: Jacques Rudolph (KPK, REL), Azeem Rafiq (Derbyshire, loan from 23 April-27 May), David Wainwright (Derbyshire, month's loan from 2 July)

Other news: Former Kolpak signing Rudolph returned as an overseas player. Azeem Rafiq and Gary Ballance have signed contract extensions.

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see also
County ins & outs 2010
19 May 10 |  Counties
County ins & outs 2009
24 Sep 09 |  Counties
County ins and outs 2008
18 Sep 08 |  Counties

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