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Keedy takes Notts physio role

Veteran spinner Gary Keedy has left Surrey to join Nottinghamshire as assistant physiotherapist.

The former Yorkshire and Lancashire bowler will be registered to play for Notts, although his primary role will be to provide physiotherapy for the second XI and academy teams.

He will also serve as spin-bowling coach, with director of cricket Mick Newell looking to provide specialist support for Sam Wood, Adam Tilcock and Samit Patel.

Nottinghamshire's new assistant physio and spin bowling coach Gary Keedy takes a wicket for Surrey in what proved to be his one and only season at the Kia Oval

"We're pleased to have agreed a deal with Gary, who has a wealth of experience and is uniquely qualified to serve us at this stage of his career," said Newell.

"He was keen to take the next step towards a full-time career in physiotherapy but still feels that he can contribute to our coaching team and provide an option for those games away from Trent Bridge where we may opt to play two spinners."

Keedy has taken 678 wickets in 223 first-class matches since making his debut in 1994. He began his career at Yorkshire but is best known for his achievements at Lancashire, where he lifted the LV= County Championship Division One trophy in 2011, as well as twice achieving promotion from Division Two.

The 39-year-old signed a two-year deal at the Kia Oval last winter, taking 22 championship wickets in his first, and ultimately only, season.

"I have had a great year at Surrey and would like to thank everyone at the club for their warm welcome and fantastic support," said Keedy.

"However, the chance to develop my career in physiotherapy at Nottinghamshire was too good an opportunity to turn down at this stage and I am looking forward to the new challenges ahead next year."

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