Lancashire snap up Moore
Lancashire have signed England Lions opening batsman Stephen Moore on a two-year deal, a day after he became the latest player to leave Worcestershire.
The 28-year-old right hander yesterday activated a release clause in his contract after Worcestershire were relegated in the LV= County Championship.
Moore, who struck 120 for England Lions against Australia in July, has been part of the Lions set-up since being named in the England Performance squad a year ago.
Lancashire cricket director Mike Watkinson said: “Stephen is a highly regarded batsman with a proven track record in county cricket, who will add quality to our top order in all forms of cricket.
“Not only will Stephen’s arrival strengthen our batting unit but he will compliment those younger members of the squad who we see taking on more responsibility in the future.”
Head coach Peter Moores added: “It’s fantastic news that Stephen has decided to join Lancashire. We were keen to secure his services and are delighted he shares the same vision that we have for this great club.
“Not only is he a quality cricketer but has all the attributes and characteristics we look for in a person. We look forward to seeing Stephen play an important role in the future success of the team.”
Moore said: “To join a club of Lancashire’s stature is a fantastic opportunity for me at this stage in my career. I am confident that the club will provide me with the platform to grow and develop as a player and person.
“I look forward to being a part of the club’s future development, and will strive to contribute in every way I can to the success of the team on and off the field.”