Notts secure Lumb signature
Batsman Michael Lumb has signed a three-year contract with Nottinghamshire after announcing he will leave Hampshire at the end of the season.
The 31-year-old left-hander has been ruled out for the remainder of the domestic campaign through injury, but will join Nottinghamshire following stints with Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash and Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League.
“We’re delighted that Michael has agreed to join us and the meetings that we’ve had with him have been very constructive in terms of our respective ambitions and the role he sees himself playing in fulfilling them,” Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell said.
“We have been in the market for a proven batsman and we believe that he has the pedigree and the drive to improve our standing in all formats.”
Lumb, who joined Hampshire from Yorkshire in 2007, has a first-class average of 34.51 and has played eight Twenty20 internationals for England.
“I’ve enjoyed five great seasons with Hampshire and it has been a real pleasure to have won two limited-overs trophies,” he said.
“However, I feel that now is the right time to make a fresh start at a new club and I’m pleased to be offered the opportunity to play for Nottinghamshire. It’s a challenge and one I’m looking forward to."
Hampshire chairman Rod Bransgrove said: “Michael has been a good servant of the club and has made many important contributions to several successful campaigns.
"We’ve all been only too pleased to see him progress to the point where he has been involved for his country and, clearly, we’re disappointed to lose a player of his obvious talent. However, we wish him all the very best for the future.”