Wright completes Warwickshire switch
Essex seamer Chris Wright, who spent the final month of the season on loan at Warwickshire, has made his move to Edgbaston permanent.
The 26-year-old played the last four games of Warwickshire’s LV= County Championship campaign - as many as he managed all summer at Essex.
“Chris made a tremendous impact during his short time in our bowling attack, and his five-wicket hauls against Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire were crucial in our late-season charge,” said director of cricket Ashley Giles.
“Finishing as runners-up in the 2011 County Championship was a great achievement for this team, despite the final-day heartache against Hampshire.
“However, that experience and signing of a player of Chris’ calibre will make us a stronger unit in 2012.”
Wright, who made his first-class debut in 2004, spent four seasons at Middlesex before joining Essex ahead of the 2008 season. He has taken 157 wickets at an average of 39.27 in 63 first-class matches.