Harry Gurney Agrees
Featured News | 31st August 2011
Nottinghamshire have agreed a deal to sign Leicestershire bowler Harry Gurney on a three-year contract.
Gurney, 24, will represent the Foxes in the Champions League before completing the switch having taken 23 wickets in the Friends Life t20 North Group this season.
He missed Leicestershire’s Finals Day victory with a side strain but will recover in time to take part in the Champions League qualifying tournament from 19 September.
“Nottinghamshire have an excellent squad that is usually in contention in all three formats and I want to be part of that.” - Harry Gurney
“I’ve made my mark in limited overs cricket but I think I can perhaps be more effective in four day cricket given the way the red ball swings at Trent Bridge and the carry in the wicket,” said Gurney.
“Nottinghamshire have an excellent squad that is usually in contention in all three formats and I want to be part of that.”
Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell moved for Gurney in a bid to add left-arm variation to his pace attack.
“Leicestershire tend to play two spinners in the championship and Harry has found himself behind Matthew Hoggard and Nathan Buck which has limited his appearances,” said Newell.
“He’s had success in twenty over cricket and our batsmen were impressed by the pace he showed in the matches against us.
“Left-arm swing is a good option for us to have at our disposal and we’re pleased to have agreed this deal with Harry.”
Gurney played club cricket for Loughborough Town before graduating Leicestershire’s age group system and making his first class debut in 2007. He took three wickets in his solitary LV= County Championship appearance for Leicestershire this season.