England batsman Michael Lumb has signed a three year contract with Nottinghamshire after announcing that he will leave Hampshire at the end of the season.
Lumb has been ruled out for the remainder of the domestic season through injury but will join Nottinghamshire following stints with Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash league and Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League.
“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.” Mick Newell
“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,” said Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell.
“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 has a first class average of 34.51 and has featured in 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,” said Lumb.
“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.”