Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club can today confirm that spinner Graeme White has joined Northants.

This season, White took a club and career best 5-22 against Lancashire in the Outlaws' Friends Life t20 match against Lancashire.

However, opportunities in red-ball cricket have been hard to come by, and he will be looking to get more gametime following his move south.

“I've truly loved representing Nottinghamshire over the last few seasons and wish to thank Mick Newell, management and the team for helping to evolve my game during this period," said White.

"It is such a fantastic team and club, which made it such a hard decision to make.

"I feel the time is now right for a new challenge, so I'm delighted to be returning back to Northants CCC and excited by the opportunity to compete for a club whom I represented since their academy level."

White joined Nottinghamshire in time for the 2010 season, and has been an integral part of the Notts Outlaws sides competing in the t20 and 40-over competitions. He also registered his career-best first class figures with Nottinghamshire, taking 4-72 against Durham in 2011.

"Graeme has been an excellent player for us in the shorter formats of the game," said Director of Cricket Mick Newell.

"He has been excellent in white-ball cricket, and with this move will see more opportunities to play in the longer format.

"He has been a great representative of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, and he moves on with our best wishes."