Leicestershire all-rounder Zak Chappell has agreed a three-year contract with Nottinghamshire.

The 22-year-old has been in impressive form in 2018, taking 16 wickets in the Specsavers County Championship at an average of 15.93.

The promising all-rounder averages over 30 with the bat in First Class cricket and becomes the third new signing ahead of the 2019 season, after Ben Slater and Ben Duckett both joined on three-year deals earlier this summer.

“This is a dream move for me and I’m excited to get started at such a prestigious Club,” said Chappell.

“Nottinghamshire have a top-quality squad and I think it will be the perfect place for me to take my game to the next level.

“Being able to call Trent Bridge my home and to play alongside the likes of Stuart Broad, Alex Hales and Jake Ball will be a dream come true.”

Chappell will add to a bowling stock that already boasts the likes of Ball, Harry Gurney, Luke Fletcher, Luke Wood and Paul Coughlin whilst also providing strong support to the Notts batting unit.

Mick Newell believes Chappell’s all-round skills across all three formats will make him a valuable addition to the squad.

“We’re pleased that Zak has agreed to join us and can’t wait for him to join up with the squad from the end of the season,” said Newell.

“He’s a very promising young player, and his ability with both bat and ball is already clear to see. I’m sure he will add quality and depth to our squad for all formats.”


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