Harry Gurney joined Nottinghamshire in 2012 having begun his career at Leicestershire. The former Fox was given a first class debut in 2007 at the age of 20 but his opportunities in four-day cricket were limited at Grace Road and he only appeared in one championship match last summer.

His total haul of first class wickets stands at 31 from 17 matches, with a best of 5-82, gained against Surrey in 2009.

The left-arm medium-fast bowler featured more prominently for his former county in white ball cricket and took 23 wickets in last years Friends Provident Twenty20 matches, despite missing Finals Day with an ankle injury.

Although he had already committed himself to joining Notts, Harry was permitted to remain with his former side for their Champions League matches in Hyderabad last autumn and he claimed five wickets in the two qualifying games, including the scalps of Test players Sanath Jayasuriya, Adrian Barath and Lendl Simmons.

Harry played at Trent Bridge on three occasions for his former side, impressing the Nottinghamshire batsmen and their director of cricket, Mick Newell, with his lively pace.

Over the past decade Nottinghamshire have been well-served by their previous left-arm quicks, Greg Smith and Ryan Sidebottom and they’re hoping that Harry will achieve similar success during his time at Trent Bridge.

In 2012, Gurney took 30 wickets across all formats with 17 wickets in the County Championship.