County news August 10, 2011

Lumb signs three-year Nottinghamshire deal

ESPNcricinfo staff

Michael Lumb's move from Hampshire to Nottinghamshire has been confirmed after the signing of a three-year deal at Trent Bridge.

Lumb, who was part of England's World Twenty20 winning team, will miss the rest of this season with injury but already has Twenty20 deals lined up with Sydney Sixers in Australia's Big Bash and the Deccan Chargers at the IPL before joining his new county.

"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 Mick Newell, Nottinghamshire's director of cricket. "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 was recalled to England's Twenty20 side to face Sri Lanka earlier this season has gained the reputation of a specialist in the shortest format.

"I've enjoyed five great seasons with Hampshire and it has been a real pleasure to have won two limited-overs trophies," he said. "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."