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Gurney to move to Nottinghamshire

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August 31, 2011

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Harry Gurney trains at Grace Road, July 3 2011
Harry Gurney will continue his career with Nottinghamshire after playing for Leicestershire during the Champions League © PA Photos
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Left-arm seamer Harry Gurney will be leaving Grace Road for Trent Bridge at the end of the season after signing a three-year contract with Nottinghamshire. Gurney, 24, will represent Leicestershire in the Champions League, the qualifying tournament for which starts on September 19, before completing the switch.

Gurney was Leicestershire's leading wicket-taker in this year's Twenty20 competition with 23 scalps. He missed Leicestershire's Finals Day victory with a side strain but will recover in time to take part in the Champions League.

"I've made my mark in limited-overs cricket but I think I can be more effective in four day cricket given the way the red ball swings at Trent Bridge and the carry in the wicket," said Gurney. "Nottinghamshire have an excellent squad that is usually in contention in all three formats and I want to be part of that."

Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell suggested that Gurney would add left-arm variation to his pace attack. "Leicestershire tend to play two spinners in the Championship and Harry has found himself behind Matthew Hoggard and Nathan Buck which has limited his appearances," said Newell.

"He's had success in twenty-over cricket and our batsmen were impressed by the pace he showed in the matches against us. Left-arm swing is a good option for us to have at our disposal and we're pleased to have agreed this deal with Harry."

Gurney played club cricket for Loughborough Town before graduating through Leicestershire's age group system and making his first class debut in 2007. He took three wickets in his solitary Championship appearance this season.

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Posted by palla.avinash on (August 31, 2011, 13:27 GMT)

best of luck for future,good to see some left arm fast bowlers in england which will provide variation in the team if he makes good in coming years.

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