County news July 11, 2007

Hogg joins Nottinghamshire on loan

Cricinfo staff

Kyle Hogg will be swapping the Red Rose for the Nottinghamshire stag © Getty Images
Nottinghamshire have signed Kyle Hogg, the Lancashire allrounder, on a month-long loan deal to cover for an increasing injury list.

Mick Newell, Nottinghamshire's director of cricket, is down to the bare bones of a pace attack with Charlie Shreck, Andy Harris, Paul Franks and Mark Footitt currently out of action and Ryan Sidebottom committed to England duty

"I'm delighted to have Kyle on board and it's a great opportunity for him to play some first-class cricket and prove a point," said Newell. "He's a talented young seamer who has been struggling to claim a regular place in a strong Lancashire team.

"We have been keeping an eye on him for some time and although he will only be with us for a month initially, who knows where it might lead."

It will be Hogg's second loan spell of the season after spending time with Worcestershire during the first half of the summer. He has struggled to find a regular spot in the Lancashire side, even though there have been a number of injuries at Old Trafford.