County news October 28, 2008

Ferley rejects Notts deal

Cricinfo staff

Rob Ferley, the left-arm spinner, has declined Nottinghamshire's offer of a new two-year deal, and is expected to sign with a county "closer to London" in the next few days.

"I enjoyed all aspects of my time at Notts and if I was playing regularly then I would have committed my future to the club," Ferley said. "It wasn't an easy decision to make but I'm not going to be the No. 1 spinner with the likes of Graeme Swann and Samit Patel around."

Mick Newell, Nottinghamshire's director of cricket, praised Ferley's contribution to the club. "Rob would have had more of a role to play next year but he feels he is joining a club where he can be a first-choice spinner," said Newell. "He played a big part for us in the Twenty20 Cup and Pro40 and never let us down but his opportunities were limited by Samit Patel's development. We wish him all the best for the future."