County ins & outs – signings, departures and rumours

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Essex wrapped up the County Championship title, remaining unbeaten in 2017

With the 2017 season over, stay up to date with the latest player signings, moves and speculation from all the counties ahead of the 2018 campaign.

Counties are allowed to field two overseas players in Twenty20 games, with up to four registered for that competition, although only two can be registered at any one time, and registrations must be for a minimum of 10 days.

Only one overseas player is permitted in the County Championship and One-Day Cup competitions.

Guide to abbreviations
Also shows, where relevant, players’ previous counties
KPK: Kolpak contract REL: Released
RET: Retired YTH: From youth teams
EUP: European Union passport UKP: Born overseas, but has UK passport

Kolpak contracts are signed by foreign players, using a European Court ruling to avoid counting against the quota of one overseas player per club.

Players who moved counties or retired during the 2017 season are included on the 2017 list. Have we missed anyone? Please let us know.


Overseas player 2017: Jeevan Mendis (Sri Lanka), Imran Tahir (South Africa), Matt Henry (New Zealand)
Overseas player 2018: TBC


Overseas player 2017: Stephen Cook (South Africa), Tom Latham (New Zealand)
Overseas player 2018: Tom Latham

Other news: The county need to name a new captain for the One-Day Cup and T20 Blast following Jennings’ and Coughlin’s moves.


Overseas player: Neil Wagner (New Zealand), Mohammad Amir (Pakistan), Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh)
Overseas player 2018: TBC
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Full Essex squad list Latest Essex news


Overseas player 2017: Jacques Rudolph (South Africa), David Miller (South Africa)
Overseas player 2018: TBC


Overseas player 2017: Cameron Bancroft (Australia), Michael Klinger (Australia), Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka)
Overseas player 2018: TBC
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Full Gloucestershire squad list Latest Gloucestershire news

Possible signings: Middlesex all-rounder Ryan Higgins is reportedly set to join Gloucestershire.