County Cricket News / Updates Thread - 2016 Season

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    2016 County Cricket News / Updates will be posted on this Thread - please feel free to comment / update
     
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    Mark Pettini has joined Leicestershire, who came bottom of Division Two, after finishing third with Essex this year.
     
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    Leicestershire hope to complete installation of six floodlights at Grace Road in time for the 2016 T20 Blast competition
     
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    Middlesex have signed James Fuller after the fast bowler turned down a new deal with Gloucestershire. The 25-year-old, who has played for Gloucestershire since 2010, has agreed a three-year contract with Middlesex.
     
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    Kent have appointed batsman Sam Northeast as club captain for the 2016 season, replacing Rob Key.
     
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    Worcestershire have awarded a benefit for the 2016 season to their long-serving captain Daryl Mitchell.
    The 31-year-old opening batsman, who made his debut 11 years ago, has led the side since replacing Vikram Solanki as skipper in 2010.
     
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    Chris Rogers, the former Australia opener, has signed a one-year deal with Somerset who will become his fifth English county.
    Rogers retired from international cricket after the final Ashes Test at The Oval in August
    Somerset have said that Rogers is set to bat at No. 3 next season, meaning the opening partnership will remain Marcus Trescothick and 21-year-old Tom Abell who made 726 runs at 36.30 in 2015 and won the LV=Breakthrough Player award.
     
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    Surrey have signed left-arm seam bowler Mark Footitt from Derbyshire on a four-year deal.
    The 29-year-old, who has taken 158 first-class wickets over the past two seasons, was included in England's squad for the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge in August
     
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    Former England head coach Peter Moores has extended his contract as a coaching consultant at Nottinghamshire for a further two years.
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    Gloucestershire may rebrand themselves as Bristol for the T20 Blast.
    In an end-of-season questionnaire, supporters are being asked if the change would make them more likely - or less likely - to attend matches.
    Warwickshire are the only first-class county to play under a different name - Birmingham Bears - in T20 cricket.
     
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    Nottinghamshire have re-signed Australia pace bowler Peter Siddle on a two-year contract from 2016.
    The 30-year-old, who has taken 198 wickets at an average of 29.87 in 57 Tests, played for Notts in 2014. He will be available for County Championship and 50-over cricket.
     
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    Hampshire have signed South African all-rounder Ryan McLaren as their overseas player for the 2016 season.
    The 32-year-old played the last four County Championship matches for the county in 2015 as they avoided relegation from Division One. McLaren, who has played two Tests for his country, will be available for the entire season across all three formats
     
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    Gloucestershire have signed former Sussex seam bowler Chris Liddle on a two-year contract.
    The 31-year-old left-armer was released by Sussex in September having been at Hove since 2006
     
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    Worcestershire have signed South Africa pace bowler Kyle Abbott for the second half of the 2016 season.
    Abbott, 28, has played three Tests, 20 one-day internationals and 14 Twenty20 matches for the Proteas and had spells in England with Hampshire in 2014 and Middlesex in 2015. The deal will be finalised once Abbott receives a visa and gets clearance from Cricket South Africa.
    He will be available for Worcestershire from early July until late September.
     
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    South African batsman Richard Levi has signed a new two-year deal with Northants for all formats of the game.
    The 27-year-old first joined the county for T20 matches in 2013 and next season will be his fourth at Wantage Road.
     
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    Glamorgan have signed Nick Selman, a 20-year-old from Brisbane with a dual passport, on a one-year contract ahead of the 2016 season.
    Selman represented Queensland in both cricket and Australian Rules football at age grade levels before choosing cricket as his first choice sport.
    Following spells with Kent and Gloucestershire 2nd XIs in 2015, Selman has joined Glamorgan after impressing in two late-season 2nd XI matches.
     
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    Yorkshire's attempt to win a third successive County Championship title will begin with a home fixture against Hampshire on 17 April.
    The Championship starts a week earlier on 10 April with promoted Surrey facing Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.
    The White Rose county will launch the season on 20 March when they play against the MCC in Abu Dhabi.

    The NatWest T20 Blast starts on Friday, 20 May and the Royal London One-Day Cup on Sunday, 5 June.

    Opening round of Championship fixtures - 10 April
    Division One

    Durham v Somerset
    Nottinghamshire v Surrey
    Hampshire v Warwickshire
    Division Two
    Essex v Gloucestershire
    Worcestershire v Kent
    Northamptonshire v Sussex

    The basic format for the summer remains unchanged, with most Championship fixtures starting on Sundays and the majority of T20 Blast games on Friday evenings.
     
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    Key dates

    20 March: MCC XI v Yorkshire
    10 April: Championship starts
    20 May: T20 Blast begins
    5 June: One-Day Cup gets under way
    20 August: T20 Blast Finals Day
    17 September: One-Day Cup Final
    20 September: Final round of Championship games start
     
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    Royal London One-Day Cup groups

    Group A: Warwickshire, Durham, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Worcestershire, Northants.

    Group B: Kent, Essex, Sussex, Hampshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Glamorgan.
     
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    NatWest T20 Blast groups

    North: Birmingham Bears (Warwickshire), Durham, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Worcestershire, Northants.


    South: Kent, Essex, Sussex, Hampshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Glamorgan
     
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