Nottinghamshire have signed 22-year-old left-arm spinner Graeme White from Northamptonshire on a two-year contract and given Alex Hales a new three-year deal.
The move White is making is one which has already been trodden by fellow spinners Jason Brown and Graeme Swann and the move comes as Nottinghamshire look to cover the increased absence of Swann due to England call-ups.
“We wanted to get a young spinner on board and Graeme is the ideal acquisition considering the quality of player that he found himself behind at Northants,” said Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell.
“Graeme has continued to improve his game and we’ve kept a close eye on that. He is a good batter and a useful fielder and he can improve us in all forms of the game. We’re confident that he is ready for regular first team cricket.”
White, a member of England Under-19s 2006 World Cup squad, made his first-class debut against Derbyshire in 2006.
Nottinghamshire have also announced that 20-year-old batsman Alex Hales has signed a new three-year contract with the club.
“We are making a concerted effort to introduce younger players into the team and Alex has shown that he is becoming a very capable opening batsman in first class cricket,” Newell added.
“I want to put my faith in him at the start of next season because he has demonstrated that he is beginning to realise his potential. His 150 in the NatWest Pro40 was the outstanding innings of the season and hopefully he can build on the start that he has made.”
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