Updated: 16/10/2012 09:29 | By pa.press.net

Surrey sign Keedy



Gary Keedy has signed for Surrey

Gary Keedy has signed for Surrey

Surrey have signed veteran left-arm spinner Gary Keedy from Lancashire.

The 37-year-old, who made over 400 appearances for Lancashire and claimed more than 800 wickets in all competitions, has signed a two-year contract with Surrey that ties him to the Kia Oval until the end of the 2015 season.

Keedy said: "I have had a fantastic 18 seasons at Lancashire and would like to thank all the players, staff and members there for everything they have done for me."

He went on: "However, I have reached the time in my career when I need to move on in order to fulfil my ambitions and I am very excited to be joining Surrey at this time. They are a great club with a long history and an exciting future and I am really looking to playing my part over the next few seasons."

Surrey team director Chris Adams said: "Gary Keedy has been one of the leading bowlers in county cricket for over a decade and I am delighted he will be joining us for the next two seasons.

"As well as his fantastic ability with the ball, he will play a valuable role in the dressing room throughout the year - helping to impart his experience to the younger members of our squad."

0Comments
10 reasons to make MSN UK your homepage (© Microsoft)

latest cricket news

  • India's Ravindra Jadeja has been fined by the ICC

    India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been found guilty of "conduct contrary to the spirit of the game" and fined 50 per cent of his match fee, the International Cricket Council has announced.

  • Alex Hales has impressed for England at Twenty20 level

    Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales hopes his form this season in the LV= County Championship can help secure him a place in the England squad for the forthcoming ICC World Cup.

  • Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene finished on 140 not out on day one of the second Test against South Africa

    Mahela Jayawardene's unbeaten century helped Sri Lanka recover from a shaky start to finish 305 for five on day one of the second and final Test against South Africa.

  • England coach Peter Moores, right, has reiterated his backing of captain Alastair Cook, left

    England stood by their united assurances that Alastair Cook is still the man to lead them forward, by confirming him as captain for the third Investec Test against India.

  • Kane Williamson has been suspended from bowling due to an illegal action

    New Zealand off-spinner Kane Williamson has been suspended from bowling due to an illegal action, the International Cricket Council has announced.

  • Jonathan Trott notched his first century since returning from illness

    Warwickshire's Jonathan Trott scored his first century since returning to cricket from illness but was unable to prevent Sussex seizing control of the contest in LV= County Championship Division One.

  • The under-fire Alastair Cook has received support from Sourav Ganguly

    England captain Alastair Cook has found an unlikely supporter in former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, who believes the rest of the squad have failed to back their leader up when required.

  • Brendan Taylor's side were dismissed by Afghanistan for 159 to lose by 100 runs

    A remarkable batting collapse from Zimbabwe ensured Afghanistan won the final one-day international by 100 runs in Bulawayo.

  • Stuart Broad is one of several players with a point to prove

    Peter Moores admits he has yet to figure out whether England's whitewash Ashes defeat has left him with a clutch of cricketers with their best days behind them.

  • Matt Prior has not yet closed the door on his England career

    Matt Prior remains as determined as ever to play for England but just wants to take time out to get 100 per cent fit.

  • James Anderson, pictured right, could miss his home Test at Emirates Old Trafford

    James Anderson faces the possibility of being banned from his home Test at Old Trafford after a date of August 1 was set for his International Cricket Council disciplinary hearing.

  • Hashim Amla's South Africa travel to Colombo looking to wrap up a 2-0 Test series victory

    South Africa captain Hashim Amla has warned his players to forget last week's opening Test victory against Sri Lanka on the eve of the second Test in Colombo.

  • Stuart Meaker, right, celebrates taking the wicket of Middlesex batsman Ryan Higgins

    Stuart Meaker marked his first domestic Twenty20 appearance for two years with a competition-best four for 30 as Surrey all but secured a home tie in the quarter-finals of the NatWest T20 Blast with a thrilling two-wicket last-ball victory against London rivals Middlesex at Lord's.

  • Usman Khawaja led Lancashire to victory

    Lancashire sealed top spot in the NatWest T20 Blast North Division with a routine victory by 27 runs over out of contention Durham Jets at Emirates Old Trafford.

  • Andy Flower will oversee the England Lions this summer

    Former senior national coach Andy Flower will lead England Lions in their triangular series against New Zealand A and Sri Lanka A next month.