Rikki Clarke to leave Warwickshire
Warwickshire all-rounder Rikki Clarke is to leave the club when his contract finishes at the end of the season, to join Surrey on a two-year deal.
The 35-year-old joined Warwickshire from Derbyshire in the 2008 season and has won all domestic competitions with the club. During this time, he made 131 First Class, 93 List A and 98 T20 appearances for the Bears.
Ashley Giles, Sport Director at Warwickshire CCC, said: “Rikki has been a great servant for the club and has enjoyed the most successful years of his career at Edgbaston, winning four domestic trophies across all formats. We thank him for his contribution to Warwickshire and Birmingham Bears over the last nine seasons and everyone at the club wishes him the very best in the remainder of his playing career.
“We are very much in a transition period as we look to rebuild the squad to challenge across all formats.”
The Bears have signed 24-year-old batsman Adam Hose from Somerset on a three-year contract, which will begin with immediate effect. Hose has recently become a regular for Somerset across all three formats of the game.