Foxes sign Carberry on loan

Leicestershire CCC are delighted to announce the loan signing of Michael Carberry, the former England top-order batsman who played in the 2013-14 Ashes series in Australia.

Carberry will be available for the final four Specsavers County Championship games of the 2017 season for Leicestershire, starting at Kent on Monday.

Following that match, Carberry will return to Hampshire to be available to play for James Vince’s side at NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day on Saturday, September 2. The left-hander will then come back to the Fischer County Ground for the last three red ball games of 2017.

Carberry has scored 13,616 runs at an impressive average of 42.02 in a 200-game first-class career, with 300 not out being his highest score.

He has recorded 35 first-class centuries and Carberry has played 13 times for England, including six test matches, six ODIs and a T20I.

Leicestershire CCC Head Coach Pierre de Bruyn said: “It’s great to have Michael on board with us ahead of the Kent game. Michael has an impressive career record in county cricket and offers lots of experience having also represented England.”

Hampshire CCC Director of Cricket Giles White said: “Michael is obviously keen to play regular red ball cricket and will have this opportunity at Leicester. We wish him well and look forward to welcoming him back for Finals Day.”