Carberry joins on permanent deal

Leicestershire CCC is delighted to announce the permanent signing of experienced batsman Michael Carberry from Hampshire.

The former England opener, who penned an initial one-month loan deal at the Fischer County Ground, has now signed a two-year contract with the Foxes. 

Carberry has recorded 42 centuries across the three different forms of the game. The batsman made his Leicestershire debut at Kent and then played for Hampshire against Notts Outlaws at NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day before returning to the Fischer County Ground.

Carberry has scored 13,658 runs at an impressive average of 41.48 in a 203-game first-class career, with 300 not out being his highest score.

The opener has also shone in white ball cricket, scoring 4,659 List A runs at an average of 32.35 and 3,720 runs in T20 at 31.00 with a strike rate approaching 125.

Carberry has played six test matches for England, including the Ashes series of 2013-14. He has also represented his country in six ODIs and a T20I. 

He said: "It is great to be joining Leicestershire County Cricket Club. We have a healthy balance of talented young players and experience within the squad and I am looking forward to helping the club win games over the next two years."

Leicestershire CCC Chief Executive Wasim Khan MBE said: "We have been looking to add an experienced opener to our squad and Michael fits the bill for us.

"Michael’s first-class record speaks for itself, and this coupled with his international experience and hunger to perform, will add significant value to the development of our younger players both on and off the field. It is great to have Michael with us for the next two seasons."