Sussex County Cricket Club has announced the signing of left-arm spinner Danny Briggs, who has joined from south-coast neighbours Hampshire. The 24 year-old has penned a three-year deal at The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground, following an early release from his contract at the Ageas Bowl.
Briggs has taken 191 first-class wickets in his 67 matches, with a best of 6 for 45 which he took for the England Lions in 2011. His wickets have come at an average of 32.14, with an economy rate of only slightly over 3 runs per over. He has international honours having made his England ODI debut against Pakistan in Dubai in 2012, and has also played seven times for his country in the T20 format.
His 126 T20 wickets have come at an average of 20.26 whilst he has also claimed 71 List A scalps in 68 matches, and his experience in the shortest format helped Hampshire to four consecutive Finals Day appearances from 2010 onwards.
“I’m looking forward to joining Sussex and working with the players and coaching staff at Hove,” Briggs said of his move. “I’m excited for the opportunities that lie ahead.”
“I’m really grateful that Hampshire are letting me leave early. I’d like to thank all the playing staff and the coaches that I’ve worked with at the club for all their support over the years.”
Sussex Captain Luke Wright said, “Danny is a fantastic signing and one I am really excited about. We are signing a young England international spinner who is arguably the best one-day spinner in the country, and is young enough to develop into a top four-day bowler too.
“He is a hard worker and a tough competitor and I look forward to playing with him rather than against him.”