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Warwickshire CCC secure Danny Briggs on three-year contract

Warwickshire CCC secure Danny Briggs on three-year contract
Warwickshire CCC secure Danny Briggs on three-year contract
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Warwickshire County Cricket Club has announced the signing of slow left-arm orthodox bowler Danny Briggs, who joins on a three-year contract from Sussex.

Twenty-nine-year-old Briggs has taken 568 wickets across all formats in an 11-year career in the professional game, which has seen him win two T20 Blast titles and a One-Day Cup with Hampshire. He has also won seven T20 International (T20I) and one One-Day International (ODI) caps for England to date.

“For several years Danny has been widely recognised as one of the leading spinners in the county game and he is an excellent addition to our squad,” said Warwickshire Sport Director Paul Farbrace.

“His record in T20, in particular, is outstanding as the leading wicket-taker in the history of the Blast with 172 wickets. However, Danny is vastly experienced across all three formats of the game and he knows what it takes to win trophies, having previously been part of teams that won both white ball competitions.

“We look forward to welcoming him into the Bears squad when the training programme for the 2021 season gets underway in November.”

Born on the Isle of Wight, Briggs made his debut for Hampshire as an 18-year-old in a One-Day Cup game in 2009 and he spent seven years with his native county before joining Sussex ahead of the 2016 season.

Briggs made his T20I debut at Edgbaston in a victory over South Africa in 2012 and he went on to play in the ICC World T20 in Sri Lanka later that year.

Danny Briggs said: “I’ve had a great time at Hove over the last four years, but I’m delighted to make this move and join Warwickshire and the Bears. I like Paul Farbrace’s exciting vision for the Club, and it aligns with what I would like to achieve in the coming years.

“I’m looking to be part of all format success and I haven’t given up a strong desire to play at the highest levels again.”