Nottinghamshire sign Will Gidman from Gloucestershire
Last Updated: 17/08/14 11:00am
Nottinghamshire will sign Gloucestershire all-rounder Will Gidman on a three-year deal at the end of the season.
The 29-year-old has taken 194 wickets in 55 first-class matches and has a batting average of 38.77. He has been at Bristol for three years after leaving Durham.
Trent Bridge director of cricket Mick Newell is pleased to have made the signing in the face of some competition from other counties.
Newell said: "We've lost some experienced players in recent years and the likes of Paul Franks and Andre Adams had given our side a balance that we may have lacked next season without taking action.
"Will is the perfect fit in that he's a good all-round cricketer who can take the new ball or bowl first change and bat in the middle order.
"He's taken advantage of the opportunities that he's been given at Gloucestershire and it's pleasing that he has chosen to sign for us when he had several teams fighting for him."
Gidman was keen to move further north, having left Durham for Gloucestershire in 2011.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Gloucestershire and I'm grateful for them for giving me my opportunity four years ago," he said.
"I have been flattered by the interest from around the country but I felt that Nottinghamshire was the perfect fit for my cricket and my family.
"Nottinghamshire are consistently in the trophy hunt and I am very much looking forward to playing my cricket at Trent Bridge for the next three seasons."