England’s Olly Stone to leave Warwickshire for Nottinghamshire

The pace bowler will switch counties at the end of the campaign.

By Press Association Published: 23 July 2022 - 9.25am

England fast bowler Olly Stone will join Nottinghamshire at the end of the season, Warwickshire have confirmed.

The 28-year-old has not featured for the England Test side this summer as he looks to build up fitness following a string of injury issues.

Warwickshire CCC Photocall – Edgbaston
Olly Stone is leaving Warwickshire (PA).

Stone helped Warwickshire to the LV County Championship title last year, after joining from Northamptonshire in 2016.

He has signed a three-year deal at Trent Bridge, having so far taken 124 wickets across all formats of the game for the Bears.

Stone made his England Test debut in 2019, a year on from his ODI bow.

He said: “I will always be grateful for my time as a Bear. Being part of a Championship-winning squad is something I will always remember, as was as taking part in Finals Day at our home ground in 2017.

“Edgbaston has been home for the last six years and during that time I’ve fulfilled the dream of representing England.

“Playing a Test at Edgbaston was a special highlight of my career and I want to thank everyone who has made my time as a Bear so special.”

He added: “I have always had good games against Nottinghamshire, and I love playing at Trent Bridge. It is a great ground, and when the option came up to make it my home, it was really exciting.

“The wicket teaches you to bowl well; it tests you every time you have the ball in hand, but you get the rewards if you get it in the right area. The pitch has pace and bounce, so hopefully I can make the most of that.

“I feel physically in the best shape I have been in, and the ball is coming out nicely. My pace is where it needs to be, now it is just about putting a run of games together and performances in to back it up.”

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