Stay up to date with the latest player signings, moves and speculation from all the counties before the 2019 season.

Counties can field one overseas player in County Championship and One-Day Cup matches, and two in Twenty20 Blast games.

Guide to abbreviations
Also shows, where relevant, players’ previous counties
KPK: Kolpak contractREL: Released
RET: RetiredYTH: From youth teams
EUP: European Union passportUKP: Born overseas, but has UK passport

Kolpak contracts are signed by foreign players, using a European Court ruling to avoid counting against the quota of one overseas player per club.

Players who moved counties or retired during the 2018 season are included on the 2018 list. Have we missed anyone? Please let us know.

Most recent confirmed moves
13 NovemberCameron Delport leaves Worcestershire by mutual consent
2 NovemberBarry McCarthy leaves Durham to pursue his Ireland career
30 OctoberHead coach Craig White leaves Hampshire

DERBYSHIRE

Overseas player 2018: Duanne Olivier (South Africa), Wahab Riaz (Pakistan), Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand), Henry Nicholls (New Zealand)
Overseas player 2019: TBC
InOut
NoneBen Slater (Nottinghamshire)
Will Davis (Leicestershire)
Gary Wilson (REL)
Full Derbyshire squad listLatest Derbyshire news

Other news: Former director of David Houghton is returning as head of cricket from October, with T20 coach John Wright taking on a new advisory role including recruitment and strategy, and MCC head coach Steve Kirby joining as assistant and bowling coach. The county need a new T20 captain following Wilson’s departure.

DURHAM

Overseas player 2018: Aiden Markram (South Africa), Tom Latham (New Zealand), Imran Tahir (South Africa), Axar Patel ()
Overseas player 2019: Cameron Bancroft ()
InOut
Alex Lees (Yorkshire)Paul Collingwood (RET)
Ben Raine (Leicestershire)Barry McCarthy (REL)
Full Durham squad listLatest Durham news

Other news: As well as replacing retired Championship skipper Collingwood, the county will need a new limited-overs captain if Latham does not return, while Marcus North has replaced Geoff Cook as director of .

ESSEX

Overseas player 2018: Peter Siddle (), Neil Wagner (New Zealand), Adam Zampa (), Murali Vijay ()
Overseas player 2019: Peter Siddle (Australia)
InOut
Jack Plom (YTH)James Foster (RET)
Ashar Zaidi (REL)
Callum Taylor (REL)
Matt Dixon (REL)
Full Essex squad listLatest Essex news

GLAMORGAN

Overseas player 2018: Shaun Marsh (Australia), Usman Khawaja (Australia), Joe Burns (Australia), Stephen Cook (South Africa)
Overseas player 2019: Shaun Marsh (Australia)
InOut
Billy Root (Nottinghamshire)Aneurin Donald (Hampshire)
Full Glamorgan squad listLatest Glamorgan news

Possible signings: The county are “actively speaking” to one or two potential batting signings.

Other news: Head coach Robert Croft left the club on 17 October. The county will also appoint a new director of cricket, with Hugh Morris focusing on his role as chief executive after carrying out the dual role since 2013. Batting consultant Matthew Maynard has stepped up as interim head coach and may apply for the full-time role, but has ruled himself out of the director of cricket role.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Overseas player 2018: Dan Worrall (Australia), Michael Klinger (Australia), Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka), Andrew Tye (Australia)
Overseas player 2019: Dan Worrall (Australia), Michael Klinger (Australia, for Twenty20)
InOut
NoneLiam Norwell ()
Craig Miles ()
Kieran Noema-Barnett (REL)
Full Gloucestershire squad listLatest Gloucestershire news

Other news: T20 captain Klinger will also serve as a batting consultant.

HAMPSHIRE

Overseas player 2018: Hashim Amla (South Africa), Dale Steyn (South Africa), Colin Munro (New Zealand), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan)
Overseas player 2019: TBC
InOut
Aneurin Donald (Glamorgan)Jimmy Adams (RET)
Keith Barker (Warwickshire)Sean Ervine (RET)
James Fuller (Middlesex)Reece Topley (REL)
Harry Came (YTH)Calvin Dickinson (REL)
Asher Hart (REL)
Chris Sole (REL)
Full Hampshire squad listLatest Hampshire news

Possible signings: Steyn has hinted that he could return to Hampshire in 2019, after the World Cup.

Other news: The county need a new head coach after Craig White left on 30 October.

KENT

Overseas player 2018: Matt Henry (New Zealand), Adam Milne (New Zealand), Marcus Stoinis (Australia), Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies)
Overseas player 2019: TBC
InOut
Matt Milnes (Nottinghamshire)Will Gidman (RET)
Fred Klaassen (Netherlands, EUP)James Tredwell (RET)
Jordan Cox (YTH)Matt Hunn (RET)
Full Kent squad listLatest Kent news

LANCASHIRE

Overseas player 2018: Joe Mennie (Australia), James Faulkner (Australia), Zahir Khan (Afghanistan), Keshav Maharaj (South Africa)
Overseas player 2019: TBC
InOut
Richard Gleeson (Northamptonshire)Jordan Clark (Surrey)
Simon Kerrigan (REL)
Karl Brown (REL)
Arron Lilley (Leicestershire)
Full Lancashire squad listLatest Lancashire news

Other news: Skipper Liam Livingstone stepped down on 5 November and has been replaced by Dane Vilas.

LEICESTERSHIRE

Overseas player 2018: Mohammad Abbas (Pakistan), Varun Aaron (India), Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan)
Overseas player 2019: Mohammad Abbas (Pakistan)
InOut
Chris Wright (Warwickshire)Ben Raine (Durham)
Will Davis (Derbyshire)Zak Chappell (Nottinghamshire)
Arron Lilley (Lancashire)Ned Eckersley (REL)
Mark Pettini (REL)
Rob Sayer (REL)
Tom Wells (REL)
Richard Jones (REL)
Michael Carberry (REL)
Cameron Delport (REL)
Full Leicestershire squad listLatest Leicestershire news

MIDDLESEX

Overseas player 2018: Hilton Cartwright (Australia), Ashton Agar (Australia), Dwayne Bravo (West Indies)
Overseas player 2019: TBC
InOut
Jack Davies (YTH)Ravi Patel (REL)
James Fuller (Hampshire)
Nick Compton (RET)
Full Middlesex squad listLatest Middlesex news

Other news: Former Australia batsman Stuart Law will join as head coach in January. Law will coach in all formats, meaning Twenty20 head coach Daniel Vettori is to depart. Batting coach David Houghton returned to Derbyshire as head of cricket in October, while assistant coach Richard Johnson has left to join Surrey in the same role.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Overseas player 2018: Doug Bracewell (New Zealand), Rory Kleinveldt (South Africa), Seekkuge Prasanna (Sri Lanka)
Overseas player 2019: TBC
InOut
Blessing Muzarabani (KPK)Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire)
Richard Gleeson (Lancashire)
Steven Crook (RET)
Full Northants squad listLatest Northants news

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Overseas player 2018: Dan Christian (Australia), Ish Sodhi (New Zealand), Ross Taylor (New Zealand), Kraigg Brathwaite (West Indies)
Overseas player 2019: TBC
InOut
Ben Slater (Derbyshire)Matt Milnes (Kent)
Ben Duckett (Northamptonshire)Ben Kitt (REL)
Zak Chappell (Leicestershire)Will Fraine (Yorkshire)
Joe Clarke (Worcestershire)Riki Wessels (Worcestershire)
Billy Root (Glamorgan)
Full Notts squad listLatest Notts news

Other news: The county will need a new T20 skipper if Christian does not return.

SOMERSET

Overseas player 2018: Matt Renshaw (Australia), Corey Anderson (New Zealand), Azhar Ali (Pakistan), Jerome Taylor (West Indies)
Overseas player 2019: TBC
InOut
Jack Brooks (Yorkshire)Johann Myburgh (RET)
Fin Trenouth (REL)
Full Somerset squad listLatest Somerset news

Other news: All-rounder Peter Trego and spinner Max Waller have signed limited-overs-only contracts.

SURREY

Overseas player 2018: Dean Elgar (South Africa), Theunis de Bruyn (South Africa), (Australia), Nic Maddinson (Australia)
Overseas player 2019: TBC
InOut
Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire)Mathew Pillans (Yorkshire)
Jordan Clark (Lancashire)
Full Surrey squad listLatest Surrey news

Others news: Middlesex assistant coach Richard Johnson has has joined Surrey in the same role.

SUSSEX

Overseas player 2018: Ishant Sharma (India), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Tom Bruce (New Zealand)
Overseas player 2019: Rashid Khan (Afghanistan, for Twenty20, first half of group stage)
InOut
NoneNone
Full Sussex squad listLatest Sussex news

WARWICKSHIRE

Overseas player 2018: Jeetan Patel (New Zealand), Colin de Grandhomme (New Zealand)
Overseas player 2019: Jeetan Patel (New Zealand)
InOut
Liam Norwell (Gloucestershire)Jonathan Trott (RET)
Craig Miles (Gloucestershire)Grant Elliott (RET)
Chris Wright (Leicestershire)
Josh Poysden (Yorkshire)
Keith Barker (Hampshire)
Andy Umeed (REL)
Sunny Singh (REL)
Full Warwickshire squad listLatest Warwickshire news

Other news: The county need a new T20 captain after Elliott’s retirement.

WORCESTERSHIRE

Overseas player 2018: Travis Head (Australia), Callum Ferguson (Australia), Martin Guptill (New Zealand), Wayne Parnell (South Africa)
Overseas player 2019: Callum Ferguson (Australia)
InOut
Wayne Parnell (KPK)Steve Magoffin (RET)
Riki Wessels (Nottinghamshire)Joe Clarke (Nottinghamshire)
Full Worcestershire squad listLatest Worcestershire news

YORKSHIRE

Overseas player 2018: Cheteshwar Pujara (India), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Jeet Raval (New Zealand)
Overseas player 2019: TBC
InOut
Josh Poysden (Warwickshire)Andy Hodd (RET)
Mathew Pillans (Surrey)Liam Plunkett (Surrey)
Will Fraine (Nottinghamshire)Alex Lees (Durham)
Jack Brooks (Somerset)
Azeem Rafiq (REL)
Full Yorkshire squad listLatest Yorkshire news

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