Joe Gatting agrees two-year deal with Hampshire

Joe Gatting has signed a two-year contract at The Ageas Bowl. The 26-year old joins Hampshire from their local rivals after spending five seasons at Sussex.

English: Joe Gatting batting for Sussex County...

Gatting made an immediate impact during his time at Hove, hitting 152 on his First Class debut in 2009. He then went on to make 145 appearances for the Club after becoming a regular figure in their One-Day side.

Joe Gatting said: “I am delighted to be joining such a fantastic club, as soon as I heard Hampshire where interested in me it became clear that’s where I wanted to play my cricket. I’ve heard and seen nothing but good things. I can’t wait for the new chapter and fresh start at Hampshire and I can’t wait to get started.”

Hampshire Director of Cricket, Giles White said: “We expect to see less and less of Michael Carberry due to international commitments so Joe comes in to add depth to our batting. He has shown he is a talented batsman and an athletic fielder and we expect him to be a good addition to the squad as well; we hope he makes strides in fulfilling his potential over the next couple of years. “

Gatting is the second middle-order batsman Hampshire have signed since the end of the season after Will Smith put pen-to-paper at The Ageas Bowl in October.

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