Published: 7th October, 2019
Surrey County Cricket Club have signed young left-arm spinner Daniel Moriarty on a two-year deal.
The 20-year-old, also a left-handed lower order batsman, played four red-ball matches for Surrey 2nd XI in August & September. He claimed 12 wickets during those appearances, including second innings figures of 6/71 against Yorkshire at York CC in September.
Born in Reigate in February 1999, Moriarty represented South Africa at U19 level in one Test and one ODI in the summer of 2016. He has since also turned out for MCC Young Cricketers, including figures of 3/4 against Surrey’s 2nd XI in May 2019.
Speaking after agreeing his first professional contract, Moriarty said: “I’m very proud and honoured to have been offered a contract with one of the most prestigious counties in the game.
“I really enjoyed my time with the 2nd XI earlier this year and I’m now looking forward to getting stuck in at The Kia Oval and pushing for a place in the first team throughout the next two seasons.”
Director of Cricket Alec Stewart said: “I’m pleased to have secured Dan on a two-year deal with Surrey. Following promising performances with the MCC Young Cricketers and our 2nd XI this summer, he has shown enough potential to earn this contract with the Club.”