Surrey have signed fast bowler Daniel Worrall on a three-year contract.
Worrall, 30, will join the Club at the start of the 2022 season after completing his commitments to South Australia in the 2021/22 Sheffield Shield competition. A British passport holder, Worrall will not need to represent the Club as an overseas player.
Nicknamed ‘Franky’ after the great West Indian captain Frank Worrell, he currently boasts 222 first-class wickets at a bowling average of 27.33 and will add further depth to Surrey’s fast bowling unit, representing the Club in all competitions.
A former Australian international, with three One Day International appearances in 2016, Worrall has impressed for Gloucestershire in two spells at the west country county – 2018 and the ongoing 2021 season – taking 53 County Championship wickets at 22.53.
By signing his contract with Surrey, Worrall will give up his role as a local player for South Australia, whom he has represented for the past ten years. He will join up with Surrey before the start of the 2022 campaign.
Speaking this week, Worrall said: “A professional ambition I have always held is to test myself as a cricketer in the UK, complimenting my personal desire to live internationally.
“Surrey CCC has extended an offer for me to play as a UK local player once my contract finishes in Adelaide at the end of the coming season. I have proudly accepted and am honoured to play for the most prestigious club in the UK. I eagerly look forward to contributing to an already outstanding club history and fulfil my ambitions as an English cricketer in the second phase of my career.”
Surrey CCC Director of Cricket, Alec Stewart, added: “I’d like to welcome Dan to Surrey CCC. He is a high -quality bowler with a wealth of experience in Sheffield Shield, Big Bash and County cricket to draw on.
“With no Rikki Clarke or Jade Dernbach with us next year, the need to add to our pool of fast bowling options to play for the Club over the course of our punishing six-month season was crucial and Dan will add significant experience and expertise to the group we already have in place.”