Surrey contract for Western Province Cricket Club spinner Moriarty

File image: Daniel Moriarty.File image: Daniel Moriarty.

Western Province Cricket Club spinner Daniel Moriarty has signed a two-year contract with Surrey in English county competition.

Moriarty took 23 wickets in 17 Western Province Cricket Association premier league fixtures during the 2018-19 season. He then represented Surrey in the Second XI Championship.

What Moriarty said

“I’m very proud and honoured to have been offered a contract with one of the most prestigious counties in the game,” said Moriarty.

“I really enjoyed my time with the second XI earlier this year and I’m now looking forward to getting stuck in at The Oval and pushing for a place in the first team throughout the next two seasons.”

Left-armer Moriarty was particularly impressive en route to figures of three for 49 against Somerset second XI in New Malden in August. He played alongside England’s Scott Borthwick, New Zealand’s Ish Sodhi and former Proteas fast bowler Morne Morkel in that fixture.

What Surrey said

Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart added: “I’m pleased to have secured Dan on a two-year deal with Surrey. Following promising performances with the MCC Young Cricketers and our second XI, he has shown enough potential to earn this contract with the club.”

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