The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce the signing of left-arm spinner Daniel Moriarty on a three-year contract from Surrey ahead of 2024.

The 24-year-old has just played four LV= Insurance County Championship games on loan for Yorkshire, impressing to earn a long-term contract, starting from Wednesday, 1 November, 2023.

Moriarty claimed five wickets on his debut for Yorkshire in the Championship draw against Gloucestershire at Headingley in late June.

He also took two wickets in the subsequent home draw against Sussex, though his impact throughout the rest of his loan spell was hampered due to bad weather.

During his loan spell with Yorkshire, Moriarty returned to Surrey to play in their Vitality Blast quarter-final with Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford. In a victory, he claimed the wicket of England captain Jos Buttler.

Dan Moriarty

Yorkshire’s Dan Moriarty celebrates dismissing Sussex’s Henry Crocombe during the side’s LV=Insurance County Championship clash against Sussex County Cricket Club at Headingley Stadium in July, 2023.

On signing for Yorkshire, Moriarty said: “I’m incredibly honoured and extremely excited to begin this new chapter with Yorkshire Cricket.

“Headingley is a special place to play, and I’ve really enjoyed my time with the Club so far and I’m looking forward to continue creating special memories and improve my game at such a prestigious club.”

Moriarty has taken 49 wickets in 13 first-class career appearances to date and a further 52 wickets in all limited overs cricket.

Born in Reigate, he has played for South Africa at Under-19 level – his mother’s birth country, playing a Test and an ODI.

A tall, accurate left-arm spinner, Moriarty then broke into Surrey’s first team with impressive effect during the curtailed 2020 summer. He was the second leading wicket-taker in the Blast with 17 scalps, the most by any spinner in the competition as his county reached Finals Day.

Darren Gough, Managing Director of Cricket for Yorkshire County Cricket Club, said: “I’m pleased to have secured Dan on a three-year deal. He is a brilliant addition to the team – offering up another bow to our bowling attack – and has impressed at Yorkshire.

“We are so pleased that Dan is staying at Headingley. He is the kind of player and person who will continue to add so much to our dressing room, and we look forward to him enjoying a long and successful career with the Club.

“He will play a big part in everything we are looking to achieve moving forwards here at Yorkshire.”

Moriarty will remain at Surrey, where he has made 60 appearances for across all formats for the Club –  and was part of the squad that won the County Championship in 2022, until the end of the season, with two Metro Bank One Day Cup fixtures and three matches of the LV=Insurance County Championship remaining.

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