Miles makes Warwicks switch

12 September 2018 08:55:10 EST

Warwickshire have signed a second seamer from Gloucestershire after agreeing terms with Craig Miles.

The 24-year-old follows Liam Norwell in making the journey up the M5 and joins the Bears on a three-year contract.

He will make the move at the end of the 2018 domestic season.

He consistently takes wickets but has also made notable contributions with the bat throughout his first-class career.

Ashley Giles

"Just three weeks ago Craig showed what an exciting prospect he is by taking five for 69 against us at Edgbaston," said Warwickshire sport director Ashley Giles.

"He consistently takes wickets but has also made notable contributions with the bat throughout his first-class career.

"Aged just 24, he has the opportunity to go far in the game if he continues his development and makes major contributions for Warwickshire and Birmingham Bears."

Having made his Glos debut as a 16-year-old, Miles has established himself as one of the most consistent bowlers on the circuit and has been included in England performance programmes in recent years.

"I am absolutely delighted to be joining up with the squad at Edgbaston. I am aware of the talent and ambition within the squad and can't wait to get started," Miles said.

Warwickshire are 5/4 to win County Championship Division Two, while Kent are 8/13 and Sussex are priced at 1212/1.

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