Warwickshire are expected to bring forward their contract talks with on-loan seamer Chris Wright after his impressive debut in the crushing County Championship win over Yorkshire at Headingley this week.
Wright, who has been told by Essex that his contract will not be renewed after this season, was taken on a month’s loan with a view to Warwickshire assessing his potential as a possible signing.
But Wright did so well by taking five for 31 in Yorkshire’s second innings, and seven wickets in the match, that he is likely to be offered an early chance to to sign for his third county – he started his career with Middlesex.
“Chris didn’t do himself any harm at all at Headingley,” said Warwickshire’s director of cricket Ashley Giles. “He got important wickets in the first innings and then got five in the second so I think we will be having a chat with him.
“He was someone that impressed me when I saw him bowl for Essex against us a few years ago. Graeme Welch, our bowling coach, worked with him when he was at Essex and he rates Chris very highly.
“When he became available I was keen to have a look at him. All credit to Welchy on this one, he helped to get Chris in and he has got it right.
“Sometimes a change of county can give a player a new lease of life. We’ve seen it with players like Jimmy Anyon and Lee Daggett who have left us in recent seasons and gone on to enjoy success with other counties, so maybe it will happen the other way around with Chris.”