Yorkshire CCC enhance their County Championship spin options with loan addition of Surrey's Dan Moriarty
Shan Masood’s team will be looking to build on the recent three-wicket win they enjoyed over Derbyshire at Queen’s Park, ending their 14-month wait for a County Championship victory.
Moriarty will also be available for the three subsequent four-day fixtures throughout July, starting with a trip to New Road to take on Worcestershire on July 10 before a return to Headingley to host Sussex on July 19 and the encounter against Durham at Scarborough which takes place from July 25-28.
“Dan is a brilliant addition to the team and has impressed at Surrey,” said Yorkshire’s managing director of cricket, Darren Gough.
“With our focus shortly turning to Championship cricket again, alongside the busy T20 Blast schedule, it was important that we added another addition to our bowling resources.
“Dan offers up another bow to our bowling attack and a further boost to our Championship campaign. We are always looking to improve our side and we have a talented group of players, with lots of competition for places and opportunities for everyone.”
Born in Reigate to an English father and South Africa mother, Moriarty was raised in Botswana and South Africa and briefly played for South Africa Under-19s before moving to the UK in 2018.
He broke into Surrey's first team in the Covid-shortened campaign of 2020, claiming 5-64 on his debut at The Oval against Middlesex in the Bob Willis Trophy, although the visitors went on to win by 190 runs.
He followed that up with match figures of 11-224 to help seal victory over Sussex in the final round. He also finished as Surrey's leading wicket-taker in the T20 Blast with 17, as they lost out to Nottinghamshire in the final.