Steven Davies: Somerset to sign Surrey wicketkeeper-batsman

Steven Davies
Steven Davies played eight ODIs and five T20 England games between March 2009 and February 2011

Surrey wicketkeeper-batsman Steven Davies will join Somerset on an three-year deal from next season after he rejected a new contract at The Oval.

The England international, 30, joined Surrey from Worcestershire in 2009.

He has scored 10,878 runs in 182 first-class matches, including 21 centuries.

"He is a player of high class. Steven still harbours ambitions of playing for England and we will all work hard to support him," director of cricket Matt Maynard told the club website.external-link

Davies has been second-choice keeper to Ben Foakes at Surrey this summer.

"I have made no secret of my desire to play for England again and I hope that a new challenge along with a return to wicket-keeping will help kick my career onto the next level," he said.

The left-hander will make his last appearance for Surrey in Saturday's One-Day Cup final against Warwickshire, having scored 373 runs to help the county reach Lord's.