YORK-BORN all-rounder Ed Barnes has moved on from Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

The White Rose have confirmed that 22-year-old Barnes has joined Leicestershire CCC.

Barnes, who has not played a first team game for Yorkshire, will join the Grace Road-based side on a three-year deal.

He has spent much of the summer on loan at Derbyshire, where he has taken five wickets across six First-Class and T20 games.

Barnes said: “It’s been a great privilege to play for Yorkshire, the county that I have supported since I was young, but I feel this is too good an opportunity to turn down.

“I would like to thank all the coaches and support staff for their help through the years.”

Martyn Moxon, the Yorkshire County Cricket Club director of cricket, said: “As we are unable to guarantee Eddie First XI opportunities, it is in his best interests to take up this offer from Leicestershire.

"We wish him every success for the future.”

During the 2019 Yorkshire Premier League North season, Barnes featured for both Yorkshire Academy and Sheriff Hutton Bridge. For the latter, he claimed a superb 6-28 against Wolviston in the National Village Cup as Bridge cruised to an eight-wicket win.