NEW Hampshire batsman Nick Gubbins described as a “fast-moving week” his switch to the Ageas Bowl from Middlesex.

The talented batsman signed initially on a loan deal until the end of the season, before he will then join the club on a permanent contract.

Since making his debut for Middlesex in 2014, Gubbins has amassed more than 5,000 first-class runs across 85 matches as a consistent feature at the top of the order.

The 27-year-old has also enjoyed white-ball success, with 2,067 runs coming at an average of 39.00 in 56 List A contests, including five centuries and 12 fifties.

He is currently featuring in Hampshire’s four-day clash with Surrey at the Ageas Bowl and scored 17 for the hosts batting at four in the first innings.

"It was a fairly fast-moving week,” said Gubbins.

“I let Middlesex know my future plans and that I was not going to sign a new contract and they wanted to play the players they knew were going to be there which is entirely fair.

"I was intending to start my Hampshire career next season and it's been a draining few weeks as Middlesex is in my heart.

"It didn't look like I was going to play much cricket at Middlesex this season, so it benefited all parties to move here as soon as possible.”

He added: “My game feels good at the moment, unfortunately I missed out on a cut shot which is a good shot of mine normally, in terms of where I am playing and batting I am very happy."