Hampshire seamer David Griffiths will leave the club at the end of this season.

He will join Kent from the beginning of next year.

The 27 year old from the Isle of Wight played for Hampshire’s junior sides and England Under-19 (2004-2005) before making his county debut in 2006.

He played most frequently in 2009 when he took 4-29 in a limited overs match v Gloucestershire.

He began 2010 recording his best First Class bowling figures to that point of 5-85 v Essex at Chelmsford but suffered injury problems and played in few matches.

And it was, unfortunately, a similar story in 2011, when he went one better than that Essex match, notching up figures of 6-85 against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge only to again miss large parts of the season through injury.

His highlight of the 2012 season was taking the wicket of England International Ian Bell in the Clydesdale Bank 40 Final when he was on 81 - a moment that turned the match back in Hampshire's favour.

Hampshire manager, Giles White said: "Griff has always been a very popular member of our squad so he leaves with our best wishes, of course. We look forward to playing against him next season."