Keith Barker joined Hampshire at the conclusion of the 2018 season to add to Hampshire’s seam attack from Warwickshire on a two-year deal.
The left-arm swing bowler started his sporting career as a professional footballer before being offered a contract at Warwickshire as a batsman in 2008.
Keith then progressed with the ball and has been a key component to Warwickshire’s seam attack, taking 56 wickets at an average of 20 with five 5-wicket hauls in the 2012 County Championship season, helping Warwickshire claim the Division One title.
Upon the conclusion of the 2018 season - his last season with Warwickshire - Barker had taken 357 first-class wickets at an average 25.51 since 2009, whilst listing six career first-class hundreds to his name, averaging 28.64 with the bat.
Keith begins his first season at Hampshire in 2019 and is sure to make an impact in Division One of the Specsavers County Championship with the Rose & Crown.