Luke Procter has signed a three-year take care of Northamptonshire following a worthwhile mortgage length on the cease of last season.
Procter joins from Lancashire the put he has spent the full lot of his occupation having graduated from Lancashire’s Academy.
He topped the batting averages for Lancashire after they claimed the title in 2011, the season after making the principle of his 66 firstclass appearances for the club.
When he enjoyed basically the most prolific season of his occupation in 2016, scoring 822 runs with a occupation-top possible 137 against Hampshire, he had hopes that he had within the waste received a frequent Championship dwelling, but they did now not materialise below the unusual coach Glen Chapple.
He shone for Northants with 82 and 94 within the County’s final Championship match against Leicestershire at Grace Road – one which resulted in disappointment after they received the match but narrowly did now not engage promotion. He leaves with a year left on his Lancashire contract.
Procter acknowledged: “I’m indubitably furious to have the different to play for a club savor Northamptonshire. They truthfully impressed me on the cease of last season even as I became on mortgage and the men have made me indubitably feel indubitably welcome and section of the group of workers.”
Northamptonshire’s head coach, David Ripley, added: “We indubitably mandatory to signal a batter that would perhaps bat time and produce partnerships in purple ball cricket. Luke showed in his time with us on the cease of the season that he can produce that job, averaging 58 and making three fifties.
“I’m overjoyed he’s becoming a member of us, he would perhaps have stayed within the squad at Lancs but he’s hungry to play more cricket and is curious to transfer to get the different. He’s a bigger than at hand fourth seamer too and his arrival will indubitably sharpen the rivals within the squad for starting locations.”