Skilled batter Sam Northeast has joined Glamorgan on a three-year deal.
The previous Kent and Hampshire participant has scored 10,839 first-class runs, averaging 38, in his 15-year profession within the county recreation.
Northeast, 31, completed 2021 by enjoying two video games for Nottinghamshire after a short spell on mortgage at Yorkshire.
He’s Glamorgan’s third current new signing, after fellow batter Eddie Byrom from Somerset and returning seamer James Harris from Middlesex.
Northeast performed 11 seasons together with his native Kent earlier than turning down a contract extension and becoming a member of Hampshire in 2018, with spells as captain at each counties. He has additionally performed for England Lions.
He was on account of be on the Ageas Bowl for the 2022 season however left them by mutual consent in July.
“I am extraordinarily excited for the problem forward at Glamorgan,” stated Northeast.
“Subsequent yr is the right time to construct on the Royal London Cup success the membership achieved this summer season.
“I nonetheless have quite a lot of ambition within the recreation and I imagine Glamorgan share that with me.
“Chatting with Mark Wallace (director of cricket) and Matt Maynard (head coach), I knew this was the suitable place for me to commit my future to.
“I’m trying ahead to the subsequent few years and the success we are able to have on the cricket pitch.”
Northeast additionally has a powerful document in white-ball cricket having performed 106 Checklist A video games, hitting 2,986 runs at a mean of practically 34 and has made 127 T20 appearances, scoring 2,966 runs at a strike charge of 128.
He’s believed to have attracted curiosity from as much as six counties.
“Sam is without doubt one of the absolute best gamers within the county recreation and once we came upon he was obtainable we did all the things we may to carry him to Wales,” stated Wallace.
“Signing Sam is improbable information for everybody related the membership and to draw a participant of his high quality is an efficient signal of the path the membership is heading in.
“He has a terrific document throughout all three codecs and his versatility means he can bat in a lot of totally different positions, whereas his expertise will carry rather a lot to the altering room and assist develop our youthful gamers.”
Opening bat Nick Selman has left Glamorgan, with Byrom seen as a doable candidate to maneuver up the order after batting at 4 whereas initially on mortgage for the ultimate three Championship video games.