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Lewis McManus makes permanent switch from Hampshire to Northamptonshire

Hampshire wicketkeeper Lewis McManus has agreed a everlasting transfer to Northamptonshire on a two-year contract that can run till the top of the 2024 season.

McManus, 27, has been on mortgage at Northants for the reason that begin of the season, following the abrupt departure of former captain and wicketkeeper Adam Rossington. He has been a mainstay within the first XI, taking part in each sport to date within the Championship and Vitality Blast.

“I am delighted to signal on a everlasting foundation for Northamptonshire.” McManus mentioned. “I’ve liked my time right here to date this season and it is an amazing membership. I am completely having fun with taking part in alongside the lads and dealing with the teaching workers.

“I am actually excited concerning the subsequent two years with Northamptonshire and to see the place we will go and to problem for silverware.”

McManus has averaged 29.28 within the Championship, with 4 half-centuries, with Northamptonshire sitting mid-table in Division One. On Sunday, he scored a century in a warm-up match in opposition to Bedfordshire, forward of the beginning of the Royal London One-Day Cup.

“He is been good, an absolute true skilled, a high man and one hell of a cricketer,” Northamptonshire’s head coach, John Sadler, mentioned. “The lads have gotten loads of respect for him and he will play a giant half for us shifting ahead.

“He is an open-minded character that desires to be taught, and frequently enhance. We all know how good he’s, and we all know that he is simply going to maintain getting higher”.

“Coming into a brand new dressing room it may be laborious to be vocal. However he is grown and grown as he is settled in, and because it was introduced he could be right here for the total season then he is simply turn into a pure chief behind the sticks. We will not fault him, and we’re simply delighted to have him on board.”

McManus got here by means of at Hampshire, making his first-class debut in 2015, however had seen his possibilities of first-team cricket diminish with the arrival over the winter of Ben Brown from Sussex.

Hampshire’s director of cricket, Giles White mentioned: “Lewis has been a incredible servant to the membership and an extremely common participant; we are going to miss him. On behalf of everybody on the Hampshire I would prefer to thank him for his contributions over time and want him the most effective along with his transfer to Northamptonshire.”

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