Ryan Rickelton joins Northamptonshire on short-term deal

Ryan Rickelton, the South Africa batter, has signed for a short-term spell as an abroad participant with Northamptonshire. He shall be accessible for his or her subsequent two LV= Insurance coverage County Championship video games.

Rickelton, who made his Take a look at debut towards Bangladesh in March, is available in to strengthen the squad in red-ball cricket after the departure of Will Younger, on worldwide obligation with New Zealand, and Matt Kelly, who has returned house to Australia.

“It is actually thrilling and an amazing alternative to be becoming a member of Northamptonshire.” Rickelton stated.

“I’ve at all times wished to play county cricket and to be a part of such a well-rounded, robust group is sensible and I sit up for hopefully contributing to the facet’s success within the County Championship.”

Rickelton, 25, has scored 2973 runs at 50.38 in first-class cricket, and is aware of Northants captain, Ricardo Vasconcelos, from their time rising up in South Africa.

He’ll arrive within the UK this week, forward of Northamptonshire’s Championship fixture towards Warwickshire beginning on Sunday. He’s additionally resulting from function towards Kent subsequent month.

“I am delighted to have Ryan be part of us for a few video games, we have identified one another since we have been little so I am trying ahead to hopefully attending to bat collectively for Northamptonshire,” Vasconcelos stated.

“He is a extremely optimistic batsman, he performs his pictures and has scored a number of runs within the final couple of years. He acquired off the mark in take a look at cricket with a reverse sweep I feel, in order that tells you a bit about him.”

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