Yorkshire snap up Brooks

Yorkshire have confirmed the signing of Jack Brooks (above celebrating)
Yorkshire have confirmed the signing of Jack Brooks (above celebrating)

Yorkshire County Cricket Club have announced the signing of Jack Brooks from Northamptonshire on a three-year contract.

The 28-year old England Lions seamer has signed until the end of the 2015 season as Yorkshire plan for life in the top tier of the LV= County Championship in their 150th anniversary year.

Brooks has taken 118 first-class wickets at an average of 28.95, 19 wickets in List A cricket and 15 t20 scalps. He leaves Northamptonshire after four seasons where he has enjoyed success and earmarked himself as a player with international potential.

Martyn Moxon, director of cricket, said: “We are really pleased to have acquired Jack’s services. We’ve been looking to strengthen our squad to challenge in the First Division of the LV= County Championship in 2013 and believe that Jack brings a great deal of quality to our existing seam attack.”

Brooks said: “I’m absolutely elated to be joining Yorkshire, who are one of the biggest clubs in the country.

“They’ve shown a lot of interest in me over the last couple of years and it was ultimately too difficult to turn down. I want to be part of a successful young side that has been built at Headingley. Yorkshire enjoyed great success in 2012 and will certainly be challenging again next summer.

“I want to improve as a cricketer and believe that Yorkshire can help me do that.

“I’ve been at Northamptonshire for four enjoyable seasons and they have been excellent with me. I joined them from the amateur game, have left behind some very good friends there and wish them all the best in the future.

“This move has been a cricket decision. I want to further my England aspirations and am really looking forward to the challenges ahead.”