Northants snap up Harvey for Twenty20
Northants Cricket is delighted to announce that they have signed experienced all-rounder Ian Harvey.
The 37-year-old Australian has been signed for the Twenty20 Cup exclusively and is expected to play in the first game on Monday 25th May, versus Warwickshire at the County Ground, 2.30pm start.
The Twenty20 expert said of the move, “I’m excited about this opportunity to return to Twenty20 cricket, where I still feel I have a lot to offer as a player and in passing on my experience to the young, talented players here at Northants.”
Due to the unusual amounts of persistent injury problems affecting key senior players, David Sales, Stephen Peters and Steven Crook, and with Niall O’Brien missing three games due to international duties, Northants Cricket felt it necessary to sign the experienced batting and bowling all-rounder.
Head Coach David Capel said of the signing, “We have been fortunate to secure Ian’s services during the Twenty20 period. His proven track record shows he is one of the most outstanding performers of Twenty20, since its conception.
“Our younger players have a great opportunity to learn from one of Twenty20’s record making batsman and a proven match winner with the ball in one-day cricket. This signing obviously strengthens our squad and will improve our competitiveness in all areas, especially as Twenty20 is becoming so important to the players, the club and our supporters”