Procter joins from Lancashire the set he has spent the entirety of his profession having graduated from Lancashire’s Academy.
He topped the batting averages for Lancashire once they claimed the title in 2011, the season after making the principle of his 66 firstclass appearances for the club.
When he enjoyed essentially the most prolific season of his profession in 2016, scoring 822 runs with a profession-easiest 137 towards Hampshire, he had hopes that he had at last won a common Championship space, nonetheless they did no longer materialise below the brand new coach Glen Chapple.
He shone for Northants with 82 and 94 in the County’s last Championship match towards Leicestershire at Grace Avenue – one which ended in disappointment once they won the match nonetheless narrowly failed to build up promotion. He leaves with a year left on his Lancashire contract.
Procter mentioned: “I am certainly inflamed to have the replacement to play for a club respect Northamptonshire. They honestly impressed me at the shatter of last season whereas I became on mortgage and the boys have made me certainly feel certainly welcome and part of the group.”
Northamptonshire’s head coach, David Ripley, added: “We certainly wished to signal a batter that can bat time and build partnerships in crimson ball cricket. Luke showed in his time with us at the shatter of the season that he can enact that job, averaging 58 and making three fifties.
“I am gay he’s joining us, he can have stayed in the squad at Lancs nonetheless he’s hungry to play extra cricket and is intelligent to transfer to earn the replacement. He is a extra than at hand fourth seamer too and his arrival will certainly sharpen the rivals in the squad for starting locations.”