Procter joins from Lancashire the keep aside he has spent the entirety of his profession having graduated from Lancashire’s Academy.
He topped the batting averages for Lancashire when they claimed the title in 2011, the season after making the first of his 66 first-class appearances for the membership.
When he enjoyed essentially the most prolific season of his profession in 2016, scoring 822 runs with a profession-most effective 137 in opposition to Hampshire, he had hopes that he had sooner or later won a conventional Championship region, however they did not materialise below the contemporary coach Glen Chapple.
He shone for Northants with 82 and 94 within the County’s final Championship match in opposition to Leicestershire at Grace Side road – one which ended in disappointment when they won the match however narrowly did not take dangle of promotion. He leaves with a year left on his Lancashire contract.
Procter stated: “I’m in actuality infected to agree with the opportunity to play for a membership adore Northamptonshire. They truly impressed me at the quit of closing season while I was on loan and the men agree with made me feel in actuality welcome and phase of the crew.”
Northamptonshire’s head coach, David Ripley, added: “We in actuality wished to heed a batter that would possibly perchance perchance bat time and invent partnerships in crimson ball cricket. Luke showed in his time with us at the quit of the season that he can attain that job, averaging 58 and making three fifties.
“I’m delighted he’s joining us, he would possibly perchance perchance well agree with stayed within the squad at Lancs however he’s hungry to play extra cricket and is willing to transfer to get the opportunity. He is a bigger than helpful fourth seamer too and his arrival will in actuality sharpen the rivals within the squad for beginning locations.”