Procter joins from Lancashire where he has spent the full lot of his occupation 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 club.
When he loved the most prolific season of his occupation in 2016, scoring 822 runs with a occupation-most inspiring 137 against Hampshire, he had hopes that he had in the end won a protracted-established Championship set, nonetheless they did no longer materialise under the new coach Glen Chapple.
He shone for Northants with 82 and 94 within the County’s remaining Championship match against Leicestershire at Grace Dual carriageway – one which resulted in disappointment when they won the match nonetheless narrowly failed to know promotion. He leaves with a yr left on his Lancashire contract.
Procter mentioned: “I’m finally enraged to comprise the chance to play for a club love Northamptonshire. They finally impressed me at the discontinue of ultimate season even as I became on loan and the boys comprise made me feel finally welcome and allotment of the group.”
Northamptonshire’s head coach, David Ripley, added: “We finally wanted to impress a batter that can bat time and produce partnerships in crimson ball cricket. Luke confirmed in his time with us at the discontinue of the season that he can enact that job, averaging 58 and making three fifties.
“I’m gay he is becoming a member of us, he can comprise stayed within the squad at Lancs nonetheless he is hungry to play extra cricket and is interesting to whisk to fetch the chance. He’s a extra than at hand fourth seamer too and his arrival will finally sharpen the competition within the squad for beginning locations.”