Procter joins from Lancashire the assign he has spent the total lot of his career having graduated from Lancashire’s Academy.
He topped the batting averages for Lancashire as soon as they claimed the title in 2011, the season after making the foremost of his 66 first-class appearances for the membership.
When he loved the most prolific season of his career in 2016, scoring 822 runs with a career-very most practical 137 in opposition to Hampshire, he had hopes that he had indirectly gained a remarkable Championship tell, but they did now no longer materialise under the unique coach Glen Chapple.
He shone for Northants with 82 and 94 within the County’s closing Championship match in opposition to Leicestershire at Grace Dual carriageway – one which ended in disappointment as soon as they gained the match but narrowly failed to use promotion. He leaves with a twelve months left on his Lancashire contract.
Procter acknowledged: “I’m truly excited to hold the choice to play for a membership like Northamptonshire. They honestly impressed me on the raze of closing season whereas I turned into as soon as on loan and the lads hold made me feel truly welcome and section of the team.”
Northamptonshire’s head coach, David Ripley, added: “We in actual fact wanted to signal a batter that can bat time and originate partnerships in crimson ball cricket. Luke showed in his time with us on the raze of the season that he can assemble that job, averaging 58 and making three fifties.
“I’m jubilant he is becoming a member of us, he might perchance perchance additionally hold stayed within the squad at Lancs but he is hungry to play extra cricket and is engaging to saunter to procure the choice. He is a bigger than handy fourth seamer too and his arrival will truly sharpen the competitors within the squad for starting places.”