Kiwi all-rounder Doug Bracewell has joined Northamptonshire’s promotion push for the final three games of the season.
Bracewell will be familiar with his surroundings at Wantage Road having represented Northamptonshire in a handful Specsavers County Championship matches last year. Red ball skipper Adam Rossington was pleased to welcome Bracewell back to the dressing room.
“I think Doug’s a great signing for us for the last 3 games and our promotion push. He brings high quality skill with both bat and ball which we’ve seen from him before in a Northants shirt.” said Rossington.
While head coach David Ripley conceded Bracewell wasn’t the club’s first target, he was delighted to welcome the New Zealand international back to the club.
“Initially we’d spoken with Kemar Roach to add some more variety and a bit of express pace to our attack, but once that fell down we were keen to get someone of high all-round quality. Being able to have Doug around for those three games is something we couldn’t really resist when we got a whiff he was interested in filling that void for us.” said Ripley.
Bracewell brings the experience of 125 first-class games with him, including 27 test matches for New Zealand. He’s claimed 376 wickets and is approaching 4,000 runs in first-class cricket. The Kiwi quick says he’s looking forward to coming back to Northamptonshire’s side.
“I got the buzz last week from Rips and I’m really excited to come back and hopefully help the lads get promoted to the top div.” said Bracewell.
“I’m familiar with the bunch of the lads that are here and I really enjoyed my time here last year even though it was only 3 or 4 games. It always helps being in a familiar team with a little taste last year, I’m ready to hit the ground running.”
Bracewell will be available for all three of Northamptonshire’s remaining Specsavers County Championship games as the side look to claim one of the three promotion places available this season.
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