Australian Chris Tremain will join Northamptonshire for the start of the 2023 season.

The experienced seamer has been a consistently strong performer in the Sheffield Shield and recently represented Australia A alongside fellow signing Sam Whiteman.

The upcoming three-match stint will be Tremain’s first appearance in the County Championship.

“Playing county cricket has always been a bucket list thing for me, so I’m really excited to play for Northamptonshire and grateful for the opportunity.” Tremain said.

“It’s been a pretty quick turnaround from the end of our season so I’m glad we could get everything sorted in time to get me on the plane.

“I’m really excited to meet my teammates and get stuck in for Round 1.”

Tremain has picked up nearly 300 first-class wickets in Australia at an impressive average of just 24. He brings the experience of 170 professional appearances across all formats, with 9 five-wicket hauls and a century in first-class cricket.

“We’re really pleased to have Chris joining us for the first few games.” Northamptonshire Head Coach John Sadler said.

“He’s got a great skillset and we like his approach to the game, Sam [Whiteman] rates him highly as well which is always a good sign to have that respect from your opposition.”

Tremain and Whiteman arrive in Northamptonshire today with both expected to be available for selection in the Club’s opening LV= Insurance County Championship fixture against Kent starting Thursday.