Australian fast bowler Jordan Buckingham has joined Northamptonshire.

The 23-year-old burst onto the scene in 2022 and has impressed for South Australia in the Sheffield Shield with an average of just 26, having claimed 25 wickets in his first seven first-class matches.

This immediate impact caught the eye of national selectors and Buckingham was rewarded with an Australia A call up in the recent series against New Zealand A.

“I’m really grateful for the opportunity to represent such a proud club in Northamptonshire during my first stint in the UK.” Buckingham said.

“I’m thoroughly looking forward to getting stuck into it this week and to winning some 4 day cricket with my new teammates for the next few games.”

Buckingham delivered an immediate impact in his first game in national colours, claiming 6/58 in the first innings to run through the entire New Zealand A top six.

“We’re delighted to have Jordan on board.” Head Coach John Sadler said.

“He’s an exciting young prospect who’s rated highly by Cricket Australia. He showed his quality for Australia A recently and we think he’ll complement our bowling attack well.”

Buckingham has trained with the squad this week ahead of the trip to Somerset and is available for the Club’s next three LV= Insurance County Championship fixtures.