Batsman Justin Broad has signed his first professional contract with Northamptonshire, joining the club until at least the end of 2024.
Born in South Africa, Broad has made nine appearances for Germany in international cricket and joins the squad as a local player.
“I’m so grateful to Northamptonshire for giving me an opportunity to play County Cricket.” Broad said.
“It hasn’t been an easy passage for me, but I’m so happy and cannot wait to begin my professional career with the club. It’s been a dream of mine and I’m so happy that I’ve achieved that goal.”
The 22-year-old has consistently impressed in the Club’s Second XI this season, with eight half centuries in 15 innings including 98 against the Netherlands in a rain affected 35 over fixture.
2XI Coach Graeme White was delighted to have Broad on board.
“Broady has been brilliant this year, he’s worked really hard and scored runs in each format.”
“He’s a three dimensional player but more than that, his personality and character has been first class with the group, he’s been selfless and it shows the class of the man.
He’s going to be all in for the team and I know he’s looking to contribute as much as he can.”
Head Coach John Sadler echoed White’s thoughts.
“We’ve been really impressed with Justin this year, both his on-field performances in the second team but his attitude has been superb as well.
He fully deserves this opportunity and I’m looking forward to seeing him take that next step.”