Luke Procter has been announced as Northamptonshire’s Championship Captain.

“I’m incredibly honoured to be asked to captain Northamptonshire in the County Championship.” Procter said.

“I’ve been at the club for a few years now so it’s a really proud moment for me to take on this new challenge.”

Northamptonshire compete in Division One for 2023 after a successful campaign saw them retain their place in the top flight for the first time in the Club’s history.

“The lads were brilliant last season, we showed we’re here to fight hard and compete and I’m looking forward to leading this group in 2023.

We know it will be tough, it’s Division One so it’s meant to be hard, but there’s so much talent in this squad and we’re up for the fight for sure.”

Procter will lead the side in all red ball cricket, with Josh Cobb continuing his role as Steelbacks Captain for the Vitality Blast and One Day Cup.

Head Coach John Sadler strongly believed Procter was the right man for the job.

“Luke is a leader in the dressing room and a winner, he has a brilliant cricket brain and is the sort of character that will lead by example and others will follow him.” Sadler said.

“I’m really excited to be working closely with him moving forward into next season and beyond.

His standards on and off the field are superb and he will certainly have the backing of the dressing room.”

Sadler also confirmed wicket-keeper batsman Lewis McManus will take the role of Vice-Captain in Championship cricket.

“Lewis is a leader in his own right and has fitted into the club seamlessly since he joined us.

“His standards and professionalism are impeccable, he’ll be a brilliant right hand man for Proc [Luke Procter].”