Head Coach David Ripley has revealed Richard Levi will leave Northamptonshire at the end of the season after the Club elected not to renew his contract.

Originally an overseas signing, Levi went on to represent Northamptonshire 183 times across all formats in nine years with the Club.

“Richard has been with me as a head coach right from the very beginning and some of the greatest days I’ve had in cricket he’s been there.” Ripley said.

“He’s been a really great servant for Northamptonshire cricket, when he was at the peak of his powers he was contributing in all three formats.”

An imposing batsman at the top of the order, Levi scored more than 6,000 runs for the county and was part of both T20 Blast winning sides.

“We’ve all seen him on a Friday night under the lights when he’s been very destructive and almost impossible to bowl at when he’s going at his best.” Ripley said.

As well as his on field contributions, Ripley believed Levi had made valuable contributions off the field, particularly with the club’s junior talent.

“He’s helped a lot of younger players in his time here and not a lot of people would have seen how he’s given his time to help players develop behind the scenes.

“I wish Rich all the best, he’s been a great ambassador in his time at Northamptonshire. It was a difficult decision, it’s always tough when someone leaves after a long period of time but I hope he’ll look back fondly on his time at Northamptonshire.”