Northants Cricket is delighted to announce the signing of Middlesex all-rounder Steven Crook on a two-year deal. Crook re-signs for the County, having played for Northants from 2005 before joining Middlesex in 2010 and joins to bolster the County Ground’s seam attack and lower order batting in all formats of the game.
The Australian-born bowler finished up as Middlesex’s leading wicket taker in the CB40, taking 14 wickets at an average of 21.6, also taking 26 LV= County Championship wickets at 31.2 and seven Friends Life t20 wickets at 24.
Steven Crook said, “I would like to thank everyone at Middlesex, all the coaching, support and office staff, my team mates and fans of the club for a fantastic couple of years, and for giving me the opportunity to return to cricket after spending 2010 out the game.
I must also highlight Angus Fraser for showing faith in me and his continued support for my development as a cricketer. My appreciation must also go to Richard Scott, Richard Johnson and Mark O'Neill for the huge impact they have made on my game.
I'm now really looking forward to the next chapter of my career at Northants and excited about joining a talented group of players and working with David Ripley and the coaching staff to help the club push for honours in all competitions next year.”
Head Coach David Ripley added, “We are delighted to welcome Steven back to the club. He is a proven impact player and he will bring multi-dimensional skills to both our red and white ball cricket. He is also a very popular player to have in our dressing room.”
Chief Executive David Smith said “Our thanks go to Angus Fraser and Middlesex, who have reluctantly agreed to release Steven from his contract a year early, so that he can play more regular first team cricket at Northants.”