Northants Cricket is delighted to announce the signing of Australian international seam bowler Trent Copeland on a short term deal.
The 26-year-old bowler will join the County in time for the Glamorgan LV= County Championship match starting on the Wednesday 10th April, and will be available for seven County Championship and six Yorkshire Bank 40 matches up until Saturday June 8th before returning to Sydney.
This will be Trent’s first experience of County Cricket, and he arrives with a first class record of 131 wickets at an average of 26.1 from 34 matches, including best figures of 8-92. Trent also has six test wickets to his name from three appearances.
Northants Cricket Head Coach David Ripley said, “We are delighted to welcome Trent to Northants, it’s not been a straightforward journey but he was the first player we approached in October about becoming our overseas bowler for the first part of the season and with a few twists and turns he is now coming.
“Everybody I have spoken to about Trent – Michael Hussey, Cameron White and Matt Nicholson to name three, have been consistent with their opinion - skilful, accurate, long spells, should be perfectly suited to early season conditions in England and a top bloke.
He has a first rate record in Australian state cricket and we are looking forward to him shaping our season in the two months he is with us. It hasn't gone unnoticed that he has just scored his maiden first class century too.”