Brooks makes Yorkshire switch
Yorkshire have signed England Lions seamer Jack Brooks on a three-year deal.
Brooks activated a get-out clause in his contract at Northamptonshire earlier this month, having stated his desire to leave in order to further his claims for full international honours.
The 28-year-old will now continue his career at Headingley Carnegie, where he will get the opportunity to experience top-flight cricket in the LV= County Championship following Yorkshire’s promotion from Division Two.
“I'm absolutely elated to be joining Yorkshire, who are one of the biggest clubs in the country,” said Brooks.
“They've shown a lot of interest in me over the last couple of years and it was ultimately too difficult to turn down. I want to be part of a successful young side that has been built at Headingley. Yorkshire enjoyed great success in 2012 and will certainly be challenging again next summer.
“I want to improve as a cricketer and believe that Yorkshire can help me do that.
“I've been at Northamptonshire for four enjoyable seasons and they have been excellent with me. I joined them from the amateur game, have left behind some very good friends there and wish them all the best in the future. This move has been a cricket decision.”
Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon added: “We are really pleased to have acquired Jack's services. We've been looking to strengthen our squad to challenge in Division One of the LV= County Championship in 2013 and believe that Jack brings a great deal of quality to our existing seam attack.”