Gleeson’s glee with Lancashire switch
CRICKET: Richard Gleeson says he is delighted to be heading home after joining Lancashire on a three-year-deal from Northamptonshire.
The paceman will move to Old Trafford with immediate effect and will be available for Lancashire’s final two Specsavers County Championship games of the season, starting against Yorkshire at Headingley this week.
“I’m over the moon to have signed for Lancashire,” Gleeson said. “Growing up in Blackpool it was always a dream of mine to play for my boyhood county and this was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.
“I’m so thankful for the opportunity Northants have given me over the last three years, but I feel that this is the perfect move for me at this stage of my career and I’m really looking forward to returning home and representing the Red Rose.”
The 30-year-old came through the Lancashire system, but has only played first-class cricket for the last three seasons having proved his worth in Minor Counties cricket with Cumberland. He has taken 83 wickets in 22 first-class games.
Gleeson was part of the Northants side that clinched the T20 Blast title back in 2016 when he boasted the lowest economy rate in the competition while taking 14 wickets.
His performances were rewarded with an England Lions debut earlier this year and he was part of the North-South series in Barbados.