Northants snap up South African wicketkeeper
Northants have signed South African wicketkeeper Ricardo Vasconcelos.
The 20-year-old will arrive for the start of the club's Royal London One-Day Cup campaign, which begins with a home fixture against Leicestershire Foxes on May 17.
Vasconcelos has enjoyed an impressive start to his professional career, having made his T20 debut for Boland in September 2017.
A safe pair of hands behind the wicket, he is also effective with the bat, notching two centuries and three half-centuries in only 10 first-class matches.
Vasconcelos has also impressed in his 15 List A matches, securing 14 catches and two stumpings, while also batting with an average of 26.40.
And the youngster, who will also hope to play a part for Northants in the Vitality T20 Blast team, can't wait to get started at the County.
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to represent Northants - it is a massive opportunity that I hope to grab with both hands," Vasconcelos said.
“I am looking forward to work with and learn from some of the more experienced players so that I can accelerate my growth as a player as quickly as possible.
"I am also eager to try to contribute as much as I can to the team's success.”
Northants head coach David Ripley said: "He’s a young, hungry cricketer who’s able to provide wicketkeeper cover and push the guys for batting spots.
"It’s great to have him on board."