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Jordan Buckingham joins Northamptonshire for three Championship fixtures

Young quick impressed on recent Australia A tour of New Zealand

Jordan Buckingham appeals unsuccessfully, CA XI vs South Africans, Tour match, Day 1, Brisbane, December 9, 2022

Jordan Buckingham appeals for a wicket  •  Getty Images

Australian fast bowler Jordan Buckingham has joined Northamptonshire.
Buckingham, 23, impressed for South Australia in the most recent Sheffield Shield season, and has a record of 25 wickets at an average of 26.56 in his first seven first-class matches. That includes being selected for the Australia A tour of New Zealand in April, where he took 6 for 58 in his first appearance, dismissing the New Zealand A top six.
"I'm really grateful for the opportunity to represent such a proud club in Northamptonshire during my first stint in the UK." Buckingham said. "I'm thoroughly looking forward to getting stuck into it this week and to winning some four-day cricket with my new team-mates for the next few games."
Buckingham trained with Northamptonshire's squad this week ahead of their trip to Somerset and is available for the club's next three LV= Insurance County Championship fixtures.
John Sadler, Northamptonshire's head coach, said: "We're delighted to have Jordan on board. He's an exciting young prospect who's rated highly by Cricket Australia. He showed his quality for Australia A recently and we think he'll complement our bowling attack well."
Northamptonshire had signed Australian seamers Chris Tremain and Lance Morris, who were due to split six Championship games between them. Tremain has finished his stint while Morris has suffered a back injury, ruling him out of his planned cameo as well as Ashes calculations.