Northants clinch signings of Kleinveldt and Levi

NORTHANTS RETURN - Richard Levi has signed for the 2015 season
NORTHANTS RETURN - Richard Levi has signed for the 2015 season

South African pair Richard Levi and Rory Kleinveldt have signed on at Northants for the 2015 season.

The club announced the double signing today, with Levi returning to the County Ground for a third summer, and Kleinveldt arriving for his first.

Kleinveldt is a former South African international and will bring a wealth of experience to the Northants dressing room.

The pair will be available for the whole summer, and for all competitions.

Levi, who was a key man in the Steelbacks’ NatWest T20 win in 2013, returns to Northants following an impressive 2014 season in South Africa.

Northants Cricket head coach David Ripley told “It will be a great boost to know we will have two international players available to us for the whole season.

“We are excited about Richard establishing himself in the four day team as well as having his firepower in our one day team.

“He has had a great winter, named player of the competition in the South African Ram Slam.”

On Kleinveldt, the Northants coach said: “Rory will be a terrific bowler in English conditions.

“He has just featured in the South African side against the Lions, where he was amongst the wickets on a pretty flat pitch.

“We look forward to managing his work load over the season to get the best out of him.

“Richard and Rory know each other very well, and I’m sure they will enjoy their time together in Northamptonshire.”