Leicestershire County Cricket Club have announced the signing of Paul Horton from Lancashire on a 3-year contract.
The Foxes are looking to strengthen their squad following another ordinary season across all formats and have made Horton their second addition, having signed Neil Dexter from Middlesex earlier this week. Horton, who has scored 611 first-class runs this season at a healthy average of 36 (5 half-centuries and a hundred), could bring the much needed experience this Leicestershire squad craves for, while they are also promised a versatile player.
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Leicestershire and Rutland Cricket Chief Executive Wasim Khan MBE said: “It is terrific that we have secured the signing of two experienced batsmen with leadership experience in county cricket in Paul Horton and Neil Dexter.
“Like Neil, Paul has an excellent track record in all three formats of the game and will be another great role model for our younger professionals to learn from. We are delighted to have both players on board for the next three seasons."
First Class Cricket: 9,522 runs at an average of 37.63 (51 half-centuries and 21 centuries).
List-A Cricket: 2,542 runs at an average of 31 (13 half-centuries and 2 centuries).
T20 Cricket: 1,448 runs at an average of 23.35 (5 half-centuries).