Monday 19 November 2007 

Northamptonshire Announce Nicky Boje Signing

Northamptonshire have announced that South African spinner Nicky Boje will rejoin the club for the 2008 season after enjoying a successful spell with the county this year.

Boje, who played in 43 Tests and 113 one-day internationals for his country, played four first-class games last season for Northamptonshire, scoring a century and taking 16 wickets. He has signed a two-year deal with the county.

Boje said, “I really enjoyed my time at the club last summer and found some form in all aspects of the game. I was easily persuaded by the Club to make the move on a longer term basis and look forward to being a part of a very strong squad in 2008”

Head Coach David Capel said “The experience that Nicky brings to the dressing room along with consistent match winning capability as an all-rounder in all forms of the game makes him a very valuable asset. He has a depth of cricket knowledge which our talented young players should learn from”.

Chief executive Mark Tagg added “David (Capel) has put together a squad capable of challenging for the next few seasons and the whole of Northamptonshire can look forward to competitive attractive cricket being played throughout the season and in all competitions. There are established, developing and very exciting young talent at the club and we are all looking forward to them coming together to compete at the highest level”.