Chris Lynn to Return to Steelbacks in 2023
Chris Lynn will return to Northamptonshire for the Vitality Blast in 2023.
The hard-hitting opener was dominant in the tournament this summer, becoming the first Steelbacks player to record two T20 centuries on the way to racking up 516 runs in just 10 innings.
“I’m really excited to be signing on again, I feel like I’ve got unfinished business at Northamptonshire.” Lynn said.
“The goal for this year is to make Finals Day, no doubt.”
Steelbacks Skipper Josh Cobb was delighted to welcome Lynn back to a Steelbacks top order that is also gaining the power of David Willey for next season.
“It's awesome to have Lynny join us again, we saw how good he was this year.
“To have him back with what he brings both on and off the field is a real coup for the club.” Cobb said.
“I'm sure he wouldn't have been short of interest from other clubs, so it's a real sign of what he thinks of the group and the club as a whole that he wants to come back and get us that one step further.”
The list of Northamptonshire records broken by Lynn in his stint with the club makes impressive reading.
The opener holds the highest individual score in T20 cricket, most sixes in a competition, most runs in a competition and most scores beyond fifty. He also combined for a number of notable partnerships, including the highest for any wicket for the Steelbacks with Ben Curran.
Beyond his incredible on field performances, Lynn’s influence was clear across other areas of the club, something the Australian was looking forward to continuing.
“I loved my time at Northamptonshire this year and hopefully I can keep adding that value.
“Whether it’s with the bat with runs on the field or adding value off the field, helping the youngsters, the leaders in the team, all the coaching staff – it’s something I’m really keen to do.”
“The development of the junior lads and all of the players for that matter is a big priority for me as an overseas pro.”
Chief Executive Ray Payne said securing Lynn for 2023 was a key priority.
“It’s really exciting that Chris has signed on again.”
“The excitement he generated with supporters this year was clear to see and what he brought to the club in a number of areas was outstanding.
“Making sure we had him back at Wantage Road next season was a focus of ours since the end of the Blast really so we’re delighted he’ll be back with us in 2023.” Payne said.
Lynn is set to be available for the duration of the tournament in 2023.
“I’d like to say a quick thank you to Ray [Payne] and Sads [Head Coach John Sadler] as well, they are two great men and I really can’t wait to work alongside them once again and hopefully achieve that end goal and make that Finals Day.”