Luke Anthony Procter
|Born||24 June 1988|
Oldham, Greater Manchester, England
|Domestic team information|
|2009–2017||Lancashire (squad no. 2)|
|2017||→Northamptonshire (on loan)|
|2018–present||Northamptonshire (squad no. 2)|
|First-class debut||17 May 2010 Lancashire v Warwickshire|
|List A debut||27 September 2009 Lancashire v Warwickshire|
Source:ESPNcricinfo,6 December 2022
Luke Anthony Procter (born 24 June 1988)is an English cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler who captains Northamptonshire in first-class and ListA cricket.
Born in Oldham,Greater Manchester,Procter played for Cumberland in the Minor Counties Trophy in 2007.
He first represented Lancashire in the Second XI Championship in 2006,made his List A debut in September 2009,against Warwickshire,opening the batting with Tom Smith,Procter scored 2 runs and suffered a broken thumb. Procter graduated from Lancashire's cricket academy,and after impressing for the Second XI in 2009 (the year he was granted a scholarship) he signed his first professional contract with the club.
In March 2010 Lancashire went to the Caribbean to prepare for the upcoming English season. In a friendly match against Yorkshire Procter suffered a broken left hand while fielding,preventing him from playing cricket for several weeks. runs in the first innings and bowled a single over but he was replaced by fast-bowler James Anderson for the second innings. Procter played one further County Championship match that year in September; he made scores of 19 and 32 and took his maiden first-class wicket,that of Nick Compton leg before wicket.He went on to make his County Championship debut in May that year against Warwickshire;he scored 13
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