Richard Levi loses Northamptonshire contract

File image: Richard Levi.

Northamptonshire have decided not to renew former Proteas batsman Richard Levi‘s contract.

Levi was with Northamptonshire in English county cricket for nine years. He played 183 matches for them across three formats.

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What Northamptonshire said

“Richard has been with me as a head coach right from the very beginning and some of the greatest days I’ve had in cricket he’s been there,” said Northamptonshire head coach David Ripley.

“He’s been a really great servant for Northamptonshire cricket, when he was at the peak of his powers he was contributing in all three formats.

“We’ve all seen him on a Friday night under the lights, when he’s been very destructive and almost impossible to bowl at when he’s going at his best.

“He’s helped a lot of younger players in his time here and not a lot of people would have seen how he’s given his time to help players develop behind the scenes.

“I wish Rich all the best, he’s been a great ambassador in his time at Northamptonshire. It was a difficult decision, it’s always tough when someone leaves after a long period of time but I hope he’ll look back fondly on his time at Northamptonshire.”

Levi’s record

Levi enjoyed a lengthy franchise career with the Cape Cobras and brief stint with the Proteas before pursuing a career in the United Kingdom.

He played 13 T20Is in 2012 – and hit a record-breaking century against New Zealand. That 117 not out in Hamilton spanned a mere 51 deliveries.

The hard-hitting right-hander also represented the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League – and Pokhara Rhinos in Nepal’s Everest Premier League.

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