Norfolk have announced the signing of former Northants player Josh Cobb as professional for the 2024 season.

Cobb signed a white-ball contract with Worcestershire CCC

in January. He was white-ball captain at Northants until last year and captained Welsh Fire in the Hundred in 2022.

He has scored more than 5,500 first class runs, nearly 4,000 in T20 and 3,330 in List A cricket, including 12 centuries. He is a very useful off spin bowler and has taken 131 wickets in all formats.

Cobb has built his reputation as a dangerous one-day batsman who can also have a big impact with the ball. Never was that more apparent than in the 2016 NatWest Blast final when his audacious 80 took Northants to a final-over victory against Durham. It earned him a second player of the match award in the Blast final after taking 4-22 against Somerset in 2011 for Leicestershire, his home county.

“Having spent time in Norfolk over recent years I am looking forward to getting to know the cricket there and representing the county which has a great tradition," said Cobnb.

"It’s a young group of players who are keen to win trophies and I would love to help contribute to that however I can over the next few years.”

Norfolk chair Mike Hanby said: "Having met Josh I know he will fit into the side very well and he has been our number one choice since last season ended.

"We have bided our time and are delighted Josh will be joining us for the next few years. I am sure the Norfolk members and supporters will enjoy watching his explosive batting.”