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Brooks to leave Northamptonshire

England Lions seamer Jack Brooks is to leave Northamptonshire.

Brooks, 28, has risen through the ranks to put himself on the fringes of England's plans, taking 118 first-class wickets at under 29 each since making his first-class debut in 2009.

His county released a statement this afternoon, announcing Brooks has played his final match for them - and making it clear they wish him well in his future ambitions.

It read: "Northants Cricket can confirm that seam bowler Jack Brooks, who has a get-out clause in the final year of his current contract, will leave the club at the end of the season."

Brooks added: "I've taken this decision to leave Northants, because I want to compete at the highest level."

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