No approaches received for Brooks

Northants v Essex, County Ground, Wantage Road, Northampton.'Jack Brooks.

Northants v Essex, County Ground, Wantage Road, Northampton.'Jack Brooks.

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Northants chief executive David Smith has denied that there has been any interest from other counties in Jack Brooks.

Rumours have been circulating that other clubs have been sniffing around the England Lions seam bowler but Smith says that they haven’t received any official communication.

Brooks is in the first year of a two-year deal that he signed towards the end of the 2011 campaign after a number of official approaches for his services - Warwickshire and Yorkshire the most high-profile of his suitors - had been recieved.

But the contract contains a get-out clause that is activated if the County fail to achieve promotion to the top tier of the County Championship and with that nowhere near a certainty, a move elsewhere is far from a long shot.

Smith said: “I’ve not had any other counties making an enquiry.

“Jack does have a get-out clause which states that if we don’t get promoted then he can leave if another club comes in for him and he wants to go.

“That’s a possibility but I know that he enjoys playing here and we just want to get him fit and back on the field.

“He’s got ongoing fitness issues that we’re trying to put right and that is where we’re at.”