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Holder ready to kick on for Northants

16th April 2019, 09:48 by Tom Hill

West Indies skipper Jason Holder says he is looking forward to the rest of the season after revealing he is loving life at Northants.

The Bridgetown-born star decided to try his luck in the English game this year and he has already featured in two Division Two matches in the Specsavers County Championship.

He will now play in the Royal London Cup on Wednesday and Holder has big ambitions for his maiden year in the UK.

The 27-year-old has revealed he had offers from other counties but after scoring 40 runs so far for Northants, he believes he has found a home.

He told Sky Sports: "I did have a couple of other counties.

"But when I weighed up all the options, this just felt like the right fit for me. Northampton is not too crowded, more relaxed, a little bit out of the public's eye.

"It's a quiet town, not so busy, which fits into my lifestyle. I'd rather be over here in a more secluded place than in London where it's busy and you're always centre of attention and under scrutiny."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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