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Northants released a statement this morning detailing Gleeson's request to be released from his contract due to family reasons
Lancashire have announced the signing of Northants bowler Richard Gleeson on a three-year deal.
Northants released a statement this morning detailing Gleeson's request to be released from his contract due to family reasons.
The club's head coach David Ripley said: "Richard has a new baby and both he and his partner have their families in the north-west.
"We were very disappointed when he asked to be released from his contract but also understand his reasons why he wanted to move to be closer to the rest of his family.
"After coming to a suitable agreement with Lancashire we have released Richard with immediate effect. He's been a good player for us over the last few years and he leaves with our good wishes."
The 30-year-old thanked the club for allowing the move away from the County Ground.
"It wasn't easy for me to talk to the club about leaving because the County Ground has been home to me for a few years," he said.
"Northamptonshire gave me my chance in first class cricket and I will always be grateful to Rips for giving me the opportunity. I will leave Northampton with some good mates and plenty of memories.
"I'd like to thank Rips and the rest of the club's management for their understanding in releasing me from my contract, and wish Northamptonshire all the best for the rest of the season and the future."