Sam Northeast is a top-order, right-handed batsman.
Born in Ashford, Kent, Sam started his professional career at Kent County Cricket Club in 2007.
The right-handed batsman played 136 First-Class fixtures and accumulated more than 8,000 runs since 2007 for his home county.
Having impressing the Kent coaches with his leadership and success on and off the pitch, Sam was awarded Club Captaincy from 2015.
As Captain of Kent, Sam successfully reached the 1,000-run landmark in those three seasons.
The top-order batsman has also proved himself an excellent performer through all formats, with white-ball contributions including 4,500 runs in both List A and T20 formats before his signing to Hampshire in 2018.
His hard-work and success earned him a spot in the South team, for the 2016-17 North v South series, before becoming Captain of the South squad for the 2018 North v South campaign.
Sam joins Hampshire on a long-term deal for four-years after 10 years at Kent.
With aspirations to fulfill his dream of playing for England, Northeast is looking to make big contributions with his inclusion into the Hampshire squad.