Luke joined Northamptonshire for the 2018 season after a successful loan period with the County at the end of the 2017 season. He topped the batting averages for Lancashire when they claimed the title in 2011, the season after making the first of his 66 first-class appearances for the club. He scored 822 runs in 2016, with a career-best 137 against Hampshire but found opportunities limited so came to Wantage Road on an loan deal. During this time, he scored 82 from 94 balls in the County's last County Championship match with Leicestershire at Grace Road. During the 2018 season, Luke batted at the top of the order in the County Championship, to provide stability. As well as that, Luke proved to be a handy asset with the ball, picking up wickets in all three formats.
Procter and Newton attended the event to provide prizes for the young carers.
Head coach David Ripley said that it had been a game of fine margins between Northamptonshire and Derbyshire at the County Ground.
Northamptonshire edged day one of their Specsavers County Championship contest against Durham, taking a 60-run lead into day two at the Riverside.
Ricardo Vasconcelos made his maiden century in county cricket to give Northamptonshire an excellent opening day against Middlesex on the return of the Specsavers County Championship to Wantage Road.
Luke Procter delivered victory for Northamptonshire against his old county, Lancashire, by two wickets and with just a ball to spare at Wantage Road in the Royal London One Day Cup.