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Leicestershire sign Dexter and Horton

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Leicestershire have made some early moves as they look to strengthen their squad next season with Neil Dexter and Paul Horton joining on three year contracts.

The second division side have had a disastrous few years and up until this season had not won a county championship game for over two years.

This year saw the introduction of Aussie Andrew McDonald as head coach and the Foxes fortunes have picked up with a couple of wins in the four day game as well as excellent early form in the Natwest T20 Blast, which they could not sustain and the introduction of both Dexter and Horton is seen as a major step forward.

Dexter joins from Middlesex where he had previously been captain of the Lords based county side and has scored 13 hundreds in a career that has seen him also play for Kent. A middle order batsman, Dexter has scored 5,977 first class runs so far and the 31 year old will likely play a key role in Leicestershire’s hopeful revival.

Horton was surprisingly released by Lancashire and is another former captain of the Red Rose county leading them to Natwest T20 Blast glory in 2014. Horton is an opening batsman who has amassed 9,533 first class runs in his career and the 32 year old also has 21 hundreds to his name.

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