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Accrington Sign Karl Brown
Accrington have signed former Lancashire batsman Karl Brown as professional for the 2019 season.
Thirty year-old Karl was released by the county at the end of the 2018 season after hitting 3572 First-class runs at 26.7 since his debut in 2006.
In List A matches Karl averages 37.8 with a highest score of 129 in scoring 2420 runs from 76 innings.
He has sixteen half centuries in hitting 2188 runs at 27.7 in T20 matches.
Karl hit a match winning unbeaten 94 for Clitheroe against Accrington in the penultimate match of the season after taking 3-85 with his useful medium pace.
Club spokesman Jimmy Hayhurst said: "Karl was the stand out candidate for the role after impressing the players and the committee with his performance for Clitheroe against us last year as their stand in professional.
"We where very keen to secure his services and we now start our preparations for the forthcoming season.
Karl said:" I’m really pleased to be joining Accrington as professional for the 2019 season.
"I know the club are very ambitious and I will be working closely with captain Ross Brown to hopefully make 2019 one to remember."
Karl will be the club's first English born professional since Will Driver in 2010.