The slow left-arm unorthodox bowler was speaking at a cold Edgbaston after agreeing terms on a three-year contract.

“It’s fantastic for me,” said Lintott. “It’s a great opportunity and I’m really excited to be a part of things here – it’s a special place to play cricket.

“It’s exciting to be involved fully with a county and really invest in a county. I’m looking forward to playing all formats and I’m looking to develop all areas of my game.”

T20 Quarter-Final: Tickets only £10

Birmingham Bears will host Hampshire Hawks at Edgbaston on Thursday 7 July (6.30pn) in the Vitality Blast quarter-finals.

Adult tickets are available from £10, when you buy in advance of the day of the match. Under 12s go FREE and 12 to 15-year-olds are £1. Members and Season Pass holders go FREE.

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