[caption id="attachment_889747" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-889747" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Doug-Bracewell.jpg" alt="Northamptonshire, New Zealand, Doug Bracewell" width="628" height="329" /> Bracewell, who has played 125 first-class games, which include 27 Test matches for New Zealand, has pocketed 376 wickets. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/northamptonshire">Northamptonshire</a> have re-signed <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/new-zealand/news/">New Zealand</a> allrounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/doug-bracewell/news/">Doug Bracewell</a> for the last three games of the County Championship season. The move was taken after talks with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/west-indies/news/">West Indies</a> pacer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kemar-roach/news/">Kemar Roach</a> went kaput and see Bracewell returns to the side where he played a few games at Wantage Road last summer. <p></p> <p></p>"I got the buzz last week from Rips and I'm really excited to come back and hopefully help the lads get promoted to the top div." Bracewell told <em>northantscricket.com</em>. <p></p> <p></p>"I'm familiar with the bunch of the lads that are here and I really enjoyed my time here last year even though it was only 3 or 4 games. It always helps being in a familiar team with a little taste last year, I'm ready to hit the ground running." <p></p> <p></p>Bracewell, who has played 125 first-class games, which include 27 Test matches for New Zealand, has pocketed 376 wickets. <p></p> <p></p>"Initially we'd spoken with Kemar Roach to add some more variety and a bit of express pace to our attack, but once that fell down we were keen to get someone of high all-round quality," head coach David Ripley said. <p></p> <p></p>"Being able to have Doug around for those three games is something we couldn't really resist when we got a whiff he was interested in filling that void for us." <p></p> <p></p>Captain Adam Rossington was happy to welcome Bracewell back. "I think Doug's a great signing for us for the last 3 games and our promotion push. He brings high quality skill with both bat and ball which we've seen from him before in a Northants shirt," Rossington said. <p></p> <p></p>Northants are currently third in the second division. Three teams will be promoted to Division One after the ongoing season.