Northants reprimand seamer David Lucas

David Lucas
Lucas joined Northants from Nottinghamshire in 2007

Northants have "severely reprimanded" seamer David Lucas and warned him about his future conduct.

Lucas, 33, was involved in an incident with spectators at the County Ground on Thursday, during the third day of Northants' clash with Middlesex.

Northants chief executive Mark Tagg told the club's website: "We are disappointed David felt it necessary to make a gesture towards spectators.

"This is totally out of character for the player."

He added: "But it is clearly unacceptable and something that we do not want to see at the County Ground."

The former Nottinghamshire bowler is set to join Worcestershire in the winter on a three-year deal.