Batter was released from Hampshire contract earlier in the summer and had short stint at Yorkshire
Northeast started the season with scores of 63 and 118 in Hampshire’s second match against Middlesex but his form tailed off and he was dropped from his T20 Blast side after making 6 off 12 balls against Kent in their opening game.
He briefly joined Yorkshire in July after their squad was decimated by England call-ups, making 3 and 1 in the Championship fixture against Northamptonshire and not facing a ball between the Blast fixture at Trent Bridge and the abandoned four-day game at Headingley.
He has not played in the last six weeks during the Hundred and will play for Notts’ seconds against Derbyshire this week to prepare for the final stages of the Championship season.
Notts were looking for a top-order batter after Haseeb Hameed’s Test recall, and Mick Newell, their director of cricket described him as “a proven run-scorer” who “will bolster our chances in red-ball cricket during the coming weeks.”
Northeast, 31, is expected to attract a number of counties this winter despite his lean season. He was widely regarded as England’s best uncapped batter for several years towards the end of his Kent career and while his T20 returns have dried up, he is an excellent 50-over player.
Matt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. @mroller98