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Duckett relieved as he registers fine ton for Northants

Ben Duckett admitted it was a ‘massive relief’ to rack up a century for Northants against Leicestershire on Monday.

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David Ripley is delighted with the acquisition of Tabraiz Shamsi (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Steelbacks sign South Africa spinner for start of T20 campaign

Northants have signed South African left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi for the start of their NatWest T20 Blast title defence.

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Northants head coach David Ripley (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants to relish day-night challenge in Championship

David Ripley says Northants will relish next week’s day-night Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash with Leicestershire.

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Seekkuge Prasanna could miss the start of the Steelbacks' T20 campaign (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Sri Lanka star may miss start of Northants’ T20 title defence

Seekkuge Prasanna could miss the start of Northants’ NatWest T20 Blast campaign.

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Northants youngster Saif Zaib in action for Saints in their defeat to Peterborough (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

NCL RESULTS SPECIAL: Kettleborough steers Rushton to the top of the table

Former Northants batsman James Kettleborough hit an unbeaten 74 as Rushton moved to the top of the NCL Premier Division with a nine-wicket thrashing of morning leaders Oundle.

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Josh Cobb hit 52 in the Steelbacks' first win against Worcestershire's second team (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley happy to see Steelbacks warm up for T20 with two wins

David Ripley was pleased with Northants' T20 work-out against Worcestershire IIs at the County Ground on Monday.

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ON THE PULL - Brixworth's Fred Newborough hits out in his team's draw with Finedon Dolben (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

NCL RESULTS SPECIAL: Hussain claims nine wickets as leaders power on at the top

Bashrat Hussain produced a remarkable bowling performance as Oundle stayed top of the Hevey Building Supplies NCL Premier Division with a crushing win over Stony Stratford.

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Gavin Warren said he was thrilled to have reached the 1m mark.

Northants County Cricket reaches £1m share target in nine months

The chairman of Northamptonshire County Cricket Club says he will not be rushing out to spend money after raising £1 million in shares in just nine months.
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Ben Sanderson took nine wickets in the match as Northants defeated Derbyshire (pictures: Dave Ikin)

Sanderson delighted with Northants’ display in win against Derbyshire

Ben Sanderson praised the professionalism of his Northants team-mates after they secured a convincing win against Derbyshire.

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Ben Sanderson took three wickets (picture: Dave Ikin)

Sanderson helps Northants show fight against Derbyshire

Northants fought back with the ball on day one of their clash with Derbyshire at the County Ground.

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MAIN MAN - Ashley Starmer in action for Brixworth in their win over Saints. Starmer claimed four wickets as the villagers claimed victory (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

NCL RESULTS SPECIAL: Kotze stars with bat and ball as Oundle go top of the pile

Oundle are the new leaders of the Hevey Building Supplies NCL Premier Division after their eight-wicket thrashing of rock-bottom whipping boys Wollaston.

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Northants head coach David Ripley

Ripley: Northants ready for tough Derbyshire test

Northants head coach David Ripley knows his side will face a tough test when they host Derbyshire in a four-day fixture that starts on Friday.

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Max Holden is on loan at Northants from Middlesex (picture: Dave Ikin)

Northants aiming to keep Hold of Max

David Ripley is keen for Max Holden to extend his loan deal at Northants.

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Adam Rossington has been ruled out with a finger injury (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants hit by Rossington injury blow

Northants have suffered a blow with the news that Adam Rossington will be out for the next few weeks with a finger injury.

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Alex Wakely led Northants to a vital victory at Durham (picture: Dave Ikin)

Wakely enjoys winning feeling as Northants defeat Durham in thriller

Alex Wakely savoured the winning feeling as Northants eventually got the job done in a thrilling four-day fixture at Durham.

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Muhammad Azharullah claimed five wickets

Northants in strong position despite Steel century

Northants are well placed to claim a third win of the season in the Specsavers County Championship Division Two despite the efforts of Durham batsman Cameron Steel.

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Nathan Buck took six wickets for Northants

Buck looking forward to big day for Northants after bagging a super six

Nathan Buck is ready for a big Saturday at Durham after claiming career best figures on a fantastic Friday in Northants colours.

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Northants star Duckett ready to roar for Lions on home soil

Ben Duckett can’t wait to show what he is made of on home soil as the England Lions prepare to face South Africa at the County Ground on Saturday.

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ON THE DRIVE - action from St Crispin's against Kettering (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

NCL RESULTS SPECIAL: Guest the star man as Brixworth stun leaders Peterborough

Brixworth caused the shock of the day in the Hevey Building Supplies Northants Cricket League Premier Division with a six-wicket win over leaders Peterborough.

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Alex Wakely is urging Northants to improve with the bat at Durham (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Wakely urges Northants to unite in bid to turn form around

Skipper Alex Wakely knows his side's batsmen must stand up to be counted if Northants are to get their season back on track.

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