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Ripley rues Steelbacks' failure to make quarter-finals

David Ripley was left to reflect on the failure to convert a good group position as the Steelbacks bowed out of the NatWest T20 Blast.

Muhammad Azharullah trapped Tom Latham LBW

Steelbacks' title defence ends with Durham disappointment

The Steelbacks' NatWest T20 Blast title defence ended with a damp squib as their clash with Durham Jets was washed out at the County Ground.

Graeme White has signed a new two-year deal at Northants (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

White signs new contract at Northants

Graeme White has signed a contract extension at Northants, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2019 season.

Alex Wakely wants the Steelbacks to take their chance tonight (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Skipper Wakely calls for big reaction from Steelbacks

Alex Wakely has urged his team to put on a complete performance in tonight's must-win match against Durham Jets at the County Ground (start time 7pm).

Richard Gleeson and the rest of the Steelbacks bowlers endured a difficult evening at Headingley

Yorkshire smash records as Steelbacks are hammered at Headingley

Adam Lyth sent records tumbling with a breathtaking 161 off 73 balls as the Steelbacks were smashed by 124 runs at Headingley on Thursday night.

Steelbacks head coach David Ripley is ready for two decisive T20 matches (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Steelbacks set for 'massive night' at Headingley

If the Steelbacks want to stay on track for a third successive finals day appearance, they will have to get the job done against two sides who joined them at the Edgbaston extravaganza last year.

Alex Wakely wants the Steelbacks to secure their quarter-final spot this week (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Skipper Wakely urges Steelbacks to finish the job

Alex Wakely feels the Steelbacks should be proud of where they sit in the NatWest T20 Blast North Group.

Josh Cobb suffered a hand injury in the win at Leicestershire last month (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Steelbacks boss Ripley confident Cobb will be fit for key clash with Yorkshire

David Ripley is confident Josh Cobb will be available for the Steelbacks' crucial NatWest T20 Blast double-header next week.

David Ripley saw his Steelbacks side beaten by Leicestershire Foxes at the County Ground (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley reflects on 'bad night' for the Steelbacks

David Ripley reflected on a 'bad night' for his Steelbacks side after they were thrashed by 48 runs at home to Leicestershire Foxes.
Ben Duckett was dismissed for just one (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Steelbacks collapse hands Foxes comfortable victory

Adam Rossington rifled an impressive 67, but the Steelbacks fell well short against Leicestershire Foxes on Friday night.
Muhammad Azharullah has helped the Steelbacks to back-to-back wins since returning from injury (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Azharullah aims to help Steelbacks secure home quarter-final

Steelbacks star Muhammad Azharullah is setting his sights on a home quarter-final in this season’s NatWest T20 Blast.

Richard Gleeson has been in fine form for Northants this season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants boss Ripley tips Gleeson for England

Richard Gleeson should be in contention for a call-up to England’s T20 side later this summer, according to Northants head coach David Ripley.

The covers were put on at the County Ground on Monday evening and couldn't be removed due to relentless rain (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Rain ruins Northants’ clash with Gloucestershire

Northants’ Specsavers County Championship Division Two match against Gloucestershire was abandoned as a draw after a second consecutive day was lost to the weather.

No play was possible on the third day at the County Ground (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants' game against Gloucestershire heading for a draw

Heavy rain prevented any play on the third day at the County Ground, with Northants' Specsavers County Championship Division Two game against Gloucestershire heading for a draw.

Richard Gleeson grabbed five wickets for Northants against Gloucestershire (picture: Dave Ikin)

Five-star Gleeson glad to be in the wickets for Northants

Richard Gleeson was happy his efforts were rewarded with wickets after the Northants pace ace starred on day two of the Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash with Gloucestershire.

Rob Newton made 70 for Northants (picture: Dave Ikin)

Newton feels Northants could have made more against Gloucestershire

Rob Newton admitted Northants ‘left a few runs out there’ after they were dismissed for 343 on the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash with Gloucestershire.

Ben Duckett returned to form at New Road (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Duckett's delighted as he propels Steelbacks past Rapids

Ben Duckett was delighted to be back in the runs for the Steelbacks at New Road.

Ben Duckett blasted a brilliant 92 for the Steelbacks at New Road (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Duckett stars as Steelbacks win at Worcestershire

Ben Duckett returned to form in fine fashion as he led a late-innings charge for the victorious Steelbacks at New Road on Saturday.

David Murphy

Northants wicket-keeper Murphy to retire from cricket at the end of the season

Northants head coach David Ripley and skipper Alex Wakely have paid tribute to wicket-keeper David Murphy, who has announced he will retire from professional cricket at the end of the season.

TOTAL CONCENTRATION - action from Rushton's win at Brixworth (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

NCL RESULTS SPECIAL: White leads by example as champions ONs keep themselves in the title picture

Old Northamptonians remain right in the hunt to regain their Hevey Building Supplies NCL Premier Division title as they dominated a draw with pre-match leaders Peterborough on Saturday.

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