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Bittersweet for batsman Richard as Steelbacks suffer defeat to Outlaws

Richard Levi reflected on a bittersweet afternoon at Trent Bridge after the Steelbacks were beaten by Nottinghamshire Outlaws.
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Ben Duckett made 28 for Northants (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Levi shines again but Steelbacks are beaten at Trent Bridge

Richard Levi smashed a stunning 88 from 43 balls - but the Steelbacks were beaten in a rain-affected game at Trent Bridge.

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Rob Keogh claimed a wicket and hit a crucial 37 for the Steelbacks (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley: Steelbacks didn't need rain to beat Foxes

David Ripley feels the Steelbacks would have beaten Leicestershire even if the rain hadn't intervened at Grace Road on Friday night.

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Richard Levi was in the runs on his return to the Steelbacks side (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Levi stars as Steelbacks ruin Leicestershire's winning start

Richard Levi marked his return with an important innings as the Steelbacks ended Leicestershire's 100 per cent start in this season's NatWest T20 Blast.

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The County Ground hosts the NCL Finals Day on Sunday

NCL FINALS DAY: ONs carry the Northampton flag at the County Ground

One of the biggest days in the Northants Cricket League calendar takes place on Sunday.

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Andrew Reynoldson in bowling action for Rushton during their win at Horton House (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

NCL RESULTS SPECIAL: Momi holds his nerve to steer rock-bottom Wollaston to first win of the season

Wollaston claimed their first win over the Hevey Building Supplies NCL Premier Division season at the 13th attempt as they beat Saints by five wickets.

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Seekkuge Prasanna will not play for Northants this season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Injury rules Prasanna out of Steelbacks return

Seekkuge Prasanna will play no part in Northants’ NatWest T20 Blast title defence after being sidelined with a hamstring injury.

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David Ripley takes his Steelbacks side to Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire this weekend (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Steelbacks set for two big away games

They might not have got their NatWest T20 Blast title defence off to the best start - but the Steelbacks have bounced back in style.

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Rob Keogh has been a key man for Northants in recent times (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Rob has become a key man for Steelbacks in T20

Prior to NatWest T20 Blast finals day last summer, Rob Keogh was something of a bit-part player in Northants' 20-over team.

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Tabraiz Shamsi has been a big hit for the Steelbacks (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Shamsi staying with Steelbacks for two more matches

South Africa spinner Tabraiz Shamsi will be staying at Northants for another two matches.

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David Ripley saw his side secure a thrilling win at Edgbaston (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley hails Steelbacks hero Keogh after win at Edgbaston

David Ripley hailed match-winner Rob Keogh after Northants claimed a thrilling five-wicket win against Birmingham Bears at Edgbaston on Friday night.

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Tabraiz Shamsi helped to turn the tide for the Steelbacks at Edgbaston (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Nerves of Steel from Northants as they beat Bears in thriller

Rob Keogh was the Northants hero once again as he hit the winning runs from the final ball at Edgbaston on Friday night.

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HOWZAT?! - action from Horton House IIs v Rothwell IIs (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

NCL RESULTS SPECIAL: Guest stars as Brixworth secure impressive win over Oundle

Brixworth are up to sixth in the Hevey Building Supplies NCL Premier Division after an impressive six-wicket win over Oundle.

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Rob Keogh hit the winning runs as Northants won the NatWest T20 Blast at Edgbaston last summer (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Steelbacks match-winner Keogh can’t wait to return to Edgbaston

Rob Keogh says Edgbaston is like a home from home for the Northants Steelbacks.

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Ben Duckett (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Steelbacks star Duckett returning to his finest form

Ben Duckett may have endured a slow start to the season by his own high standards - but the Northants batsman is well and truly up and running now.

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No play was possible at the County Ground on Tuesday night (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Steelbacks' clash with Yorkshire is a washout

Heavy rain prevented any play between Northants and Yorkshire in the NatWest T20 Blast North Group at Wantage Road on Tuesday evening.

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Ben Duckett has hit back-to-back half-centuries in the NatWest T20 Blast (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Duckett delighted to help Steelbacks secure important success at Durham

Ben Duckett knows there is much more to come from Northants after their six-wicket win at Durham Jets.

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Ben Duckett hit a crucial 72 for the Steelbacks

Duckett delivers again as Steelbacks defeat Durham

Ben Duckett blasted a superb 72 as Northants got their NatWest T20 Blast campaign up and running with a six-wicket win at Durham Jets.

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Muhammad Azharullah is set for a lengthy lay-off (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Steelbacks suffer Azharullah injury blow

Northants head coach David Ripley has revealed Muhammad Azharullah is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after sustaining a shoulder injury.

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Steelbacks head coach David Ripley takes his side to Durham today (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Power players can propel Steelbacks to victory at Durham

David Ripley has backed Northants' big-hitters to get the better of Durham today (2.30pm).

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