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Saints star Lawes in line for Lions place in second Test

Courtney Lawes looks set to be involved in the Lions' second Test against New Zealand after producing another huge showing on Tuesday.

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Cobblers chairman Kelvin Thomas (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Playing budget will increase, but Cobblers won’t be splashing stupid cash

Chairman Kelvin Thomas says the Cobblers won’t be going down the road of splashing any stupid cash following the news that Chinese company 5USport have bought a 60 per cent share in the Sixfields club.

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The County Ground hosted a day-night Championship match for the first time (pictures: Dave Ikin)

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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TEAMING UP - Cobblers chairman Kelvin Thomas (left) and 5USport CEO Tom Auyeung shake on their partnership at Monday's Sixfields press conference (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Chairman Thomas says Northampton Town is in the safest of hands

Kelvin Thomas has reassured Cobblers fans their club is in the safest of hands after the announcement that Chinese company 5USports have purchased a 60 per cent stake in the Sixfields outfit.

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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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Alex Ward

County star Ward wins his first Wimbledon qualifier

Securing your maiden Wimbledon victory is always a special feeling, as Northampton tennis player Alexander Ward found out on Monday.

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Cobblers chairman Kelvin Thomas

BREAKING: Chinese company 5USport purchases ‘major stake’ in Northampton Town

The Cobblers have been handed a huge financial boost with the news that Chinese company 5USport has purchased a ‘major stake’ in the club.

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Clares Rocket pictured with trainer Graham Holland

GREYHOUND DERBY: Security stepped up at Towcester as Clares Rocket comes to town

A €1million greyhound subjected to a high-profile ‘dog-napping’ could be in line to land the biggest prize in racing when it lines up in the English Greyhound Derby at Towcester.

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Cobblers striker Alex Revell

Revell says tough pre-season will lay down ‘a big foundation’ for Cobblers squad

Striker Alex Revell has highlighted how crucial the opening days and weeks of pre-season are for the Cobblers squad, saying it is ‘a big foundation’ for the campaign ahead.

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Ethan Waller is leaving Saints to join Worcester Warriors

Saints farewell interview: Ethan Waller

Had it not been for an injury to Jamie Elliott, Ethan Waller’s involvement at Saints may have been confined to supporting his boyhood club from the Franklin’s Gardens stands.

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George North will start for the Lions on Tuesday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints star North urged to make big impact in Lions' midweek match

​Lions boss Warren Gatland wants George North to make his mark against the Hurricanes on Tuesday.

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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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Dean Bowditch shadows Cobblers winger Kenji Gorre during the Sixfields clash between the Cobblers and Milton Keynes Dons in September, 2016

‘Fantastic’ Sixfields atmosphere played big part in Dean Bowditch joining Cobblers

New signing Dean Bowditch says that playing his football in the ‘fantastic’ atmosphere at Sixfields was a key factor in him signing for the Cobblers.

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Phil Pask pictured at the Waikato Stadium ahead of the Lions clash with the Chiefs

ON TOUR WITH THE LIONS: Phil Pask’s New Zealand diary

This is the fourth in a series of weekly columns from former Saints player Phil Pask, who is a physio and part of the medical team on tour with the British & Irish Lions in New Zealand... the Lions tour continues and really starts in earnest on Saturday morning when they play the first Test against the All Blacks (ko 8.35am)

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New Cobblers signing Dean Bowditch was part of the MK Dons side promoted from Sky Bet League One in 2015

Experience and versatility the key for Edinburgh as he secures Bowditch signing

Justin Edinburgh has highlighted Dean Bowditch’s ability, experience and versatility as the key reasons for bringing the attacker to the Cobblers

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Dean Bowditch has signed for the Cobblers

BREAKING: Cobblers swoop to sign former Milton Keynes Dons attacker Dean Bowditch

The Cobblers have made their sixth signing of the summer with the capture of former Milton Keynes Dons attacker Dean Bowditch.

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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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Api Ratuniyarawa has made a bit impression since joining Saints (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints have reasons to be Api with their lock stock

There was a time when Saints weren’t that well stocked in the lock department.

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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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Cobblers defender Dave Buchanan

Cobblers defender Buchanan relaxed over recruitment lull at Sixfields

Cobblers defender Dave Buchanan says he is unconcerned by the recent lack of recruitment activity at Sixfields.

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