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Spin-king Mick Allen ready for Ashes test in Australia

Northampton cricketer Mick Allen is determined to make the most of a chance of a lifetime when he flies out to represent England in the Over-70s Ashes in Australia - and grab a slice of sporting glory while he’s there!

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Northants fast bowler Richard Gleeson has been called up by England Lions

BREAKING: Northants fast bowler Richard Gleeson gets England Lions call

Northants fast bowler Richard Gleeson says it’s a ‘phenomenal feeling’ after he was called up to the England Lions squad for their tour to the West Indies.

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Ben Duckett

‘Gutted’ Duckett a doubt for Northants’ season opener

Ben Duckett says he is ‘absolutely gutted’ after being ruled out for up to three months with a hand injury.

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Seekkuge Prasanna will rejoin the Steelbacks this summer (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Sri Lanka spinner Prasanna to rejoin Steelbacks for T20 campaign

Sri Lanka leg-spinner Seekkuge Prasanna will rejoin Northants for this season’s NatWest T20 Blast campaign.

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David Ripley has snapped up New Zealand bowler Doug Bracewell (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley delighted as Northants sign New Zealand star

Northants head coach David Ripley says he is delighted have acquired the services of New Zealand star Doug Bracewell.

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Richard Gleeson and Ben Duckett will take part in the North-South Series (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants duo get call for North-South Series

Northants stars Ben Duckett and Richard Gleeson have been selected to take part in the 2018 North-South Series.

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Ben Duckett (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants star Duckett left out of England Lions squad

Ben Duckett has been omitted from the England Lions squad for the upcoming tour of the West Indies because of his behaviour in Australia.

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Ashes column: Dull Ashes as drama is off-wicket

Is it just me, or is this year’s Ashes just a little bit boring.

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England fast bowler James Anderson

Anderson says ‘silly’ Duckett incident has been ‘blown out of all proportion’

England fast bowler James Anderson believes the incident that saw Northants batsman Ben Duckett pour a drink over the bowler’s head was ‘blown out of proportion’.

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Ben Duckett

Northants star Duckett is fined, suspended and given written warning by England Lions

Northants batsman Ben Duckett is to remain with the England Lions tour of Australia, but will play no further part in any remaining matches and has received a final written warning over his conduct.

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Northants star Duckett suspended by England for pouring a drink over the head of a team-mate

Northants cricketer Ben Duckett poured a drink over a senior England player's head in the incident which led to him being suspended pending a disciplinary hearing, coach Trevor Bayliss has confirmed.
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Northants batsman Duckett provisionally suspended by ECB over 'incident' in Perth bar

Northants bastman Ben Duckett has been provisionally suspended and is facing a disciplinary hearing over an incident in a Perth bar, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

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Northants batsman Duckett named in England XI warm-up match

Northants batsman Ben Duckett has been handed a chance to impress after being named in an England XI to take on a Cricket Australia XI in Perth this weekend.

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David Ripley will take his side to Lord's for a tricky Championship opener (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants start Championship season with trip to Lord's

Northants face a tricky start to the Specsavers County Championship Division Two season, with a trip to Lord's first up.

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The Steelbacks will start their campaign against Leicestershire (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants start T20 campaign with Leicestershire clash

Northants will begin their 2018 NatWest T20 Blast campaign at home to Leicestershire Foxes.
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Ashes column: Men behaving badly

If it hadn’t been for Kerry Packer, World Series Cricket and the smartphone, England’s Ben Stokes might well be out in Australia defending the Ashes, this winter, rather than waiting at home to see if he’ll be charged with actual bodily harm, after that brawl in Bristol, last September.

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OFF TO AUSTRALIA - Mick Allen has been selected for England Over-70s

SPECIAL FEATURE: England dream comes true for Saints stalwart Allen as he gears up for Ashes test Down Under

It is every cricketer’s dream to walk out on to the middle to play for England against the old enemy Australia in an Ashes showdown.

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Northants coach David Ripley is delighted with the signing of Luke Procter

Northants snap up Lancashire’s Luke Procter on three-year deal

Northants have further strengthened their playing squad with the signing of Luke Procter from Lancashire.

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Rob Keogh has signed a contract extension at Northants

Keogh delight as he signs contract extension at Northants

Rob Keogh has spoken of his delight at signing a contract extension at ‘a great club’ in Northants.

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