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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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David Ripley (left) has appointed David Sales as Northants' permanent batting coach

Northants appoint David Sales as batting coach on a full-time basis

Northants have appointed David Sales as the club’s batting coach on a permanent basis.

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Ben Duckett is heading to Australia (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants star Duckett set to travel to Australia with England Lions

Northants star Ben Duckett will head to Australia with the England Lions this winter.

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FRESH START - Brett Hutton has turned down a new deal at Nottinghamshire to sign for Northants

Newell ‘disappointed’ as Hutton turns down new Notts deal to sign on at Northants

Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell has spoken of his disappointment at Brett Hutton’s decision to turn down the offer a new contract at Trent Bridge to join Northants.

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Northants head coach David Ripley

Ripley ‘delighted’ as Northants swoop to land Notts seamer Hutton

Northants have secured the signing of Nottinghamshire seam bowling all-rounder Brett Hutton on a three-year contract.

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David Ripley saw his side miss out on promotion (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley rues points deduction as Northants miss out on promotion

Head coach David Ripley admitted his frustration after Northants missed out on promotion by just five points.

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Richard Gleeson was in the wickets at Grace Road (picture: John Mallett)

Northants in good position to grab win at Grace Road

Northants need to reach 197 to beat Leicestershire and remain in with a chance of securing promotion on the final day of the Specsavers County Championship Division Two season.

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Ben Sanderson was in brilliant form for Northants (picture: John Mallett)

Sanderson and Gleeson star to keep Northants in promotion race

Ben Sanderson and Richard Gleeson both grabbed five wickets as Northants dominated against Leicestershire at Grace Road on the second day of the Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash.

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Muhammad Azharullah will leave Northants (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Azharullah to exit Northants

Seam bowler Muhammad Azharullah will leave Northants at end of the season.

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David Ripley (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants desperate to get the job done at Grace Road

Northants head coach David Ripley says his side are ‘desperate’ to have another crack at division one as they head into the final week of the season with a chance of promotion in the Specsavers County Championship.

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