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Ripley delighted as Northants break their County Championship duck for 2018

David Ripley praised match-winning bowlers Brett Hutton and Ben Sanderson after Northants saw off Gloucestershire by 10 wickets to claim their first Specsavers County Championship Division Two win of the season on Friday.

Brett Hutton in action for Northants against Gloucestershire on Friday (Picture: Dave Ikin)

Career-best figures for Hutton as Northants claim first Championship win of the season

Brett Hutton claimed career-best bowling figures of eight for 57 as Northants thrashed Gloucestershire to claim their first Specsavers County Championship Division Two win of the season at the County Ground on Friday.

Brixworth IIs' players celebrate a wicket in their match with Irchester (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

NCL CRICKET: Mills magic helps Horton House to win over Wollaston

Alex Mills hit a superb unbeaten century as Horton House won by 27 runs in their premier division game at Wollaston last weekend.

Ben Sanderson claimed five wickets in the Gloucestershire first innings (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Sanderson delighted as 'fantastic day' puts Northants on brink of big win

Ben Sanderson says Northants could not have asked for more from the second day of their Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash with Gloucestershire.

Ben Duckett hit a half-century (picture: Dave Ikin)

Duckett reflects on even day after hitting half-century for Northants

Ben Duckett was left to reflect on a ‘fairly even day’ as Northants and Gloucestershire battled it out at the County Ground.

Graeme White has decided to focus on white-ball action (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants spinner White opts to retire from red-ball cricket

Northants spinner Graeme White has confirmed his retirement from red-ball cricket in order to focus exclusively on the shorter formats of the game.

David Ripley knows the pressure is on at Northants (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley knows Northants are under pressure

Head coach David Ripley admits the heat is on at Northants after a hugely disappointing start to the season.

Bold Dragoon celebrate claiming a wicket in their clash with S&L Corby (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

NCL SPECIAL: Collins steers Saints to victory over Brixworth

Joe Collins top scored for Saints as they secured a 12-run success against Brixworth last Saturday.

Rob Newton has been ruled out with a calf injury (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Newton's absence adds to Northants' injury woes

Northants' injury problems continue to stack up after it was confirmed batsman Rob Newton will be ruled out for at least six weeks with a calf injury.
Alex Wakely says he and his Northants team-mates are hurting after their disappointing start to the season (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants players have their say after social media criticism

Northants duo Alex Wakely and Ben Duckett have reacted to social media criticism following the County's difficult start to the season.

David Ripley saw his side suffer another disappointing defeat (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley rues the return of Northants' Achilles heel as they lose again

Head coach David Ripley feels Northants were made to pay for a lack of patience as their early-season struggles continued at the hands of Leicestershire.

Alex Wakely has put his side in a strong position (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Wakely wants Northants to hammer home advantage against Leicestershire

Alex Wakely wants to help Northants make the most of their advantage after they enjoyed their best day of the County Championship season so far.

Ben Sanderson took two wickets for Northants (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants look to keep hold of lead against Leicestershire

Ricardo Vasconcelos was disappointed not to be able to kick on as he fell one run short of a half-century on the first day of Northants' clash with Leicestershire.

Adam Rossington has signed a new deal at Northants (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Rossington delighted as he signs new deal at Northants

Adam Rossington is desperate to secure more silverware at Northants after signing a new one-year deal at the County.

HAVE THAT! - Saif Zaib hits out during his innings for Saints in their win over Geddington (PIctures: Dave Ikin)

NCL: Joy for Jake as Saints cruise to win over Geddington

Jake Higginbotham produced a five-star showing as Saints smashed Geddington in the Hevey Building Supplies NCL Premier Division last Saturday.

David Ripley saw his Steelbacks side edged out at Headingley (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley proud of Northants' performance at Yorkshire

Northants head coach David Ripley says he is proud of his side's performance in the four-wicket defeat to Yorkshire Vikings at Headingley on Thursday.

David Ripley (left) has seen his side struggle at the start of the season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Steelbacks' team spirit has been dented by early-season struggles

Northants head coach David Ripley admits his side's togetherness has been hit by their poor start to the season.

David Willey will look to mastermind a win against his former club (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Former Northants star Willey wary of wounded Steelbacks

David Willey is wary of 'dangerous' Northants as the England star prepares to clash with his former county on Thursday (start time 2pm).

Northants Steelbacks head coach David Ripley

Ripley looking for positives as Steelbacks crash out of One Day Cup

Northants head coach David Ripley admitted it was a case of so near and yet so far as the Steelbacks were dumped out of the Royal London One Day Cup by Worcestershire on Sunday.

Alex Wakely and Co were unable to get the win they needed at Worcestershire (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Steelbacks out of One-Day Cup after suffering defeat at Worcestershire

Northants have been eliminated from the Royal London One-Day Cup after suffering a 34-run defeat at Worcestershire on Sunday.

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