Northamptonshire County Cricket Club

Durham clash is now crucial for the County

Head coach David Ripley admits this week's clash with Durham is now a big game for Northants as they bid to 'get the bandwagon moving forward'.

David Ripley saw his side defeated by Warwickshire (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley left to rue first-innings woe as Northants are beaten by Warwickshire

David Ripley admitted 'the old Northants Achilles heel' of giving away too many wickets cost his side in their comprehensive defeat to Warwickshire.

The Northants players celebrate a Warwickshire wicket at the County Ground on Saturday (PIctures; Dave Ikin)

Skipper Wakely lays down the gauntlet to Northants batsmen

Northants skipper Alex Wakely has challenged his batsmen to produce something special over the final two days of their Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash with Warwickshire at the County Ground.

Richard Gleeson dismissed Dom Sibley (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

County ‘capitulate’ as Warwickshire take control

Richard Levi was left to rue Northants’ ‘capitulation’ with the bat as Warwickshire started to take control at the County Ground.

Richard Gleeson has become a key player for Northants (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants bowler Gleeson keen for 'crazy few years' to continue

Richard Gleeson is hoping his 'crazy few years' continue as the Northants pace ace bids to maintain his remarkable rise to prominence.
Alex Wakely's men lost to Middlesex at Lord's (picture: Peter Short)

'Bowler's paradise' proves Northants' undoing as they are beaten by Middlesex

Alex Wakely rued Northants' failure to deal with difficult conditions as they suffered defeat in their County Championship Division Two season opener at Lord's.

Doug Bracewell bagged three wickets in the Middlesex second innings (picture: Peter Short)

Bracewell wants Northants to be positive in Lord's victory bid

Doug Bracewell believes Northants must adopt a positive approach if they are to hunt down Middlesex and start the season with a win.

Brett Hutton took two early wickets on his Northants debut (picture: Peter Short)

New boy Hutton happy to grab his first Northants wickets

Brett Hutton was happy to get up and running for Northants as he grabbed two wickets on debut at Lord's.

David Ripley takes his team to Lord's for their season opener (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley confident Northants can upset the odds

The bookies might not have Northants among the favourites for the County Championship Division Two title this season - but there is certainly a confidence within the corridors of the club that they can upset the odds.
Northants are aiming to compete in all three competitions this season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

County can now compete on all three fronts, says captain Wakely

In years gone by, Northants have been forced to focus on white-ball cricket purely because their squad simply couldn't stretch much further.

Ben Duckett is on the comeback trail (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley calls on 'lovely lad' Duckett to become a Northants leader

Northants head coach David Ripley believes batsman Ben Duckett was hard done by during a difficult spell with the England Lions.
Skipper Alex Wakely is bullish about the bowling attack Northants possess (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Wakely: New signings will have a huge impact at Northants

Alex Wakely believes the addition of Brett Hutton to the Northants squad means the County now have ‘one of the best bowling attacks around’.

Northants bowler Nathan Buck will miss the start of the season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants bowler Buck to miss start of season

Northants bowler Nathan Buck will miss the start of the season due to an Achilles injury.

Richard Gleeson claimed five wickets for the MCC, including a hat-trick (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants players congratulate hat-trick hero Gleeson

Alex Wakely and Ben Sanderson were among those who took to Twitter to congratulate Richard Gleeson after the Northants bowler claimed a stunning hat-trick against County champions Essex.
Northants fast bowler Richard Gleeson claimed a hat-trick for the MCC against Essex

Northants fast bowler Gleeson claims hat-trick for MCC against champions Essex

Northants fast bowler Richard Gleeson produced a stunning performance with the ball for the MCC in their clash against county champions Essex at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.

Northants skipper Alex Wakely

Northants ready to ‘dust off the cobwebs’ as they head to Barbados

Skipper Alex Wakely says Northants’ pre-season training trip to Barbados is the perfect opportunity for the players to ‘dust off the cobwebs’ after a long winter.

Northants have signed South African wicketkeeper Ricardo Vasconcelos

Northants snap up South African wicketkeeper

Northants have signed South African wicketkeeper Ricardo Vasconcelos.

Northants have signed a three-year kit deal with Canterbury

Northants agree 'most significant kit deal in the history of the club'

Northants chief executive Ray Payne has hailed the County's new contract with Canterbury as 'the most significant kit deal in the history of the club'.
Northants Over-60s and Northampton Saints player Mick Allen will play for England in the Over-70s Ashes in Australia (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

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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