Northants suffer heavy home defeat at hands of Worcestershire

Northants suffered a humbling 311-run County Championship Division Two defeat to Worcestershire as they were bowled out cheaply for a second time in three days.

Tuesday, 12th July 2016, 5:59 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:07 pm
Ben Sanderson took an early wicket on day three but it was all downhill from there for Northants (picture: Peter Short)

The hosts were dismissed for just 142 in less than 36 second innings overs, which came after they had been set a massive 453 to win.

Worcestershire, who were all out for 277 in their first innings, declared on 324 for eight on day three, leaving Northants with a huge task.

And having been skittled out for just 148 in their first innings, things were even worse for the home side second time round.

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Steven Crook (33) and Seekkuge Prasanna (31) provided some resistance, but it was all in vain as the County slipped to a big defeat.

They remain eighth in the division two table, with no wins from 10 matches so far this season.