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Austin hails ‘key addition’ as Todd is named new assistant boss at Cobblers

Dean Austin says his assistant manager Andy Todd will be a ‘key addition’ to his coaching team at the Cobblers.

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Andy Todd has been named the new Cobblers assistant manager

Cobblers boss Austin names Andy Todd as his assistant

Cobblers boss Dean Austin has appointed Andy Todd as his assistant manager.

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Phil Dowson is Saints' forwards coach this season (picture: Dave Ikin)

Dowson’s delighted to have key role with Boyd’s new-look Saints

At the end of last season, Saints resembled a bashed-up car that needed some work to get it back up to speed.

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JOB DONE - Ben Duckett and Luke Procter leave the field after steering Northants to their 10-wicket win over Gloucestershire (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

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.

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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.

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The Cobblers will spend a week at the Real Club de Golf Campoamor complex in Alicante

Cobblers to take on Hull City Under-23s at Spanish training camp

The Cobblers have announced they will play Hull City Under-23s in a friendly on the final night of their pre-season training camp in Spain.
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Dean Austin is keen to get down to work in pre-seasaon training

Cobblers boss Austin can’t wait to get back out on the training pitch

Cobblers boss Dean Austin admits he can’t wait for pre-season to start, so he can get away from sitting in his office and ‘having to answer the phone all the time’.

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Liam McNeela pictured with the trophy after winning the County Men's Championship at Northampton GC

GOLF: McNeela’s the man as he claims County title

Liam McNeela became County Men’s champion for the first time in stunning fashion as he beat Northants County club-mates Luis Witherall and Michael Farr in a three-hole play-off at Northampton GC.

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Chantelle Cameron is in action in Glasgow on Saturday night

BOXING: Kings Heath claim four golds in cup

Kings Heath ABC emerged as one of the top teams in the annual Bristol Box Cup for Cadet boxers.

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Action from Northants Under-25s' White Rose Trophy regional semi-final win over Essex

BOWLS: Northants edged out by Norfolk in the cup

A weakened Northants Men’s team were edged out 126-120 in their Middleton Cup match against Norfolk at County Arts BC in Norwich.

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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.

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Courtney Lawes has been part of Saints' pre-season training (picture: Dave Ikin)

Saints star Lawes ‘really grafting’ as he sets sights on start of new season

Saints forwards coach Phil Dowson says Courtney Lawes is ‘working his tail off’ to be fit for the start of the new season.

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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.

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Cobblers boss Dean Austin

Austin will take being the boss in his stride

Dean Austin insists it is simply a case of ‘as you were’ as he prepares for his first season as a Football League manager.

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Dean Austin's first game in charge as the new permanent Cobblers boss will be at home against Lincoln City

Cobblers kick off new season with home date against Lincoln City

The Cobblers will kick off the new Sky Bet League Two season with a home clash with Lincoln City on Saturday, August 4.

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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.

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Teimana Harrison scored in Saints' win against Clermont Auvergne at Franklin's Gardens back in January (picture: Dave Ikin)

Saints set to clash with Clermont Auvergne again

Saints will meet Clermont Auvergne in Europe once again after being placed alongside the French giants in Pool 1 of this season's Challenge Cup.

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Ben Franks has been training at Franklin's Gardens

Saints 'ticking all the boxes' for prop star Franks

Ben Franks is 'hungry and excited' to be at Saints as he continues preparations for his first season at the club,

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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.

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Cobblers central defender Leon Barnett

Cobblers defender Barnett ready for the pre-season ‘slog’

This time next week, the Cobblers players will be into their second day of pre-season training, and central defender Leon Barnett can’t wait to get back to work - even though he knows it will be painful!

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