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Steelbacks set for big Bears showdown

Northants have won some big games at Edgbaston in recent seasons.

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Richard Gleeson took three wickets in the win against Leicestershire last weekend (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Gleeson loving life at Northants as he grabs his big chance

Often, the ones who seize the chance afforded to them are the ones who relish it the most.

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David Ripley is still looking to add to his squad (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley still hopeful of adding overseas star to Steelbacks squad

Head coach David Ripley says Northants are still working hard to bring in an overseas recruit as cover for injured all-rounder Rory Kleinveldt.

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The Steelbacks cruised past Leicestershire Foxes at the County Ground (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley salutes consistent Steelbacks after they return to the summit

David Ripley saluted his consistent Steelbacks after they secured a fifth success in seven NatWest T20 Blast matches this season.

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Richard Gleeson claimed three wickets (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Gleeson and Cobb star as Steelbacks complete double over Foxes

Some superb bowling from Richard Gleeson set Northants Steelbacks up to do a NatWest T20 Blast double over Leicestershire Foxes at the County Ground on Sunday afternoon.

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Josh Cobb (left) walks off the field after helping the Steelbacks to the win obver Durham last week

Cobb admits Steelbacks’ unpredictability makes them a hard team to work out

Ahead of their trip to the County Ground on Sunday (2.30pm start), Leicestershire Foxes will have tried to swat up on the Steelbacks.

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Alex Wakely

Skipper Wakely takes the positives as Northants are denied victory chance by rain

Northants skipper Alex Wakely took the positives from his side’s performance despite the frsutration of being denied the chance of claiming a first win of the season by rain at Arundel.

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TON-UP - Adam Rossington scored 138 not out for Northants against Sussex

Ton-up Rossington sets up Northants victory chance at Sussex

A career-best 138 not out from Adam Rossington has put Northants in a position to push for their first win of the season in the Specsavers County Championship.

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Northants skipper Alex Wakely

Duckett and Wakely in the runs before rain frustrates Northants

Northants strengthened their position in the 30 overs that were possible on the second day of the Specsavers County Championship match against Sussex at Arundel.

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IN THE WICKETS - Mohammad Azharullah

Azharullah stars with the ball as Northants dominate Sussex

Mohammad Azharullah took advantage of perfect conditions for swing bowling to take six for 68 and give Northants control on the first day of their Specsavers Championship match against Sussex at Arundel.

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Richard Gleeson dismissed Mark Stoneman last Friday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ashraf salutes fellow Steelbacks bowler Gleeson

Moin Ashraf says he is really impressed with fellow Northants bowler Richard Gleeson.

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The Steelbacks celebrated a comfortable success at the County Ground on Friday night (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Moin hoping there’s more to come after debut heroics help Steelbacks see off Durham

Moin Ashraf is hoping there will be more magical nights in Steelbacks colours to come after his impressive debut in the win against Durham.

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Moin Ashraf took three for 17 from his three overs (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Dream debut for Ashraf as Steelbacks defeat Durham

Moin Ashraf enjoyed a dream debut as Northants Steelbacks superbly defended their total to claim a fourth victory in six NatWest T20 Blast matches this season.

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Richard Curtis makes the long trek back after being dismissed during Wellingborough Town's defeat at Brixworth in the NCL Premier Division last weekend. Picture by Dave Ikin

Wollaston enjoying a welcome change of focus at the top end

By his own admission, Wollaston captain Chris Perry is very happy to be having a different kind of conversation when it comes to his team’s early exploits in the Hevey Building Supplies Northamptonshire League Premier Division.

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There was no play at Old Trafford

Steelbacks boss Ripley targeting ‘great couple of days’ as Lightning clash is abandoned

Northants Steelbacks and Lancashire Lightning were frustrated by a Manchester storm of biblical proportions which put the Emirates Old Trafford outfield under water tonight.

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The Steelbacks were beaten by Lancashire Lightning in the final of last season's NatWest T20 Blast competition (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley: Steelbacks relishing Lancashire test

Northants head coach David Ripley is targeting a minimum of one win from the two NatWest T20 Blast games this week.

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David Ripley was disappointed that the Steelbacks couldn't convert a strong batting display (picture: Peter Short)

Ripley disappointed after Steelbacks fail to finish the job

David Ripley admitted his disappointment after Northants failed to convert a strong batting display at Scarborough.

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Ben Duckett was in fine form for Northants once again (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ben’s brilliance not enough for Northants as Willey steers Vikings home

David Willey came back to haunt Northants as he steered Yorkshire Vikings to a two-wicket victory in the Royal London One-Day Cup clash at Scarborough.

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David Ripley has added Moin Ashraf to his squad (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants sign Ashraf on short-term deal

Northants have announced the signing of former Yorkshire seamer Moin Ashraf on a short-team basis.

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