SPECIAL FEATURE: England dream comes true for Saints stalwart Allen as he gears up for Ashes test Down Under

It is every cricketer’s dream to walk out on to the middle to play for England against the old enemy Australia in an Ashes showdown.

Northants coach David Ripley is delighted with the signing of Luke Procter

Northants snap up Lancashire’s Luke Procter on three-year deal

Northants have further strengthened their playing squad with the signing of Luke Procter from Lancashire.

Rob Keogh has signed a contract extension at Northants

Keogh delight as he signs contract extension at Northants

Rob Keogh has spoken of his delight at signing a contract extension at ‘a great club’ in Northants.

David Ripley (left) has appointed David Sales as Northants' permanent batting coach

Northants appoint David Sales as batting coach on a full-time basis

Northants have appointed David Sales as the club’s batting coach on a permanent basis.

Ben Duckett is heading to Australia (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants star Duckett set to travel to Australia with England Lions

Northants star Ben Duckett will head to Australia with the England Lions this winter.

FRESH START - Brett Hutton has turned down a new deal at Nottinghamshire to sign for Northants

Newell ‘disappointed’ as Hutton turns down new Notts deal to sign on at Northants

Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell has spoken of his disappointment at Brett Hutton’s decision to turn down the offer a new contract at Trent Bridge to join Northants.

Northants head coach David Ripley

Ripley ‘delighted’ as Northants swoop to land Notts seamer Hutton

Northants have secured the signing of Nottinghamshire seam bowling all-rounder Brett Hutton on a three-year contract.

David Ripley saw his side miss out on promotion (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley rues points deduction as Northants miss out on promotion

Head coach David Ripley admitted his frustration after Northants missed out on promotion by just five points.

Ben Sanderson was in brilliant form for Northants (picture: John Mallett)

Sanderson and Gleeson star to keep Northants in promotion race

Ben Sanderson and Richard Gleeson both grabbed five wickets as Northants dominated against Leicestershire at Grace Road on the second day of the Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash.

Muhammad Azharullah will leave Northants (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Azharullah to exit Northants

Seam bowler Muhammad Azharullah will leave Northants at end of the season.

David Ripley (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants desperate to get the job done at Grace Road

Northants head coach David Ripley says his side are ‘desperate’ to have another crack at division one as they head into the final week of the season with a chance of promotion in the Specsavers County Championship.

David Ripley was delighted as Northants wrapped up the win against Nottinghamshire (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley hails Northants for beating 'best squad in the league'

Northants head coach David Ripley praised his players for their superb victory against 'the best squad in the league'.
Alex Wakely (picture: Dave Ikin)

Northants set for ‘season-defining’ day

Northants skipper Alex Wakely is steeling his side for a season-defining day against Nottinghamshire at the County Ground.

The Brigstock players and supporters show their delight after their club were promoted to the NCL Premier Division

Best chapter so far as Brigstock join the county's elite

The dramatic race for the Division One title took one final twist on the final weekend of the season and it resulted in one of the most unlikely success stories in the history of the Northants Cricket League.

Richard Levi

Levi loving Kleinveldt’s heroics for Northants against Nottinghamshire

Richard Levi says Rory Kleinveldt’s heroics for Northants have been a pleasure to watch.

Rory Kleinveldt impressed against Nottinghamshire (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Kleinveldt urges County to keep hold of their lead

Rory Kleinveldt wants Northants to hammer home their advantage as they look to dismiss Nottinghamshire on day two of the Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash.

David Ripley steered Northants to a seven-wicket win at Glamorgan (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley delighted as Northants claim vital victory at Glamorgan

David Ripley was 'very happy' as Northants backed up last week's success against Sussex with a seven-wicket win at Glamorgan.

Northants head coach David Ripley will be hoping his side can finish the job against Glamorgan (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants set for crucial run chase on final day at Cardiff

Northants are on course to claim a win that will just about keep their Specsavers County Championship Division Two promotion hopes alive.

Richard Levi racked up a century (picture: Dave Ikin)

Levi delighted as he gets over the line for Northants at Glamorgan

Richard Levi was relieved to finally get over the line as he smashed a century for Northants at Glamorgan.

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