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Northants boss Ripley expects another exciting Worcestershire encounter

Northants head coach David Ripley is expecting another exciting encounter when Worcestershire come to the County Ground on Friday.

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STAYING PUT - Richard Levi has signed a two-year contract extension with Northants

Batsman Richard Levi signs new two-year deal to stay at Northants

South African ace Richard Levi has signed a new two-year deal at Northants.

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Muhammad Azharullah claimed a couple of wickets for the County (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Steelbacks fall just short as South Africa edge to victory

Tom Sole’s brave half-century wasn't enough for Northants as they were narrowly beaten by South Africa at the County Ground.

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Ben Duckett has been named in the England Lions squad (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants star Duckett set to represent Lions on home soil

Ben Duckett will look to roar for the England Lions when they play two matches in Northampton next month.

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South Africa skipper AB de Villiers

De Villiers says he is ‘fit and fresh’ ahead of South Africa’s warm-up clash against Northants

South Africa one-day skipper AB de Villiers says he is ‘fit and fresh’ and relishing the prospect of leading the Proteas to one-day success this summer.

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MAN IN FORM - Horton House's Jordan King on his way to 100 not out in his side's premier division draw with Rushden (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

NCL RESULTS SPECIAL: Ross rips through Rushton as Brixworth claim first win

Ross McLean ripped through the Rushton batting line-up as Brixworth claimed an emphatic 10-wicket win in the Hevey Building Supplies Northants League Premier Division.

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Geddington celebrate the wicket of Wollaston's Patrick Bright during their nine-wicket success in the NCL Premier Division last weekend. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Captain Mills leading the way in Earls Barton’s fine start

If it’s runs you are after then Earls Barton have been the team to watch so far this season.

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Saif Zaib has signed a professional contract at Northants

Zaib pens first professional contract at Northants

Northants have announced that Academy player Saif Zaib has penned his first professional contract at the County.

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Northants' clash with Nottinghamshire was abandoned (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Taylor reflects on time at Northants after Notts clash is abandoned

James Taylor says it has been 'brilliant' to work with Northants - despite their disappointing Royal London One-Day Cup campaign.

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David Murphy (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants man Murphy suffers back injury

Northants wicketkeeper-batsman David Murphy has suffered a lower back injury which will see him miss a large chunk of the season.

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Ben Duckett captained the Steelbacks but was dismissed early in their innings (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Steelbacks' clash with Leicestershire is cut short

Just 16.5 overs were bowled as Northants' Royal London One-Day Cup clash with Leicestershire was abandoned at Grace Road.

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Overstone Park's players celebrate a wicket in their nine-wicket division one win over Isham (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

NCL RESULTS SPECIAL: Horton make it three out of three to go clear at the top

Horton House edged three points clear at the top of the Northants Cricket League Premier Division with a hard-fought four-wicket win over Brixworth last weekend.

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Ben Duckett is back for Northants (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley: Time for Steelbacks to show what they are made of

David Ripley says Northants have the perfect chance to show what they are made of when Yorkshire come to town on Wednesday (start time 2pm).

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Richard Levi knows every game is now must-win for Northants

Durham defeat piles pressure on Steelbacks

Richard Levi says Northants now have to treat every Royal London One-Day Cup game as a knockout clash after their defeat at Durham on Sunday.

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The partnership between Rob Keogh and Alex Wakely was key for Northants (picture: Peter Short)

Steelbacks hero Wakely salutes Taylor after welcome win against Lancashire

Steelbacks hero Alex Wakely hailed the influence of batting coach James Taylor after Northants secured a superb six-wicket success against Lancashire Lightning.

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Horton House celebrate claiming a wicket in their NCL Premier Division win at Rushton (Pictures: Alison Bagley)

NCL ROUND-UP & SCORES SPECIAL: Northants teenager Zaib inspires Saints to first victory

Saints bounced back from their opening day trouncing at the hands of Geddington to see off Wollaston by 47 runs and claim their first Hevey Building Supplies Northants Cricket League Premier Division win of the season.

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Graeme White and Adam Rossington were all smiles as Northants dominated the early stages against Worcestershire (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Steelbacks centurion Newton left to wonder what might have been

Northants centurion Rob Newton was left to reflect on one that got away after his side were involved in a thrilling Royal London One-Day Cup tie against Worcestershire.

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Alex Wakely knows Northants must get up and running against Worcestershire (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants skipper Wakely: We must beat Worcestershire

Northants Steelbacks skipper Alex Wakely says his side must beat Worcestershire in the Royal London One-Day Cup clash at the County Ground on Wednesday (start time 2pm).

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Andrew Radd

Andrew Radd - Schedule needs some spinning if the next slow bowlers are to develop well

The news that my son and heir wants to bowl spin this season was greeted with predictable delight by my old friend John Wake.

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Rikki Clarke impressed with the ball for Warwickshire, but Rob Keogh (left) stood tall for the Steelbacks (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Steelbacks' showing was 'pretty grim', says Ripley

David Ripley reflected on a 'pretty grim' performance from Northants after they lost by 10 wickets to Warwickshire in the Royal London One-Day Cup opener at the County Ground.

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