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Gleeson urges Northants to grab big lead against Leicestershire

Richard Gleeson has urged Northants to earn a minimum of a 300-run lead as they look to defeat Leicestershire at the County Ground.

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Courtney Lawes is ready to square up to New Zealand on Saturday

Saints star Lawes eager to take on the All Blacks

Saints star Courtney Lawes has declared himself ready to take on New Zealand after impressing in the British & Irish Lions' 31-31 draw with the Hurricanes.

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Andy Peaks has confirmed four new signings for AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Diamonds make their moves as four new boys arrive

AFC Rushden & Diamonds have confirmed four new signings as they prepare for their forthcoming Evo-Stik South League East campaign.

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Saints star Courtney Lawes impressed for the Lions on Tuesday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints star Lawes in line for Lions place in second Test

Courtney Lawes looks set to be involved in the Lions' second Test against New Zealand after producing another huge showing on Tuesday.

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The County Ground hosted a day-night Championship match for the first time (pictures: Dave Ikin)

Duckett relieved as he registers fine ton for Northants

Ben Duckett admitted it was a ‘massive relief’ to rack up a century for Northants against Leicestershire on Monday.

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David Ripley is delighted with the acquisition of Tabraiz Shamsi (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Steelbacks sign South Africa spinner for start of T20 campaign

Northants have signed South African left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi for the start of their NatWest T20 Blast title defence.

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County star Ward wins his first Wimbledon qualifier

Securing your maiden Wimbledon victory is always a special feeling, as Northampton tennis player Alexander Ward found out on Monday.

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Ethan Waller is leaving Saints to join Worcester Warriors

Saints farewell interview: Ethan Waller

Had it not been for an injury to Jamie Elliott, Ethan Waller’s involvement at Saints may have been confined to supporting his boyhood club from the Franklin’s Gardens stands.

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George North will start for the Lions on Tuesday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints star North urged to make big impact in Lions' midweek match

​Lions boss Warren Gatland wants George North to make his mark against the Hurricanes on Tuesday.

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Last season's top scorer Aaron O'Connor is staying at Kettering Town

Quartet agree to stay on at Poppies

Kettering Town have confirmed four more members of last season’s squad have agreed to stay at Latimer Park for the next campaign.
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Northants head coach David Ripley (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants to relish day-night challenge in Championship

David Ripley says Northants will relish next week’s day-night Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash with Leicestershire.

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Phil Pask pictured at the Waikato Stadium ahead of the Lions clash with the Chiefs

ON TOUR WITH THE LIONS: Phil Pask’s New Zealand diary

This is the fourth in a series of weekly columns from former Saints player Phil Pask, who is a physio and part of the medical team on tour with the British & Irish Lions in New Zealand... the Lions tour continues and really starts in earnest on Saturday morning when they play the first Test against the All Blacks (ko 8.35am)

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Seekkuge Prasanna could miss the start of the Steelbacks' T20 campaign (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Sri Lanka star may miss start of Northants’ T20 title defence

Seekkuge Prasanna could miss the start of Northants’ NatWest T20 Blast campaign.

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Api Ratuniyarawa has made a bit impression since joining Saints (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints have reasons to be Api with their lock stock

There was a time when Saints weren’t that well stocked in the lock department.

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Oundle opener Hanno Kotze is caught behind by Sam Malton off the bowling of Ben Parker as Rushton claimed a nine-wicket success at Milton Road to take over at the top of the NCL Premier Division. Picture by David Lowndes

Rothwell are already on course for a swift return

The season may not even be at the halfway point yet but Rothwell and Kislingbury could be forgiven that the job is already more than half done in Division Three of the Hevey Building Supplies Northants Cricket Leagye.

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Corby Town fans John Griffin and Joe Lloyd were among the first to snap up tickets for the #NonLeagueChallenge match next month. Picture by David Tilley

Tickets being snapped up for Corby's date with the legends

Football fans can now get their hands on tickets for Corby Town’s big day against a team of Premier League legends next month.
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Ben Milnes has joined Kettering Town having been named the player of the year at Corby Town last season

Move to Poppies was the 'right choice' for Milnes

Ben Milnes believes joining Kettering Town was the “right choice” for him.

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Action from Tresham Football Academys 10-0 win over Sheffield College at St Georges Park

Tresham are big winners at St George's Park

Tresham Football Academy’s first team produced their best performance on the grandest stage after they were invited to play at the home of England’s 24 national teams - St George’s Park in Staffordshire.

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Corby Swimming Clubs competitors at the Regional Championships pose for the camera. From left, standing: Sophy Kendall, Beatriz Cunha, Lara Sinclair-Banks, Louis Mitchell, Caleb OBrien, Katy Wilson, Libby Evans, Charlotte Preston, Keeley-Rose Richards, Charlotte Lund. Sitting: Archie Evans, Lucy Kendall, Harry Kendall, David Gillespie

Corby swimmers star at the Regionals

Fourteen swimmers from Corby Swimming Club qualified to compete at this year’s prestigious Regional Championships and they produced some amazing swims.

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George North will play no part in the first Test in New Zealand (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints duo snubbed for Lions' first Test

Saints will have no representatives in the Lions squad for the first Test against New Zealand.

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