Worcestershire made it two wins in a row in the Specsavers County Championship and ended Northamptonshire’s 100% start to the season with a victory in two days in a tense, low-scoring contest at New Road.
After his hugely successful season in 2016, culminating in selection for England at both Test match and ODI level, Ben Duckett has been awarded the The Cricket Society’s Most Promising Young Cricketer of the Year award.
Northamptonshire’s Ben Duckett has been named as one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year for his performances in 2016. Ben is honoured in the 154th edition of the famous Almanack – ‘the cricketers’ bible’ – published today.
Somerset's Lewis Gregory and Craig Overton starred with bat and ball as the MCC continued their impressive showing in the Champion County game in Abu Dhabi, even though their fast bowling colleague Liam Plunkett sat out the day with a sore calf. In all, 16 wickets fell on the second day, which MCC closed seven down in their second innings with a lead of 298 runs.
MCC captain Alex Lees and England batsman Ben Duckett shared a sprightly stand of 109 in 22 overs, full of attacking strokes, before both fell to the left-arm spin of Ravi Patel either side of lunch.
Andrew Strauss has stressed to the 26 players selected for the new North-South Series that begins in Dubai tomorrow (Friday) that they have the perfect platform to stake a claim for a place in the 2019 World Cup.
Ben Duckett and James Vince warmed up for the North-South Series with fluent centuries on a high-scoring day at the ICC Academy in Dubai.
Shehan Jayasuriya starred with bat and ball as England Lions slipped to a third consecutive defeat in their one-day series against Sri Lanka A.
Sri Lanka A took a 2-0 lead in the five-match one-day series against England Lions despite the gutsiest innings yet of Liam Livingstone’s prolific tour.
England Lions were handed a lesson in one-day cricket, sub-continental style as an experienced Sri Lanka A team claimed a comfortable win in the first of their five-match series.
Ben Duckett and Haseeb Hameed will represent MCC in the 2017 Champion County match in Abu Dhabi, beginning on Sunday 26 March.
Ben Duckett has become the 24th player to represent England in Test cricket whilst with Northamptonshire - so who are the other 23?
Northamptonshire duly completed a third Specsavers Championship victory of the season as they hammed Kent by ten wickets at Beckenham with a full day to spare.
NCCC and England Lions batsman Ben Duckett has been named in the initial list of six contenders to be crowned Specsavers One to Watch for the summer of 2016.
The buzz currently surrounding Northamptonshire County Cricket Club is showing no sign of slowing down.
VIctory over Derbyshire at Wantage Road on Sunday - courtesy of an excellent run-chase in search of 273 - boosted Northamptonshire's hopes of securing a Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final
Northamptonshire Steelbacks secured a home T20 quarter-final against Middlesex despite Friday night's 14-run defeat against Yorkshire at Wantage Road
Ben Duckett continued his prolific form as Northamptonshire Steelbacks reignited their Royal London One-day Cup campaign with a 23-run victory against Worcestershire Rapids at New Road.
An opening stand of 180 from Sam Hain and William Porterfield powered Warwickshire to an eight-wicket Royal London One-Day Cup victory over Northamptonshire at Edgbaston.