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Rob Keogh held Northamptonshire together following a top-order collapse on the opening day of the County's pre-season friendly against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

Keogh's 94 off 121 balls led a recovery from 20 for four to 206 all out - and the Bears closed on 27 for two in reply, rain halting play for the day early.

Batting first by agreement, the County quickly ran into trouble against the pace of Keith Barker. Rob Newton, Josh Cobb, Adam Rossington and Max Holden all went cheaply as Barker snapped up three wickets with the new ball.

But Keogh and Steven Crook (39) pulled things around with a fifth-wicket stand worth 73 - and Keogh found a reliable partner down the order in Miles Richardson (28) who helped him add 50 for the ninth wicket.

With a century in sight, and after hitting 15 fours, Keogh perished to Josh Poysden - leaving Tom Sole unbeaten on 14.

There was time for Richardson and Nathan Buck to pick up a wicket apiece before the weather closed in, but Warwickshire's illustrious third-wicket pair - Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell - remain at the crease. 

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