Northamptonshire Player Number: 480
The national pundits found themselves running out of superlatives to describe Ben’s achievements in 2016 – culminating in him becoming Northamptonshire’s 24th England Test cricketer on the winter tour to Bangladesh and India. His tally of 1,338 first-class runs for the County last summer including four centuries, the LOWEST of which was 185; he was also the club’s leading scorer in both One-Day Cup and T20 matches, and shone for England Lions in the Tri-series too. Quite a season! Picked for the NCCC Academy side as a 14-year-old in 2009, he made his Championship debut four years later and also figured in the T20 final at Edgbaston in 2013 courtesy of Kyle Coetzer’s injury. The following winter he averaged over 60 for England in a Youth World Cup tournament, a feat only achieved previously by Alastair Cook!
Rob Keogh has extended his contract with Northamptonshire, committing him to the Club until the end of the 2019 season.
Despite narrowly missing out on a place in Division 1, 2017 was another exceptional season for Northamptonshire, winning 9 out of a possible 14 county championship games the team performed outstandingly as a unit, and finished the season on a high with Rory Klienveldt taking career best match figures of 13-98 against Nottinghamshire.
Northampton Winter Food Festival returns to The County Ground in November with a host of gastronomic treats.
Former Northants skipper, David Sales, has accepted a permanent position as the new batting coach at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club.
I wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone that has helped me through my time at the Club since I joined in 2013.
Ben Duckett has been selected as part of the Lions squad who will travel to Australia this winter to take part in a training camp in November and December.
Batsman Richard Levi was the star of the show on Northamptonshire CCC’s presentation night at Wantage Road – carrying off no fewer than four awards.
Brett Hutton has signed a three-year deal with Northamptonshire County Cricket Club that will start next year and see him remain at the club until the end of 2020.
Northamptonshire picked up three Leicestershire second innings wickets as they fought to complete a win that would keep them in with a chance of winning promotion from Division Two of the Specsavers county championship.
Azharullah, 33, joined Northamptonshire in 2013 from the Yorkshire leagues and quickly made an impact for the club, celebrating the Steelbacks’ first T20 triumph at Edgbaston in which he played a starring role, becoming acknowledged as one of the most skilful white-ball bowlers in the country with controlled swing and a devastating yorker to baffle the best batsmen.
Northamptonshire all-rounder Rory Kleinveldt has climbed to 13th in the Professional Cricketers’ Association Most Valuable Player Rankings for the Specsavers County Championship after his career best bowling performances in the victory over Nottinghamshire at Wantage Road.
Northamptonshire completed an impressive 124-run win over Nottinghamshire on the final morning at Wantage Road to take the race for promotion from Division Two of the Specsavers County Championship into the final week.
Ben Duckett will miss the remainder of the season after an x-ray confirmed a broken finger on his left hand ruling him out of next week’s final County Championship match against Leicestershire.
Northamptonshire County Cricket Club is sad to announce the death of former player Syd Starkie at the age of 91. He appeared 95 times for the club between 1951 and 1956.
Graeme White has had successful surgery on a shoulder cartilage and bicep tendon injury that he sustained earlier on this season.
Richard Levi’s unbeaten half-century led Northamptonshire to a six-wicket win over Sussex on the fourth afternoon at Wantage Road to keep alive their hopes of promotion from Division Two of the Specsavers County Championship.
Northamptonshire’s women have secured a place in Division Two of next season’s ECB County Championship.
Ben Sanderson has signed a three-year deal with Northamptonshire County Cricket Club that will see him remain at the club until the end of 2020.