Luke joins Northamptonshire for 2018 and brings with him the experience of playing in a Championship-winning side. He topped the batting averages for Lancashire when they claimed the title in 2011, the season after making the first of his 66 first-class appearances for the club. A graduate of Lancashire’s academy, the Oldham-born left-hander made his mark during that memorable summer for the Red Rose – not least with a knock of 89 against Sussex which included five sixes off Monty Panesar! He scored 822 runs in 2016, with a career-best 137 off Hampshire’s attack, but found opportunities limited last season and came to Wantage Road on loan. He shone with 82 and 94 in the County’s final Championship match against Leicestershire at Grace Road and subsequently signed for Northamptonshire to open a fresh chapter in his career.
An enterprising sixth-wicket stand between Richard Levi and Adam Rossington made the difference as Northamptonshire gained the upper hand on day two of the Specsavers County Championship match with Gloucestershire at Bristol.
Brett Hutton played a starring role as Northamptonshire dominated Gloucestershire on the opening day of the Specsavers County Championship match at Bristol.
Steven Crook has today announced his retirement from all forms of cricket at the end of the 2018 season.
Ricardo Vasconcelos has committed his future to Northamptonshire by signing a three-year contract extension which will see him remain at the club until the end of the 2021 season.
Head coach David Ripley said that it had been a game of fine margins between Northamptonshire and Derbyshire at the County Ground.
Brett Hutton’s 5-59 and 62 from Ricardo Vasconelos put Northamptonshire on top against Derbyshire at the County Ground in day three of their Specsavers County Championship match. But Hardus Viljoen’s four wickets ensured the home side were not out of sight, with Northamptonshire 198-8 in their second-innings, leading by 231.
Just 29 overs were possible on a rain-affected second day at the County Ground between Northamptonshire and Derbyshire, and this Specsavers County Championship match remains in the balance.
Saif Zaib and Ben Curran made 50s as Northamptonshire enjoyed a good opening day against Derbyshire at Wantage Road in the Specsavers County Championship. Zaib's 57 and Curran, with 51, steered their team to 255 before Derbyshire were reduced to 60-2 at the close.
Northamptonshire County Cricket Club has today announced that Richard Gleeson has left the County Ground to join Lancashire, with immediate effect.
Adam Rossington's first half-century since returning to action was not enough to prevent Kent continuing their chase for promotion from Specsavers County Championship Division Two.
Northamptonshire Head Coach David Ripley has described new signing Blessing Muzarabani as a player with plenty of potential, after the club today confirmed the signing of the Zimbabwean international on a three-year contract.
Richard Gleeson's career-best figures of 6-79 were not enough to stop Northamptonshire facing a substantial challenge going into the final day of the Specsavers County Championship match against Kent.
Bad light and rain left both supporters and players frustrated as only 19 balls were delivered on the second day of Kent's Specsavers County Championship clash with Northamptonshire.
Kent pace bowler Matt Henry bagged 6-31 to leave Northamptonshire reeling on 71-8 when bad light and rain ended prematurely an action-packed opening day of Specsavers County Championship action.
Former Northamptonshire and England batsman David Steele has been immortalised in a new book, which has been published this past weekend.
Ben Sanderson says that the Specsavers County Championship win over Durham was down to a group effort from the Northamptonshire team.
Adam Rossington enjoyed his return to action in the Specsavers County Championship win over Durham this week.
Northamptonshire County Cricket Club today confirmed that Ben Duckett has accepted a three-year deal with Nottinghamshire and will leave at the end of the season.
In August, the academy lads enjoyed success with both bat and ball across a number of different formats of the game.
Northamptonshire County Cricket Club has announced that Rory Kleinveldt will be leaving the club at the end of August to return to South Africa.The 35-year-old has been a mainstay of the Northamptonshire team since arriving at the County Ground in 2015.