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Meet Richard Gleeson

Date of Birth
02.12.1987
Nationality
British
Shirt No
33
Batting Style
Right Hand Bat
Bowling Style
Right Arm Fast
Nickname
Gleese
Career Best
5/47 Vs Worcestershire in the RLC

Northamptonshire Player Number: 496

Richard’s selection for the North’s one-day squad to play the South in the UAE this March set the seal on a remarkable first full season with Northamptonshire.  The Blackpool-born seamer – a pillar of his hometown club in the Northern Premier League for a number of years, and a Minor Counties player with Cumberland since 2010 – secured a trial at Wantage Road in 2015, and tasted first-class cricket towards the end of that summer against Australia and Glamorgan.  Joining the club initially on a ‘match-by-match’ basis, he soon did enough in 2016 to secure a full three-year deal – impressing in the shorter version with a blend of accuracy and genuine pace.  In the successful T20 campaign last season he was the Steelbacks’ most economical bowler, conceding less than six runs an over.

LVCC Stats

T20 Stats

RL50 Stats

STEELBACKS NARROWLY MISS OUT AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA

Tom Sole’s brave half-century late in the day narrowly failed to bring Northamptonshire home as they failed to punish a laboured display by the South Africans, the Proteas winning by 13 runs at Wantage Road in their final warm-up match ahead of the ODI series against England.

Workbridge and NCCC work together on bumper flower displays

If you’re down at County Ground this weekend for the one-day Steelbacks vs South Africa cricket match, keep your eyes open for some extra special flower planters and hanging baskets.

ZAIB SIGNS FIRST PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT

Academy recruit Saif Zaib, has signed his first professional contract with Northamptonshire which will see him remain at the club until the end of 2018.

MURPHY OUT WITH BACK INJURY

David Murphy has suffered a lower back injury which will see him miss a large chunk of the season.

COUNTY WASHED OUT AT GRACE ROAD

Rain forced the Royal London Cup match between Leicestershire and Northamptonshire to be abandoned as a draw with only 16.5 overs having been bowled.

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STEELBACKS SUFFER HOME DEFEAT AT THE HANDS OF A STRONG YORKSHIRE SIDE

Gary Ballance made a perfectly-paced 152 not out to steer Yorkshire towards the knockout stage of the Royal London Cup with a mighty 164-run win over Northamptonshire at Wantage Road, a result that knocked Northants out of the competition.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE SLIP TO DURHAM CUP DEFEAT

Northamptonshire slipped to a 19-run defeat in Sunday's Royal London Cup group match away to Durham

Wakely guides Steelbacks to first One Day Cup win of the season

A well-crafted unbeaten century by Northants Steelbacks’ captain Alex Wakely piloted his side to their first win in this year’s Royal London One-Day Cup and condemned Lancashire Lightning to their third successive defeat, a position from which Steven Croft’s team will find it immensely difficult to qualify for the quarter-finals.

Steelbacks and Worcestershire play out a thrilling tie at Wantage Road

Northamptonshire and Worcestershire played out a thrilling tie at Wantage Road in the Royal London Cup with Adam Rossington narrowly failing to score 14 required from the final over.

COUNTY COME OFF SECOND-BEST AT DERBY DESPITE LEVI TON

Richard Levi's century wasn't enough to prevent Northamptonshire suffering another defeat in the Royal London Cup group stages at Derby on Sunday.

Warwickshire defeat the Steelbacks in Royal London Cup opener!

Sam Hain and William Porterfield steered Warwickshire to a perfect start in their defence of the Royal London Cup with a 10-wicket win over Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.

COUNTY BEATEN IN TWO-DAY THRILLER AT NEW ROAD

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.

'HODGE' TO BE REMEMBERED WITH NEW AWARD

A new award in memory of former Northamptonshire fast bowler Alan Hodgson will be presented for the first time later this year

DAY TWO | NCCC THRASH GLAMORGAN IN TWO DAYS

Ben Sanderson led Northamptonshire to a mighty win over Glamorgan inside two days at Wantage Road with four second-innings wickets as Northants won by an innings and 22 runs to begin the 2017 season in the perfect fashion. Northants took a 209-run first-innings lead in the morning session and wrapped up victory after tea, dismissing Glamorgan for 187 in their second-innings. Northants took until August to win a County Championship match last season but here, got off the mark at the first att

Duckett named most promising young cricketer of the year for 2016

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.

CLUB CAPTAIN EXTENDS HIS CONTRACT

Alex Wakely has signed a two-year extension to his contract, keeping him at Northamptonshire CCC until the end of the 2019 season. The new deal will see Wakely’s stay at the club reach the 15-year mark, after graduating from the academy at Wantage Road

WAKELY TON ROUNDS OFF RUN-FEST

Alex Wakely hit the sixth individual century of the match as Northamptonshire drew their first-class season-opener against Loughborough MCCU after a record-breaking day at Wantage Road

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