From playing in Scotland for Grange CC in Murgitroyd T20 matches, my game’s more suited towards white-ball cricket, T20 and one-day internationals, so County Championship cricket and multi-day cricket is a bit of an unknown to me.
Realistically speaking I’m probably more likely to be playing in the three-day format but if an opportunity arises to represent the first team I’ll take it with both hands. The process of settling in at Northants over the last year or so has been made easier by living with David Murphy and Olly Stone, they have been really helpful in helping me settle in and around Northampton.
David is one of the senior players at Northants, one of the longest serving players at the club so it’s always useful to have him on side to introduce me to teammates and people I haven’t met.
I think the only two players I haven’t met are Richard Levi and Rory Kleinveldt but other than that the players are a really good bunch and easy to get on with, they have made me feel comfortable rather than making me feel out of my depth.
After spending this pre-season with Northants, I’m definitely looking forward to the new season, and I’m looking forward to the challenges that it has to bring.
It’s that time again… Summer is officially here, which means BLAST IS BACK!
Monday sees the first full round of day-night matches in the 127-year history of the county championship, with each day’s play starting at 2pm, instead of the usual 11am, and the last session (scheduled 7pm – 9pm) played under floodlights.
Charlotte Edwards became one of the most significant sporting figures of all time during her 20-year international cricketing career, for 10 of which she was England captain.
Sports like rugby and football are great, but we’ve all seen how easy it is to get injured out there on the pitch. Sports Trauma Management is a nationally-recognised course that gives healthcare professionals the core skills that they will need to properly manage traumatic sporting injuries.
Tom Hewer Catering (THC) and Northamptonshire County Cricket Club (NCCC) have formalised their relationship, with the long-term sponsors of the club taking over the catering facility from 1st October 2017.
Ben Sanderson took four second-innings wickets to push Northamptonshire back into contention for promotion from Division Two of the Specsavers County Championship with a 128-run win over Derbyshire at Wantage Road.
Northants wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Rossington has been ruled out for the next three weeks after sustaining a fracture of his left hand. The incident occurred on Day three of the Specsavers County Championship Division Two win at Durham last weekend.
Andrew is a well-known daily voice on BBC Radio Northampton and has written extensively about cricket - and Northamptonshire cricket in particular - since entering the Wantage Road press box for the first time in 1984.
Northamptonshire seamer Nathan Buck has climbed to 13th in the Specsavers County Championship Professional Cricketers’ Association Most Valuable Player Rankings.
After a hugely successful year fundraising for the official Players’ Charity, Runs4Funds, in 2016, Steven Crook and the Steelbacks are BACK with another very special cricket match, taking place this summer on Saturday, June 24th 2017
LHG Live are proud to announce that The County Ground, home of Northants Cricket, Northampton, will welcome Olly Murs on Friday 14th July, performing as part of his huge Summer UK Tour.
Alex Wakely led the way with 83 as Northamptonshire were allowed to defy the elements and seal a dramatic two-wicket win with one ball left in the Specsavers County Championship match at Chester-le-Street.
Northamptonshire County Cricket Club (NCCC) are delighted to announce that they have had an exceptional response to their initial public share offer.
Ben Duckett and Dawid Malan are back in Northampton with the Lions for the second time in 11 months – and would have no complaints if the feeling of déjà vu continues in the second match of the Royal London One-Day Series against South Africa A tomorrow.
Rob Keogh's gritty undefeated 88 wasn't enough to save Northamptonshire from an eight-wicket defeat with a full day to spare against Worcestershire at Wantage Road
Northamptonshire Batsman Richard Levi has been taken to hospital as a precaution after suffering a blow to the helmet