The Steelbacks have enjoyed their best ever attendances in domestic T20 cricket with nearly 25,000 supporters coming to watch the side over the course of the NatWest T20 Blast campaign at the County Ground in 2014.
By virtue of the expansion of the group stage from five home games to seven, total attendance has risen by 102% from 11,912 in 2013 to 24,089 coming through the gates this year.
On average per game, attendances have increased by 16% from last year’s figures and the Steelbacks fixture against the Yorkshire Vikings, this year, outsold the sides FLt20 Quarter Final victory over Durham at the County Ground last season.
The T20 campaign for the reigning champions was ultimately a disappointing one for the side as the Steelbacks finished 7th in the North Group with 11 points.
Chief Executive David Smith has paid tribute to cricket supporters in Northamptonshire by saying “The NatWest T20 Blast has been extremely well supported here at the County Ground this season.
“Friday night T20 cricket has proved to be very popular but we’ve also had some encouraging crowds for our two fixtures on a Wednesday and Thursday evening against the Birmingham Bears and Nottinghamshire Outlaws.”
“I would like to thank all supporters who have been to the County Ground this year and the Club look forward to welcoming you back in 2015.”