Northants Cricket is delighted to announce that work on the County Ground’s self-contained grass outdoor nets will begin during November.
In order to continue to develop Northamptonshire County Cricket Club into one of the leading non-Test Match counties in the country, it is essential that the club aligns itself with other counties by having the facility of grass outdoor nets away from the main playing area.
This in turn will allow the club, via the governing body ECB, to attract high quality touring teams like, Australia, India & South Africa to the County Ground. This brings many visitors to Northampton for the two / three day duration of these games and raises the profile of the town.
These nets will also be used by our county age group squads - ranging from children aged 8 to 18 years of age - our women’s cricket teams, as well as our disability teams via the Northants Recreational Cricket Board.
The club will continue its programme of involvement with local schools attempting to bring cricket to the local community. Schools and community groups will also have the opportunity to hold sports days during the summer months on the main cricket ground.
Northants Cricket Chief Executive David Smith said of the nets, “This facility will provide the club with another fantastic asset for all cricket playing visitors to the County Ground, and forms a major part of our long term plans for all cricket in Northamptonshire.”