Steelbacks Civic Reception

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20th August 2013

Northants Cricket can confirm that plans are being made with Northampton Borough Council to give the new Friends Life t20 champions a heroes homecoming after a thrilling victory by the Steelbacks this weekend.

Proud Northamptonians and supporters from across the county will get the chance to join Northants Cricket in celebrating the Club’s first t20 success. Northants Cricket is working with Northampton Borough Council to make plans for an open top bus victory tour through the town and a civic reception at the Guildhall for the new champions.

The win marks the Club’s first limited overs success in 21 years and is in a season where Northants Cricket has improved in all three formats of the sport.

Councillor David Mackintosh, Leader of Northampton Borough Council said: “This weekend the whole town got behind the Steelbacks as they overcame both Essex and Surrey to win the t20 final. In less than ideal conditions the team showed just why they are enjoying such a fantastic season.

“This year has been great for our town, especially for our sports teams. To see our town and county trending worldwide on Twitter just goes to show how success can put Northampton on the map. And, there is a good chance we may see more success and silverware at The County Ground before the end of the season.

“We are now working with the Club to find a date when they can parade the cup and share the victory with everyone who couldn’t make it to Edgbaston.”

Northants Cricket Chief Executive David Smith said: “Winning t20 was a special feeling and a great achievement for all at the club. We know Northants Cricket means so much to so many people and we feel privileged to have been part of our first trophy win for 21 years.”

Full details including the date of the open top bus victory tour and civic reception will be announced in the next few days.

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