Northants began the final day of their clash against Lancashire in the LV= County Championship, needing another 95 runs with only 5 wickets in hand, but also with blue skies overhead.
James Middlebrook and Ben Duckett started the day knowing they will have to push on and see Northants home against a very dangerous attack led by James Anderson. Unfortunately things did not go well as Ben Duckett was caught and bowled by Anderson for 26, with Northants having only added 12 to their overnight score.
From there, wickets fell at regular intervals, and the end looked nigh when James Middlebrook was caught for an excellent 87. Northants were eventually bowled out for 179 as Lancashire won by 60 runs. Star England pace man James Anderson was man of the match with match figures of 10 for 89.
The team will travel up to Durham this weekend to take on Durham MCCU at Durham Racecourse starting on Monday.