David Murphy has suffered a lower back injury which will see him miss a large chunk of the season.
David Murphy has extended his contract with Northamptonshire County Cricket Club for a further year. The wicketkeeper has had a very respectable season, taking 33 catches in 11 county championships matches this season and has chipped in with some runs down the order – 335 to be exact.
Northamptonshire enjoyed the better of a draw in their Second XI Championship match against Leicestershire at Wantage Road.
Ben Duckett played his way into Northamptonshire history with 282 not out on the second day against Sussex at Wantage Road.
A Barbados Select XI proved too strong for Northamptonshire in Wednesday's 50-over contest at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown.
Northamptonshire had to settle for runners-up spot in the Barbados Twenty20 tournament as the pre-season tour to the Caribbean continues. A superb knock from Steven Crook paved the way for a comfortable 54-run victory in the semi-final against the host island.