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SANDERSON HAILS GROUP EFFORT FOR WIN IN DURHAM


 

Ben Sanderson says that the Specsavers County Championship win over Durham was down to a group effort from the Northamptonshire team.

Sanderson took 7-80 at the Riverside, passing the milestone of 150 first class career wickets along the way. All nine of the bowlers used in the match got into the wickets, and just as impressive was the way the Durham batting line-up were kept under wraps, not least after lunch on the second day when wickets fell while the run rate remained at around two per over.

“It was perfect for us,” Sanderson told BBC Radio Northampton. “The bowling unit did the job in both innings, and it was nice to have Richard Gleeson fresh in the second innings as well.

“We’ve got a few of the younger lads coming into their own at the moment, Brett, Bucky, and while Rich is a bit older we’re all coming into fruition.

“Me and Brett set the tone in the first 10 overs of the first innings, and while he got wickets later on he was beating the bat every other ball and only going at one an over, so he deserved a few more wickets.”

Northamptonshire head to Canterbury this week to face high-flying Kent in the Specsavers County Championship. Listen to how the team gets on by listening to match commentary via www.bbc.co.uk/cricket

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