Northamptonshire Player Number: 453
The ever-popular ‘Wakers’ made Northamptonshire history in 2016 by becoming the first County skipper to lift TWO major one-day trophies when the Steelbacks were crowned T20 Blast champions again. Mushtaq Mohammad (1976), Jim Watts (1980) and Allan Lamb (1992) all claimed one trophy apiece. It was a well-deserved reward for Alex’s courage and resilience in bouncing back from a serious Achilles tendon injury that ruled him out for the entire 2014 season. Appointed captain in all formats for 2015 he has proved an outstanding leader both on and off the field, whilst also proving himself a capable and highly-adaptable batsman in the various competitions. Involved with the club since the age of 13, no-one gives more for (and cares more about) the Steelbacks’ cause.
There are just 14 weeks to go until the 2018 season gets underway at Wantage Road and Northamptonshire take on Warwickshire in the first Specsavers County Championship home game of the season, starting Friday 20 April.
The duo will travel to Barbados in March to take part in the 2018 North-South Series, lead by captains Steven Mullaney and Sam Northeast.
The Scotland squad return to the United Arab Emirates in the new year to face Ireland and the UAE in a Tri-Series.
Northamptonshire County Cricket Club was sad to learn of the death of former player Fred Goldstein.
The ECB has announced the full domestic fixture programme for 2018.
The Steelbacks T20 Blast campaign will begin on Friday, July 4, and will take place over a period of 7 weeks.
The world's biggest girl band Little Mix are playing a run of UK summer shows throughout July 2018 as part of the group's 'The Summer Hits Tour 2018'.
The 2017 Wisden–MCC Cricket Photograph of the Year competition is now open for entries.
Luke Procter has signed a three-year deal with Northamptonshire County Cricket Club that will start next year.
We are delighted to invite you to the Northampton Sporting Lunch Club where our guest speaker will be Derek Redmond retired Olympic Athlete
Rob Keogh has extended his contract with Northamptonshire, committing him to the Club until the end of the 2019 season.
Despite narrowly missing out on a place in Division 1, 2017 was another exceptional season for Northamptonshire, winning 9 out of a possible 14 county championship games the team performed outstandingly as a unit, and finished the season on a high with Rory Klienveldt taking career best match figures of 13-98 against Nottinghamshire.
Former Northants skipper, David Sales, has accepted a permanent position as the new batting coach at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club.
I wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone that has helped me through my time at the Club since I joined in 2013.
Ben Duckett has been selected as part of the Lions squad who will travel to Australia this winter to take part in a training camp in November and December.
Batsman Richard Levi was the star of the show on Northamptonshire CCC’s presentation night at Wantage Road – carrying off no fewer than four awards.
Brett Hutton has signed a three-year deal with Northamptonshire County Cricket Club that will start next year and see him remain at the club until the end of 2020.
Northamptonshire picked up three Leicestershire second innings wickets as they fought to complete a win that would keep them in with a chance of winning promotion from Division Two of the Specsavers county championship.