Northamptonshire Player Number: 494
Ben certainly seized his second chance in the county game with both hands in 2016. The former Yorkshire seamer bagged 55 first-class wickets for Northamptonshire, more than anyone else, his match-winning performances including 7-22 against Glamorgan at Swansea and 8-73 in the final match of the season against Gloucestershire. His efforts earned him a new three-year contract at the club. Sheffield-born, he played in the same England Under-19s side as Alex Wakely in 2008 and made his Championship debut for Yorkshire that same summer. He was then used in white-ball cricket by the white rose county before being released from Headingley at the end of 2011. A stint in Minor Counties cricket with Shropshire followed before Northamptonshire stepped in – and the rest is history.
We are delighted to be working with The Nigel Wagstaff Charity for the 2017 season. They are hoping to raise £37,000 so we will be looking forward helping them reach this target with various events held at The County Ground over the next year.
Ben Sanderson took a career-best 8 for 73 as Northamptonshire ended their 2016 season with a 114-run win over Gloucestershire at Wantage Road. Needing to bat out the final day with eight-wickets in hand, George Hankins made a maiden first-class century but Sanderson saw Northants to a fourth win in their final six games taking four wickets with the second new ball.
Northamptonshire duly completed a third Specsavers Championship victory of the season as they hammed Kent by ten wickets at Beckenham with a full day to spare.
A career-best performance by Ben Sanderson - who took 7 for 22 from 13 overs on a pitch of variable bounce - enabled Northamptonshire to win their first Specsavers Championship game of the season as Glamorgan were bundled out for just 95 in 37.4 overs at the St. Helen's ground in Swansea.
s we go through "flaming" June or perhaps more fittingly ‘damp squid June’, it's not easy keeping up to date with all three competitions going on at the moment.
Ben Duckett and Adam Rossington took full advantage of two innings apiece as Northamptonshire tackled Nottinghamshire in a two-day practice match in Barbados. Duckett (23 and 34 not out) and Rossington (38 and 34 not out) boosted the County to 225 all out on the opening day.
A Barbados Select XI proved too strong for Northamptonshire in Wednesday's 50-over contest at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown.
Ben Sanderson has signed a two year deal with Northamptonshire County Cricket Club and he can't wait to get started. "I'm really looking foward to this season. I have a different relationship with cricket now and I enjoy it so much more."