Northamptonshire Player Number: 462
David’s skill behind the stumps was soon apparent as he joined the Northamptonshire Academy in 2007 after representing Hertfordshire at age-group level. He graduated to the County’s first team in 2009 – whilst still studying at Loughborough University – and impressed many good judges with his glovework in all forms of the game during the club’s highly-successful 2013 campaign. That same year also saw him figure for the first time on the international stage with Scotland, for whom he appeared in eight ODIs and four T20 games. David returned to the County’s Championship team at the back end of 2015 and then made a dozen first-class appearances last summer, claiming 35 dismissals including five catches in an innings against Sussex at Arundel.
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.