Northamptonshire Player Number: 502
Nathan made an encouraging start in Northamptonshire colours after joining the club ahead of the 2017 season on a three-year contract. He captured 36 first-class wickets in nine matches including a ‘six-for’ against Durham at Riverside and also contributed some useful runs down the order. He began his county career at Leicestershire, achieving early international recognition at Under-19s and England Lions level, before making a move north to Lancashire in 2015. Injury held him back during his first season at Old Trafford but in 2016 he made 17 appearances in all competitions and returned career-best T20 figures of 4-26 against Birmingham Bears. His subsequent switch to Wantage Road underlines his ambition to make a serious mark in the county game.
A fine bowling display from Northamptonshire’s seamers forced Middlesex to follow-on at Wantage Road on the second day. After being bowled out for 187, Middlesex then closed 32-1, trailing by 127.
Josh Cobb’s 100 was not enough to help the Steelbacks over the line at a sun-drenched County Ground.
Despite conceding 229 and 220, having bowled first, in their last two games, Birmingham chose to bowl first again - and the Steelbacks piled up 231 for five.
Luke Procter delivered victory for Northamptonshire against his old county, Lancashire, by two wickets and with just a ball to spare at Wantage Road in the Royal London One Day Cup.
Worcestershire made it two wins in a row in the Specsavers County Championship and ended Northamptonshire’s 100% start to the season with a victory in two days in a tense, low-scoring contest at New Road.