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Meet Ricardo Vasconcelos

Date of Birth
27 October 1997
Nationality
South African
Shirt No
27
Batting Style
Left-hand

Johannesburg-born Ricardo made a superb start to his first-class career with Boland in South African domestic cricket, scoring two centuries and a couple of fifties in his first ten matches, and was duly rewarded with a Northamptonshire contract.  A left-handed batsman and talented wicketkeeper – whose hard-hitting style has prompted inevitable comparisons with Proteas star Quinton de Kock – the 20-year-old gained international honours with South Africa’s Under-19s back in 2016.  Last December he scored an unbeaten 57 off 51 balls for a SA Invitation XI against Zimbabwe in Paarl and also snapped up four catches behind the stumps, and also impressed with bat and gloves in the Africa Cup T20 event.

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AFGHANISTAN FRIENDLY FRESHENS THINGS UP FOR 2nd XI

This past Sunday saw the Northamptonshire 2nd XI come up against international opposition in Milton Keynes in the shape of one of the ICC's newest full member nations, Afghanistan.

VITALITY BLAST OPPOSITION WATCH | YORKSHIRE VIKINGS

This Thursday's game at the County Ground will have big implications on who reaches the quarter finals of the 2018 Vitality Blast.

STEELBACKS V JETS | MATCH REPORT

Durham Jets continued their inexorable march to a home Vitality Blast quarter final with a win at the County Ground.

CAPS AWARDED TO JOSH COBB AND BEN SANDERSON

Northamptonshire County Cricket Club has today awarded club caps to Josh Cobb and Ben Sanderson.

ACADEMY ROUND-UP | JUNE AND JULY 2018

Academy Director Kevin Innes rounds up the action from the middle of the summer.

STEELBACKS V DURHAM JETS | MATCH PREVIEW

Durham Jets are the next visitors to the County Ground, and while the Steelbacks will be buzzing after the midweek win over Derbyshire Falcons they will need to keep minds very focused on Friday night.

WAKELY: WE NEED TO TAKE CONFIDENCE AND BUILD

Alex Wakely says that the Steelbacks have to use the Vitality Blast win over Derbyshire Falcons as a springboard for more confident performances until the end of the season.

FALCONS V STEELBACKS | MATCH REPORT

The Steelbacks shrugged off the disappointment of their previous Vitality Blast matches to get a win at the 3aaa County Ground.

HOSPITALITY PACKAGES FOR CRAIG DAVID AND RITA ORA CONCERT

The County Ground has its second blockbuster concert of 2018 on Saturday, September 1, with Craig David and Rita Ora coming to town to see off the summer in style!

STEELBACKS V BEARS | MATCH REPORT

Josh Cobb’s 100 was not enough to help the Steelbacks over the line at a sun-drenched County Ground.

STEELBACKS V BEARS | FAMILY FUN DAY INFORMATION

Regardless of the result a day at the County Ground is great for all the family, and this Sunday will be even better than usual!

RIPLEY PROUD OF "SCRAPPING PERFORMANCE"

Head coach David Ripley said that he was proud of the way that the Steelbacks responded to their heavy defeat in Durham with a determined performance at Headingley.

CROOK TESTIMONIAL LAUNCHES THIS SUNDAY

Steven Crook's long service at the County Ground has been rewarded with a testimonial year by Northamptonshire County Cricket Club and will have its first event at this Sunday's Vitality Blast match against Birmingham Bears.

WAKELY: I’VE NEVER KNOWN IT AS TOUGH

Alex Wakely says that the Steelbacks are in as tough a position as he’s ever experienced.

DUCKETT - WE NEED A FULL TEAM EFFORT THIS WEEK

Ben Duckett says that the Steelbacks need a full team effort for what will be a challenging few days of Vitality Blast T20 cricket.

UPLOAD YOUR SELFIE THIS SUNDAY AND WIN PRIZES

You can win prizes this Sunday just by uploading your Steeler selfie via the official Northamptonshire app!

STEELBACKS V RAPIDS | REPORT AND REACTION

Head coach David Ripley was in candid mood after seeing the Steelbacks be overcome by Worcestershire Rapids at the County Ground.

DERBYSHIRE V NORTHAMPTONSHIRE | MATCH REPORT

Derbyshire's spin attack of Matthew Critchley and Hamidullah Qadri carried the home side to a thrilling 39 run victory over Northamptonshire in the Specsavers County Championship match at Chesterfield.

DERBYSHIRE V NORTHAMPTONSHIRE | DAY 3 REPORT

Alex Wakely and Luke Procter have revived Northamptonshire's chances of pulling off a record-breaking run chase after another challenging day in Chesterfield.

VITALITY BLAST OPPOSITION WATCH | WORCESTERSHIRE RAPIDS

Friday night sees one of the form teams in 2018 come to the County Ground. Let's run the rule over our visitors from Worcestershire.

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