Northamptonshire Player Number: 496
Playing only his second full season of first-class cricket with Northamptonshire, Richard attracted some rave reviews from knowledgeable judges around the country in 2017 – and head coach David Ripley even put his case for an international T20 call-up. The Blackpool-born fast bowler (with Minor Counties experience for Cumberland) secured a trial at Wantage Road in 2015, and gained first-team opportunities that summer against Australia and Glamorgan. Joining the club initially on a ‘match-by-match’ basis, he soon did enough in 2016 to secure a full three-year deal – impressing in the shorter version with a rare blend of accuracy and genuine pace. In 2016 he was the Steelbacks’ most economical bowler in the T20 Blast, conceding less than six runs an over.
Lewis Hill’s highest score of the season saw Leicestershire cruise to victory at Wantage Road, beating Northamptonshire by six wickets to claim back-to-back victories in the Specsavers County Championship for the first time since 2010.
Northamptonshire County Cricket Club’s Academy players have enjoyed an incredible month of May with a number of impressive displays.
Alex Wakely’s first half-century of the season in the Specsavers County Championship put Northamptonshire on top against Leicestershire at Wantage Road, moving Northants to 165 for 3 at the end of day two, leading by 152.
Zak Chappell took a maiden first-class five-wicket haul as Leicestershire edged the first day as the Specsavers County Championship returned at Wantage Road, bowling Northamptonshire out for 204 before going to the close 64 for 3.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Rossington has signed a one-year contract extension to keep him at Northamptonshire until the end of the 2019 season.
Yorkshire edged through to the Royal London one-day Cup knockout stages for the fifth year running by beating already eliminated Northamptonshire at Emerald Headingley.
Northamptonshire turn their attention back to the Specsavers County Championship this week after slipping out of contention for the knockout stage of the Royal London One-Day Cup with a game to spare.
Contemporary R&B soloist Bobii Lewis has been announced to join Craig David and Rita Ora when they perform at The County Ground, home of Northamptonshire County Cricket on Saturday 01 September 2018.
Billy Godleman’s second hundred in this year’s Royal London Cup led Derbyshire to a 51-run win at Northamptonshire to keep them firmly in the hunt for a place in the knockout stage.
Warwickshire and Northamptonshire tasted frustration in Birmingham as rain washed out their Royal London Cup North Group match.
Northamptonshire enter a crucial week in the Royal London One-Day Cup with their chances of qualifying for the knockout stages resting on three games in five days, starting with Wednesday’s trip to Warwickshire.
Durham’s bowlers produced a fine comeback in the field to keep their Royal London One Day Cup hopes alive with a five-run win over Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.
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.
Northamptonshire head coach David Ripley has called on his side to build on Sunday’s victory in Nottinghamshire as they welcome Lancashire to Wantage Road on Wednesday in the Royal London One-Day Cup.
Half centuries from Josh Cobb, Alex Wakely and Adam Rossington, backed up by some slow left-arm guile from Graeme White, helped Northamptonshire Steelbacks to a 49-run victory over Notts Outlaws at Market Warsop in the Royal Lodon One-Day Cup.