Northamptonshire Player Number: 496
Richard’s selection for the North’s one-day squad to play the South in the UAE this March set the seal on a remarkable first full season with Northamptonshire. The Blackpool-born seamer – a pillar of his hometown club in the Northern Premier League for a number of years, and a Minor Counties player with Cumberland since 2010 – secured a trial at Wantage Road in 2015, and tasted first-class cricket towards the end of 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 blend of accuracy and genuine pace. In the successful T20 campaign last season he was the Steelbacks’ most economical bowler, conceding less than six runs an over.
Northamptonshire completed an impressive 124-run win over Nottinghamshire on the final morning at Wantage Road to take the race for promotion from Division Two of the Specsavers County Championship into the final week.
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.
Duckett, Graeme White, Tim Bresnan and Harry Gurney qualified from the North Group, with Dawson, Matt Coles and the Somerset pair Lewis Gregory and Tim Groenewald qualifying from the South Group.
VIctory over Derbyshire at Wantage Road on Sunday - courtesy of an excellent run-chase in search of 273 - boosted Northamptonshire's hopes of securing a Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final
Ben Duckett continued his prolific form as Northamptonshire Steelbacks reignited their Royal London One-day Cup campaign with a 23-run victory against Worcestershire Rapids at New Road.
Richard Gleeson has signed a three-year deal with Northamptonshire County Cricket Club that will start next year.
The Steelbacks cemented their place at the top of the NatWestT20Blast North Group by thrashing Birmingham Bears by eight wickets at Edgbaston.
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.