Northamptonshire Player Number: 489
The powerful South African underlined his status as a genuine T20 match-winner in 2016, time and again giving the Steelbacks’ innings vital early momentum and finishing with a sensational strike-rate of 152 runs per 100 balls across the tournament! Richard burst on the international 20-over scene with a stunning 117 not out from just 51 balls against New Zealand at Hamilton in February 2012, and spent both 2013 and 2014 playing for Northamptonshire in one-day cricket – a key member of the 2013 T20 title-winning side. But in 2015 he became available for the club in all formats, and since then has extended his contribution into the Championship with some important innings at a very different tempo, displaying his impressive versatility.
David Willey's aggressive knock of 74 against his former club was largely responsible for Yorkshire Vikings beating North Group leaders, Northamptonshire Steelbacks, by 75 runs in the NatWest T20 Blast at Headingley on Friday night.
Moin Ashraf has initially joined us on a short term basis from the Leeds Bradford University. He was on the Yorkshire County Cricket Club for several seasons.
Olly Stone sustained a compact knee injury with anterior cruciate ligament and cartilage involvement during last Friday night’s NatWest T20 Blast match against Worcestershire and, as a result, he is unlikely to play again this season.
Richard Levi’s 28-ball half-century helped Northamptonshire to consecutive wins in the NatWest T20 Blast with a record T20 run-chase of 196 at Wantage Road. Levi’s 58 in 37 balls gave Northants a flowing start and Steven Crook’s 33 in 24 balls finished the job.
A savage half-century from Richard Levi and Seekkuge Prasanna's last-over heroics propelled the Steelbacks to victory in their opening NatWest T20 Blast fixture at Licester
Whilst the 2015 season may have been completed a few months ago there was one outstanding piece of business that was still to be completed and our Chairman, Gavin Warren nominated himself for the job.