Northamptonshire Player Number: 478
County supporters who’d followed the Pride of Dunstable’s solid progress from Northamptonshire’s Academy into the first team were delighted to see him break through in such a big way with his double-hundred against Hampshire at Southampton in September 2013. A badly-broken finger during pre-season hindered progress in 2014 but he returned to action with a hard-working century against the Sri Lankan tourists, and a strong start in 2015 saw him produce an heroic match-saving effort – 163 not out in six hours – at Derby. Last season he notched a maiden One-Day Cup ton against Durham but really made the headlines when his off-spin harvested 9-52 at Glamorgan’s expense, the sixth-best bowling figures in Northamptonshire first-class history and the best since 1958.
Northamptonshire off-spinner Rob Keogh rounded off a memorable week by earning 45 points in the Professional Cricketers’ Association Most Valuable Player Rankings for returning career-best bowling figures in the Specsavers County Championship win over Glamorgan at Wantage Road.
Graeme White and Rob Keogh shared all 20 wickets as Northamptonshire wrapped up a mammoth 318-run win over Glamorgan on the third afternoon at Wantage Road. It was a record runs victory for Northants over Glamorgan.
Rob Keogh's maiden List A century helped Northamptonshire to a crushing victory over Durham in Sunday's Royal London Cup match at Wantage Road
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.
Despite the awful conditions that Storm Gertrude brought to the County Ground on Friday night, a brave 137 volunteers experienced sleeping rough for the night and their efforts raised a whopping £32,000.