Northamptonshire Player Number: 493
“A Steelback to the core” was how head coach David Ripley described the big South African when he delighted Northamptonshire supporters by agreeing to extend his stay at Wantage Road for 2017, and the faithful were even happier as Rory claimed 9-65 against Nottinghamshire in September – the best figures by anyone bowling seam for the County in nearly 100 years. His wealth of experience at domestic and international level made him a terrific acquisition when he first arrived in 2015, and he continues to produce runs, wickets and tight one-day overs when the team needs them most. He finished last summer as the club’s leading wicket-taker in both the Championship and the T20 Blast. To date, Rory has played four Tests and 16 shorter-format internationals for the Proteas.
The Steelbacks shrugged off the disappointment of their previous Vitality Blast matches to get a win at the 3aaa County Ground.
Callum MacLeod’s 58-ball century led Derbyshire to their first win in this season’s Vitality Blast with a 31-run win at Wantage Road that kept Northamptonshire winless from five matches.
Northamptonshire all-rounder Rory Kleinveldt has climbed to 13th in the Professional Cricketers’ Association Most Valuable Player Rankings for the Specsavers County Championship after his career best bowling performances in the victory over Nottinghamshire at Wantage Road.
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.
Ben Sanderson led Northamptonshire to a mighty win over Glamorgan inside two days at Wantage Road with four second-innings wickets as Northants won by an innings and 22 runs to begin the 2017 season in the perfect fashion. Northants took a 209-run first-innings lead in the morning session and wrapped up victory after tea, dismissing Glamorgan for 187 in their second-innings. Northants took until August to win a County Championship match last season but here, got off the mark at the first att
Northamptonshire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce that Rory Kleinveldt has extended his contact with the club for another year.
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.
Notts Outlaws and Northamptonshire Steelbacks served up the most stunning advertisement for 50 overs cricket as both began their Royal London One-Day Cup in record-breaking fashion at Trent Bridge.
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.