From playing in Scotland for Grange CC in Murgitroyd T20 matches, my game’s more suited towards white-ball cricket, T20 and one-day internationals, so County Championship cricket and multi-day cricket is a bit of an unknown to me.
Realistically speaking I’m probably more likely to be playing in the three-day format but if an opportunity arises to represent the first team I’ll take it with both hands. The process of settling in at Northants over the last year or so has been made easier by living with David Murphy and Olly Stone, they have been really helpful in helping me settle in and around Northampton.
David is one of the senior players at Northants, one of the longest serving players at the club so it’s always useful to have him on side to introduce me to teammates and people I haven’t met.
I think the only two players I haven’t met are Richard Levi and Rory Kleinveldt but other than that the players are a really good bunch and easy to get on with, they have made me feel comfortable rather than making me feel out of my depth.
After spending this pre-season with Northants, I’m definitely looking forward to the new season, and I’m looking forward to the challenges that it has to bring.
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 Duckett will miss the remainder of the season after an x-ray confirmed a broken finger on his left hand ruling him out of next week’s final County Championship match against Leicestershire.
Northamptonshire County Cricket Club is sad to announce the death of former player Syd Starkie at the age of 91. He appeared 95 times for the club between 1951 and 1956.
Northamptonshire’s South African stars, Rory Kleinveldt and Richard Levi, combined to put their county on course for victory against Nottinghamshire at Wantage Road in a game they have to win to keep their promotion hopes alive. Levi’s sparkling second-innings 115 helped set Notts 314 to win before Kleinveldt extended his haul to 11 wickets in the match as Notts closed day two 33 for 2.
Luke Wood and Rory Kleinveldt took four wickets each as promotion-rivals Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire shared a keenly-fought opening day at Wantage Road. Wood helped bowl Northants for 194 before Notts replied with 80 for 5.
Graeme White has had successful surgery on a shoulder cartilage and bicep tendon injury that he sustained earlier on this season.
The Help for Heroes (H4H) Cricket Club was formed in 2013 from the germ of an idea from a member of the Charity Wellbeing staff. He shared his own passion for cricket with a number of wounded, injured and sick servicemen at the Tedworth House Recovery Centre at Tidworth, near Salisbury in Wiltshire. The team played a number of games during that summer, including an inaugural game against the Northamptonshire County Disability Team. Our team comprises of both men and women, the majority of who are now veterans.
Northants have been set 218 to win and increase their chances of gaining promotion to Division 1, and at the close had reached 42 for 1, with Rob Newton and Simon Kerrigan at the crease. They almost lost a wicket to the seventh ball of the innings, when Merchant De Lange just failed to hold on to a return catch from Ben Duckett on 1, but Michael Hogan dismissed the former England opener shortly before the close.
Richard Levi completed an important century on the second day in Cardiff to keep Northamptonshire on course for the win they need to maintain hopes of promotion in the Specsavers County Championship.
Glamorgan bounced back on day one of their Specsavers County Championship match against Northamptonshire, their first at Cardiff since June, after being bowled out for 207, to lead by 148 overnight.
Richard Levi’s unbeaten half-century led Northamptonshire to a six-wicket win over Sussex on the fourth afternoon at Wantage Road to keep alive their hopes of promotion from Division Two of the Specsavers County Championship.
Northamptonshire’s women have secured a place in Division Two of next season’s ECB County Championship.
Ben Sanderson has signed a three-year deal with Northamptonshire County Cricket Club that will see him remain at the club until the end of 2020.
Lancashire All-rounder Luke Procter has joined Northamptonshire County Cricket Club on loan for the remainder of the 2017 season
Northamptonshire suffered a 163-run defeat to Nottinghamshire in their Specsavers Championship match at Trent Bridge - finishing with a minus-two points return through the team's slow over-rate.
Nottinghamshire are closing in on their seventh victory of the season after maintaining the upper hand in their Specsavers County Championship match against Northamptonshire at Trent Bridge.
A scintillating century from County old boy Riki Wessels has put Nottinghamshire in total command at the halfway stage of their Specsavers County Championship match against Northamptonshire at Trent Bridge.
Ben Claydon and Jack Haynes formed a devastating Northamptonshire-Worcestershire combination as the Midlands maintained their dominance of the Super-4 Festival for the country’s outstanding Under-17s in Loughborough today.