Prior to the Help for Heroes game on Friday night, the Northants Cricket Under 11 and 12 teams took to the County Ground pitch, to take part in a mixed 25 over game.
Both sides performed really well, showing that the club has a bright future ahead. Team 1 got off to a good start, scoring some early boundaries. With a couple of players retiring after scoring 25 runs, the side were able to go through their batting line up, as they eventually finished on an impressive 146/5.
With a tough total to chase, team 2 tried to pace themselves, but lost wickets just as they were putting together a partnership. They went into the final over needing 17 runs to win and despite a great effort shown in the over, fell 6 runs shy of their target.
This was a great experience for the youngsters, with this being the first time the majority of the players have played here at the County Ground.