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Wantage Road End, Lynn Wilson Centre End
Northamptonshire
16:49, Thu Dec 25, 2014 (UTC +0000)
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After disputes with their previous landlords at the Racecourse Ground, Northamptonshire bought a ploughed field in 1885 for £2000 on which they built a sports ground - apart from cricket, there was a cycle track 650 yards long, and facilities for lawn tennis, athletics and bowls. From 1897, football was also played. In 1891 the county voted not to allow women to use the cricket pitch; 40 years later it staged the first women's Test between England and Australia.

Surrounded by red-brick terraced houses, this is a ground of character rather than beauty. The north end is known as the Football Ground end as it adjoins the playing ground of Northampton Town Football Club. A new pavilion was constructed in 1979, lying alongside its predecessor, and a stand housing an indoor school. the wicket traditonally favours batsman, no more so than when Percy Fender his a century in 35 minutes here in 1920. Colin Blythe, one of the best wet wicket bowlers, took all 10 Northants wickets in an innings here on his way to the astonishing figures of 17 for 48 in a single day's play in 1907.
Martin Williamson

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Fixtures

2015
Sun Apr 12 - Wed Apr 15
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire
Sun May 3 - Wed May 6
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Lancashire
Mon May 18 - Thu May 21
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Surrey
Fri May 29 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Warwickshire
Fri Jun 5 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Worcestershire
Sun Jun 7 - Wed Jun 10
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Essex
Thu Jun 11 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Derbyshire
Fri Jun 19 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Lancashire
Sat Jun 20 - Tue Jun 23
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Kent
Sun Jul 12 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
Fri Jul 17 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Yorkshire
Sat Jul 18 - Tue Jul 21
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Derbyshire
Fri Jul 24 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Durham
Sat Jul 25 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Northamptonshire v Durham
Wed Jul 29 (50 ovs)          
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
Mon Aug 3 (50 ovs)          
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Northamptonshire v Somerset
Fri Aug 14 - Sun Aug 16
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Northamptonshire v Australians
Mon Aug 17 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire
Fri Aug 21 - Mon Aug 24
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
Mon Sep 14 - Thu Sep 17
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Glamorgan
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The old press box, called the signal box, at the County Ground, Northampton, August 5, 2011
The old press box, called the signal box, at the County Ground
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Snow blankets the County Ground, Northampton
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Twenty20: the fans' favourite. A young fan cheers on his side at Northampton, Northamptonshire v Somerset, Twenty20 Cup, South Division, Northampton, July 6, 2007
Twenty20: the fans' favourite. A young fan cheers on his side at Northampton
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Northants v Gloucs at Northampton
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Northants v Surrey at Northampton
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