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Yes, Installed for 2010 Season
Wantage Road End, Lynn Wilson Centre End
Northamptonshire
01:31, Wed Dec 12, 2018 (UTC +0000)
County Ground
 

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South Africa v Sri Lanka - May 19, 1999 Scorecard
Bangladesh v Pakistan - May 31, 1999 Scorecard
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Profile

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

2019
Sun Mar 31 - Tue Apr 2
12:00 local | 11:00 GMT
07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT
Marylebone Cricket Club University Matches
Northamptonshire v Durham MCCU
Fri Apr 5 - Mon Apr 8
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Middlesex
Sun Apr 21 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
North Group - Northamptonshire v Warwickshire
Fri Apr 26 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
North Group - Northamptonshire v Worcestershire
Wed May 1 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
North Group - Northamptonshire v Yorkshire
Mon May 6 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
North Group - Northamptonshire v Nottinghamshire
Mon May 20 - Thu May 23
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Sussex
Mon Jun 3 - Thu Jun 6
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Glamorgan
Tue Jun 18 (20 ovs)
1st T20I - England Women v West Indies Women
Fri Jun 21 (20 ovs)
2nd T20I - England Women v West Indies Women
Mon Jun 24 - Thu Jun 27
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
Sun Jul 7 - Wed Jul 10
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Lancashire
Fri Jul 26 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Birmingham Bears
Sun Jul 28 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Yorkshire
Fri Aug 2 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Derbyshire
Wed Aug 7 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Durham
Wed Aug 14 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Lancashire
Fri Aug 16 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
Sun Aug 18 - Wed Aug 21
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Worcestershire
Fri Aug 30 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Worcestershire
Mon Sep 16 - Thu Sep 19
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Durham
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Latest Photos

Kent asked for the toss and elected to bat under blue skies, Northamptonshire v Kent, County Championship, Division Two, Wantage Road, 1st day, May 15, 2016
Kent asked for the toss and elected to bat under blue skies
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No play was possible at a watery Wantage Road, Northamptonshire v Australians, Tour match, Northampton, 1st day, August 14, 2015
No play was possible at a watery Wantage Road
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Spectators take in the early season action, Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire, Championship, Division Two, Wantage Road, April 14, 2015
Spectators take in the early season action
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A general view over Wantage Road, July 11, 2014
A general view over Wantage Road
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